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Mass Schedules

Sunday Anticipated Mass
5:15 pm (Saturday) in Basilica

8:00am in Basilica
9:30am in Basilica
11:00am in Basilica
12:30pm Spanish Mass in Cathedral Chapel
6:30 pm in Basilica

Monday to Friday
7:15 am in Cathedral Chapel
12:05 pm in Cathedral Chapel

12:05 pm in the Cathedral Chapel – Miraculous Medal Novena prayers recited following the 12:05 pm Mass

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

All Confessions in the Cathedral Basilica
Monday-Friday: 11:30 AM
Saturday: 4:15-5:00 PM in Basilica
Sunday: 9:00 AM and 5:30 PM in Basilica
12:00 PM in Spanish in Chapel

La Santa Misa en español y los Sacramentos

• La Santa Misa es celebrada en español los domingos a las 12:30 PM en la capilla de la Catedral.
Para los días de precepto por favor mirar el boletín parroquial.

• El Sacramento de la Reconciliación o Confesión se celebra de 11:45 AM a 12:15 PM pm los domingos en la Capilla.

• Adoracion Eucarística, el primer viernes del mes de 11:00 AM a 12:00 PM en la Capilla.

• Presione aqui para ver informacion de los demas sacramentos: celebración del Bautismo, Communion, Confirmacion, Matrimonio, y uncion de los enfermos.

• Para programar una visita al hospital, para recibir la Comunión, y para la Unción de los enfermos, por favor llamar a la oficina parroquial al 215-561-1313.

• Eventos de interes: presione aqui.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Cathedral Choir Mass Schedule
Please click here for more information on our Choir Masses.  

Personal Ordinariate Mass for Our Lady of Walsingham
Monday, September 24, 2018 – 7:00 PM Location: The Basilica. Parking available in the parking lot adjacent to the Cathedral, use entrance on 17th St. Join us in welcoming the clergy, parishioners, staff, and all other visitors of St John the Baptist Catholic Church, The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter in Bridgeport, PA. […]

The Blue Mass
September 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM We will celebrate the Blue Mass to pray for local law enforcement officials, firefighters and first responders. We are grateful for their unwavering commitment and selfless dedication to the common good. Click here to view the Rector’s invitation to the Blue Mass. Help us spread the word, click here to view […]

Respect Life Month Opening Celebration
Sunday, September 30, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM  Presentation on St. Pio of Pietrelchina, in the Chapel 4:00 – 6:15 PM   Veneration of Relics, in the Basilica. ( St. Pio of Pietrelchina, St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Gianna Molla, and St. Maria Goretti) 6:30 – 7:30 PM   Respect Life Sunday Mass Celebrated by Archbishop Chaput Parking […]

Life & Family Events
Post Abortion Healing Retreats Rachel’s Vineyard is an extraordinary opportunity for any person who struggles with emotional and spiritual pain of past abortion(s). The weekend is a unique and effective process designed specifically to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God and will help your soul find a voice, and transform the pain […]

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Events for Young Adults

Bible Study Join us for some fellowship and scripture. Click here for more info.

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Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 23, 2018

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 16, 2018

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 9, 2018

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Ministry and Volunteer Opportunities

You are cordially invited and encouraged to consider sharing your time, talent and treasure with your Parish and your fellow Parishioners by volunteering for one or more of the parish ministries, committees or groups. Please contact the Parish office at 215-561-1313 for more information.

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Welcome to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the mother church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Francis Patrick Kenrick initiated the building of this magnificent Church in 1846. It was continued through the tenure of Saint John Neumann and completed in 1864 by Bishop (later Archbishop) Wood. You are invited to not only learn more about our Cathedral Basilica through this website but also to join us for liturgy, for private prayers and for a tour of our imposing Basilica.

Keys and Sword Award

Each year, the Cathedral Basilica acknowledges a member of our religious or civic community with our prestigious Keys and Sword Award, named in honor of Saints Peter and Paul, which recognizes extraordinary commitment and selfless dedication in service to others. It acknowledges one whose actions reflect the Gospel values of faith, valor, selfless service, personal sacrifice and respect.