Upcoming Holy Days

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

Holy Hours of Adoration

Click here for information on recurring Holy Hours.
Click here for information on additional Holy Hours.

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 en español de 11:45 AM a 12:15 PM pm los domingos en la Capilla.

• Adoracion Eucarística, el primer viernes del mes de 12:35 PM a 1:30 PM PM en la Capilla, despues de la Misa de las 12:05 PM.

• 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

Prepare for Lent Event: Five Keys to Freedom
Getting ready for Lent… All of us struggle with something. It might be that nagging resentment towards a family member, a painful or broken relationship, a fear that keeps you from doing what you want, or that same sin you keep committing even though you know it’s wrong.  Whatever your struggle, the good news is […]

Upcoming Events in Honor of St. Katharine Drexel
Principal Celebration on Sunday, March 3 11:00 AM Solemn Mass Additional Masses 5:15 PM Anticipated Mass, 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM (in Spanish) and 6:30 PM Pre-Mass Concert in Honor of Saint Katharine Drexel 5:00 PM, Prior to the 5:15 PM Anticipated Mass on Saturday Evening, March 2 10:45 AM, Prior to the 11:00 […]

Taste & See Parish Event
Taste and See Event Get to know the amazing talents of your fellow parishioners at this parishioner-provided food-tasting social. All are invited to bring a sampler plate of your best cooking or baking to share. Attendees will get to taste the array and vote on their favorite dishes. Winners receive a fun prize (and bragging-rights […]

Pilgrimage to Oberammergau
Join pilgrims from the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to see world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play MAY 29 – JUNE 6, 2020 This 9–day pilgrimage through Vienna, Austria, the Czech Republic to visit the hometown of our own St. John Neumann, & the beautiful Bavarian countryside of southern Germany, culminating at the Passion Play in […]

Holy Hours of Adoration
• Holy Hours outside the Liturgical Schedule: World Day of Consecrated Life Holy Hour Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:00 AM, followed by 12:05 PM Mass • Recurring Eucharistic Adoration: – FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT 12:35 to 1:30 PM in the Cathedral Chapel The Most Blessed Sacrament is exposed  for adoration after the 12:05 PM Mass which takes place in the Chapel. Please come to adore the […]

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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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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.