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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 information on our Choir Masses.  

Life & Family Events
40 Days for Life Campaign: Sept. 26 – Nov. 4 Campaigns will be taking place all over the country and the world. Cathedral Prayer Vigils: The Cathedral Parish will lead prayer vigils: ♦ Wed. October 3, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM in front of Philadelphia Women’s Center, 777 Apple (8th & Arch) ♦ Thurs.. Nov. 1, from […]

Monthly Holy Hours of Mercy and Reparation
All Catholics of the greater Philadelphia area are invited to an evening of prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to ask for His mercy upon His Church in this moment of profound crisis. We come to make reparation for our own sins and those of our bishops and priests. We come also in confident hope that […]

¡NO TENGAS MIEDO! (event in Spanish/en español)
Como mantener la paz en tiempos de incertidumbre Todos experimentamos miedo. Los problemas familiares, la inestabilidad en nuestros trabajos, los desafios en inmigración y muchas otras luchas pueden amenazar nuestra paz y hacer que vivamos en una constante ansiedad. ¿Cómo encontramos la paz en medio de nuestras pruebas? Acompáñenos a una tarde de reflexión sobre […]

Community Concerts
Come and Experience Great Music in the Cathedral  ♦ Williamson Voices ♦ Sunday, November 11, 2018  at 3:00 PM Click below to Purchase tickets on TicketLeap (Complimentary Parking, GPS Address 222 N. 17th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103)  Click here to listen Westminster Williamson Voices has been lauded by reviewers and audiences on both sides of […]

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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-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 21, 2018

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 14, 2018

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 7, 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.