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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 horario para el Sacramento de la Reconciliación o Confesión es de 12:00 a 12:30 pm los domingos en la capilla.

En el 2017 los Bautismos en español se celebrarán en: Enero 29, Abril 30, Julio 30 y Octubre 29. Los Bautismos en inglés se celebran el primer domingo del mes. Para la celebración de Bautismos y Matrimonios en español, por favor llamar a la oficina parroquial al 215-561-1313.

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.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Cathedral Choir Mass Schedule
The choir is currently on summer break and will resume its activities after Labor Day. In the meantime a cantor and organist provide music for all  Sunday Masses with the exception of the 8 AM. Please click here for more information on our Choir Masses.  

Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Novena a N.S del Carmen)
July 8 – 16, 2018 Join the Discalced Carmelite Nuns for these nine days of prayer with confidence that our Lady takes our intentions to her divine Son. 6:30 PM  The Holy Rosary and the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary Confessions are available during this time 7:00 PM Holy Mass The Mass will be […]

Monday, July 23, and Tuesday, July 24 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM The camp will conclude with a concert at 7:00 PM on Tuesday evening. Click here for details and registration/medical forms. For additional questions, please contact Charlene Angelini at cangelini@archphila.org

The Same Steam Choir Community Concert
Monday, August 6, 2018 Time: 7:30 PM More Details to come. Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Free will offering.  No tickets are required.  A free will offering will be used to support the Concert Series.  Complimentary parking is available (Saturday) in the lot adjacent to the Cathedral (Gps address: 222 N. 17th St. Philadelphia, […]

♦Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary♦
On Tuesday, August 15th, 2018 we celebrate the Assumption of our Blessed Mother; it is a Holy Day of Obligation. Our Mass schedule is the following: 5:15 Vigil Mass, with Music, in the Chapel 7:15 am in the Chapel 12:05 pm, with Music, in the Basilica 12:35 pm, in the Chapel 5:15 pm, in the Chapel *7:00 […]

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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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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 22, 2018

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 15, 2018

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 8, 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.