Welcome to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The cathedral church is the principal church of a diocese, because it is here that the bishop as the local ordinary of the diocese has a throne (chair), called the cathedra. The history of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is central to the history of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Rev. Dennis Gill (Rector)
Rev. Angelo Hernandez (Parochial Vicar)
Rev. Kenneth Brabazon (Parochial Vicar)
Carol Ruddick (Rectory Secretary)
Annette Siegel (Business Manager)
Deacon Joseph A. Micucci (Deacon)
Deacon Epifanio DeJesus (Deacon)
Dr. John Romeri (Director of Music)
5:15 pm in Basilica
8:00am in Cathedral Chapel
9:30am in Basilica
11:00am in Basilica
12:30pm Spanish Mass in Cathedral Chapel
6:30 pm in Basilica
12:05 pm in the Cathedral Chapel - Miraculous Medal Novena prayers recited following the 12:05 pm Mass
Ash Wednesday Mass schedule:
7:15 am, 12:05 pm, 12:35 pm, 5:15 pm
Ashes will be distributed during the Mass.
Monday-Friday: 11:30 am
Saturday: 4:15-5:00 pm in Basilica
Sunday: 9:00 am and 5:30 pm in Basilica
Reconciliación o confesiones 12:00 a 12:15 pm los domingos o se puede llamar al padre para fijar otra hora.
Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? Would you like to become a Catholic? Are you a baptized Adult Catholic in need of Confirmation?
A warm welcome is extended to new parishioners! We invite all parishioners to register with the Rectory Office. If you are new to the parish, or if you are a regular communicant who has never formally registered as a parishioner, there are registration forms available at the Rectory Office.
The Cathedral Basilica Wedding Guidelines help couples understand what to expect when making a decision about holding their ceremony at the Basilica. A minimum of six months advanced planning and preparation prior to the wedding date is required.
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Infant Baptisms are scheduled on most Sundays and arrangements must be made in advance by calling the Rectory Office. Adults seeking Baptism are invited to participate in The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.
Our Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul stands as a sign of faith for our city, for our Archdiocese and for all of our visitors. It belongs to all of our people and consequently depends on our devoted people. Your generous donation makes it possible to sustain our magnificent church.
Giving a Mass card, and with it the promise of the Eurcharist being celebrated for a particular intention, has long been a way of expressing support, sympathy and care for a relative or friend or simply to thank God for favors received.