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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

The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Thursday with the celebration of the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Lent is a preparation for the celebration of Easter. The Lenten liturgy disposes both catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery, the death and resurrection of the Lord […]

Cathedral Parish Vigils and other Life & Family Events
The Cathedral Parish will lead the prayer vigil in front of Planned Parenthood on 12th and Locust on Fri. March 23, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. To sign up for a 1 hr prayer vigil shift please contact Nora at the Parish Office (info@cathedralphila.org 215-561-1313) or sign up at https://40daysforlife.com/.  Thank you for taking a stand for babies and […]

Archdiocesan Cultural Heritage Mass
Saturday, March 17, 2018 2:00 PM Procession, 2:30 PM Mass Native American, Asian, African, European, Caribbean, and Brazilian Catholics welcome all to this celebration! Principal Celebrant and Homilist: Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia More info:  Click here – Office for Pastoral Care for Migrants and […]

Cathedral Concert Series: Beethoven’s Ode to Joy
Sunday, March 18, 2018 –  2:30 PM Beethoven’s great masterpiece, the Symphony No. 9, rings through the Cathedral Basilica as the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia joins forces with Symphony in C. This premiere program of the 2017-18 season brings two storied organizations into the glow of the Cathedral Basilica and lends the ‘Cathedral sound’ to Beethoven’s […]

Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities and Their Caregivers
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:30 AM Honoring the Gifts of Persons with Disabilities, the Deaf Community, Family, Friends and Caregivers. Mass will be followed by a reception. Principal Celebrant and Homilist: Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Location: The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia More info: Please RSVP:  opdarchphilly.org  

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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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Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 18, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 11, 2018

Third Sunday of Lent
March 4, 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.