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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

Advent Giving Tree
The Advent Giving Tree in the Basilica is decorated with gift tags which identify gift ideas for the less fortunate in our area.  This year the gifts will be distributed to St. Francis Inn, Women of Hope, St. John’s Hospice, Sacred Heart Home and other neighborhood institutions that service the homeless and needy. The tree […]

Christmas & New Year’s Day Schedule
• CONFESSIONS FOR CHRISTMAS 2017 Sundays of Advent: 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM and 5:30 PM in the Basilica Saturdays of Advent: 4:15 PM in the Basilica Monday through Friday, December 18 through December 22:11:00 AM in the Basilica Wednesday, December 20:7:00 PM in the Basilica Resources for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation can be found on the […]

Parish Council Election
The Pastoral Council is constituted and governed according to the guidelines outlined by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The council is made up of nine elected and three appointed members who each serve three-year terms. Members of the parish staff and other councils serve as ex- officio council members. The composition of the Council is meant […]

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal
For Today. For Tomorrow. For all of us ♦ For more information please click here to visit St. Charles Borromeo’s Webpage. ♦ Donate now, click here. Dear Friends, If asked, “What is the seminary?” most of the faithful in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia might respond by describing a physical place. But a seminary is not so […]

YOUNG ADULTS AT THE CATHEDRAL SAINT PAUL SERIES 2018 SAINT PAUL: A CONTEMPORARY TEACHER FOR YOUNG ADULTS All of us need mentors in our lives to live more fully the Christian life. One of the greatest preachers and teachers of the Faith in the history of the Church is the Apostle, Saint Paul. He continues […]

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Events for Young Adults

St. Paul Series
All of us need mentors in our lives to live more fully the Christian life. One of the greatest preachers and teachers of the Faith in the history of the Church is the Apostle, Saint Paul. He continues to pass on the Word of God to us today in compelling and assuring ways to guide us as present day followers of Christ, especially in a time and society when this is increasingly unpopular and often very difficult. Learn from Saint Paul who can convinces us with the power of the Spirit (cf. 1 Cor. 2, 4). Click here to view the flyer.

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Third Sunday of Advent
December 17, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent
December 10, 2017

First Sunday of Advent
December 3, 2017

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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.