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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

Save the Date! Forty Hours Devotion with Fr. Tom Viviano!
December 3 – 5, 2017. Theme: “The Eucharist: proof that God answers the prayers of His people.” Father Thomas Viviano was ordained to the priesthood in 2013, and was first assigned as a parochial vicar at Holy Innocents Parish in Philadelphia. Currently, he serves as  the priest secretary to Archbishop Chaput. He is also the vocations […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving & Christmas Schedule 2017
THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE November 23, 2017, Thanksgiving Day 9:00 AM Mass in the Chapel. The Basilica and Parish Office will be closed, the Chapel will close following Mass. Free parking for visitors at 222 N. 17th St. Philadelphia, PA. November 24, 2017, Friday after Thanksgiving 9:00 AM Mass in the Chapel. The Basilica and Parish Office […]

Giving Tree Ornament Decorating Activity
Giving Tree Ornament Decorating Activity for our Parish Kids!   Saturday, November 18, 2017 10:00-11:30am in Chapel Hall Parish families, join us for music, ornament decorating, story time in English & Spanish, and snacks! Please RSVP to help us prepare: Click here to RSVP (Questions? info@cathedralphila.org; At least 1 parent must be present with children)

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Events for Young Adults

Discipleship Series
Perhaps more than ever, young Catholic Adults need the opportunity to encounter the Lord as members of his Church with a focus on following him more completely. Following the Lord as his disciples is a life-long experience of living the Christian life and needs a good foundation and the support of others. This series is designed to provide young adults with some solid formation as disciples of the Lord today.

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Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 19, 2017

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 12, 2017

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 5, 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.