hOLY Mass Schedules

Upcoming Holy Days: TBA

Sunday Anticipated Mass
5:15 pm (Saturday) in Basilica

8:00 am in Basilica
9:30 am in Basilica
11:00 am in Basilica
12:30 pm Spanish Mass in Cathedral Chapel
6:30 pm in Basilica

Monday to Friday
7:15 am
12:05 pm

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


La Santa Misa es celebrada en español los domingos a las 12:30 pm en la capilla de la Catedral.

Para los dias de precepto por favor mirar el boletin de la parroquia.

Reconciliación o confesiones de 12:00 a 12:15 pm los domingos o llamar al Padre a la oficina parroquial para fijar otra hora.

Para la celebracion 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 Comunion, y para la Unción de los enfermos, por favor llamar a la oficina de la parroquia al 215-561-1313.

The Cathedral Gift Shop

The Cathedral Gift Shop is open
Wednesdays 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturdays 11:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Sundays 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM.
It is closed during Masses and weddings. Come visit!
For more information call 215-665-9032


Upcoming Events and Announcements

Morning Scripture Reflection For Lawyers
Join other center city Lawyers for an hour to reflect on the Readings for the Following Sunday Mass beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2016, and on every Wednesday. The hour allos for prayer together at the beginning and end of the session, the reading of the Lectionary texts for Sunday Mass, and reflection on these Readings. […]

Come Pray the Holy Rosary – Friday OCT. 7, 2016
Clergy and Faithful from all over the Archdiocese are invited to pray together the Holy Rosary on the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. (Press here for Flyer) Friday, October 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM The Holy Rosary will be preceded by a Liturgy of the Word Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18thStreet […]

2016 Catholic Women’s Conference!
Ladies, you’re invited to step away from everyday life for a day of inspiration and renewal at the Catholic Women’s Conference, “Mother of Mercy, Make Our Hearts Like Yours!” on Saturday, October 29, 8:30 AM-4 PM, at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown PA. Nine dynamic speakers will address all facets […]

Catholic Shrine Tour of Philadelphia – PhillyTour.com
September 14th 2016 – Exaltation of the Holy Cross Join us for a special Day exploring Philadelphia’s most treasured shrines: Miraculous Medal,  St. John Neumann, Saint Rita of Cascia, St. Katharine Drexel, and the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul. Learn about the live of the Saints, and deepen your faith. This event includes tours, opportunities to go […]

Introducing the Official Custom Rosary for the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Our beautiful custom made rosary is handmade in Italy.

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Events for Young Adults

Friday Evening Bible Study
On the first and third Fridays of the month our group gathers to reflect on the readings and the psalm for the upcoming Sunday.

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Bulletin Archive:

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 25, 2016

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 18, 2016

Twenty-forth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 11, 2016

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 4, 2016

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 28, 2016

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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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How Do I...

Become a Catholic
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? Please call the Parish office - 215-561-1313.

Join the Cathedral
A warm welcome is extended to new parishioners! We invite all parishioners to register with one of the priests after any of the Masses. If you are new to the parish, or if you are a regular communicant who has never formally registered as a parishioner, please see one of the Parish priests.

Get Married at the Cathedral
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.

Baptism at the Cathedral
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Infant Baptisms are scheduled on the first Sunday of the month 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.

Make a Donation
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.

Obtain a Mass Card
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.



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.