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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

Upcoming Concert – Vox Luminis
Friday, April 28 at 7:30 pm Vox Luminis: Voices of Light Vintage 1685 It was a very good year! The period ensemble Vox Luminis brings a European perspective to Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica, offering an enlightening program that spotlights two major composers born in 1685, Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti. With a sprinkling […]

Archdiocesan May Procession
(Click here to view the flyer) SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017  at 2:00 PM Parking Available on 17th Street COME HONOR THE MOTHER OF JESUS AND OUR MOTHER THIS YEAR WE ESPECIALLY HONOR THE BLESSED MOTHER AS  WE  OBSERVE  THE  100TH  ANNIVERSARY OF  HER  APPARITION  AT  FATIMA ♦  Children who have received Confirmation and their First […]

Visitations of the Relics of Padre Pio
(Click here to view the flyer) The Relics of Padre Pio are coming to the Cathedral! Saturday, May 6, 2017 5:15pm               Sunday Anticipated Mass 6:15-10:15pm     Public Veneration of the Relics 10-10:15pm        Night Prayer & Blessing with the Relics Sunday, May 7, 2017 2-3pm     […]

Wedding Anniversary Mass
Saturday, May 6, 2017 Are you celebrating a special anniversary this year? The annual Archdiocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, at the 5:15 pm Vigil Mass with Archbishop Charles Chaput presiding. This Mass is to pray for and with all married […]

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima
ARCHDIOCESAN HOLY HOURS IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA Sat, May 13, 2017, 4:00 PM in the Basilica Prior to the 5:15 PM Anticipated Mass; Children’s Rosary will be recited during this Holy Hour Tues, June 13, 2017, 11:00 AM in the Chapel Prior to the 12:05 PM Weekday Mass Thurs, July 13, 2017, […]

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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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Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy)
April 23, 2017

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
April 16, 2017

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
April 9, 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.