Mass Schedules

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

8:00am in Basilica
9:30am in Basilica
11:00am in Basilica • Livestreamed here
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

Don’t miss Mass when you are away from home. Find churches in the US and abroad at:

Sunday Mass recordings available online

Recordings of Masses that were streamed live from the Cathedral are available at:

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 by appointment

Spiritual Resources during the Coronavirus Restrictions

During these difficult days, the Lord always remains close to us and provides us ways to receive His grace even when we cannot attend Mass in person. Click here for resources to nourish you spiritually and help you remain as close as possible to Jesus in the Eucharist during this time.

Additional Vocations resources for parish and home use:

Holy Hours of Adoration

Click here for information on recurring Holy Hours.
Click here for information on additional Holy Hours.

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 Sacramento de la Reconciliación o Confesión se celebra en español de 11:45 AM a 12:15 PM pm los domingos en la Capilla.

• Adoracion Eucarística, el primer viernes del mes de 12:35 PM a 1:30 PM PM en la Capilla, despues de la Misa de las 12:05 PM.

• Presione aqui para ver informacion de los demas sacramentos: celebración del Bautismo, Communion, Confirmacion, Matrimonio, y uncion de los enfermos.

• 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.

• Eventos de interes: presione aqui.

Events for Young Adults

Bible Study

Join us for some fellowship and scripture. Click here for more info.

Lectio Divina
Virtual schedule for this month (September):
Tuesday (9/29) – 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 836 2731 7151
Passcode: 779208

All young adult events ▶

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.

See all opportunities


20th Anniversary of the Canonization of Saint Katharine Drexel

Join us on Sunday, October 4, 2020, at the 11am Solemn Mass to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Saint Katharine Drexel’s Canonization. She was declared and canonized a saint by Pope Saint John Paul II on October 1, 2000.

Holy Hour for the Election

Holy Hour for the Election: 50 States – 50 People – One Hour

Join us for an hour of prayer and adoration before Jesus in the Eucharist as we petition for grace and blessing upon our country, especially asking for God’s will to be accomplished in the upcoming presidential election. We hope for at least 50 people to be present, one for each State of the United States of America, but more are welcome! Sunday, November 1, 2020 – 2-3 PM at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. Free parking is available. Social distancing will be observed. Please RSVP at

Catholic Voter Resources in Preparation for the 2020 General Election

On November 3, 2020 general elections will take place with various local, state, and federal offices on the ballot. Certainly, there is an increased focus on faithful citizenship given that this year features a presidential election.
In order to assist Catholics as they prepare to vote with formed consciences, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference has produced a Presidential Candidate Comparison (en espanol) document and a State Legislative Voters Guide. These documents seek to educate the faithful about candidates and their positions on issues of importance to Catholic voters.
Please bear in mind that neither the PCC, nor the USCCB, nor the Archdiocese of Philadelphia endorse or oppose any candidate for political office. The materials you are receiving today are the only ones currently sanctioned for distribution within parishes and other Archdiocesan entities.




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.