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

Drop-in tours this week
July 25th  – July 30th, 10:00 AM Ambassadors wearing maroon jackets will be waiting for you inside the Cathedral Basilica. We hope you enjoy the tour. God bless!

Interfaith Service of Prayer for the Nation
Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2:00 PM. For details, press here.

The Same Stream Benefit Concert
Monday, August 8th at 7:30 PM “The Same Stream,” one of America’s most exciting new professional choirs, presents “ABIDE” – an evening of music for reflection, contemplation, and healing. Conducted by their artistic director, Dr. James Jordan, “The Same Stream” presents choral works by some of the world’s greatest living composers including Paul Mealor, Thomas […]

Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM A Choral High Mass (Latin Mass) will be celebrated in the Cathedral Basilica on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Reverend Robert C. Pasley, KCHS, Rector of Mater Ecclesiae in New Jersey, will be the Celebrant and Preacherer. Please see details below: “Dear Friend of Sacred Music and Mater […]

Cathedral Parish Pilgrimage for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy
Shrines of United States and Canada  August 21 – 28, 2016 All are most welcome to join Fr. Brabazon for our Cathedral Parish’s upcoming pilgrimage to the shrines of the Northeastern United States and Canada in honor of the Jubilee Year of Mercy. For much more information about our exciting trip please press here.  Be sure to book […]

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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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Click here for our full current bulletin

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 24, 2016

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 17, 2016

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 10, 2016

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 3, 2016

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 26, 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.