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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

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles
On June 29, the Church Celebrates the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, we will celebrate this joyous occasion at the 12:05 pm Mass in the Basilica with music. On June 25, 2017 we will observe the external Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul at all the Sunday Masses, including the Anticipated Mass, except for the […]

July 3 & 4
♦ Monday, July 3, 2017 the Cathedral Basilica will be closed. 7:15 am & 12:05 pm Mass in the Cathedral Chapel; the Cathedral Chapel will close following 12:05 pm Mass. ♦ Tuesday, July 4, 2017 US Independence Day (Federal holiday), the Cathedral Basilica will be closed, the Chapel will close following 9:00 am Mass. ♦ Independence […]

Gospel Reflections in Ordinary Time
At the request of those who gathered during this past Lent on Tuesdays at 11:00 am, we are able to offer meetings once each month, to continue and develop our program of spiritual growth: all are welcome to participate.  The books will be available for a donation of $2.00.  The dates of our meetings in […]

Upcoming Community Concert: St. Francisco Boy Chorus
Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM  -St. Francisco Boy Choir Benefit Concert The program will include music by Vivaldi, Ireland, Faure, Messager as well as American gospel, and spiritual songs. About the Chorus:  The Grammy award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus was founded in 1948 to provide trained singers for the San Francisco Opera and quickly grew […]

Napro Roadshow! (Esp: Charla sobre la tecnologia natural procreativa)
On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm the Cathedral Parish of Ss. Peter & Paul will host a Napro Roadshow. Come join us! Location: The Auditorium of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center (first floor) located at 222  N.17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Come to an information session on NaPro Technology (NaPro) and the Creighton Model FertilityCare […]

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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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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 25, 2017

Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
June 18, 2017

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
June 11, 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.