Mass Schedules

Upcoming Holy Days (press here)

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
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

Spanish Mass

Hay misa en español a las 12:30 pm los domingos. Estamos en la capilla al lado de la Catedral.

Matrimonios: Se puede casar en español en la catedral. Hay que comunicarse con el Padre Angelo despúes de la misa o llamando 215-561-1313.

Unción de los enfermos o visitas al hospital: Hay que avisar al padre despúes de la misas o llamando 215-561-1313.

Reconciliación o confesiones 12:00 a 12:15 pm los domingos o se puede llamar al padre para fijar otra hora.

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Christmas Concert – Dec. 11, 2016, 3:00 PM
The Cathedral’s own superb adult and children’s choirs, plus the voices of the Archdiocesan Choir, brass instruments, and the Cathedral’s majestic organ, all come together for carols and the traditional music of Christmas performed in the Cathedral Basilicaof Saints Peter and Paul. For pricing and to purchase tickets press here.  

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE (Horario para la Navidad)
Christmas at the Cathedral Parish is a very special time of the year for our parishioners and our visitors.  We gather to celebrate the wonderful event of our salvation—the Birth of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.  Please extend an invitation to your families, friends and neighbors to join us at the Cathedral Basilica for […]

Around the Archdiocese – Upcoming Events
DECEMBER 2016 * Draw Closer to Our Lady This Winter & Spring: Free Study Series! Prepare for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions in Fatima Portugal by making a journey with Mary this Winter/Spring! The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, founded by Dr. Scott Hahn, has partnered with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to […]

Cathedral Concert Series
Come and experience great music in the Cathedral For a list of the 2016-17 Catheral Concert Series, please press here More  information at

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. […]

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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 Advent
December 4, 2016

First Sunday of Advent
November 27, 2016

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
November 20, 2016

Nov. 20, 2016 -Bulletin Insert

Nov. 20, 2016 -Inserto publicitario para el Boletin

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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.