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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

The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Thursday with the celebration of the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Lent is a preparation for the celebration of Easter. The Lenten liturgy disposes both catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery, the death and resurrection of the Lord […]

Cathedral Parish Vigils and other Life & Family Events
The Cathedral Parish will lead the prayer vigil in front of Philadelphia Women’s Center, 777 Apple (8th & Arch) on  Fri. February 23, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Fri. March 23, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Planned Parenthood on 12th and Locust. To sign up for a 1 hr prayer vigil shift please contact Nora […]

Celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Katharine Drexel at the Cathedral
The feast day of Saint Katharine Drexel, March 3, is a fitting time for us to recall her enduring heroic virtue. Let us ask our Philadelphia Saint to pray for us to live more profoundly the Gospel of Jesus and to be more generous in our service to others. All are welcome to the celebration […]

Cathedral Concert Series: Beethoven’s Ode to Joy
Sunday, March 18, 2018 –  2:30 PM Beethoven’s great masterpiece, the Symphony No. 9, rings through the Cathedral Basilica as the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia joins forces with Symphony in C. This premiere program of the 2017-18 season brings two storied organizations into the glow of the Cathedral Basilica and lends the ‘Cathedral sound’ to Beethoven’s […]

Matrimony: Rediscovering Its Truth
Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 6:15 PM Keynote Speaker: His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, D.D., J.C.D., Member and Prefect Emeritus, Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. Other speakers: Reverend Gerald E. Murray, J.C.D., EWTN Commentator; Reverend Gerald Dennis Gill, S.S.L., M.Div., Director, Office for Divine Worship, Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Location: Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and […]

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Events for Young Adults

Bible Study Join us for some fellowship and scripture Feb 9th and Feb 23rd, 6:30 PM in the Neumann Room (behind the Basilica, next to Our Lady of the Apostles Garden).

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Second Sunday of Lent
February 25, 2018

First Sunday of Lent
February 18, 2018

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 11, 2018

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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.