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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 […]

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima
EVENTS IN HONOR OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA SUNDAY, MAY 7 ♦ 2:00 PM Archdiocesan May Procession in the Basilica SATURDAY, MAY 13  ♦ 10:00 AM – Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the Basilica  ♦ 4:00 PM – Archdiocesan Holy Hour prior to the 5:15 pm Anticipated Mass in the Basilica; Children’s Rosary will be recited during […]

Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes
Travel dates:  June 5-12th, 2017 Join Father Dennis Gill and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on a Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes! Highlights of this trip include seeing the miracle of the Bleeding Host in Santarem, celebrating Mass at the Capelinha where our Lady appeared, and visiting Aljustrel and Valinhos. We’ll spend time at the Atlantic coast […]

The Keys & Sword Event is a fundraising effort of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In 2017, a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the St. Francis Inn, Kensington. The remainder of the proceeds will help support the parish and ministries of the Cathedral […]

The Sacrament of Reconciliation with a Missionary of Mercy
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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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Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 21, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 14, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 7, 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.