HOLY WEEK AND THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM 2017
- PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD, APRIL 9, 2017
Confessions: In English and Spanish
9:00 AM, 10:30 AM and 5:30 PM (Basilica)
Sat. April 8th – 5:15 PM Anticipated Mass (Basilica)
Sun. April 9th – 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM Procession and Solemn Mass (Basilica)
12:30 PM in Spanish (Chapel) and 6:30 PM (Basilica)
Palm will be distributed at all Masses.
- Monday, April 10; Tuesday April 11; & Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Confessions 11:00 AM (Basilica)
Mass: 7:15 AM and 12:05 PM (Chapel)
- Thursday of Holy Week, April 13, 2017
Confessions: 1:00-3:00 PM (Basilica)
Mass: 10:00 AM, Chrism Mass (Basilica)
All parishioners are welcome to attend this Mass.
THE SACRED PASCAL TRIDUUM
- HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
7:30 PM, Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Basilica)
Adoration at the Repository continues until 11:00 PM (Chapel)
10:45 PM, Night Prayer in the Cathedral Chapel
- GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
Confessions: 12:30-2:30 PM in the Basilica
The Basilica opens at 9:00 AM.
Good Friday is a universal day of fast and abstinence.
This Paschal Fast continues until the celebration of the Easter Vigil.
12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM, Meditations on the Passion of Christ in the Basilica
3:00 PM, Celebration of the Passion of the Lord in the Basilica
7:00 PM, Procesión con la Vía Crucis, Las Siete Palabras
- HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 2017
The Basilica opens at 9:00 AM.
9:00 AM, Preparation Rites for the Elect (Basilica)
Confessions: 11:00 AM (Basilica)
- EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD, APRIL 16, 2017
8:00 PM (April 15, 2017), Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
April 16, 2017 – 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM Solemn Mass, and 12:30 PM in English (Basilica)
2:00 PM in Spanish (Chapel)
There will be no 6:30 PM Mass on Easter Sunday.
For the home bound who would like to receive this Sacrament in their home for Easter, please call the Parish Office, 215-561-1313.
Resources for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation can be found on the website of the Office for Divine Worship,http://www.odwphiladelphia.org/sacred-liturgy/archdiocesan-guidelines/
LENTEN SCHEDULE – 2017
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. For the Lenten liturgy disposes both catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery, the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. For catechumens, this takes place through the several stages of Christian initiation. For the faithful, this takes place through reminders of their own baptism and through penitential practices. Please check the Parish Bulletin and the Parish Website for additional information for our Parish observance of Lent.
- ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT AND FASTING DURING LENT
The bishops of the United States prescribe, as minimal obligation, that all persons who are fourteen years of age and older are bound to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, on all the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday. Further, all persons eighteen years of age and older, up to and including their fifty-ninth birthday, are bound to fast by limiting themselves to a single full meal on Ash Wednesday and on Good Friday, while the other two meals on those days are to be light.
- RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
The description and schedule of the Lenten Rites for the Elect (catechumens) and Candidates for the Easter Sacraments will be announced in the Parish Bulletin all throughout Lent. These rites will take place at the 5:15 PM Anticipated Mass for Sunday.
- ASH WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017
- Blessed Ashes will be distributed at all the Masses.
- Mass schedule:
7:15 AM (Chapel), 12:05 PM (Basilica), 12:35 PM (Chapel), and 5:15 PM (Basilica).
- In addition to the celebration of Mass with the distribution of Ashes, there will be Celebrations of the Word of God and the distribution of Ashes in the hospitals and nursing facilities within the parish boundaries on Ash Wednesday.
- THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION
- Sundays at 9:00 AM (Basilica), 10:30 AM (Basilica), 12:00 Noon in Spanish (Chapel) and 5:30 PM (Basilica).
- Weekdays at 11:30 AM (Basilica)
- Saturdays at 4:15 PM (Basilica)
- Additional opportunities for this Sacrament for Holy Week will be posted in the Parish Bulletin.
- THE WAY OF THE CROSS
- Each Friday of Lent immediately following the 12:05 PM Mass in the Chapel.
- Via Crucis (Estaciones de la Cruz) a las 7:00 PM, los viernes, en la Capilla.
- The Way of the Cross in Spanish, will also take place each Friday at 7:00 PM in the Chapel
Lenten Morning Gathering
- Tuesdays of Lent
- March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 and 11
- Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon
- Place: Parish Neumann Room (located behind the Basilica)
- Presenter: Sister Eleanor McCann, RSM.
Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral Basilica Parish Invites you to a weekly Lenten Morning Gathering.
The purpose of our meetings is to pray and reflect On the Gospel of the coming Lenten Sunday.
The booklet to be used is called: “The Magnificat Lenten Companion”. It will be ordered for you and labeled with your name. You May pick it up in the Sacristy on the weekend before Ash Wednesday. All are welcome!
If you plan to attend please send us a sealed envelop with the following via mail or in the collection basket during Mass:
- Name……………………………………………………………………. (Please print)
- Email address and/or phone # …………………………………… (Please Print)
- A $4.oo check made out to The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Attn. S. Eleanor McCann, RSM.)
- Mailing address: 1723 Race St. Philadelphia, PA 19103.
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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 in Nazaré, and explore the medieval city of Batalha. We then stop at Burgos and make our way over the Pyrenees on our way to Lourdes, where we’ll see St. Bernadette’s home, bathe in the healing waters, and celebrate Mass at the Basilica. To make a reservation, contact Canterbury Pilgrimages today at 800-653-0017 or email@example.com. Limited space available. To ensure your place, register today! Last day to register is March 15th! Pilgrimage information & registration form.
KEYS & SWORD EVENT – JUNE 23, 2017
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 Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul.
To learn more about Keys & Sword you may visit the official page here
The Sacrament of Reconciliation with a Missionary of Mercy
Young Adults at the Cathedral Discipleship Series 2017
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.
Friday, January 6, 2017
What Jesus wants from his Followers, his Disciples
Friday, April 7, 2017
Living as an Intentional Disciple of Jesus as a Member of his Church
Friday, July 7, 2017
Christian Disciples always about the Conversion of their Lives
Friday, October 6, 2017
Christian Disciples as Witnesses to Jesus and his Church to Others
Reverend Gerald Dennis Gill
Rector and Pastor of the Cathedral Basilica
The Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, 222 North Seventeenth Street,
beginning at 7:30 PM
Archdiocesan Liturgies at the Cathedral
- March 4, 2017, 11 AM & 3 PM – Rite of Election (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
- March 5, 2017, 3 PM – Rite of Election (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
- March 19, 2017, 4 PM – Prayer Service for Immigrants & Refugees (Servicio de oracion por los Inmigrantes y Refugiados) (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
- March 25, 2017, 2 PM – Cultural Heritage Mass (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
- 1:30 PM Procession. For more information contact The Office for Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees (PCMR)
- April 1, 2017, 10:30 AM – Mass for Persons With Disabilities (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
- May 6, 2017, 5:15 PM – Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
- May 20, 2017, 10 AM – Priesthood Ordination (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
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- June 10, 2017, 10 AM – Permanent Diaconate Ordination (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
- July 15, 2017, 12:05 PM – Pro-Life Summit Mass (Location: The Cathedral Chapel)
- Questions should be directed to The Office for Life & Family
- September 24, 2017, 11:00 AM – Annual Religious Jubilarian Mass (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
- October 15, 2017 – Anniversary Mass for the Permanent Diaconate (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
- December 11, 2017 9:00 PM – Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
Around the Archdiocese – Upcoming Events
The Office for the New Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has an outstanding monthly newsletter with lots of information on relevant events and resources that will help you grow in your faith. To view the current issue, please press here.
Free Study Series! – Draw Closer to Our Lady This Winter & Spring:
Prepare for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions in Fatima Portugal by making a journey with Mary this Winter/Spring!
Cathedral Concert Series
Come and experience great music in the Cathedral
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.
This reflection includes reactions to what is heard in the Scriptures, the discovery of new insights and facing the challenges in the Word of God.
Location: The Neumann Room, directly behind the Basilica 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
For more information, contact Michael Broadhurst at firstname.lastname@example.org
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