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 Planned Parenthood on 12th and Locust on Fri. March 23, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. To sign up for a 1 hr prayer vigil shift please contact Nora at the Parish Office ( 215-561-1313) or sign up at  Thank you for taking a stand for babies and […]

Archdiocesan Mass for Persons with Disabilities and Their Caregivers

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:30 AM Honoring the Gifts of Persons with Disabilities, the Deaf Community, Family, Friends and Caregivers. Mass will be followed by a reception. Principal Celebrant and Homilist: Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. Location: The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia More info: Please RSVP:  


  CONFESSIONS FOR HOLY WEEK AND THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, March 25, 2018 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:00 Noon (Spanish) and 5:30 PM in the Basilica Monday, March 26; Tuesday, March 27; and Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:00 AM in the Basilica Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:00 PM […]

Community Concert: Ancient Voices

Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 8:00 PM. Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Free will offering.  No tickets are required.  A free will offering will be used to support the Concert Series.   Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Cathedral (Gps address: 222 N. 17th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103) For […]

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 […]

Archdiocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the 5:15 PM Anticipated Mass Principal Celebrant: Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. This Mass is offered for all married couples who are newlyweds, or who have been married 25 years or more, or 50 years or more. Friends and family are welcome and encouraged to attend;  REGISTRATION REQUIRED, Click here to […]

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Appeal

For Today. For Tomorrow. For all of us ♦ For more information please click here to visit St. Charles Borromeo’s Webpage. ♦ Donate now, click here. Dear Friends, If asked, “What is the seminary?” most of the faithful in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia might respond by describing a physical place. But a seminary is not so […]

Catholic Schoolhouse Chapter

Thursday mornings Homeschool Group using The Catholic Schoolhouse program meets Thursday mornings from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Cathedral. For more information please contact directors Gina Rogers at 215-920-2640 or Eileen D’Angelo at  

Gospel Reflections

During Advent and Lent a time of reflection is offered every Tuesday at 11:00 AM. At other times, we meet on the Last Tuesday of the month. For further information and to register, please call Sister Eleanor McCann, RSM at the Parish office at 215-561-1313 (Tuesday and Thursday) or email her at

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, visit

Morning Scripture Reflection For Lawyers

Join other center city Lawyers for an hour to reflect on the Readings for the Following Sunday Mass every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. The hour allows 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 […]