Relic of St. John Vianney

The Cathedral Basilica will be the host for the Relic of Saint John Vianney’s incorrupt heart on the first weekend in February. All are welcome. Saturday, February 2, 2019 2:00 PM Solemn Reception of the Relic Veneration until 5:00 PM 4:15 PM Confessions 5:15 PM Anticipated Mass for Sunday Veneration until 7:00 PM Sunday, February 3, 2019 7 […]

Prepare for Lent Event: Five Keys to Freedom

Getting ready for Lent… All of us struggle with something. It might be that nagging resentment towards a family member, a painful or broken relationship, a fear that keeps you from doing what you want, or that same sin you keep committing even though you know it’s wrong.  Whatever your struggle, the good news is […]

Holy Hours of Adoration

•Holy Hours outside the Liturgical Schedule: World Day of Consecrated Life Holy Hour Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:00 AM, followed by 12:05 PM Mass •Recurring Holy Hours: click here  

Cathedral Choir Mass Schedule

Please click here for information on our Choir Masses.  

Life & Family Events We encourage you to participate in ongoing outreach. Even though the 40 Days For Life fall campaign ends on Nov. 4, we will continue our efforts at the local level with the Side Walk Servants Campaign. The commitment is simple: we ask for one hour of your time in front of an abortion center […]

Monthly Holy Hours of Mercy and Reparation

All Catholics of the greater Philadelphia area are invited to an evening of prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to ask for His mercy upon His Church in this moment of profound crisis. We come to make reparation for our own sins and those of our bishops and priests. We come also in confident hope that […]

Community Concerts & More

Come and Experience Great Music in the Cathedral Sunday, March 31, 2019 2:30 PM All Catholic Chorus More details to come Free Parking, GPS Address 222 N. 17th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 Past Performances: -Epiphany Singers: Unfolds to Light – December 18, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Performed pieces by Victoria, Poulenc, James MacMillan, John Tavener, Paul Mealor […]

Around the Archdiocese – Upcoming Events & Ministries

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 and to subscribe, visit        

The Sacrament of Reconciliation with a Missionary of Mercy

Msgr. Majoros hears confessions on the first Sunday of each month at 5:30 PM in the Basilica. In his Apostolic letter Misericordia et misera, Pope Francis extended the faculties of the specially appointed priests, known as Missionaries of Mercy, beyond the Jubilee Year of Mercy as “a concrete sign that the grace of the Jubilee […]

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 Reflection Meeting

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

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 […]

Mass in the Extraordinary Form

Upcoming Mass in the Extraordinary Form in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul: The Annunciation of the Lord Monday, March 25, 2019, 7:00 PM Location: The Cathedral Basilica Latin Mass Resources:  Parishes in the area that celebrate Mass in the Extraordinary Form: Please check their website and bulletin for up to date information […]

Archdiocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass

Saturday, May 4, 2019 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. For additional information, […]

Cantate Domino Choir Camp 2019!

July 8 & 9, 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM This camp will be open to all boys and girls throughout the Archdiocese, ages 7-15. Our camp will provide a unique musical experience, which includes an introduction to sacred repertoire, as well as vocal breathing techniques, vowel formation, choral tone, sight singing and music theory. […]

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On Thursday, August 15th, 2019 we celebrate the Assumption of our Blessed Mother; it is a Holy Day of Obligation. Our Mass schedule is the following: 5:15 Vigil Mass, with Liturgical Music, in the Chapel (Wednesday) 7:15 am in the Chapel 12:05 pm, with Liturgical Music, in the Basilica 12:35 pm, in the Chapel 5:15 pm, with Liturgical […]

The Blue Mass

September 22, 2019 at 9:30 AM We will celebrate the Blue Mass to pray for local law enforcement officials, firefighters and first responders. We are grateful for their unwavering commitment and selfless dedication to the common good.

Archdiocesan Rosary

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Sunday Mass to follow Location: The Cathedral Basilica Previous celebration: Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Sunday Mass to follow Location: The Cathedral Basilica

Annual Forty Hours Devotion!

SAVE THE DATE:  December 1, 2, and 3, 2019 The Forty Hours Devotion is a special period of prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition. The focus is upon our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. It begins with a Mass of Exposition, which concludes with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed […]

Cathedral Christmas Concert

SAVE THE DATE: December 8, 2019, 3:00 – 4:30 PM December 9, 2018, 3:00 – 4:30 PM Under the direction of Charlene Angelini, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul presents it’s 4th annual “Sounds of the Season” Christmas Concert.  At a time of the year when the hustle and bustle of gift-giving and […]