♦♦♦ Solemn Pontifical Mass in the Extraordinary Form ♦♦♦

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:00pm
Come and experience the beauty and splendor of Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Latin Mass) for the Solemnity of the Triumph of the Cross! and the 10th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum.
Celebrant: Most Rev. Joseph N. Perry, Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Chicago
All are welcome to attend!
Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia

Free transportation available from Norristown. A Coach Bus will be leaving from Holy Savior Church in 407 E. Main Street Norristown, Pennsylvania,  at 5:00 pm on Thursday call Holy Savior Rectory to reserve a place, 610-275-0958.

Please visit the following sites for updates and information:   Click here to view the PDF flyer

Celebración de la Santísima Virgen

Domingo, 17 de septiembre, 2017 a la 1:30 pm
Durante la Misa de español de las 12:30pm estaremos celebrando a la Santisima Virgen en cuatro advocaciones:
-La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, patrona de Cuba
-Nuestra Señora Virgen de Coromoto, patrona de Venezuela
-Santa Maria de la Antigua, patrona de Panamá
-Nuestra Señora de la Merced, patrona de Peru
Al terminar la Misa, todos los feligreses están invitados para un compartir en el salón de la Capilla.  Aquellas personas que quisieran compartir un plato típico, será bien recibido.


Upcoming Community Concert:The Same Stream Choir

Friday, September 29th, 2017 – 8:00 PM. 

The Same Stream Choir, under the baton of artistic director James Jordan, will return to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul for an 8 pm concert as a part of the Annual Society for Catholic Liturgy conference. Open and free to the public.

Conductor James Jordan will guide the audience through some of his favorite selections from the choir’s recent repertoire. Noted for his musical and philosophical insight, Jordan is considered to be one of America’s foremost choral conductors, serving as Senior Conductor at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. The most published performer/author in the world, he has authored more than 30 books on all aspects of the choral art, and he has been described as a “visionary” by The Choral Journal. His book Evoking Sound was named as a “must read” on a list of six books by The Choral Journal. One of his university choirs, the Westminster Williamson Voices, was nominated for a GRAMMY award in 2013 in the “Best Choral Performance” category for their recording of James Whitbourn’s “Annelies”. 



Cathedral Parish Vigils and additional events For Life

The Cathedral Parish will lead the prayer vigil in front of Philadelphia Women’s Center, 777 Apple (8th & Arch) on Wed. October 11, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Wed. November 1, from 10:00 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 at the Parish Office ( 215-561-1313) or sign up at  Thank you for taking a stand for babies and their parents. (Note: this event was originally schedule for Oct. 3).

Featured Videos:
1. On what a 40 DFL Prayer Vigil is

2. Gracious and respectful way of encountering people with different ideas:

“Stephanie Gray, internationally renowned speaker and author, applies the Socratic method and storytelling to the debate surrounding abortion. She invites the audience to be “pro-conversation” on a topic that can be one of the most divisive, and demonstrates that it is possible to be gracious and respectful when encountering different ideas.”

Additional Information and Events for Life:

-From September 27 to November 5, our community will take part in 40 Days for life, a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city – and beyond. To sign up for different times and locations you may visit 40 DFL’s website. Philadelphia 40 DFL Campaign Leaders:  Pat Stanton 267-718-4851 & Dr. Monique Ruberu 469-231-9084 at 12th & Locust in Center City. Bob Reynolds 2677332737 at 777 Apple (8th & Arch).

-Sept. 24, 2017  Walk For Life & Archdiocesan  Kick-Off  for 40 Days for Life
♦ Youth rally – 4:00 pm ♦ General rally – 5:00 pm ♦ Walk for Life – 5:30 pm ♦ Mass 6:30 pm Abp. Charles Chaput, Celebrant.
Speakers: Shawn Carney, President of 40 Days For Life & Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America (SFLA). Location: Sister Cities Park—3:30 pm. For more info visit:

-Sunday October 8, 2017, 2:00-6:00pm  Sidewalk Advocates Training by Dr. Monique Ruberu
Location: The Neumann Room, located behind the Basilica, next to Our Lady of the Apostles Garden.

Free parking available: 222 North 17th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103. RSVP NOW!

Sidewalk Advocates training is an opportunity to learn how to be the hands and feet of Jesus on the sidewalk in front of abortion centers. It helps you to have the confidence that  His influence and strength will allow us to love these men and women where they are.  It teaches us how to effectively and lovingly offer alternatives to these people and engage in conversations when the moment arises.  It allows us to bring peace, prayer and love to where it is needed most.  It helps us to be the voice for the voiceless.  Get a head start by watching the video below (main tips start at min 14:51):

Saturday, October 14, 2017 Critical Life Issues Conference (Metuchen Diocese, NJ)
“Be Not Afraid!  Love Unleashes Life!”
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cost: $25
St. John Neumann Pastoral Center
146 Metlars Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Presenters include:
♦Stephanie Gray – “Abortion and the Art of Communicating Truth”

♦Sean O’Hare – “Evangelization and Building a Pro-Life Culture”
♦Eileen Benthal – “Breathing Underwater – A Caregiver’s Journey of Hope”
♦Fr. Edmund Luciano lll – “Organ Donation – The Gift of Life in the Midst of Sorrow”

Archdiocesan Rosary

Saturday, October 7, 2017.  Join us in Reciting the Holy Rosary at the Cathedral Basilica. Free parking at 222 N. 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. 

The meditations on the rosary that accompany each mystery are the soul of the Rosary. They are what give the Rosary it’s life, purpose and power. The Rosary isn’t simply reciting prayers from memory. It is so much more. It is one of the most beneficial ways of praying for it unites both vocal and mental prayer. Contemplating the mysteries in the life of Jesus and Mary will excite in you a deep love and reverence for God. This relationship with God will sustain you throughout your life. (


Sidewalk AdvocatesTraining by Dr. Monique Ruberu

Image result for dr monique ruberu-Sunday, October 8, 2017, 2:00-6:00pm  
Location: The Neumann Room, located behind the Basilica, next to Our Lady of the Apostles Garden. There is no cost to attend and a free early dinner will be provided. 
Free parking available at 222 North 17th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW! 

Sidewalk Advocates training is an opportunity to learn how to be the hands and feet of Jesus on the sidewalk in front of abortion centers. It helps you to have the confidence that  His influence and strength will allow us to love these men and women where they are.  It teaches us how to effectively and lovingly offer alternatives to these people and engage in conversations when the moment arises.  It allows us to bring peace, prayer and love to where it is needed most.  It helps us to be the voice for the voiceless. 


Consecration of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary!

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be Consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary! on the occasion of the 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITIONS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN IN FATIMA, PORTUGAL

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 11:00 AM MASS
Principal CelebrantArchbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap
Location: The Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul

All clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to this momentous event in the life of our local Church. Traditionally, a 33-day preparation period is observed prior to a consecration to the Blessed Virgin. All are invited to prepare spiritually for this event. Resources to aid in preparation can be found on the website:

Stay tuned on the Archdiocesan Fatima Centennial Calendar:


Consagración de la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia a Nuestra Señora de Fátima 

En honor al Centenario de las apariciones de la Santísima Virgen Maria en Fátima, Portugal, el Arzobispo Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap consagrará a la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia a Nuestra Señora de Fátima el domingo, 15 de octubre del 2017. La consagración se llevará a cabo en la Misa de las 11:00am en la Catedral Basílica de San Pedro y San Pablo en Filadelfia. Todo el clero, religiosos y fieles de la Arquidiócesis están cordialmente invitados a este evento especial en la vida de nuestra Iglesia local. Para más información y recursos de preparación espiritual visite la página web:
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Catholic Schoolhouse Chapter

Thursdays mornings, starting September 14, 2017. 

Homeschool Group using The Catholic Schoolhouse program meets Thursday mornings at the Cathedral Basilica. Please contact directors Gina 215-920-2640 or Eileen for more information.


Gospel Reflections in Ordinary Time

At the request of those who gathered during this past Lent on Tuesdays at 11:00 am, we are able to offer meetings once each month, to continue and develop our program of spiritual growth: all are welcome to participate.  The books will be available for a donation of $2.00.  The dates of our meetings in the Neumann Room are as follows:

♦June 27th       ♦ July 25th       ♦ Aug. 29th       ♦ Sept. 26th       ♦ Oct. 31st

During Advent, we will meet weekly every Tuesday, beginning November 28th.  At that time we will begin using a new book, featuring the Gospels of Year B, those of St. Mark. These will include all Sunday and Feast day readings for Year B, so the price will be higher.

Please register by completing this form, and deposit it in the collection basket.  We will reserve a book for you and keep it in the sacristy where you may claim it. Payment by cash or check made out to the “Cathedral Basilica Parish” is fine. For further information, please contact S. Eleanor McCann, RSM at:   215-561-1313 (Tuesday and Thursday)

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

On the 13th of the month from May to October, a statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be exposed for public veneration during normal Cathedral hours, affording the faithful the opportunity to receive the Fatima Jubilee Plenary Indulgence under the usual conditions.


♦ Holy Hour – Wed, September 13, 2017, 11:00 AM in the Chapel Prior to the 12:05 PM Weekday Mass
♦ Archdiocesan Rosary – Sat, October 7, 2017 7:00 pm in the Basilica
♦ Holy Hour –
 Fri, October 13, 2017, 7:00 PM in the Chapel

More Fatima Centennial celebration events can be found at:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation with a Missionary of Mercy

Please press here for details.

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. 

♦ Session Three, Friday, August 4, 2017: Christian Disciples always about the Conversion of their Lives.

♦ Session Four, Friday, October 6, 2017: Christian Disciples as Witnesses to Jesus and his Church to Others.

PRESENTER: Reverend Gerald Dennis Gill, Rector and Pastor of the Cathedral Basilica

LOCATION: The Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, 222 North Seventeenth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Beginning at 7:30 PM

View PDF flyer here.

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)
  • April 1, 2017, 10:30 AM – Mass for Persons With Disabilities (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
  • April 22, 2017, 11:00 AM –  Annual Scout Mass
  • May 6, 2017, 5:15 PM – Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
  • May 7, 2017, 2:30 PM – Archdiocesan May Procession (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
  • May 18, 2017, 6:30 PM – Academic Honors Convocation (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
  • May 20, 2017, 10 AM – Priesthood Ordination (Location: The Cathedral Basilica)
  • 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)
  • 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)
    • 8:00 PM Procession

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

Cathedral Concert Series

Come and experience great music in the Cathedral

For a list of the 2016-17 Catheral Concert Series, please press here
More  information at

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

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Introducing the Official Custom Rosary for the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Our beautiful custom made rosary is handmade in Italy.

Click here for the order form and more information: Rosary order form

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