Napro Roadshow! (Esp: Charla sobre la tecnologia natural procreativa)

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm the Cathedral Parish of Ss. Peter & Paul will host a Napro Roadshow. Join us!
Location: The Auditorium of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center (first floor) located at 222  N.17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Come to an information session on NaPro Technology (NaPro) and the Creighton Model FertilityCare system. NaPro is life affirming health care for women developed from thirty years of research at the Pope Paul VI Institute. NaPro offers real help for numerous conditions including infertility, repetitive miscarriages, hormonal imbalances and menopause. Dr. Delia Larrauri and Dr. Monique Ruberu will explain the many benefits of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology. There is a viewing of the film NaPro, A Quiet Revolution  (see trailer at this link:

This will be followed by presentations in English and Spanish.  At every NaPro Road Show, FertilityCare Professionals are available to answer questions regarding women’s reproductive health throughout the lifespan. Q&A is conducted with index cards to ensure anonymity.

To register, go to: For more information, please call Barbara at 215-884-2922 or e-mail Click here to view the flyer.


Profesionales de FertilityCare estarán en  el centro de Filadelfia para dar su primera exposición  bilingüe. El miércoles 26 de julio a las 7 PM, la Dra. Delia Larrauri y la Dra. Monique Ruberu explicarán los muchos beneficios del modelo  Creighton, y de la NaProTecnologia. Habrá una proyección de la película “NaPro, A Quiet Revolution ” ( NaPro, una revolución silenciosa, puedes ver el  trailer en este enlace: Https://

Esto será seguido por presentaciones en inglés y español. Este programa bilingüe se llevará a cabo en el Auditorio del Centro Pastoral Arquidiocesano (primer piso) ubicado en 222 N.17 th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Estacionamiento gratis disponible, por favor usar la entrada de la calle 17.

En cada Exposición de NaProtecnologia, los profesionales de FertilityCare estarán disponibles para contestar preguntas sobre la salud reproductiva de las mujeres, de los problemas o situaciones que enfrenta la mujer a cualquier edad.  Las preguntas y respuestas se realizan con tarjetas sin identificación para garantizar la privacidad. Para registrarse, vaya a:

Upcoming Community Concert: The Same Stream Choir

Monday, August 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm

The Same Stream, an East Coast based professional choir quickly making a name for itself on the national and international music scenes, is happy to announce their upcoming collaboration with world renowned composer Paul Mealor. The choir will be performing some of Paul’s most famous pieces, including his Stabat Mater, as well as a collection of newer repertoire in concert with a post-concert reception and Q&A with the composer to follow the performance.

A free-will offering will be taken during the concert.

Audience members are invited to a post-concert wine and cheese reception, talk, and meet-and-greet with conductor James Jordan, composer Paul Mealor, and members of the choir. Premium, reserved seating tickets for the concert and reception are $20 each. Tickets for the concert only are free. For tickets and more information, please visit:



♦Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary♦

On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 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 Music, in the Chapel
7:15 am in the Chapel
12:05 pm, with Music, in the Basilica
12:35 pm, in the Chapel
5:15 pm, in the Chapel
*7:00 pm in the Extraordinary Form, in the Basilica. Mater Ecclesiae Church will celebrate the 17th Annual Mass of Thanksgiving it will be a Solemn High Choral Mass and will once again feature the Ars Laudis Festival Chorus & Orchestra.

*Recommended sources about the Mass in the EF: ♦ Learn about the Mass in the Extraordinary Form ♦ Sancta Missa – Ordo Misae (Order of Mass) ♦ Traditional Latin Mass Heavenly Liturgy

Catholic Schoolhouse Informational Session #2

Thursday, August 17th, 2017. Gathering at 6:30 pm, meeting at 7:00 pm.  

Catholic Schoolhouse, a local homeschool program, is currently registering students for the 2017-2018 academic year. More than an academic co-op, Catholic Schoolhouse is a structured program meeting weekly for homeschoolers that includes chorus, two hours of classroom instruction, science experiments, art projects, and opportunities for socializing after class.

Location: Neumann Room, (behind the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 1723 Race St. Philadelphia, PA 19103)
Contact: Gina at 215-962-2640 or Eileen at 215-370-1848.

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


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 this Holy Hour.

Additional Archdiocesan Holy Hours

♦ Tues, June 13, 2017, 11:00 AM in the Chapel Prior to the 12:05 PM Weekday Mass
♦ Thurs, July 13, 2017, 11:00 AM in the Chapel Prior to the 12:05 PM Weekday Mass
♦ Sun, August 13, 2017, 5:30 PM in the Basilica Prior to the 6:30 PM Sunday Mass
♦ Wed, September 13, 2017, 11:00 AM in the Chapel Prior to the 12:05 PM Weekday Mass
♦ Fri, October 13, 2017, 7:00 PM in the Chapel

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.

More Fatima Centennial celebration events can be found at:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation with a Missionary of Mercy

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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
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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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