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 […]


Additional times for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation are scheduled during Holy Week and the Sacred Paschal Triduum.  May this Sacrament of the Lord’s forgiveness provide for an even more fitting celebration of Easter for all of us.  For the homebound who would like to receive this Sacrament in their home for Easter, please […]

Weekly Mass & Holy Hour During Lent

Young Adults at the Cathedral Present Altar Crawl WEEKLY MASS & HOLY HOUR  March 11th, 19th, 26th, April 10th & 16th 6:30 PM in the Basilica The Young Adults at the Cathedral invite you to join us for a Lenten Altar Crawl! We will celebrate Mass at 6:30 PM at a different altar in the […]

Life & Family Events

Cathedral Parish Lenten Prayer Vigils (Participating in The 40 Days for Life Campaign): We assist women and men by peacefully and prayerfully interceding and offering them the hope and help they need in a critical time.  Optional: provide handouts with resources for immediate assistance: housing, financial support, mentoring, community, local pregnancy resource centers and free […]

Archdiocesan Cultural Heritage Mass

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 2:00 PM Procession and 2:30 PM Mass Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap, Principal celebrant and homilist. Many cultures join in one faith to create one family in Christ!  Location: Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103 More Information: View the flyer here You […]

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 Free parking available for our visitors in the parking lot adjacent to the Cathedral GPS address: 222 N. 17th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 Latin Mass […]

Movie Premier: Unplanned

March 29, 2019 Abby’s Letter to parents about Unplanned: Dear Parents,             I wanted to take a few minutes before my movie, Unplanned, comes out in theaters to talk to you. Mom-to-mom. Parent- to- parent. As you know, the movie received an R rating from the MPAA, and I imagine that may make you nervous […]

The Annual Archdiocesan Mass Honoring the Gifts of Persons with Disabilities, The Deaf Community, Family, Friends and Caregivers

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM Principal Celebrant:  Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap                           Location: Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, 18th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia. More Info: View flyer here. There will be a reception immediately following the Mass. To […]

Community Concerts & More

Come and Experience Great Music in the Cathedral Sunday, March 31, 2019 3:00 PM All Catholic Chorus Concert   From the lively spiritual, “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit” to a deep, thought-provoking anthem, the All Catholic Chorus will present a program that will truly entertain.  Their repertoire will range from a sacred song of […]

Taste & See Parish Event

Taste and See Event Get to know the amazing talents of your fellow parishioners at this parishioner-provided food-tasting social. All are invited to bring a sampler plate of your best cooking or baking to share. Attendees will get to taste the array and vote on their favorite dishes. Winners receive a fun prize (and bragging-rights […]

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. Everyone, including friends and family, are welcome and encouraged to attend, however if you would […]

Pilgrimage to Oberammergau

Join pilgrims from the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul to see world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play MAY 29 – JUNE 6, 2020 This 9–day pilgrimage through Vienna, Austria, the Czech Republic to visit the hometown of our own St. John Neumann, & the beautiful Bavarian countryside of southern Germany, culminating at the Passion Play in […]

Holy Hours of Adoration

• Holy Hours outside the Liturgical Schedule: Holy Hour for Life sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:30 PM • Recurring Eucharistic Adoration: – FIRST FRIDAY EXPOSITION OF THE MOST BLESSED SACRAMENT 12:35 to 1:30 PM in the Cathedral Chapel The Most Blessed Sacrament is exposed  for adoration after the 12:05 PM Mass which takes place in the Chapel. Please come to adore the Lord! The Sacrament […]

Cathedral Choir Mass Schedule

Please click here for information on our Choir Masses.  

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 […]

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 […]