Events


Cathedral Choir Mass Schedule

Please click here for more information on our Choir Masses.  


Personal Ordinariate Mass for Our Lady of Walsingham

Monday, September 24, 2018 – 7:00 PM Location: The Basilica. Parking available in the parking lot adjacent to the Cathedral, use entrance on 17th St. Join us in welcoming the clergy, parishioners, staff, and all other visitors of St John the Baptist Catholic Church, The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter in Bridgeport, PA. […]


The Blue Mass

September 30, 2018 at 11:00 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. Click here to view the Rector’s invitation to the Blue Mass. Help us spread the word, click here to view […]


Respect Life Month Opening Celebration

Sunday, September 30, 2018 3:00 – 4:00 PM  Presentation on St. Pio of Pietrelchina, in the Chapel 4:00 – 6:15 PM   Veneration of Relics, in the Basilica. ( St. Pio of Pietrelchina, St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Gianna Molla, and St. Maria Goretti) 6:30 – 7:30 PM   Respect Life Sunday Mass Celebrated by Archbishop Chaput Parking […]


Life & Family Events

Post Abortion Healing Retreats Rachel’s Vineyard is an extraordinary opportunity for any person who struggles with emotional and spiritual pain of past abortion(s). The weekend is a unique and effective process designed specifically to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God and will help your soul find a voice, and transform the pain […]


Relics of St. Anthony of Padua at the Cathedral!

October 6 -7, 2018 Saturday, October 6 – Veneration of the relics begins at 4 PM followed by the Anticipated Mass at 5:15 PM. Sunday, October 7 – Holy Masses at 8 AM, 9:30 AM, 11 AM, 12:30 PM in Spanish and 6:30 PM. Veneration after each Mass. Click here to view other locations where […]


Archdiocesan Rosary

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


¡NO TENGAS MIEDO! (event in Spanish/en español)

Como mantener la paz en tiempos de incertidumbre Todos experimentamos miedo. Los problemas familiares, la inestabilidad en nuestros trabajos, los desafios en inmigración y muchas otras luchas pueden amenazar nuestra paz y hacer que vivamos en una constante ansiedad. ¿Cómo encontramos la paz en medio de nuestras pruebas? Acompáñenos a una tarde de reflexión sobre […]


Celebration of the Installation of the Tomb of Saint Katharine Drexel

Sunday, November 18, 2018, Public Celebration of the Installation of the Tomb of Saint Katharine Drexel 11:00 AM Solemn Mass at the Cathedral Basilica There will be no tickets for this celebration. Everyone is welcome. 


Community Concerts

Stay tuned for upcoming Community Concerts! Past Performances: –The Same Steam Choir – August 6, 2018 7:30 PM Repertoire: The Fruit of Silence – Peteris Vasks (b. 1946) The fruit of silence is prayer  The fruit of prayer is faith  The fruit of faith is love  The fruit of love is service  The fruit of service is peace. […]


Annual Forty Hours Devotion!

December 1 – 3, 2018 Schedule TBD 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 Sacrament remains […]


Christmas Concert – December 9, 2018, 3-5 PM

Our annual Christmas celebration is back and better than ever. Cathedral Music Director Charlene Angelini leads an uplifting program of beautiful carols and the traditional music of Christmas, performed by the combined forces of the Cathedral Choir and the choirs of the Philadelphia Archdiocese. Resounding brass add to the spectacle as voices rise in celebration […]


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 […]


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  www.phillyevang.org/newsletter •October 27, 2018  Catholic Women’s Conference The 2018 Catholic Women’s Conference is about identity. […]


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  EileenDAngelo@verizon.net. https://philadelphiapa.catholicschoolhouse.com/  


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 s.emccann@archphila.org.


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 […]


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 (Tuesday) 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 […]


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 […]