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.

Baby Bottle Drive – Legacy of Life Foundation

SEPTEMBER 28 & 29, 2019  at every Sunday Mass, including the anticipated Mass. *Fundraiser to support women in crisis pregnancy and their babies* Please pick up your baby bottle at the conclusion of Mass and bring it back with donations on OCTOBER 5 OR 6TH. You may also mail in donations or donate online at […]

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

Community Concerts & More

Come and Experience Great Music in the Cathedral Upcoming Concert: Elisabeth von Trapp In Concert – October 12, 2019 – 7:30 pm Granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp whose story inspired “The Sound of Music” Additional Concerts, program details to come: Williamson Voices of Westminster Choir College – November 17, 2019 – 3 pm […]

Personal Ordinariate Mass

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – 7:00 PM Celebration of the Canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman Celebrant: Bishop Steven Lopes 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, […]

Living Out the Corporal Works of Mercy

The Church calls us to alms giving and service of others throughout the year. We continue to highlight several opportunities: PRODEIN NON PROFIT INC, Promoter of Integral Development PRODEIN NON PROFIT INC, a development NPO, charitable organization 501(c)(3), which is based on Catholic values. Its main focus is to serve those most impoverished in Latin American […]

Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Saturday, October 19, 2019 Join fellow Catholics in the Archdiocese on a Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. More details and registration information to come. This pilgrimage is organized by Rev. Michael Olivere at Saint Timothy Parish.

Life & Family Events

Rally Against Bullying  Friday, May 10, 2019 – Click here for details  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 […]

Holy Hours of Adoration

• Holy Hours outside the Liturgical Schedule: TBA • 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 of Penance is available beginning at 11:30 AM in the Basilica (usually 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM). – MONTHLY HOLY HOUR […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Choir Camp – Cantate Domino

July 8, 9 & 10, 2019, 9:00 AM to 2:00 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 […]

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 […]