Respect Life Month Opening Mass & Holy Hour

Sunday, September 29, 2019 5:15 PM Holy Hour • 6:30 PM HOLY MASS “Christ Our Hope in Every Season of Life” Every person is made in the image and likeness of God, and so each and every person has inherent dignity.  Each October the Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month. As Catholics, […]

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 […]

Saints on Mission

The Saints on Mission Summer Series concluded on August 26, 2019. Fall Session in October 2019- Dates to be decided. This Program is run by The Pontifical Missions Societies, Archdiocese of Philadelphia. For additional information, questions, and to register please visit their website:

Cathedral Prayer Vigil for Life – Fall 2019

40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN Join Cathedral parishioners and friends in a peaceful prayer vigil in front of two abortion facilities. • Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 8AM-3 PM at the Philadelphia Women’s Center, 777 Appletree St. • Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 8AM-5 PM at Planned Parenthood, 12th & Locust. Sign up! Please contact the parish office […]

Personal Ordinariate Mass – St. John Henry Newman

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – 7:00 PM Celebration of the Canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman Celebrant: Very Rev. Timothy Perkins, Vicar General, Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Location: The Cathedral Basilica. Parking available in the parking lot adjacent to the Cathedral, use entrance on 17th St. Join us in welcoming the clergy, parishioners, […]

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 Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Saturday, October 19, 2019 Join Archbishop Chaput and fellow Catholics from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on this opportunity to explore the storied shrine, engage in private prayer, and celebrate Mass. Bus transportation is sponsored by the Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Bus fare $25 per person Bring your own lunch. Dinner stop on […]

* Solemnity of All Saints – Holy Day of Obligation *

Friday, November 1, 2019 Holy Mass & Confession Schedule: 5:15 PM   Anticipated Mass, in the Chapel (on Oct. 31) 7:15   AM  Mass, in the Chapel 11:00 AM  Sacrament of Penance, in the Basilica 12:05 PM  Mass, in the Basilica, with liturgical music 12:35 PM  Mass, in the Chapel 5:15   PM  Mass, in the Basilica Additional […]

Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed – “All Souls Day”

Saturday, November 2, 2019 Holy Mass Schedule on this Feast: 7:15   AM  Mass, in the Chapel 12:05 PM  Mass, in the Chapel 2:30   PM  Duruflé Requiem Mass, in the Basilica (Click here to view the flyer) Later that day: 5:15 PM Anticipated Mass for Sunday

Life & Family Events

40 DAYS FOR LIFE CATHEDRAL PARISH FALL CAMPAIGN -Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 8AM-3 PM – Philadelphia Women’s Center, 777 Appletree St. -Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 8AM-5 PM – Planned Parenthood, 12th & Locust. Please call the parish office for additional information and to sign up for a 1 hour shift, 215-561-1313 or email  40 […]

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/or to subscribe, visit or explore the embeded wesite below.   HIGHLIGHTS: ♦ A Problem Brought […]

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: Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Thursday, August 15th, 2019 Holy Day of Obligation 7:00 pm Mass in the Extraordinary Form Location: The Basilica. Mater Ecclesiae Church will celebrate their Annual Mass of Thanksgiving Solemn High Choral […]

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