Ascension Thursday, May 25, 2017

Masses for the Solemnity of the Ascension
Thursday, May 25, 2017

5:15 PM Vigil Mass (Chapel) on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

7:15 AM (Chapel), 12:05 PM (Basilica), 12:35 PM (Chapel) and 5:15 PM (Chapel)

7:00 PM (Basilica) in the Extraordinary Form

Confessions in the Basilica at 11:30 AM

The Basilica and Chapel are open on Holy Days, the Parish Office is closed.


Schedule for May 26 & May 29 (Memorial Day)

Friday, May 26, 2017 – The Cathedral Basilica & Parish Office will be closed, the Cathedral Chapel will close following the 12:05 pm Mass.

Monday, May 29, 2017 (Memorial Day) – The Basilica and Parish Office will be closed, the Chapel will close following 9:30 am Mass.

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

On June 29, the Church Celebrates the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, we will celebrate this joyous occasion at the 12:05 pm Mass in the Basilica with music.

On June 25, 2017 we will observe the external Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul at all the Sunday Masses, including the Anticipated Mass, except for the 6:30 PM Mass.

Saints Peter and Paul, Pray for us!

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima



♦ 2:00 PM Archdiocesan May Procession in the Basilica


 ♦ 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:

Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes

Travel dates:  June 5-12th, 2017
Join Father Dennis Gill and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on a Pilgrimage to Fatima and Lourdes! Highlights of this trip include seeing the miracle of the Bleeding Host in Santarem, celebrating Mass at the Capelinha where our Lady appeared, and visiting Aljustrel and Valinhos. We’ll spend time at the Atlantic coast in Nazaré, and explore the medieval city of Batalha. We then stop at Burgos and make our way over the Pyrenees on our way to Lourdes, where we’ll see St. Bernadette’s home, bathe in the healing waters, and celebrate Mass at the Basilica.  To make a reservation, contact Canterbury Pilgrimages today at 800-653-0017 or reservations@canterburypilgrimages.comLimited space available. To ensure your place, register today! Last day to register is March 15th! Pilgrimage information & registration form.



The Keys & Sword Event is a fundraising effort of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In 2017, a percentage of the proceeds will benefit the St. Francis Inn, Kensington. The remainder of the proceeds will help support the parish and ministries of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul.

Opportunities to support the Keys & Sword Eventpress here
Save the date Flyerpress here

To learn more about Keys & Sword you may visit the official page here

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 One
Friday, January 6, 2017
What Jesus wants from his Followers, his Disciples

Session Two
Friday, April 7, 2017
Living as an Intentional Disciple of Jesus as a Member of his Church

Session Three
Friday, July 7, 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

Reverend Gerald Dennis Gill
Rector and Pastor of the Cathedral Basilica

The Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, 222 North Seventeenth Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
beginning at 7:30 PM

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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, please press here.

Free Study Series! – Draw Closer to Our Lady This Winter & Spring:
Prepare for the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s Apparitions in Fatima Portugal by making a journey with Mary this Winter/Spring!

Cathedral Concert Series

Come and experience great music in the Cathedral

For a list of the 2016-17 Catheral Concert Series, please press here
More  information at

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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