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!

July 3 & 4

♦ Monday, July 3, 2017 the Cathedral Basilica will be closed. 7:15 am & 12:05 pm Mass in the Cathedral Chapel; the Cathedral Chapel will close following 12:05 pm Mass.
♦ Tuesday, July 4, 2017 US Independence Day (Federal holiday), the Cathedral Basilica will be closed, the Chapel will close following 9:00 am Mass.
♦ Independence Parade 2017 – Click here to view road closures

Wishing you a blessed Independence Day!

Gospel Reflections in Ordinary Time

At the request of those who gathered during this past Lent on Tuesdays at 11:00 am, we are able to offer meetings once each month, to continue and develop our program of spiritual growth: all are welcome to participate.  The books will be available for a donation of $2.00.  The dates of our meetings in the Neumann Room are as follows:

♦June 27th       ♦ July 25th       ♦ Aug. 29th       ♦ Sept. 26th       ♦ Oct. 31st

During Advent, we will meet weekly every Tuesday, beginning November 28th.  At that time we will begin using a new book, featuring the Gospels of Year B, those of St. Mark. These will include all Sunday and Feast day readings for Year B, so the price will be higher.

Please register by completing this form, and deposit it in the collection basket.  We will reserve a book for you and keep it in the sacristy where you may claim it. Payment by cash or check made out to the “Cathedral Basilica Parish” is fine. For further information, please contact S. Eleanor McCann, RSM at:   215-561-1313 (Tuesday and Thursday)   or


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 Gospel Reflection / Study Registration Form

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Upcoming Community Concert: St. Francisco Boy Chorus

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM  -St. Francisco Boy Choir Benefit Concert

  • The program will include music by Vivaldi, Ireland, Faure, Messager as well as American gospel, and spiritual songs.
  • About the Chorus: 
    The Grammy award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus was founded in 1948 to provide trained singers for the San Francisco Opera and quickly grew into one of the nation’s most accomplished music education and choral performance entities. Since 1996 the chorus has been led by Artistic Director Ian Robertson who also serves as Chorus Director for the San Francisco Opera He has built the group to over 220 singers from 50 Bay Area cities and more than 120 schools at locations in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Rafael. The San Francisco Boys Chorus has a long history of touring nationally and internationally. Within America, the chorus has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and many prestigious locations within the greater Bay Area of San Francisco as well as appearing at the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming and in 2009, the chorus was honored to sing at the Inauguration Ceremonies for President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. Internationally the chorus has appeared in:
    England in St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Ely Cathedral and St Margaret’s, Westminster.
    France in Chartres Cathedral, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Church of La Madeleine (Paris) and Marseilles Cathedral.
    Hungary in Mathias Church in Budapest.
    The Czech Republic in St Stephens Church in Prague.
    Austria in St Stephens in Vienna and Seckau Monastery.
    Italy in Lucca Cathedral, St Mark’s Basilica (Venice) and St. Peter’s Basilica (Rome).
    Hong Kong in St John’s Cathedral.
    China in Shanghai Concert Hall.
    Japan in Tokyo City Hall.
    Russia in the Glinka Capella (St Petersburg).
    Denmark in Copenhagen Cathedral.
    Costa Rica in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, Cartago.
    Australia in performances at the famous Sydney Opera House and in St Andrew’s Cathedral. San Francisco Boys Chorus plays an integral role in the San Francisco Bay Area’s music community, and for the last seven years, PBS station KQED-TV has broadcast SFBC’s holiday concert. Alongside their annual spring and winter concerts, our choristers have since 1948 appeared in San Francisco Opera productions, most recently in Turandot, Carmen, Magic Flute, Tosca, and Mefistofele. Other collaborations include the Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company in San Francisco and Los Angeles, regular appearances with the San Francisco Symphony and the Midsummer Mozart Festival. The SFBC appears around town singing at Giants games, Oakland Athletics and Raiders games, and the annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Ceremony in Union Square.
    SFBC has also released a number of notable recordings over the years. These include Fauré Requiem and Messager (2010), Vivaldi: Gloria and Magnificat (2010), It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2009), Moving On (2003), We’re On Our Way (2000), San Francisco Boys Chorus Sings Live (2012), and Sing for the Holidays (2013).

Napro Roadshow! (Esp: Charla sobre la tecnologia natural procreativa)

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm the Cathedral Parish of Ss. Peter & Paul will host a Napro Roadshow. Come join us!
Location: The Auditorium of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center (first floor) located at 222  N.17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Come to an information session on NaPro Technology (NaPro) and the Creighton Model FertilityCare system. NaPro is life affirming health care for women developed from thirty years of research at the Pope Paul VI Institute. NaPro offers real help for numerous conditions including infertility, repetitive miscarriages, hormonal imbalances and menopause. Dr. Delia Larrauri and Dr. Monique Ruberu will explain the many benefits of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology. There is a viewing of the film NaPro, A Quiet Revolution  (see trailer at this link:

This will be followed by presentations in English and Spanish.  At every NaPro Road Show, FertilityCare Professionals are available to answer questions regarding women’s reproductive health throughout the lifespan. Q&A is conducted with index cards to ensure anonymity.
To register, go to: For more information, please call Barbara at 215-884-2922 or e-mail Click here to view the flyer.


¡Qué mejor manera de celebrar la semana del “NFP” : Planificación Natural de la Familia. Nuestros profesionales de FertilityCare estarán en  el centro de Filadelfia para dar su primera exposición  bilingüe. El miércoles 26 de julio a las 7 PM, tanto la Dra. Delia Larrauri como la Dra. Monique Ruberu explicarán los muchos beneficios del modelo  Creighton, y de la NaProTecnologia. Habrá una proyección de la película “NaPro, A Quiet Revolution ” ( NaPro, una revolución silenciosa, puedes ver el  trailer en este enlace: Https://

Esto será seguido por presentaciones en inglés y español. Este programa bilingüe se llevará a cabo en el Auditorio del Centro Pastoral Arquidiocesano (primer piso) ubicado en 222 N.17 th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Estacionamiento gratis disponible, por favor usar la entrada de la calle 17.

En cada Exposición de NaProtecnologia, los profesionales de FertilityCare estarán disponibles para contestar preguntas sobre la salud reproductiva de las mujeres, de los problemas o situaciones que enfrenta la mujer a cualquier edad.  Las preguntas y respuestas se realizan con tarjetas sin identificación para garantizar la privacidad. Para registrarse, vaya a:

100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima


Sunday, May 7

♦ 2:00 PM Archdiocesan May Procession in the Basilica

Saturday, May 13

 ♦ 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:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation with a Missionary of Mercy

Please press here for details.

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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