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A Gift in Faith

Our Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul stands as a sign of faith for our city, for our Archdiocese and for all of our visitors. It belongs to all of our people and consequently depends on our devoted people. Your generous donation makes it possible to sustain our magnificent church. Your generosity is an indication of your love of God and love of our church. It is also a sign of your appreciation of the magnificence of the Basilica.

Please consider a generous donation. Whether it is a one-time gift or an ongoing offering, your help is greatly appreciated.

Donation Opportunities

General Donation for the Good Works of the Cathedral

Consider making a general donation of any amount (one-time or recurring) that will be used to fund the good works of the Cathedral. These good works include liturgical and devotional events, outreach to the poor and homeless, faith formation and community-building efforts and much more. Click here to sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to find out more!

The Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel

Consider making a general donation of any amount (one-time or recurring) that will be used to fund our efforts to welcome the visitors of the Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, coordinate tours, plan events related to the Shrine and maintain the Shrine’s beauty.  Click here for the Shrine’s website.

Cathedral Basilica Memorial Fund

The Cathedral Basilica Memorial Fund, established on February 1, 2019, provides for the purchase, maintenance and renovation of sacred vessels, sacred vestments and other appointments for the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.

When memorialized items are used during the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy, those in whose memory the items have been provided are joined to the very offering of the saving Sacrifice of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.  For those remembered, there is great spiritual benefit from this communion in worship and prayer.

A donation to the Cathedral Basilica Memorial Fund can be directed toward specific liturgical items, such as, chalices and patens, ciboria, monstrances, cruets, altar cloths and linens, as well as, chasubles and stoles, and dalmatics and stoles; or be a general donation. Donations in memory of the living and the deceased can be made to the Cathedral Basilica Memorial Fund at any time online (click the “donate” link here or above) or by mail to: 

Cathedral Parish Office
1723 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103