The Parish Pastoral Council at the Cathedral Parish was formed on May 16, 1993. As of November 22, 2016, the membership of this Council has been updated, in accord with the revised norms published by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on February 5, 2005. The new membership was confirmed at the Parish Pastoral Council meeting on December 6, 2017.

Rector and Pastor Reverend Gerald Dennis Gill
Parochial Vicar Reverend Kenneth C. Brabazon
Parochial Vicar Reverend Louis J. Kolenkiewicz

Member of the Parish Finance Council Matthew Oberholzer
Permanent Deacon Epifanio DeJesus
Director or Parish Liturgical Music Charlene Angelini

Young Adult (2018) Sofia Trueax
(replacement for Richele Rainosek)
Single Adult (2018) Barbara Rensman
Married Couple (2020) Nicholas and Jessica Baker
Senior Adult (2020) Antonia Pugliese
Spanish Community (2019) Carmen DeJesus
Liturgical Ministry (2019) Philomena Stephen-King

Parish Religious Education Patricia Smith (2019)
Kyle Doolan (2019)
Mary Ann Leigh (2020)

Newly Appointed Members:
Nick and Jessica Baker

As my wife, Jessica, & I prepare to celebrate our second wedding anniversary in November & the arrival of our first child in January, we are reflecting on what the Cathedral means to us. We were married by Father Ken Brabazon right here at the Cathedral Basilica. Before coming into the Basilica, I was a parishioner at Saint Xavier‘s church in Fairmount, while my wife was part of the Methodist Church in New Jersey. Leading up to our wedding she felt a strong calling & decided to convert to Catholicism through the Adult Christian Initiation program here at the Cathedral. During that time, we also both became greeters at the Cathedral during the 9:30 AM Sunday Mass. After being presented with this opportunity we feel like it’s a great chance for us to give back to a church that has given so much to us. We would like to help not only the Archdiocese but other couples & members of the church become more involved. We both feel our roles as lead greeters give us a great platform for outreach & connection with others. As our family grows we hope to continue the great work already being done at the Cathedral & for our own personal journey of faith to grow along with that. Thank you so much for considering us for a position that can only enhance our dedication to the church and each other.