The Sacrament of Reconciliation with a Missionary of Mercy

Missionaries of Mercy are priests – diocesan or religious – who have been commissioned by the Holy Father to give particular emphasis to the duty shared by all priests to “hear confessions and preach on behalf of and promote the Sacrament of Reconciliation.” They are to be an intentional, visible expression of the mercy of […]

Cathedral Concert Series

Cathedral Basilica Christmas Concert December 10, 2023 at 3pm  Epiphany Singers Concert December 23, 2023 at 8pm   Artcinia June 2, 2024  Engoma Enteera Orchestra Concert June 14, 2024 at 6:30 pm Fairfield Children’s Choir June 25, 2024 VoxAmaDeus December 20, 2024   Visiting Choirs St. Joseph Schola Cantorum Director- Jane Hall     October 21, 2023  […]

The Divine Mercy Chaplet

We will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet each Friday at 3:00 P.M. y for peace in Ukraine and the conversion of Russia. Join us wherever you are.  “The souls that say this chaplet will be embraced by My mercy during their lifetime and especially at the hour of their death.” (Diary, 754) Join Via Zoom […]

Eucharistic Processions – Eucharistic Revival

For the duration of the three-year Eucharistic Revival, we are planning for the Cathedral Parish the following three Eucharistic Processions each year: 2022 – 2023 Sunday, June 19, 2022 Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Sunday, November 20, 2022 Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Sunday, April […]

Peace in our Streets

As part of a religious response to the increasing gun violence on our neighborhood streets and the need to pray for peace in our City, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is opening its doors every Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM for prayer.  This focused and intentional period of prayer is open […]

Lunch on the Cathedral Lawn

Our friends from Christ in the City will be hosting a lunch on the Cathedral lawn EVERY Wednesday.They will be serving a hot lunch at 12 PM for all of our friends on the street and whoever else would like to join. Training sessions to become a Christ in the City volunteer with homeless persons in […]

Lenten Schedule

The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Thursday with the celebration of the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Lent is a preparation for the celebration of Easter. The Lenten liturgy disposes both catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the Paschal Mystery, the death and resurrection of the Lord […]

The Annual Archdiocesan Eucharistic Liturgy with Persons with Disabilities, The Deaf Community, Family, Friends and Caregivers

Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 3:00 PM Celebrant and Homilist: Archbishop Nelson Pérez  Location: Cathedral Basilica SS. Peter and Paul A light reception is held following the Mass. We encourage parish participation and individuals/parish groups to volunteer to assist with all aspects of the Mass and reception.   

Lenten Day of Recollection

Sponsored by the Office of Consecrated Life Saturday, March 9, 2024 9am-3:30pm Presenter Father Hyacinth Cordell, OP Location Drexel Hall/Cathedral Chapel All are invited No Cost/Free parking available next to the Cathedral  RSVP: Sister Gabrielle Mary, RSM, Delegate for Consecrated Life

Archdiocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at the 5:15 PM Anticipated Mass   Principal Celebrant: Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez. This Mass is offered for all married couples who are newlyweds, or who have been married 1-5 years. 25 years or more, or 50 years or more. Everyone, including friends and family, are welcome and encouraged to attend, […]

The Patricians Meeting

sponsored by the Legion of Mary Of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel Is Our Lady Necessary? Sunday, February 25, 2024 1:00 PM ─ 3:00 PM Presenter: Beatrice Rolland DBA, CPA * Spiritual Director: Sr. Mary Luchia, PVMI From His cross, Jesus looked at Mary and […]

Men’s Study Group

The Men’s Study Group starts on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023.  We will meet for one hour on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in Drexel hall at 7 PM beginning on September 27th.Below is a video I came across with some very good insights on getting men back into the Church.We would encourage […]

Visits for School Age Children and Adults

  This year we are offering a program for guided visits to the Cathedral Basilica and the Tomb of Saint Katharine Drexel. This is a wonderful opportunity for school-age children as well as adults.

Cathedral Charismatic Praise & Prayer Group

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Charismatic Renewal Cathedral Charismatic Praise & Prayer Group All are welcome on Wednesdays,   6:15 pm – 8:00 pm Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul: Neumann Room 1723 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Parking available: Enter the Cathedral lot by 17th Street entrance. Neumann Room is between the rectory and the […]


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia rejoices that three of her priests have been chosen by Christ and named by our Holy Father to be elevated to the dignity of the episcopal office. Archbishop Perez asks the faithful to pray daily for Bishop-elect Keith J. Chylinski, Bishop-elect Christopher R. Cooke, and Bishop-elect Efren V. Esmilla as they […]

Visio Divina at the Cathedral

Come allow God to speak to you through art, guided meditation, and discussion. Engage in prayer through sacred art over a 10 session series every other week starting on February 20th. Each session will feature a unique artwork accompanied by scripture passages and guided meditations. Time for discussion and fellowship will follow. 7:00 PM – […]