Christmas and New Year’s schedule

 

CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
AND SHRINE OF SAINT KATHARINE DREXEL
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica is a very special time of the year for our parishioners and our visitors.  Perhaps more than ever we need to celebrate the Birth of the Divine Savior and his promised gifts of redemption and salvation.  Please extend an invitation to your families, friends and neighbors to join us at the Cathedral Basilica for the Holy Days of Christmas.

There are many opportunities for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation during Advent.  Please seriously consider a good Confession with the reception of the sacramental forgiveness of sins in preparation for Christmas.  If you are homebound, and would like to receive this Sacrament in your home for Christmas, please call the Parish Office, 215-561-1313.

Count on the prayers of your parish priests, especially at the Masses of Christmas.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

 Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 3:00 PM in the Basilica
For more information, please see, https://cathedralphilaconcerts.org/

 

CONFESSIONS FOR CHRISTMAS 2021

Sundays of Advent
9:00 AM, 12 Noon (in Spanish in the Chapel), and 5:30 PM in the Basilica

Monday through Friday, at 11:30 AM in the Basilica
Saturdays of Advent 4:15 PM in the Basilica

Resources for the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
can be found on the website of the Office for Divine Worship,
http://www.odwphiladelphia.org/sacred-liturgy/archdiocesan-guidelines/

 

MASSES FOR CHRISTMAS 2021

Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, December 25
A Holy Day of Obligation

Friday, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021
5:00 PM Solemn Vigil Mass and 7:30 PM Vigil Mass in the Basilica

Saturday, Christmas Day, December 25, 2021
12:00 AM Midnight – Solemn Mass in the Basilica
8:00 AM, 10:00 AM – Solemn Mass, and 12:00 PM Noon – Solemn Mass in the Basilica

There is no evening Mass.


MASSES FOR SUNDAY WITHIN THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
December 26, 2021
Follows the regular Sunday Mass schedule
 

Sunday, December 27, 2021

8:00 AM Mass, 9:30 AM Mass, 11:00 AM Solemn Mass, 12:30 PM Mass (in Spanish in the Cathedral Chapel)
and 6:30 PM Mass in the Basilica

Confessions on Sunday, December 26, 2021
9:00 AM, 12 Noon (in Spanish in the Chapel)
and 5:30 PM in the Basilica

 

MASSES FOR NEW YEAR’S DAY 2022
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, January 1

Friday, New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2021
5:15 PM Anticipated Mass in the Cathedral Chapel

11:00 PM Holy Hour with Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Basilica

Saturday, New Year’s Day, January 1, 2022
12:00 Midnight, Solemn Mass in the Basilica
8:00 AM Mass, 10:00 AM Mass and 12:00 PM Noon Solemn Mass in the Basilica.

There is no evening Mass.



PARKING

Parking will be available to our visitors on Holy Days and weekends on a first come first serve basis
in the parking lot adjacent to the Cathedral.
Use entrance on 17th St. GPS address: 222 North 17th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103


All are welcome.