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|About||The cathedral church (Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul) is the principal church of the diocese, because it is here that the bishop as local ordinary of the diocese has his throne (chair), called the cathedra. Open since 1864 and located at the|
We love and serve God and our neighbors, His people.
As a center city parish and as caretakers of the Cathedral, we have the special mission of welcoming all people to our mutual house of worship. We reach out to all in the parish and present different opportunities to get involved in the Parish community. We provide means and develop strategies for helping parishioners to know one another better and join their efforts towards building a Community that is active and committed to the service of God and neighbors. We also build Parish Community by reaching out to inactive parishioners to develop and plan for improving friendships among all parishioners. We provide for and encourage full and active participation in Holy Mass. We strive for increased participation — spiritually, physically, and financially — in all activities of the Parish Church and Community
|Description||With its majestic facade, vaulted dome, ornate main altar, eight impressive side chapels, and main sanctuary the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is one of the largest brownstone and architecturally-eminent structures in the City of Philadelphia. The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is ranked among the outstandingly beautiful and architecturally perfect structures in Philadelphia and in the United States.|