March 22, 2021

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez to Celebrate Palm Sunday and the Sacred Paschal Triduum at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Faithful throughout the five-county Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and all people of good will, are invited to celebrate Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord and the Sacred Paschal Triduum in person. Virtual live streamed broadcasts will also be available.

Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday 
March 28, 2021 – April 4, 2021

MASS SCHEDULE FOR PALM SUNDAY OF
THE PASSION OF THE LORD

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the Passion of the Lord is proclaimed as Christians around the globe mark the beginning of the holiest week of the year.

11:00 a.m. Solemn Mass: Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist. This Mass will be streamed live on the Archdiocesan website http://archphila.org and Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez/.

Members of the Cathedral Schola will assist with liturgical music. Palm will be distributed at all Masses.

In keeping with the commitment of the Archdiocese to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, appropriate social distancing and other safety protocols will remain in effect. To find the latest guidelines issued by the Office for Divine Worship, please visit http://www.odwphiladelphia.org/news/.

(mult-box feed available) 

CHRISM MASS

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will celebrate the Chrism Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

During this Mass, Archbishop Pérez will bless the Oil of Catechumens as well as the Oil of the Sick and consecrate the Oil of Chrism. These Holy Oils will be used at parishes throughout the Archdiocese during the coming year in the celebration of the Sacraments.

Members of the Cathedral Schola will assist with liturgical music.

The Chrism Mass is not open to the public this year due to capacity limitations, but will be streamed live at http://archphila.org as well as on Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez. (mult-box feed available)

 

SCHEDULE FOR THE SACRED PASCHAL TRIDUUM
April 1, 2021 – April 4, 2021

In keeping with the commitment of the Archdiocese to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, appropriate social distancing and other safety protocols will remain in effect. To find the latest guidelines issued by the Office for Divine Worship, please visit http://www.odwphiladelphia.org/news/.

HOLY THURSDAY MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER – April 1st  

7:30 p.m.

 Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist.  This Mass commemorates the Last Supper, during which Christ instituted the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Holy Orders, and gave us His commandment to love one another. The washing of feet, which is always optional, will not be performed during this celebration.

Members of the Cathedral Schola, accompanied by organ, will assist with liturgical music.

This Mass will be streamed live on the Archdiocese website http://archphila.org as well as on Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez. (mult-box feed available)

 

GOOD FRIDAY CELEBRATION OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD – April 2nd

3:00 p.m.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will preside and preach at the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, commemorating the Holy Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.

Members of the Cathedral Schola will assist with liturgical music.

This liturgy will be streamed live on the Archdiocese website http://archphila.org as well as on Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez.

EASTER VIGIL MASS – APRIL 3rd

8:00 p.m.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Easter Vigil Mass celebrating the Resurrection of the Lord. The Easter Vigil will include four parts: Service of Light (Blessing of the Fire and preparation of the Paschal Candle), Liturgy of the Word, Baptismal Liturgy and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Members of the Cathedral Schola, accompanied by organ, will assist with liturgical music.

This Mass will be streamed live on the Archdiocese website http://archphila.org as well as on Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez.

 

MASS SCHEDULE FOR EASTER SUNDAY OF
THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
April 4, 2021

EASTER SUNDAY SOLEMN MASS

11:00 a.m.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the celebrant and homilist at this Mass of Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord. Members of the Cathedral Schola will assist with liturgical music.

This Mass will be streamed live on the Archdiocese website http://archphila.org as well as on Archdiocese Facebook pages: 

www.facebook.com/ArchbishopPerez/

www.facebook.com/ArchPhila/

Mass will also be celebrated at the following times: 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. (in English and Spanish) in the Basilica. These Masses will not be available via livestream.

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Editor’s Note: Video and audio mult-box clean feeds are available for all Holy Week Masses with multiple HD-SDI video (BNC) and mic/line (XLR) connections.

For all the Holy Week events media trucks can access an external mult-box in the parking lot at the rear of the Cathedral. The mult-box features both Program and Cleanfeed 1080i video with embedded audio (BNC) and Program audio (XLR). Broadcast Media outlets will have parking space in the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center parking lot. The parking lot entrance is located on 17th Street.

The direct link and embed code are below.

https://vimeo.com/event/17522

 

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