February 19, 2021

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel Will Celebrate Her Feast Day on March 3rd

Faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to celebrate the feast day of Saint Katharine Drexel with a Sung Mass at the Shrine within the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

12:05 p.m.

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Mass will be streamed live on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArchPhila) and the Archdiocesan website (https://vimeo.com/event/17522).
In addition, all are encouraged to join in praying the Solemn Novena to Saint Katharine Drexel, which will begin on Monday, February 22. Please follow the link below to access the Novena: https://www.saintkatharinedrexelshrine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Solemn-Novena.pdf.

Prayer intentions can also be submitted and will be especially remembered every Thursday in the perpetual Novena to Saint Katharine Drexel following the 7:15 a.m. and the 12:05 p.m. Masses in the Cathedral Chapel. Please use this link to submit a prayer intention or offering: https://www.saintkatharinedrexelshrine.com/prayers-intentions/.

Background Regarding Saint Katharine Drexel

Saint Katharine Drexel was canonized on October 1, 2000. She is the second American-born person ever to be canonized. Born into tremendous wealth as part of the Drexel family, she gave up her life of privilege to found the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1891. She dedicated her life to serve the needs of African Americans and Native Americans, and inspired so many women, who joined the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, to follow her example.


Editor’s Note: For more information on the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel at the Cathedral Basilica, please see the website, https://www.saintkatharinedrexelshrine.com/.

Below is the link to the live stream.

Direct link: https://vimeo.com/event/17522 

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A press audio/video mult-box clean feed will be provided in the Cathedral parking lot with multiple HD-SDI video (BNC) and mic/line (XLR) connections. Crews will need a live truck or recording device.

Please contact Daniel Kearns with any technical concerns at 215-888-0305 (cell).


Contact: Alyssa McFadden

Communications Assistant

215-587-3747 (office)