Schedule of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Midnight Mass on Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017.
The Holy Day of Christmas is a most special occasion for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as we celebrate the Birth of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. All are welcome to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord at the mother church of the Archdiocese, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Sunday, December 24, 2017
– Christmas Eve Masses will be celebrated in the Cathedral Basilica at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Music for the 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mass will be provided by the Cathedral Schola and Instruments.
-Mass will also be celebrated at 9:30 p.m. in Spanish. Music for this Mass will be provided by a cantor and an organist.
– Beginning at 11:00 p.m. – Cathedral Basilica Choir and Instruments will provide the Choral Prelude to the Midnight Mass with sacred music and carols.
Monday, December 25, 2017
-12:00 a.m. – Solemn Midnight Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. with music provided by the Cathedral Basilica Choir and Instruments. The Midnight Mass will be streamed live on Archbishop Chaput’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/archbishopchaput beginning at 12:00 a.m. (EDT).
-10:00 a.m. – Solemn Mass with music provided by the Cathedral Basilica Choir and Instruments.
Additional Christmas Day Masses will be celebrated in the Cathedral Basilica at 8:00 a.m. with music provided by a cantor and an organist and 12:00 Noon Solemn Mass with the Cathedral Schola and Instruments.
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Editor’s Note: There will not be a mult-box feed for any of the Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Masses. Media planning to cover any Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul are asked to call the Cathedral rectory at 215-561-1313.