March 15, 2020

Archbishop Perez To Offer Mass For The Intention Of Those Affected By The Covid-19 Pandemic; Remote Participation Via Livestream Video Is Encouraged

Beginning this Sunday, March 15th the 11:00 a.m. Mass celebrated at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will be streamed live on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s website as well as the Facebook pages for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez.

These live streams will be provided on an ongoing basis and are being provided as an additional mode for individuals to participate in Sunday Mass remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant and homilist for the Mass this Sunday. The faithful are encouraged to participate via livestream. Archbishop Pérez will offer the Mass for all those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe as well as those working to provide for the health and safety of persons around the world.

Links to the livestream sites can be found below.

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Editor’s Note: In union with the Bishops of Pennsylvania, Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez has dispensed the faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. A link to that statement can be found here

No mult-box feed will be provided. Television cameras and still photographers will be permitted inside the Cathedral and are asked to remain clear of the main aisle.


Contact: Kenneth A. Gavin

Chief Communications Officer

215-587-3747 (office)