Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul and Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel

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Deanery: 9
Founded: 1846
Address: 18th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Rectory Address: 1723 Race St. 19103
Rectory Email: [email protected]
Rectory Phone: 215-561-1313; 215-561-1314
Pastor: Rev. Gerald Dennis Gill
Parochial Vicars: Rev. Brandon M. Artman, Rev. Peter J. Welsh, part time & Spanish Apostolate, in residence Sacred Heart of Jesus, Philadelphia
In Residence: Rev. Msgr. John M. Savinski
Permanent Deacons: Deacon Jesus M. Burgos
Other Parish Information:
Mass Times: Anticipated Mass, Saturdays, 5:15 PM. Sundays, 8, 9:30, 11 AM (solemn); 12:30 (Spanish), 6:30 PM. Weekdays, Monday to Friday, 7:15 AM, 12:05 PM. Saturdays, 12:05 PM. Vigil Mass, Holydays, 5:15 PM. Holydays, 7:15 AM, 12:05, 12:35, 5:15 PM.
Confessions: Monday to Friday, 11:30 AM. Saturdays, 4:15 PM. Sundays, 9 AM, 5:30 PM.
Students Attend:

St. Francis Xavier School, 24th and Wallace Sts. 19130-0001

School Phone: 215-763-6564
Accessibility Information:

Church: Accessible entrances, curb cuts, ramps and parking near accessible entrances for churches with parking lots. Sufficiently wide and level approach or gradually sloping ramp to door; doorway wider than 32 inches, with automatic door or one that is easily opened with minimum pressure or usher assistance; parking spaces large enough to accommodate vans with access aisle for discharge on either side of van; parking spaces designated with proper signage.

Church Restroom: Facilities adapted for wheelchair users. Restroom has proper door size, enlarged stall, grab bars, clearance space, accessible fixtures and sink.

Assistive Listening Device (ALD): Church is equipped with ALD for sound system. Ear phones or audio loops that enhance the sound are available for people who are hard of hearing.

Confessional: Assistive listening device in the confessional that amplifies the sound for someone who is hard of hearing.


Broad St. from Fairmount Ave. to Market St.; to the Schuylkill River; to the Spring Garden Street Bridge; to the George Washington Monument (entrance to the Parkway); along Parkway to 20th St.; to Fairmount Ave.; to Broad St.