The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel to Celebrate Her Feast Day

Dear Brother Priests and Deacons,
On behalf of Reverend Dennis Gill, Rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, and the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel, I write to share information about the upcoming celebration of the patron saint’s feast day on March 3, 2021. 
All are welcome to attend the Sung Mass at the Shrine within the Cathedral Basilica at 12:05 p.m. The Mass will be streamed live via and on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Facebook page
 In addition, all are also 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:
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:
For more information on the Shrine of Saint Katharine Drexel at the Cathedral Basilica, please see the website,
Please consider sharing this material broadly in your parish communities in the manner you deem most appropriate. Thank you.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Msgr. Daniel J. Sullivan
Vicar for Clergy


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