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Come to the Basilica Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul for during the Extraordinary Month of Mission this October. All are welcome to the following events.

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September 23

7pm – 8pm         Prayer Vigil for World Day of Migrants and Refugees

“It’s not just about migrants, it is about all of us”  Most Reverend Edward M. Deliman, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia will be the celebrant for this prayer vigil at Saint Thomas Aquinas Church (1719 Morris Street Philadelphia, PA 19145).  Please join us as we pray for vulnerable people on the move; for the challenges they face, and help to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.

October 1- October 31

Daily 9am to 5pm   World Mission Rosary Prayer Intentions

Have you ever seen a 50-foot Wooden Rosary?  Come to pray for Missionaries in front of this larger-than-life World Mission Rosary. Pray & write your intentions on Ribbons symbolizing Mission areas.  They will be tied to the Rosary and prayed for by Missionaries. Venerate the Archdiocesan Mission Cross, a symbol of unity and faith, that, in 2000, visited every parish.  In the center of the cross, is a sacred Relic of the “One True Cross.”  

Oct 1—Oct 31

Weekdays after 12:05pm Mass  World Mission Rosary

Pray the World Mission Rosary for the World, Missionaries and the people they serve!     Every Weekday in October.  Each of the five decades is a different color to represent the Mission Lands around the globe.

October 1

7pm to 8:30pm   Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

Hear how a cloistered Carmelite Nun became the Patroness of the Missions!  Learn how her dependence on God made her a revered Missionary Saint.  Cindy Burdett,  Catholic author and speaker, will take us on her journey of conversion and Saint Therese’s role to  the Sacred Heart, which is Love and Mercy itself!   Meet in the Newman Room.

October 6

5:30pm & 6:30 Mass   Blessing of our 50-ft World Mission Rosary

Come Pray the World Mission Rosary.  Archbishop Chaput will bless this Extraordinary wooden World Mission Rosary during this evening Mass!

October 14 – October 18

Daily 11am to 1pm   Missionary Saints Sacred Relics

Be inspired by the sacred relics of Missionary Saints and ask for the prayers of these Saints and for God’s graces to live the same kind of faith-filled life.  Relics on display in the Chapel.

October 16

7pm to 8:30pm    Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Documentary

Join us for the amazing life story of Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen. For decades Fulton Sheen was a shining example of what it means to serve God and men.  Millions of people were influenced by the way he lived, what he taught and the witness of his relationship with God.  After the documentary viewing, make your own World Mission Rosary

October 17

1pm to 2pm & 7pm to 8pm  Sacred Relic Talk

Experience the living God through veneration of relics of his Saints.  Sacred relics remind us of the holiness of a Saint and their cooperation in God’s work.  Join Father Jason Kulczynski as he shares his collection, explanation of the classes of relics and his story of how he became a curator.



These Mission educational events are sponsored, in part,
by a grant provided by the Archdiocesan Educational Fund.