Archbishop Nelson Perez will be the celebrant and homilist for the solemn Mass for Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord, April 12 at 11 a.m. from the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.

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This Mass, and all the Easter Sunday Masses in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, is closed to the public this year because of restrictions on public gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Follow the liturgy with a worship aid here and the readings from Scripture here. The readings include the Easter Sequence, a hymn of praise sung only on Easter Sunday.

The faithful are invited to renew their baptismal promises at home, led by Archbishop Perez.

The Mass may also be viewed on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s website at and the archbishop’s Facebook page.

In addition, WHYY TV, channel 12, will broadcast the Mass live at 11 a.m., and 6 ABC, channel 6 will broadcast a prerecorded Mass with Archbishop Perez as celebrant at 11:30 a.m.

The Mass on channel 6 airs every Sunday at 5:30 a.m. In subsequent weeks, the schedule of priest celebrants follows:

April 19, Divine Mercy Sunday: Father Anthony Janton, pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Abington;
April 26, Third Sunday of Easter: Father Anthony Janton
May 3, Fourth Sunday of Easter: Father Dennis Gill, rector of the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia.
May 10, Fifth Sunday of Easter: Father John Day, O.F.M. Cap., pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Philadelphia. 

For all the Masses, the lector will be Robert Frederico, the cantor Vanessa Turchi and the pianist Annette DiMedio.

Watch Archbishop Perez’s video pastoral message for Easter here.