Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the principal celebrant of Mass for the intention of the happy repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul and the Shrine of Saint Katherine Drexel, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas, Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo and a former Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, will concelebrate and preach the homily.

All people of goodwill are invited to participate in person or via live streaming video in prayerful solidarity with Catholics throughout the world as they mourn the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.

Beginning at 11:00 a.m., the Mass will be streamed live on the Archdiocesan Vimeo website, as well as on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and Archbishop Pérez’s Facebook pages at and

The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul is located at 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103.