St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, New York City

The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral is located at the corner of Prince Street and Mott Street in the SoHo / Little Italy neighborhood of Manhattan. The corner stone of St Patrick's Old Cathedral, the city's first Cathedral Church, was laid on June 8,1809. It was dedicated on May 14, 1815, and on that day the New York Gazette described the cathedral as "a grand and beautiful church, which may

justly be considered one of the greatest ornaments of our city."

The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral was the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York until the current Saint Patrick's Cathedral located on 5th Avenue and 50th Street opened in 1879. St. Patrick's Old Cathedral became a parish church on May 25,1879. Both cathedral churches share the same Board of Trustees, overseen by Archbishop Timothy Dolan.

In 1966, St. Patrick's Old Cathedral was one of the first sites to be named a New York City landmark by the New York City Landmarks Commission.

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Saturday Evening Vigil Mass:

5:30 pm English

Sunday Mass Times:

9:15 am English

10:15 am Chinese

11:30 am Spanish

12:45 pm English

7:00 pm English

Weekday Mass Times:

Mon-Fri: 8 am (Spanish) & 12:10 pm (English)

Fri: 7:30 pm (Spanish*)

Sat: 9:00 am

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  • Have been coming to NYC for years and was looking for something different we had not done before. Overall our guide Brandon did a very good job on a rainy day but the tour is not worth the money (woul...  more »
  • Pretty cathedral in the fifth avenue. Free entrance. We arrived during a mass ceremony and participated in it for a while. At the same time the church was open for visitors. We noticed that part of th...  more »
  • Came here for the catacomb tour! Our tour guide was fantastic and the tour was extremely informative. I am giving the tour four stars because the advertisements online made it seem like the catacomb was larger and that the experience would be a little creepier. More than half the tour was about the church itself which was very informative. Maybe they could give more information about the tour in their advertisements, etc. Check out my Twitch Channel: Thunder_Birb
  • Gorgeous 200 years old church is the place of many historical events and has burial sites of many famous people. It is also a site of the only NYC catacombs recently opened for public tours. We had an amazing tour with exceptionally knowledgeable guide Leo. The spectrum of his expertise and his sense of humor made this tour enjoyable and learning experience for the very diverse crowd
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