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Saint Joseph Cathedral
Mother Church of the Diocese of Columbus

"Be generous in offering hospitality"

SAINT JOSEPH CATHEDRAL MISSION STATEMENT
Saint Joseph Cathedral is the Mother Church for the Diocese of Columbus, in service to its Bishop and in service to the community, as a beacon for all dimensions of liturgical life.
 

The Most Reverend Frederick F. Campbell, D.D., Ph.D., Bishop of Columbus

Very Reverend Michael Lumpe, Rector
Father Paul Noble, Diocesan Vocation Director, In Residence
Father Hilary C. Ike, JCL, Diocesan Tribunal, In Residence
Deacon Tom and Mary Alice Johnston, Pastoral Ministers
Deacon Jim Gorski, Pastoral Minister
Dr. Paul Thornock, Cathedral Director of Music
Robert A. Wisniewski, Principal Organist and Assistant Director of Music
Paul G. Davis, Director of Religious Education
Nancy Thornock, Wedding Coordinator, nthornock@msn.com

Terri Scott, Office Manager
Carol Stollenwerk,  Administrative Assistant

St. Joseph Cathedral
212 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-1295

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SAINT JOSEPH CATHEDRAL – CORE VALUES

Core Values are the guiding principles requiring no external justification. They have intrinsic value and importance to those inside by which they operate and discern. They are distinctive and the cultural cornerstones of shared work.

There are five principle characteristics that differentiate a Cathedral: Liturgy; Arts; Music; Education and Social Justice. We, as Saint Joseph Cathedral hold the following core values:

Liturgy: We regard Saint Joseph Cathedral as the heart of divine worship, and the mother and model of liturgical life for all other parishes in the Diocese of Columbus as inspired and led by the Bishop and his Rector.

Arts: We revere the majestic art and architecture of Saint Joseph Cathedral, all of its intrinsic beauty, its divine grace surrounding God’s holy people, its inspiration on worship and the cultural influence it has upon the very fabric of Columbus and the entire Diocese.

Music: We regard sacred music as the Church’s treasure of inestimable value and strive to follow the church’s mandate to cultivate excellence and beauty through Gregorian chant, sacred polyphony and the use of pipe organ to engender the full, active and conscious participation of the faithful in the liturgy.

Education: We impart our catechism of faith to those embracing Catholicism with prayer and service and to all Saint Joseph Cathedral parishioners of all ages through RCIA, Parish School of Religion, and scholarship support for our children attending Diocesan parochial schools, and other adult faith formation opportunities.

Social Justice/Concerns: As a Cathedral community, we commit to fulfilling our baptismal call to love and serve one another through the Holy Spirit and to recognize that we are made in the image and likeness of God & as such, we will work for social justice on behalf of all from conception to death.

 

 

Parish News

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Be sure to check out the Table of Contents link located at the top of page's link bars.  The Table of Contents section has several more links than are shown on the link bars on the top of the page.  From the Table of Contents section you'll be able to access pages about the Cathedral History, get Links to other useful websites, and learn about our Parish Organizations such as the Parish Council, Knights of Columbus, and many more organizations.

This section of the website contains the latest news such as upcoming Events and Cathedral concerts.


You are invited to join us at SAINT JOSEPH CATHEDRAL to celebrate Holy Week and
the Sacred Paschal Triduum

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PALM SUNDAY ~ APRIL 13
Saturday (April 12): 5:15 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m.

MONDAY OF HOLY WEEK, APRIL 14
Masses: 7:30 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.
Stations of the Cross: 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY OF HOLY WEEK, APRIL 15
Confessions: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Masses: 7:30 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.
The Chrism Mass: 6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY OF HOLY WEEK, APRIL 16
Masses: 7:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m., 5:15 p.m.
Weekly Holy Hour and Confessions: 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 17
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 p.m.

GOOD FRIDAY ~ PASSION OF THE LORD, APRIL 18
No Masses are celebrated on Good Friday
Walking Stations of the Cross: 8:00 a.m.
Celebration of the Passion of the Lord: 12:00 Noon
Confessions heard following the Celebration of the Passion
Office of Tenebrae ~ Cathedral Choir: 8:00 p.m.

EASTER VIGIL MASS, APRIL 19
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

~ EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 20 ~
THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

Masses: 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m.

TWO POPES, TWO SAINTS: PERSPECTIVES ON JOHN XXIII AND JOHN PAUL II
presented by noted theologians
Fr. Jared Wicks, S.J., and Msgr. Frank Lane
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7:00 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m.
Saint Joseph Cathedral
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KROGER PLUS CARD COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM TO BENEFIT SAINT JOSEPH CATHEDRAL
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Read about Current Cathedral Activities, weekly readings and more in the latest Bulletin. Click here to go to the Bulletins page.

NATIONAL PRAYER CAMPAIGN FOR FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE
The bishops have taken a strong stance in response to the Health & Human Services mandate requiring employers to offer coverage of immoral activities. Bishop Campbell encourages us all to continue keeping strong in prayer. This link to the Novena Prayer at www.PrayerCampaign.org is one way to offer your prayers. Additional special prayers will be posted each day of the novena at this website. Blessings to all! ~Fr. Mike

SOME TOPICS OF INTEREST LISTED IN THE BULLETINS:

Special Masses with Bishop Frederick F. Campbell
Baptism Workshop dates (Jan., March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.)
Special Parish Activities & Meetings

All parishioners are encouraged to visit our Organizations Page to learn about opportunities to get involved in the wonderful work our parish volunteers do. A Time and Talent Commitment Form is available on the Organizations Page to indicate your interests.

Also, check out the Events Line at (614) 224-1295, option #2.

For Cathedral Choir & Concert information, see www.CathedralMusic.org

 

ARE YOU A REGISTERED MEMBER OF OUR PARISH?
Please do not assume you are registered just because you attend Mass here. To check your registration or become a new member of our Cathedral Community, you may call the Cathedral parish office. Also, registration forms are available on the stone tables as you enter the Cathedral. Ask an usher for one. Or use our online form. Return your registration in an envelope in the Sunday collection, drop it off at the Rectory or fax to: (614) 224-1176. Welcome to the Cathedral Community!
Moving? Do you have a new address, phone number, email or a new baby? Has your marital status changed?
Please help us in our efforts to keep our records up to date.  To provide updates or for any questions about registration, please feel free to contact Carol Stollenwerk at
cathedral@columbus.rr.com.

PLEASE ADVERTISE IN OUR BULLETIN!
We have advertising space available and are in need of your support. If there is anyone who would like to advertise their business, you may do so by calling Dee Printing at (614) 777-8700.


CATHEDRAL TOURS
Guided tours of Saint Joseph Cathedral’s majestic interior, undercroft and crypt are available on weekdays and Sunday afternoons by appointment. Learn more about the history and treasures of the Cathedral. Tours are provided for any size group from 1-2 people or a large group of 50+ (elevator available, accessible from the outside door on the west side). Teachers, this would be a great outing for your students!

DID YOU KNOW?

  • One of the chief architects was Civil War General William S. Rosencrans, brother of the first Bishop of Columbus.
  • The Cathedral has no cornerstone. In 1868 when construction took a turn from building the St. Joseph Church (begun in 1866) to Saint Joseph Cathedral, the cornerstone was lost, destroyed or sealed within the building’s 3-foot thick walls.
  • Architecture is High French Gothic
  • When the first Mass was said in the Cathedral on December 25, 1872 on a makeshift wooden altar, one of the young altar servers was James Hartley, who later became the fourth Bishop of Columbus.
  • The first wedding was celebrated at the Cathedral February 25, 1873 for John Mangan and Annie Clifford.
  • The Cathedral bell was ordered by Bishop Watterson on October 17, 1882.
  • The 1914 marble pulpit had the image of St. Francis de Sales and is now located in the narthex.
  • There are two Bishops entombed in the Cathedral’s undercroft crypt.  Find out who they are….
  • This website has a full history of the Cathedral.

To plan your guided tour, please contact Michael Elton at melton@columbus.rr.com or (614) 405-7770.  

MASS INTENTIONS:
The unity of the Church includes our relationships with each other and with the poor souls in purgatory, as well as the Saints in heaven. It has always been a practice of the Church to pray for the dead. One way the practice is carried out is by remembering those who have gone before us in faith, having a Mass celebrated for them. Daily Mass intentions are listed in the bulletin. Mass intentions may also be offered for those who are ill as well as for family, friends and special occasions for loved ones. A stipend (gift) of $10 for such a request should be sent to the office before the mass is celebrated. If you would like to have a Mass celebrated, please call the Parish Office at (614) 224-1295 or email Carol Stollenwerk at: cathedral@columbus.rr.com .

PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK
Parishioners wishing to have a home, hospital or nursing home visit, please contact Deacon Tom Johnston at 614-267-1903 to make arrangements.

Saints Peter and Paul Retreat is offering private silent retreats twice a week Monday to Wednesday Morning and Wednesday Afternoon to Friday Morning
Come away for a short time to be with God.  Learn more details including reserving your time with God.

 
Are you new to Saint Joseph's Cathedral?

If so, please click on the following link: New Parishioner Welcoming.

 

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