Saint Joseph Cathedral Parish

Broadcast Schedule of Liturgies

A video of daily Mass at the Cathedral is now available on the Diocesan YouTube Channel. Audio and video versions of the Holy Week and Easter liturgies at the Cathedral will be available. Click on "Read more" for the schedule and access links. Read more

The Cathedral is Closed

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Cathedral is closed. When the Cathedral is reopened the new opening hours will be posted here. If you need assistance call the office between 8 am and 4 PM Monday-Friday. Read the letter from Father Kitsmiller. Read more

Public Liturgies Suspended

The bishops of Ohio have suspended all publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies, at least through Sunday, May 3rd. Audio and video broadcasts are available (see previous headline). Read more

Home Prayer Guide - Palm Sunday

Since all public liturgies have been suspended, parishioners are encourgaged to have an in-home service. Click "Readmore" for a guide for Palm Sunday. Read more

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to arrange and guide tours of the Cathedral. Read more

Backdoor Ministry

Help provide food for the disadvantaged in downtown Columbus by supporting the Saint Joseph Cathedral Backdoor Ministry. Read more

Bishop's Annual Appeal

Complete your pledge for the Bishop's Annual Appeal and help us reach our enhanced goal for the replacement and motorization of our Handicapped Entrance Doors for persons with disabilities. Read more


Welcome to Saint Joseph Cathedral

Welcome to the mother church of the Diocese of Columbus – Saint Joseph Cathedral. A Cathedral is a parish, and here you will find us to be a very welcoming parish. I invite you to join us for Mass, for one of the Weekly Holy Hours and other liturgies, for one of our Cathedral Choir concerts, or just stop by for quiet prayer. In any case I pray that you find in our parish family the joy, peace and comfort that Jesus promises to His disciples.

The quality of the Christian Life and the strength of our parish community is a direct result of our being centered in Jesus Christ and nourished by both Word and Sacrament – especially the Eucharist. Jesus invites us 23 times in the New Testament to “follow Him.” Nurtured by the spiritual nourishment of our Savior, we are compelled to “be doers of the word, not hearers only” (James 1:22) which translates into living our faith as disciples of Christ. Our faith cannot be stagnant; we need to live our faith in order to achieve authentic discipleship.

We encourage our parishioners to become involved in the various ministries offered through membership in our parish family. At Saint Joseph Cathedral we believe that the spiritual nourishment we receive from our prayer and sacramental life helps us to be “our brother’s (and sister’s) keeper” within our parish community, in addition to actively reaching out to help others – to love others as Christ loves us.

On behalf of the priests, deacons, parish staff and the entire parish community I warmly welcome you to Saint Joseph Cathedral.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Bob Kitsmiller
Very Rev. Robert Kitsmiller, Rector


Saint Joseph Cathedral






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Parish Office Hours

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Friday
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Closed Saturday, Sunday, and on major holidays

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