Saint Joseph Cathedral Parish

Covid Update from Bishop Brennan

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Real Presence, Real Future

Bishop Brennan has a message about the Real Presence, Real Future planning initiative. Click on Read more to view the message. Read more

Taxpayer Funded Abortion Legislation

Click on "Read more" for information on how you can petition Congress not to pass taxpayer funded abortion legislation. Read more

Support the Bishop's Annual Appeal

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Download Bulletin and Worship Aid

This week's Bulletin can be downloaded by clicking on Bulletin in the sidebar. The Worship Aid can be downloaded by clicking on "Read more". Read more

Obligation to Attend Mass is Reinstated

The Bishops of Ohio have announced the Lifting of the Dispensation from the Obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. Click on "Read more" to read the letter from the Bishops. Read more

Backdoor Ministry

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

Live Streaming of Sunday Mass

The Sunday 10:30 AM Mass at the Cathedral is being live streamed and broadcast on radio. The weekday 12:05 PM Mass is broadcast on radio. Click on "Read more" for the schedule and access links. 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