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The Cathedral of St. Joseph is undergoing a great renewal. As Bishop McKnight said, “During this year, we vacate this Cathedral structure in order to take care of some needed repairs, to increase our hospitality to visitors and guests, and to manifest more clearly the beauty of our Catholic faith in the various pieces of artwork that are being fashioned by artists near and far away”

An artist's rendition of the new sanctuary for the Cathedral of St. Joseph. ©William Heyer Architect

Act of Consecration for Peace

Pope Francis asked “priests, religious and faithful” to assemble in their churches and places of prayer on March 25 to join him in a “solemn Act of Consecration of humanity, and Russia and Ukraine in particular, to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” We continue to pray for peace throughout the world, and especially for an end to the conflict and suffering in Ukraine.

Come, Holy Spirit!

Better Together is more than a phrase for us; it is an invitation to go deeper into what it means to be a Catholic Christian. Our pastoral planning process is underway and everyone has a role.


 "As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." (1 Peter 4:10)


Learn more about what is happening in our 100+ faith communities and how you can get involved.

All Christians are called to service by virtue of their baptism. The call to priesthood and religious life is heard at various ages and circumstances of life; God’s call is often incarnated through the words, example, and support of others.

Help us to awaken the call within those called to ordination or vowed religious life.