Renovation of Cathedral of St. Joseph

A major renovation of the Cathedral of St. Joseph has begun, with hopes for completion and a rededication Mass in January 2023.

“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,” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight stated at the end of his homily on Jan. 2, 2022, the Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord.

Catholics throughout the diocese are invited to participate in a spiritual pilgrimage during the renovation by praying for all involved in the work.

Please use this page as part of that spiritual pilgrimage, by viewing and reflecting on some of the art that will be filling the interior of the Cathedral, and learning about our emphasis on hospitality, a keystone of Catholic stewardship.

You may also provide a financial offering to support the renovation, using our secure form below. We are delighted to partner with Blackbaud to ensure that 100% of your donation will go toward the Cathedral.

Watch the renovation in progress

We are grateful to Jacob Akin for helping us stay aware of the work being done!

Photo Gallery

Bishop Shawn McKnight, Father Louis Nelen, rector of the Cathedral, and Bill Heyer, architect, visited the Progetto Arte Poli studios, where they met with the artists and saw the works of art being created for the Cathedral.

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