Dear Friends of the Cathedral,
Blessings to you and your family, and welcome to our parish website! On behalf of Bishop Peter A. Libasci, the staff and good people of Saint Joseph Cathedral, it is my pleasure to introduce you to the following pages. Here you will find information on the many and varied aspects of our parish life, including the schedule of daily and weekend Masses, confessions, and information on the sacramental life of the Church (how to plan for weddings, baptisms, funerals, and other important moments in the Christian life of faith, hope and love), a calendar of events, outreach ministries, family faith formation, updates on the Cathedral restoration project, parish social events, and diocesan events and liturgical celebrations. There are also several links that I hope you will find helpful and informative when it comes to learning more about the Catholic faith, and to how you may financially support the Cathedral with donations via online giving.
This year, the Cathedral parish family will embark on a focused initiative to promote the Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis, entitled The Joy of the Gospel. In that letter, which was addressed to Bishops, Clergy, Religious and all the Lay Faithful, the Holy Father writes: The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness. With Christ joy is constantly born anew…I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come (no. 1).
It is our sincere hope that the Cathedral will become more and more a place where the joy of the Gospel will be experienced and shared; where that encounter with Jesus, through the Word and Sacrament, through fellowship and service, will infuse people with a new inspiration to believe, and to joyfully and confidently bear witness to that belief, so all the nations will come to know the salvation of our God (Isaiah 52:10)!
Please stay tuned for the events and opportunities wherein you can join us on this journey. In a special way, please plan on participating in our Lent 2015 small group Scripture reflection, when we will come together in homes and here at the Cathedral to pray and reflect upon the Lenten Sunday Gospels. This will be a focused, guided, and meaningful experience that will encourage each of us to renew our own joy of the Gospel. As the time approaches you will hear and read much more about this endeavor, and I hope that all of you will make the effort to participate fully.
With prayers for God’s rich blessings in your life,
I am Yours faithfully in the Lord,
Monsignor Anthony R. Frontiero
Bishop Peter A. Libasci, D.D.
Tenth Bishop of Manchester
Saturday evening 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Weekdays - (chapel)
Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Holy Days as announced
Monday-Saturday 7:30-8:00 a.m.
Saturday 2:45-3:30 p.m.