“We need to guard our hearts, where the Holy Spirit dwells, so that other spirits do not enter; guard the heart, as a house is guarded with a key. And then to watch the heart, like a sentinel. How often do wicked thoughts, wicked intentions, jealousy, envy enter in? So many things that enter in. But who has opened that door? Jesus says: ‘He who does not gather with me scatters.’ He uses the word ‘to gather.’ To have a gathering heart, a heart in which we know what happens, and here and there you can perform a practice as old as the Church, but good: the examination of conscience. Who of us, at night, at the end of the day, remains by himself, by herself, and asks the question: what happened today in my heart? What happened? What things have passed through my heart? If we don’t do this, we have truly failed to know how to watch and guard [our hearts] well. The examination of conscience is a grace, because to guard our heart is to guard the Holy Spirit, Who is within us: We know – Jesus says clearly – that the devil always returns. Even at the end of life, He, Jesus, gives us an example of this. And to guard, to watch, so that the demons don’t enter in, we must be able to gather ourselves, that is, to stand in silence before ourselves and before God, and at the end of the day ask ourselves: ‘What happened today in my heart? Did anyone I don’t know enter? Is the key in its place?’ And this will help us to defend ourselves from so much wickedness.”
~Pope Francis, October 11, 2014
Welcome to Saint Joseph Cathedral, the Mother Church for the Diocese of Columbus. Saint Joseph Cathedral is home in service to its Bishop and in service to the community, as a beacon for all dimensions of liturgical life.
Saturdays 5:15 p.m.
Sundays 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m.
Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m.
Wednesdays : 7:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and at 5:15 p.m.
Holidays: 7:30 a.m.
For the full schedule of Masses, and vigils visit our Mass Times page.
Join the Cathedral Parish
We would love for you to join the St. Joseph Cathedral parish. Introduce yourself to one of the clergy members at the back of the Cathedral after any Mass and take a moment to fill out our Parishioner Registration form.
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Participate in our Cathedral Community
There are many ways to participate in our Cathedral Community. Go beyond attending Mass and engage the cathedral community to make life long friends who share our values and are the living liturgy of Christ. There is so much to explore as part of a Cathedral community which is dedicated to Liturgy, Arts, Music, Education and Social Justice. At St. Joseph Cathedral we have over 20 different groups for you to participate in, come and broaden your spiritual life!