Saint Joseph Cathedral Parish

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

Results of Christmas Mass Survey

The Christmas Mass survey has been completed. To see the results of the survey, click on "Read more". Read more

Christmas Mass Schedule

Join us in celebrating the birth of our Savior this Christmas! Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Mass 6:30 p.m. Mass 11:00 p.m. Cathedral Choir Concert 12:00 Midnight Mass Friday, December 25 Christmas Day 10:30 a.m. Mass

Contribute to Christmas flowers

If you would like to have one or more poinsettias placed in the Cathedral “in honor of” or “in memory of” a family member, friend or loved one, please click on "Read more" to submit a form with the required information. Read more

Giving Trees - 2020

Click on "Read more" for information about how to contribute to this year's Giving Tree program. Read more

Support the Bishop's Annual Appeal

Our parish goal for this year is $100,000, which includes initial funding for a planned replacement of the Cathedral's heating/AC system. Click on "Read more" to read Father Kitsmiller's letter. Read more

Backdoor Ministry

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

Masks required in the Cathedral

Governor DeWine has issued a directive mandating that everyone attending religious services must wear a mask. Click on "Read More" to read a letter from Father Kitsmiller with more details. Read more

Live Streaming of Daily Mass

A video of daily Mass at the Cathedral is now available on the Diocese of Columbus web site and the Diocesan YouTube Channel. Click on "Read more" for the schedule and access links. Read more

Covid-19 Related Information

Click on "Read more" for information about the Cathedral's response to Covid-19. 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