Archive for “March, 2014”

Two Popes, Two Saints: Perspectives on John XXIII and John Paul II

Two Popes, Two Saints: Perspectives on John XXIII and John Paul II presented by noted theologians Fr. Jared Wicks, S.J. and Msgr. Frank Lane.

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Father Jared Wicks, S.J. Reverend Monsignor Frank Lane, Ph.D.

Come and join us at St. Joseph Cathedral on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 7:00 PM ~ 8:30 PM to learn more about the lives and canonization of two of our most beloved Popes, John XXIII and John Paul II. Join us and explore our faith, this lecture is free and open to the public. You may also download the flyer at the link below

Holy Week and the Sacred Paschal Triduum

You are invited to join us at St. Joseph Cathedral to celebrate Holy Week and the Sacred Paschal Triduum. The schedule of events follows:

Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014

  • Saturday, April 12, 5:15 PM Vigil Mass
  • Sunday Masses: 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 5:15 PM

Monday of Holy Week, April 14

  • Masses: 7:30 AM and 12:05 PM
  • Stations of the Cross: 12:30 PM

Tuesday of Holy Week. April 15

  • Confessions: 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
  • Masses: 7:30 AM and 12:05 PM
  • The Chrism Mass: 6:00 PM

Wednesday of Holy Week, April 16

  • Masses: 7:30 AM, 12:05 PM, 5:15 PM
  • Weekly Holy Hour and Confessions: 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Holy Thursday, April 17

  • Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 PM

Good Friday ~ Passion of the Lord, April 18

  • No Masses are celebrated on Good Friday
  • Walking Stations of the Cross: 8:00 AM
  • Celebration of the Passion of the Lord: 12:00 Noon
  • Confessions heard following the Celebration of the Passion

Easter Vigil Mass, April 19

  • Saturday, 8:30 PM

Easter Sunday, April 20

The Resurrection of the Lord

  • Masses: 8:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 5:15 PM

Select the “download” link to get a copy of this schedule. We look forward to seeing you as we celebrate this holiest of weeks.

Mass of Christian Burial

Funeral Mass Planning ~ Sacred Scripture

The Roman Catholic liturgy provides comfort and courage for family and friends mourning the death of a loved one.  They often find that planning and participating in the funeral ceremony provides deeper consolation and strength for them.  When we celebrate death in the Church, it is customary to celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial. The following readings from the Sacred Scriptures are those suggested by the church for the Mass of Christian burial.
Please note that a Catholic lay person in good standing may read the First (Old Testament) or Second (New Testament) reading.  The Holy Gospel is proclaimed only by a Priest or Deacon.

During the Easter Season two New Testament Readings are to be used, instead of one Old Testament and one New Testament reading.  In lieu of the Old Testament reading, a reading from the Acts of the Apostles is to be chosen; the second reading can be one of the New Testament sections provided.

From time to time we are asked if a non-Catholic or a non-Christian may serve as a scripture reader or present the General Intercessions at a Funeral Mass.  The “Directory for the Application of Principles and Norms on Ecumenism,” issued by the Pontifical Commission for Promoting Christian Unity on June 8, 1993 answers this question.  Paragraph 133 of the Directory states “during a Eucharistic celebration in the Catholic Church” the readings are to be proclaimed by a Catholic. The Directory goes on, however, to allow that “on exceptional occasions and for a just cause, the Bishop of the diocese may permit a member of another church or ecclesial community to take on the task of reader.”

Liturgical Ministry

“In the Body of Christ there exists a wonderful variety of ministries, which are especially evident when we gather around the altar to worship God. By virtue of our baptism in Christ, some of us are called to serve as ministers of the liturgical assembly: altar servers assist the priest and deacon, sacristans prepare and maintain that which is necessary for divine worship, musicians help to raise our spirits in joyful praise, ministers of hospitality provide welcome and dignified order to the celebration and eucharistic ministers assist in offering the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful and to the sick. Many members of a parish are involved in one or several of these wonderful ministries, responding to the baptismal call to love others as Jesus has loved us.”

- The Book of Blessings


Minister to Your Parish Community

Members of the Cathedral Community take part in the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy as lectors, eucharistic ministers, hospitality ministers and servers. Ministers carry out their role with the style and grace befitting our majestic Cathedral, the Mother Church of the diocese. Our Liturgical Ministry trainers qualify new ministers soon after they express interest in joining the Cathedral’s Liturgical Ministry so that they can begin their ministries and be added to the current schedule as quickly as possible. Additionally, group refresher sessions, conducted by the Cathedral's Deacons, are held annually.

If you would like to experience the blessing that results from being a participant in the Cathedral’s beautiful masses and other various liturgies as a Liturgical Minister contact Michael Elton at or 614-405-7770.

If you would like to participate in the Liturgical Ministry at St. Joseph Cathedral, you may apply by downloading the form below and emailing the completed document to Michael Elton at or you may complete the on-line form.  Ready to Start?  Click: Apply for Liturgical Ministry.

Mass Times

St. Joseph Cathedral Mass Schedules

Join the St. Joseph Cathedral Community as we celebrate mass for our savior, Jesus Christ.



  • 5:15 PM

    • 8:00 AM
    • 10:30 AM
    • 12:30 PM
    • 5:15 PM


    Monday - Friday

    • 7:30 AM
    • 12:05 PM

    • 7:30 AM
    • 12:05 PM
    • 5:15 PM


    Holy Days Vigil

    • 5:15 PM
    • 7:30 AM
    • 12:05 PM
    • 5:15 PM


    Attending Mass while visiting with St. Joseph Cathedral.

    We look forward to seeing you at mass our at other activities at the Cathedral. Here is some useful information to keep in mind when visiting St. Joseph's:

    1. There is a handicap accessible elevator located at the first door on the west side of the Cathedral.
    2. GLUTEN-FREE HOSTS are available at the 10:30 AM and 5:15 PM Sunday masses for communicants who are gluten intolerant. Worshippers wishing to receive gluten-free Holy Communion are to receive in the center aisle from the Celebrant. When you approach him identify yourself as a gluten-intolerant communicant. Please see a Hospitality Minister in advance if you have any questions.
    3. Parents are welcome to use the Reconciliation Chapel located in the rear of the Cathedral as a quieting and changing room for children during the liturgy.  There is a diaper "changing table" for use behind the wooden screen.  The Chapel is located in the back of the Cathedral (southwest corner) near the elevator.
    4. Restrooms are located in the Undercroft.  Take the elevator to the lowest level, then proceed to the right.
      Envelopes for you church support are available for use on the tables in the back of the Cathedral. 
    5. If envelopes for donations are not available in the back of the church, please ask a hospitality minister for one.
    6. Our hospitality is extended to the hungry and homeless who seek help at the Cathedral.  If you wish to assist us in this work through the ministry of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, a poor box in the wall of the back of the church will receive your donations.


    Attending to your faith at St. Joseph Cathedral

    Penance is a sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the priest’s absolution to those who with true sorrow confess their sins and promise to satisfy for the same. It is called a “sacrament” not simply a function or ceremony, because it is an outward sign instituted by Christ to impart grace to the soul. As an outward sign it comprises the actions of the penitent in presenting himself to the priest and accusing himself of his sins, and the actions of the priest in pronouncing absolution and imposing satisfaction. This whole procedure is usually called, from one of its parts, “confession”, and it is said to take place in the “tribunal of penance”, because it is a judicial process in which the penitent is at once the accuser, the person accused, and the witness, while the priest pronounces judgment and sentence. The grace conferred is deliverance from the guilt of sin and, in the case of mortal sin, from its eternal punishment; hence also reconciliation with God, justification. Finally, the confession is made not in the secrecy of the penitent’s heart nor to a layman as friend and advocate, nor to a representative of human authority, but to a duly ordained priest with requisite jurisdiction and with the “power of the keys” to forgive sins which Christ granted to His Church.

    Monday - Friday
    • 7:30 AM
    • 12:05 PM
    • 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Holy Hour with Confessions
    • 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM


    Attending Mass while traveling away from St. Joseph Cathedral.

    One of the great joys of our faith is to be able to share it with people all across the country. Take advantage of your travels and experience all of the wonderful parishes, cathedrals and churches spread across this great and blessed country. Use  The Catholic Directory to find places of worship wherever your travels take you, and may God keep you until we meet again at St. Joseph Cathedral.

    Mass Intentions

    Mass Intentions at St. Joseph Cathedral

    The unity of the Church includes our relationships with each other and with the poor souls in purgatory, as well as the Saints in heaven. It has always been a practice of the Church to pray for the dead. One way the practice is carried out is by remembering those who have gone before us in faith, having a Mass celebrated for them. Daily Mass intentions are listed in the bulletin.

    Mass intentions may also be offered for those who are ill as well as for family, friends and special occasions for loved ones. A stipend (gift) of $10 for such a request should be sent to the office before the mass is celebrated. If you would like to have a Mass celebrated, please call the Parish Office at (614) 224-1295 or email Carol Stollenwerk at:

    Pastoral Council

     St. Joseph Cathedral Pastoral Council Mission Statement

    To act as an advisory body to the Rector and to provide counsel and support in the management of the affairs of the Cathedral.

     Purpose and Function


    A.     To discern and to articulate the Cathedral’s parish mission

    B.     To report to the parishioners information from the Rector, the Pastoral Council and other community organizations

    C.    To promote collaboration, cooperation, trust and understanding among the Cathedral community

    D.    To participate in pastoral planning with the Rector

    E.     To plan and implement ongoing programs in order to address the needs and concerns of the Cathedral community

    F.     To encourage its members to be involved in parish activities and civic life

    G.    To foster the development of leadership

    H.    To further Christianity by encouraging parishioners to fulfill their vocation of service to others through fellowship and education.


     Pastoral Council Meetings

    The Pastoral Council meets in the Undercroft of the Cathedral at 7:00 PM on the last Tuesday of each month, year-round. All are welcome to attend the meetings. If you are interested in attending as an observer or, as a parishioner, you would like to address the Council, please notify the Rectory secretary in advance at (614) 224-1295 or

     Pastoral Council Upcoming Meeting Agenda

    To be published later

     Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes

    2012-09-25 Meeting Minutes

    2012-08-28 Meeting Minutes

    2012-07-10 Meeting Minutes

    2012-04-24 Meeting Minutes

    2012-03-27 Meeting Minutes

    Pastoral Council meeting minutes from November 2011 through February 2012 are not available online.

    2011-10-25 Meeting Minutes

    2011-09-27 Meeting Minutes

    2011-08-30 Meeting Minutes

    2011-07-26 Meeting Minutes

    2011-05-17 Meeting Minutes

    2011-03-29 Meeting Minutes

    2011-02-22 Meeting Minutes

    2011-01-25 Meeting Minutes

    2010 Meeting Minutes

     Pastoral Council Members

    The Pastoral Council is comprised of the Cathedral Rector, the Parish Deacons, representatives of each active organization and committee of the parish, Members-at-large and Rector-appointed members.

    Pastoral Council Roster and Member Photographs

     Pastoral Council New Member Application

    New applications are being accepted via nomination from the Parish community.

    Pastoral Council Membership Application

    Events Committee

    The Events committee plans social and fund-raising events throughout the year to foster a sense of community within the Cathedral Community. Meetings are scheduled as needed for any particular event.

    Communications Committee

    This committee fosters improved communication within the Cathedral Community. Meetings are scheduled as needed with advance notice. Contact David Garick at (614) 877-0168 or

    The Knights of Columbus

    The Knights of Columbus Overview

    The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by a 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut.  Today, more than a century later, the Knights of Columbus have become the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church.

    The Order has been called “the strong right arm of the Church,” and has been praised by Popes, Presidents, and other world leaders for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.  As recently as 1992, Mother Theresa of Calcutta praised the Knights in a speech on the occasion of her reception of the first Knights of Columbus Gaudium et Spes Award.

    Thanks to the inspired work of Father McGivney, as well as that of millions of other Knights over the past century, the Knights of Columbus now stands at its pinnacle of membership, benefits and service.  Currently, there are over 1.6 million Knights of Columbus – more than ever before in our Order’s history.  Together with their families, the Knights are nearly 6 million strong.  From the first local council in New Haven, the order has grown to more than 12,000 councils in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Spain.  Each year the Order continues on strong.

    Contact Phil Renico at 614-864-0223 or at should you have any questions or wish to join.

     History of the Knights of Columbus, Council 400

    The Council was chartered on January 15, 1899 with 120 members present to sign the charter document.  Council 400 became the first council in Columbus and the sixth council in the state of Ohio.  Council 400 remained the only council in Columbus with membership totaling around 3,000 at one point between 1899 and 1944.  In October of 1944, the second council in Columbus was formed, Council 2898.

     The Order of the Council is Based on the Four Ideals of Columbianism: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism

    Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism and Defense of the priesthood.  The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The Order is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth.  It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family  It was on these bedrock principles that the Order was founded over a century ago and remains true today.

     Council 400 Activities

    The Council 400 meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The Chapter meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the 1st Thursdays of the month. All meetings are in the Cathedral undercroft. Check the calendar for any changes due to holiday or holyday.

    • Clergy and Knights’ Wives Appreciation Dinners
    • Measure Up Charities Capping for the Mentally Handicapped
    • Parish Pancake Breakfast
    • Annual Charities Raffle


     How to Join

    Any practicing Catholic male age 18 and over can apply for membership in the Knights of Columbus.  Contact Phil Renico at 614-864-0223 or at

     National Website

    Please visit the official home of the Knights of Columbus located at