General Information

Cathedral Heritage Foundation's 2021 Festival of Lights:

Light Show- December 15-19
Click here for more information on the Light Show!
Drive Through Option Available on Sunday Dec. 19th. Click here for ticket information.
 
Sacristy Floor Renovation wins Gold! See the video here.
St. Paul Linoleum's meticulous work paid off, as they received the Starnet Flooring Design Gold Medal (tie).
 
Archdiocesan Synod:
Click here to view a helpful infographic detailing the process from today until May 2022.
 
Daily Mass:
         Monday-Friday at 7:30 a.m (scroll down to see livestream video)
 
Daily Confessions:

        3:45-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday  

Weekend Masses

  • Saturday| 5:15 p.m. (Anticipatory)
  • Sunday: 8:00 a.m. |10:00 a.m. |12:00 Noon |5:00 p.m.

Church Hours:

         Monday- Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Please enter through the Selby Avenue side, handicap entrance)

         Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

         Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday Confessions:

         3:30- 5:00 p.m.

Parish Office Hours (Rectory at 239 Selby Ave.) :

         Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Year of St. Joseph- "Cuppa Joe": Ten Wonders of St. Joseph Talks.  See flyer here.

Public Tours  

Guided tours are offered Tuesday - Friday at 1:00 p.m. learn more here

 

Bond of Spiritual Affinity

Life is a journey on which we seek our true and lasting home in Heaven. Many religions encourage pilgrimages to emphasize this. For Christians, the greatest of pilgrimages is to the Holy Land or to the tombs of Sts. Peter and Paul in Rome. Many of us find it difficult to undertake such a trip due to expense and other obligations.

In 2009 the Cathedral of Saint Paul was designated as the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul to be a privileged place of pilgrimage for the United States. in 2012, the Vatican established a “bond of spiritual affinity” between the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome and our Cathedral. This means that we can make a pilgrimage here and enjoy all the spiritual benefits as if we were able to pray at the tomb of the Apostle Paul in Rome.
As a sign of this spiritual closeness, the Cathedral has received the gift of a stone taken from the ancient wall surrounding the tomb of Saint Paul. This precious relic was on display in the Cathedral’s sanctuary throughout the day on Sunday, May 20, 2012 to celebrate this newly-established “bond of spiritual affinity.” May Saint Paul continue to inspire us and intercede for us to become ever more faithful disciples of the Lord Jesus!
 

Original Letter from the Apostolic Penitentiary

(See the English translation below)

English Translation