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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, our Holy Father Pope Francis has called for an "Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy," as a moment for the entire church to spread the word of God's forgiveness, beginning on December 8th and concluding
at the end of November 2016.

The practice of designated Holy Years dates back to 1300.  While the church observes an ordinary Holy Year at the 25 year marks of each century (as an equivalent to the ancient Jewish custom of Jubilee) – a special time of forgiveness, renewal and celebration – the last two extraordinary Holy Years were held in 1933 and 1983, respectively marking the 1,900th and 1,950th anniversaries of Jesus' death and resurrection.

In the official announcement of this Holy Year, Pope Francis said:  "I am convinced that the whole Church can find in this Jubilee the joy to rediscover and make fruitful the mercy of God, with which we are all called to give consolation to each man and each woman of our time. We entrust it to the Mother of Mercy, so that She may turn towards us Her gaze and watch over our path."

It is our sincere hope that the Cathedral parish will become more and more a place where the mercy of God 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 our journey of faith, hope and love in Christ, and know that I, together with the entire Cathedral staff, stand ready to assist you in any way that we can.

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


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Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
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Saturday 8:00 a.m.
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Saturday 2:45-3:30 p.m.

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