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The Cathedral of Saint Paul is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese and a parish community of faith rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition. Our mission is to know, love and serve our Lord Jesus Christ. The center of our life is the Sunday Liturgy, where we come to know Christ in one another, in Sacred Scripture and in Sacrament. We educate in the faith, minister to those in need, extend hospitality to all and contribute to the cultural and spiritual life of the city.
The Cathedral of Saint Paul serves a multitude of purposes for Catholics throughout the community. It is a place of worship for its parishioners and the center of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. But it is also a civic landmark and a place of respite and contemplation near a bustling downtown. It is the heart of a Catholic Community of Faith that reaches far beyond the walls of its majestic structure. The Cathedral is both a symbol of the larger Catholic Church and a vibrant parish community. It is, finally, a spiritual home for all. Having the beautiful Cathedral building as a place of worship is a blessing for the parish, but it is the people who comprise a parish and it is the faith of the people that brings a parish to life. With numerous parish groups and spiritual opportunities to grow in faith, the Cathedral's people, both parishioners and visitors, give a human face to our church. The parish at the Cathedral of Saint Paul is growing and vibrant. Over 2,000 households from 200 different ZIP codes claim the Cathedral as their home parish. The average age of parishioners is 38. Community outreach is one of the missions of the parish. Parish groups and individuals regularly support and volunteer in a number of organizations, including the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Dorothy Day Center, Cathedral Hill Homes, Summit University Teen Center, and Listening House. In addition, the Cathedral is an active partner with CommonBond, the largest provider of low-income housing in Minnesota, and collaborates with the Saint Paul Council of Churches in Project Home to provide housing for families when regular shelters are full. Through these efforts, the Cathedral supports efforts to provide nearly 3 million meals, over 5,000 places for the homeless to sleep, 2,000 low-income housing units, and a home for troubled children. The Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Long a symbol of faith, the Cathedral is a place for all to find peace and hope. All Catholics, regardless of where they are members, can take pride in this building, this monument to the glory of God, and in the presence of Christ Who is found within.
Shared Mission Committee
This committee serves the parish by providing information to those inquiring about parish membership and helping incorporate new members into parish life with a spirit of hospitality.
The Men's Association invites men of the parish to spiritual growth through reflection and to serve the mission of the parish through various events, including retreats, fundraisers, special projects, and hosting coffee and donuts each month.
The Women’s Association is a faithful group of women from the parish who provide an opportunity for others to come together in friendship, service and hospitality for the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Annual events include a Christmas cookie sale, lemon pie sale, a yearly Tea, a Lenten retreat, and collaboration on the giving tree project. They also host coffee and donuts once a month.
The purpose of the Cathedral Young Adults is to draw men and women (ages 18-39) into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and to support each other in this effort through various activities and events. Faith is the ground of our being; Communion is our way of being; Mission is our reason for being.
The mission of the Moms Group is to help mothers find Jesus Christ in their daily lives, to help them to connect their maternity to God's calling for us and our families, and to support the domestic Church. Thus our schedule of events focuses on being nurturing to mothers while incorporating the entire family for occasional large events.
The Parish Finance Council is an advisory body required by, and established under canon law to consult with, advise, and assist the Rector of the Cathedral of Saint Paul on a broad range of parish financial matters, including budget planning, investment, accounting, project financing, and endowment use and management, among other matters.
The Cathedral of Saint Paul’s Parish Pastoral Council or “Parish Council” serves as an advisory body to the Rector, providing input and advice on a range of parish matters. The members are drawn from various standing parish groups and committees, as well as from the parish membership at large. The Parish Council assists the Rector in ongoing pastoral planning and implementing the parish’s overall mission as members focus on keeping the parish’s “Shared Mission” a vital part of the entire parish community.
Social Justice Committee
The Social Justice Committee organizes and implements a wide range of activities that seek to advance the Gospel call to bring charity and justice more fully into the lives of our neighbors in need. These activities many and varied and are offered throughout the year. Call the parish office for more information.