Rector's Page

Welcome to the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Thank you for visiting our website!

Each year, thousands upon thousands enter through the doors of this majestic Cathedral, at different times and for varied reasons. Some enter our doors as tourists, other come to seek spiritual comfort and solace, perhaps to light a candle and offer a prayer. Many enter to celebrate the Eucharist at a parish Mass or attend a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda, Ninth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.  But each time that they do, they encounter beauty.  In a world desperately in need of a renewed appreciation for the sense of beauty, this building can serve as an entrance into the hearts of those in search of meaning and purpose in their lives.

All beauty comes from God. There is no beauty that does not come from the Father through Christ, Himself the embodiment of all beauty. St Augustine, in a famous passage from the Confessions, addresses God as Beauty personified: “Late have I loved You, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved You!” (Lib. X, 26,38)

The Cathedral of Saint Paul was the dream of Archbishop John Ireland over a century ago. He remarked: “There should be no one, who entering this Cathedral, is not able to say- It is mine.”   Today, it stands as a physical manifestation of the Church’s mission to invite people to open the doors of their hearts to Jesus Christ. This website is intended to be the virtual door to the Cathedral. I especially invite you to browse our website, exploring the many ways that you can become involved in our Cathedral parish, as we seek to fulfill our mission. We invite all Catholics and indeed all people of good will to visit us in person.  We look forward to seeing you here at the Cathedral.

Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. John L. Ubel

Read Fr. Ubel's homilies

You can also listen to the homilies from the 10:00 a.m. Sunday Masses.
April 16, 2017 | Easter Sunday of the Lord's Resurrection
April 9, 2017 | Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
April 2, 2017 | 5th Sunday of Lent  
March 26, 2017 | 4th Sunday of Lent  (No homily posted- out of town)
March 19, 2017 | 3rd Sunday of Lent  (Deacon Preaching Weekend)
March 12, 2017 | 2nd Sunday of Lent
March 5, 2017 |  1st Sunday of Lent
February 26, 2017 | 8th Sunday OT
February 19, 2017| 7th Sunday OT (CSA Commitment Weekend)
February 12, 2017 | 6th Sunday OT (Catholic Services Appeal Audio- no Homily)
February 5, 2017 | 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 29, 2017 | 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 22, 2017 | 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 15, 2017 | 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 8, 2017 | Solemnity of the Epiphany
January 1, 2017  | Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
December 25, 2016 | Solemnity of the Nativity of our Lord
December 18, 2016 | 4th Sunday of Advent 
December 11, 2016 | 3rd Sunday of Advent 
December 8, 2016 | Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 
December 4, 2016 | 2nd Sunday of Advent 
November 27, 2016 | 1st Sunday of Advent 

For previous homilies, please visit our Homily Archives.