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.
July 8, 2018  | 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time
July 1, 2018  | 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
June 24, 2018  | Nativity of John the Baptist
June 17, 2018 | 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time
June 10, 2018 | 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time
June 3, 2018  |  Solemnity of Corpus Christi
May 27, 2018 |  Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
May 20, 2018 |  Solemnity of Pentecost
May 13, 2018 |  Solemnity of the Ascension
May 6, 2018 |  6th Sunday of Easter
April 29, 2018 |  5th Sunday of Easter
April 22, 2018 |  4th Sunday of Easter
April 15, 2018 |  3rd Sunday of Easter
April 8, 2018  |  Divine Mercy (Missionaries of Mercy -Pope Francis)
April 1, 2018 |  Easter Sunday
March 25, 2018  |  Palm Sunday
March 18, 2018  |  5th Sunday of Lent
March 11, 2018 |  4th Sunday of Lent
March 4, 2018 |  3rd Sunday of Lent
February 25, 2018  | 2nd Sunday of Lent
February 18, 2018  | 1st Sunday of Lent
February 11, 2018  | 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 4, 2018   | 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 28, 2018  | 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 21, 2018  | 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 14, 2018 | 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 7, 2018 | Solemnity of the Epiphany
January 1, 2018  | Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
December 31, 2017 | Feast of the Holy Family
December 24, 2017 | Christmas (Vigil Mass)
December 24, 2017 | 4th Sunday of Advent
December 17, 2017 | 3rd Sunday of Advent
December 10, 2017 | 2nd Sunday of Advent
December 3, 2017 |1st Sunday of Advent
November 26, 2017 | 34th Sunday in OT- Solemnity of Christ the King
November 19, 2017 | 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 12, 2017 | 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 5, 2017 | 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 29, 2017 | 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 22, 2017 | 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 15, 2017 | 28th Sunday (Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral)
October 8, 2017 | 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 
October 1, 2017 | 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

For previous homilies, please visit our Homily Archives.