Friday, June 29, 2012 - Removal of the east wall behind the Sanctuary. (DOSP Video / Laurie Jaworski)
The Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle is the spiritual center for the over 400,000 parishioners who worship in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Diocesan-wide celebrations such as Ordinations to the Priesthood, Ordinations to the Deaconate, and the Chrism Mass are held at the Cathedral. All parishioners throughout the diocese are invited to come to the Cathedral to help celebrate these joyous occasions.
The Cathedral was built in 1963 and needs considerable repairs, replacements, and renovations. After conducting a thorough analysis, it was determined that renovating the Cathedral would ultimately be more cost-effective than making repairs or constructing an entirely new building. The renovated Cathedral will serve as a temple to and for the glory of God and serve as a diocesan model for the liturgical life of the Church. Renovations began in June 2012 and will take approximately 12 months to complete. Updates will be posted regularly on dosp.org.
While the Cathedral is under construction, celebrations of diocesan-wide events will be moved to St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Clearwater (map and directions) unless otherwise announced. Mass and events for Cathedral of St. Jude parishioners will be moved to the Cathedral Parish Center.
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