1. 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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  2. Friday, August 3, 2012 - Removal of the last of the eight columns (four directly underneath the dome and four supporting the dome from the corners of the building) that support the dome. Temporary shoring is supporting the dome until the permanent support is added. (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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  3. On December 5, 2012, the old cross was removed from the dome on top of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle as part of the Cathedral renovation. The new cross was blessed and raised on April 30, 2013.

    Video of the new cross being raised: vimeo.com/65236532

    Thank you to John Gerdes with the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle for graciously taking and sharing this video with us!

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  4. On April 30, 2013, the new cross was blessed, raised, and placed on top of the dome of the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle as part of the renovation. The new cross is 20 feet tall, nine feet wide, and weighs 600 pounds.

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Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle Renovation

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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…


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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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