125th Celebration - November 8th
posted on: 10/31/2014


Saturday, November 8th

A liturgical celebration at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph honoring the date of the decree from Pope Leo XIII declaring the beginning of our diocese.

All Catholics from throughout the Diocese are invited and encouraged to join us for this historical celebration!





Event Agenda:
4:00 p.m. Mass

Celebrated by Bishop Paul Swain - This will be the regular weekend Mass, which will be taped for televising the following day on KELO TV.

During this Mass will be the blessing of the 7 Deanery crosses. Following the Mass, one cross will be taken to each of the deaneries and will be transported and displayed within the deaneries throughout the upcoming year. These crosses will then all come back together again in August of 2015 for display at the diocesan-wide celebration on August 13-16, 2015.

If you are unable to attend, feel free to join us online by watching our live stream of the Sunday TV Mass starting that Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.



Cake and Refreshments will immediately follow in the Cathedral Parish Hall.


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