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Saint Joseph Cathedral

The word cathedral is derived from the Greek kathedra through the Latin cathedra meaning the elevated throne from which the local bishop presides as he teaches, preaches, and governs the entire Catholic population of his diocese.

Saint Joseph Cathedral is the central or mother church for the Diocese of Manchester which encompasses the State of New Hampshire. The cathedral hosts diocesan-wide liturgies including ordinations to the Permanent Diaconate and Holy Priesthood, the Chrism Mass, and funerals of clergy. The Cathedral welcomes our bishop as the celebrant of Sacred Liturgy on a regular basis.

Photo Gallery & History

Read more about the history of Saint Joseph Cathedral and get a closer look of how this magnificent building has changed over the years by clicking on the photos below.