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St. Joseph Cathedral
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42°59′36″N 71°27′32″W / 42.99333°N 71.45889°W / 42.99333; -71.45889Coordinates: 42°59′36″N 71°27′32″W / 42.99333°N 71.45889°W / 42.99333; -71.45889
Location 145 Lowell Street
Manchester, New Hampshire
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Weekly attendance 700 per weekend
History
Founded 1869
Dedication Diocese founded 1884
Consecrated 16 April 1894
Architecture
Architect(s) Patrick C. Keeley (1816-1896)
Construction cost $100,000
Administration
Deanery Amoskeag
Diocese Diocese of Manchester
Province Ecclesiastical Province of Boston
Clergy
Bishop(s) Most Rev. Peter Anthony Libasci
Rector Rev. Msgr. Anthony R. Frontiero
Vicar(s) Rev. Eric T. Delisle, Rev. Andrew K. Nelson
Dean Very Rev. Richard H. Dion, V.F.
Deacon(s) Deacon Robert R. Potvin
Laity
Director of music Eric Bermani
Organist(s) Eric Bermani
Religious education coordinator Colleen Lang
Music group(s) Cathedral Parish Choir, Cathedral Schola, Cathedral Chamber Singers, Diocesan Festival Chorus, Diocesan Children's Choral Program (Saint Nicholas Schola Cantorum), Ensemble ExCathedra, Cathedral Cantor Guild.

The Cathedral of St. Joseph is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester in New Hampshire, United States. It is located at 145 Lowell Street in the downtown district. Bishop Peter Libasci serves as Bishop of the Diocese of Manchester, and Monsignor Anthony Frontiero is the rector of the cathedral parish.

History

The church was founded in 1869 to serve the needs of Irish immigrants. Pope Leo XIII established the Diocese of Manchester in 1884, and St. Joseph's parish became the cathedral in 1894. The building has undergone several renovations and expansions since.

In 1968, the high altar, Stations of the Cross, and many other decorations were removed according to the fashion popular after the Second Vatican Council. The diocese began another renovation in 2014 to install similar pieces removed from Holy Trinity Church in Boston after it closed.

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