Cathedral of St facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsSt. Joseph Cathedral
|Location||145 Lowell Street
Manchester, New Hampshire
|Weekly attendance||700 per weekend|
|Dedication||Diocese founded 1884|
|Consecrated||16 April 1894|
|Architect(s)||Patrick C. Keeley (1816-1896)|
|Diocese||Diocese of Manchester|
|Province||Ecclesiastical Province of Boston|
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.
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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