About Us

Welcome to the Cathedral of St. Joseph

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, the clergy and the faithful of the diocese welcome you and hope that your time in our Mother Church may be an opportunity to share our faith and joy in Our Lord Christ Jesus.

Our parish was formed in 1959 and was elevated to the title of Cathedral in 1968, and dedicated in 1974. Please visit our church to enjoy the beauty of our spacious building dedicated to the Glory of God and the memory of Saint Joseph, the Husband of Mary. Free tour booklets can be found near the entrance of the Cathedral Proper.

Learn More about the Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of Saint Joseph is the embodiment of the vision of the first Bishop of Jefferson CIty, Bishop Joseph M. Marling, CPPS, following the Second Vatican Council. We invite you to learn more about the unique architecture and features of this Cathedral, by using the menu below.