25 May 2020

Derek Hooper will be ordained to the diaconate on May 30, Bishop’s prayer intention for June and a special Pentecost retreat in Spanish are in this week’s Monday Morning Memo

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18 May 2020

Today’s Monday Morning Memo includes a new employment opportunity, an opportunity to unite in prayer to support those affected by COVID-19, and more!

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Official appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: Retirements REVEREND PATRICK DOWLING, from hospital and prison ministry, to retirement with residence at Holts Summit, effective July 1, 2020. REVEREND GERALD J. KAIMANN, from pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Marceline and Immaculate Conception Parish in Brookfield, to retirement with residence at St. Joseph…

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church. Check Mass times at your local parish.

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church. Check Mass times at your local parish.

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Assumption of Mary

Holy Day of Obligation. Check Mass times at your local parish.

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Parish News

Stay connected with our parish by enjoying these latest news items

Blood Drive

By Marie Wiskirchen | May 26, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. St. Joseph Cathedral Undercroft Step up to the plate and be part of a lifesaving team. The St. Louis Cardinals need you! Join us a our blood drive.

Celebrating Confirmation

By Marie Wiskirchen | May 22, 2020

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated at all the weekend Masses on May 30-31.  Please keep in mind that the church has limited seating due to social distancing guidelines.  The 10:00 a.m. Mass will be live-streamed for those viewing Mass at home.  Congratulations to our Confirmation class and their families.

First Holy Communion

By Marie Wiskirchen | May 19, 2020

The First Communion Mass will be on Sunday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m.  This Mass will not be open to the entire parish due to seating limitations.  We congratulate our First Communion class and their families on this special occasion. PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no 4:00 p.m. Mass this day.

Covid-19 Spiritual Adoption

By Marie Wiskirchen | May 15, 2020

If you or your prayer group would like to spiritually adopt an individual or family within our diocese that has been affected by the coronavirus, please contact Erin Boeckmann at  Only first names of those affected by the virus will be shared.

Totus Tuus Registration Now Open

By Marie Wiskirchen | May 13, 2020

TOTUS TUUS (Latin for Totally Yours) named after St. John Paul II’s papal motto is a fun and energetic parish based summer catechetical program for both grade school age children and middle and high school youth. TOTUS TUUS gathers together college students and seminarians from across the United States onto teaching teams of four in order to train them…

Being Good Samaritans

Delivering Families In Need to Little Explorers.

By Julie Gramlich | May 5, 2020

Thank you to the Malmstrom family for helping bag and deliver the Families In Need items to Little Explorers today. The Cathedral delivers 50-60 bags of food monthly thanks to our generous parishioners. To volunteer for June delivery contact Julie Gramlich @

Holy Mass and May Crowning on the Fourth Sunday of Easter at the Cathedral of St. Joseph

By Marie Wiskirchen | May 1, 2020

Join us for livestream Mass and May Crowning on May 3 at 12:00 p.m.

A Note From Fr. Nelen

By Marie Wiskirchen | April 30, 2020

April 30, 2020 Greetings to all, As we prepare to begin easing our way back into public Masses, I am asking everyone to please carefully and thoroughly read Bishop McKnight’s instruction for pastoral activities during the current pandemic.  It is titled “Update from Bishop McKnight, April 28, 2020,” and it can be found on our…