239 Selby Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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The Cathedral of Saint Paul is one of the most distinctive cathedrals in the United States and one of the finest examples of Beaux-Arts architecture. Instigated by Archbishop John Ireland in 1904, construction began in 1906, with the first Mass held on Palm Sunday, 1915, as the fourth cathedral and mother church of this archdiocese.
Its architectural grandeur and prominent site make it an integral part of the landscape of the capital city of Minnesota – whose name derives from the title of this great building. The Cathedral is rightly listed as a landmark on the National Register of Historic Buildings. On March 25, 2009, the Cathedral of Saint Paul was designated as the National Shrine of the Apostle Paul by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Vatican. It is not an exaggeration to say that it is a treasure for all Americans and one that we can proudly compare to the great cathedrals of Europe.
The Cathedral’s 10:00 am High Mass is broadcast on Relevant Radio, 1330 AM, on Sundays at 11:00 am.
Under the Strategic Plan, the Cathedral of Saint Paul merged with St. Vincent de Paul, St Paul. The Cathedral was the receiving parish for St. Vincent de Paul.