Center of the Diocese

The Cathedral is the spiritual center, the “Mother Church” of the diocese, and stands as its most prominent and enduring symbol. It is different from other churches as it houses the “Cathedra,” the bishop’s chair and symbol of his episcopal teaching authority. Here special events are held and the Bishop celebrates the major liturgical events of the year: Christmas Midnight Mass, Holy Week, Easter, the Rite of Election, Chrism Mass, Marriage Jubilee and other various diocesan celebrations.