Dear Parishioners, Guests, and Friends:
The good news of the Gospel of Christ is both a timeless and ever-new message of joy and hope in the power of God's saving love won for us in the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus.
At the beginning of the Third Millennium, the Church commits itself with renewed enthusiasm to the spread of the Gospel. Today, we have an unprecedented opportunity to use the power of technology and the World Wide Web to link parishioners to each other and to parish ministries, creating a stronger sense of community within the parish, as well as to share the gifts of our Cathedral and the message of the Gospel to the larger community of the Diocese of Worcester and Christians throughout the world.
From its modest beginnings through the encouragement of Archbishop Williams of Boston, and Father John Power who built began St. Paul's Parish in the 1860's, and again by Bishop John J. Wright who as founding Bishop chose this noble and beautiful Church as its Cathedral, St. Paul's stands as a magnificent monument to the faith of Worcester's Catholics.
Honoring Saint Paul in his conversion. it is one of the most exquisite and unique cathedrals in the United States. The Cathedral church, contains a vast array of architectural features, sculpture, stained glass, carvings, and statuary. Its soaring arches and tower lift one up to the glories of God, His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Redeemer and our Mother. I hope you discover something of the treasure of our Cathedral in the informational tour and in the artwork contained throughout the site.
In this technology-rich environment, we believe that information and communication technologies are God-given gifts that can be used "to speak to everyone," because these gifts increase our ability to minister; bring the uniqueness of the Cathedral alive to the parish, the diocese, and the world; link our diversity as a parish into a unified global community of faith; and engage and involve a variety of parishioners at all levels of the ministries of the Cathedral. I am grateful to all who have made this website a reality.
If you live in our area, we value your active participation in prayer & worship, faith formation & development, and service & outreach ministries.
On behalf of our parishioners and staff, it’s my pleasure to warmly welcome you to our website,
and to invite you to come to visit us in person. In the meantime, enjoy your virtual visit.
~Reverend Monsignor Robert K. Johnson, Rector.