Parish History

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“The Old Cathedral was a grand structure when it was built three quarters of a century ago,” Archbishop John J. Kain wrote, in a pastoral letter to the people of the Archdiocese back in October 1896, “but all admit that the new Saint Louis should have another (Cathedral)-more handsome and more worthy…of the great Catholic city of the West.” Archbishop Kain purchased property on the northwest corner of Lindell at Newstead and appointed Monsignor James McCaffery pastor. Monsignor McCaffery built a temporary chapel in the rear of the cathedral block. It faced Newstead, and extended west along Maryland. Excerpt from “The Great Saint Louis Cathedral,” William Barnaby Faherty, S.J., Ph.D.

 

 

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Becoming Catholic

Becoming Catholic

Interested in Becoming Catholic? We invite you to contact us to meet with a member of the clergy to learn more about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and the process of becoming a member of the Catholic Church.

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Safe Environment

Safe Environment

The Cathedral Basilica follows the Archdiocese of St. Louis’ Safe Environment Program. The program is designed to help protect the youth, elderly, and vulnerable adults of our parish

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Gift Shop

Gift Shop

During your visit, you'll find hundreds of items in our Gift Shop, including spiritual keepsakes and unique souvenirs. You can find the gift shop off the west side of the vestibule on the main level of the Cathedral.

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