Basilica of St Joseph Proto-Cathedral, Bardstown

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The Basilica of Saint Joseph Proto-Cathedral is a Catholic parish church at 310 West Stephen Foster Avenue in Bardstown, Kentucky. It is the original cathedral of the present Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville, originally erected as the Diocese of Bardstown — "proto-cathedral" means the former cathedral of a see that has transferred or moved. During its years as a cathedral, the pastor was Benedict Joseph Flaget, the first bishop of Bardstown.

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  • We truly enjoyed seeing a safely full church on Sunday morning! The pastor's homily provided me a challenge I continue to reflect on!  more »
  • We were able to sneak in and enjoy the view for a while on a rainy morning. The 10 commandments are part of the outside of the building - be sure and look around.  more »
  • Absolutely most beautiful experience at the 200th anniversary celebration Mass. Fr Terry did a spectacular job pulling this all together with much help. The choir was fantastic!!
  • Good music and prayer. A great celebration

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