As the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hartford, this beautiful church is the place where the local Archbishop presides over services attended by Catholics from throughout the Archdiocese. The Cathedral is also a parish in its own right, serving Catholics living in the Asylum Hill section of Hartford and in surrounding areas.Using our international travel planner, Hartford attractions like Cathedral of St Joseph can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
We are blessed with a beautiful environment for worship, one which features a superb four manual Austin pipe organ, exquisite stained glass windows crafted in Paris and a ceramic tile mural behind the altar that is the largest of its kind in the world. Even more importantly, the Cathedral parish, which includes parishioners born on every continent in the world, is a vital one offering many activities, a place where sacred music and social outreach play significant roles.
Saturdays 4:00 pm
Sundays 8:30 and 11:00 am
Monday-Friday 7:30 am and 12:10 pm
Saturday 9:00 am
Vigil (day before) 5:00 pm
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, there will be increased opportunities for Reconciliation at the Cathedral. Time for confession will include:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm on Wednesdays
10:15 am - 10:45 am on Sunday mornings
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm each Saturday afternoon
except Saturday, March 26th: 10-11 am only
Saturdays 9:30 am - Scriptural Rosary
1st Saturday 9:30-10:30 am - Holy Hour and Exposition
Cathedral of St Joseph Reviews
My mission is to visit all CT catholic churches and this was #39. There is Street parking and a lot behind the cathedral. The exterior is modern and 'cold' but the interior will take your breath away. Open, spacious and modern but traditional in that it had the stained glass. But it's all very grand and absolutely gorgeous. The ceiling lights are shaped like stars and they look 3-D. This is one of the most amazing churches I've seen to date.
The Cathedral of Saint Joseph, the mother Church for the Archdiocese of Hartford, is always an inspirational experience. The sheer size and height of the space are humbling but it's the enveloping affect of the stained glass windows the worshipper is left with. The narrative expressed is clear and in combination with the intense colors, the overall experience is heartwarming, breathtaking, and draws the person forward to focus on the altar, the center of Catholic worship.
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