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Cathedral Confession Schedule

Sundays 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Wednesdays 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Saturdays 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The priest will need time to prepare to celebrate Mass after each of these scheduled times, which will make any last-minute arrivals difficult to accommodate. Please plan to arrive early and be considerate of the posted times. Thank you.



Archdiocesan Christmas Mass Schedules Website

The Office of Pastoral Planning of the Archdiocese of Hartford has developed a special website: ChristmasMasses.com as a way to inform people in Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven counties about the Christmas Mass schedule at all of the parishes in our archdiocese. "Christmas is one of the holiest times of the year in the Catholic Church, when we celebrate the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ. We want families to experience the Christmas Mass and know where to go and what time," said Vicar for Pastoral Planning Fr. James Shanley.
Over the summer, the Archdiocese of Hartford underwent a consolidation of its parishes as part of its pastoral planning efforts, and some people might not be aware of the extent of the mergers and the new schedules. Fr. Shanley added, "Some may assume that Christmas Masses will be the same as last year, and miss out on this joyous celebration. The website will help them."


Cathedral Christmas Cards and Note Cards Sale

Cathedral Christmas Cards and Note Cards Sale: Share the glorious beauty of the Cathedral with your family and friends this Christmas! Our Decorating Committee has Christmas greeting cards and note cards on sale in the west wing after all weekend Masses on December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th.


Christmas at the Cathedral of St. Joseph!

Christmas Eve – Sunday, December 24, 2017
Prelude 3:00 pm

Cathedral Youth Orchestra, Youth Choirs, Schola Cantorum, and Brass Quintet

The Vigil Mass of the Nativity of the Lord 4:00 pm
Celebrant: Rev. Michael T. Casey, Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral

Sacred Sounds Christmas Eve Concert 9:00 pm
Cathedral Schola Cantorum and the Soli Deo Gloria Orchestra

The Mass at Night 10:00 pm (Note time: not a midnight Mass)
Celebrant: Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford
Con-celebrant: Rev. James A. Shanley, Rector of the Cathedral

Christmas Day – Monday, December 25, 2017
The Mass of the Day, The Nativity of the Lord 10:00 am (Televised: WCCT)
Celebrant: Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford
Con-celebrants: Rev. James A. Shanley, Rector of the Cathedral, and Rev. John T. Gatzak, ORTV


Cathedral of St. Joseph  140 Farmington Avenue  Hartford, Connecticut 06105  860-249-8431