Friday, November 14, 2008

The Cathedral of St. Joseph

Diocese of Buffalo.

The cathedral of the Diocese of Buffalo New York was consecrated in 1855. Pope Pius IX recommended to bishop Timon that the cathedral be named in honor of St. Joseph, a statue of the patron graces the entrance to the Cathedral today and has 1862. The cathedral itself was consecrated in 1863.

In 1912, a new church at the corner of Delaware Ave. and Utica was planned for designation as the cathedral for the diocese by Bishop Charles, E. Colton. Plagued by serious flaws in design and construction, the “New Cathedral” was finally abandoned in 1977, at which time St. Joseph's Cathedral regained its status as the bishop's church