WELCOME TO THE CATHEDRAL PARISH
OF SAINT PATRICK
The Cathedral of Saint Patrick has been a beacon of faith in the Charlotte community for close to 70 years. Our parishioners form a community that endeavors to support one another as we grow together in faith and holiness. The strength of our faith and our commitment to authentic Catholic Tradition, values, and teaching will ensure that this parish will continue to reflect God’s endless love, grace, mercy and goodness for years to come. As a parish family, we strive to enable ongoing conversion to Christ of our adults, to inspire faith in our children, and to be witnesses of His love in the greater community.
The history of the Cathedral begins with the construction of the parish on March 17, 1938 through the generous donation of John Henry Phelan. On September 4, 1939, the Most Reverend McGuinness of the Diocese of Raleigh consecrated the church. On January 12, 1972, His Holiness Pope Paul VI erected the Diocese of Charlotte and on the same date, Saint Patrick Church became the Cathedral of Saint Patrick. Today, the Cathedral is a parish of over 1,000 families who travel from all over Mecklenburg county and the surrounding areas to worship with us. The Cathedral of Saint Patrick Mission states: We the members of St. Patrick Cathedral, through the mercy of God the Father, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit, seek to grow continually in knowledge of and love for God. We strive to enable ongoing conversion to Christ of our adults, to inspire faith in our children, and to be witnesses of His love in the greater community.
We look forward to having you as part of our parish family. Please CLICK HERE for information on our parish ministries and how you can become a member.
There’s an old saying that goes, “Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.” Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while or quite some time, but somehow you now feel a tug at your heart calling you back home to the Catholic Church. Whether or not you know you want to return to the Catholic Church, we’re here to help you take that second look.
We know you may have questions, and may even want to resolve some past hurts before you can feel free to enter into a relationship with Jesus or His Church again. We understand. You are not alone. The Church has compelling answers to all of your questions. The Catholic Church has never wavered in its mission to spread truth and love throughout the world. The Lord wants us all to know and understand His truth, so we can embrace it wholeheartedly and live by it. Christ himself reminds us that “The truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Consider this a sign, and your invitation to rediscover the truth, wonder and mystery of the Catholic faith. For more information on reconnecting with your faith, CLICK HERE. We are family. Welcome home!