St. Paul's Cathedral (Saskatoon)

St. Paul's Co-Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Co-Cathedral in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Co-Cathedral is located in the Central Business District at the corner of 22nd Street East and Spadina Crescent, on the west bank of the South Saskatchewan River.

St. Paul's Co-Cathedral
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Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCo-Cathedral
LeadershipBishop Mark Hagemoen D.D, Rector: Very Rev. Fr. Stefano Penna
Year consecrated1911
Location
LocationCanada Saskatoon
Architecture
TypeChurch
StyleRomanesque
Groundbreaking1910
Completed1911
Website
http://www.saskatoonrcdiocese.com/

The cornerstone of St. Paul's was laid on July 25, 1910 by Canadian Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier and a year later it was formally consecrated by Archbishop Adelard Langevin of St. Boniface, Manitoba. Originally built as parish church, it became a pro-cathedral in 1921, and elevated to a full cathedral in 1934 when the Diocese of Saskatoon was established.[1] The Casavant organ was installed in 1912.

The Institute for stained glass in Canada has documented the stained glass at St Paul's Cathedral.[2] The stained glass was added in 1945 to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War II and in 1976 for those that lost their lives to a fire.

Due to its small size and lack of space to expand, the building had been unable to effectively function as a cathedral since the mid-1990s. On December 18, 2011 the new Holy Family Cathedral was opened, and St. Paul's became a co-cathedral and continued to function as a local parish.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
  2. ^ Stained glass at St Paul’s Cathedral "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-28. Retrieved 2011-11-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Frequently Asked Questions

Coordinates: 52°07′39″N 106°39′29″W / 52.12750°N 106.65806°W / 52.12750; -106.65806