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Holy Name of Jesus Mass Schedule

The Cathedral will be open to the the public for weekend Masses only at this time while we put the finishing touches on it. Thank you for your patience! Click here for more information about parish life at Cathedral. Holy … Continue reading

 

Two thousand witness history at cathedral dedication

The Diocese of Raleigh began the day with the smallest Catholic cathedral in the continental United States. But when the dedication of a new cathedral concluded, the diocese was home to one of the largest in the country. Bishop Michael … Continue reading

 

Upon the Dedication of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral…

The July 26th Dedication of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral is approaching quickly. It will certainly be a day of joy and celebration for all in the Diocese of Raleigh. This cathedral, our Mother Church, will be a place of … Continue reading

 

Pilgrimage of the relics of saints to be placed in new cathedral

Sacred relics of saints, to be placed in the main altar and the chapel altar at the dedication of Holy Name of Jesus, will be available for veneration at locations around the diocese from May 28- July 23. The current … Continue reading

 

The Dedication Mass-what you need to know

from NC Catholics magazine January/February 2017 Part one of a four-part series IT’S BEEN TWO YEARS since the faithful broke ground for the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh. In that time parishioners throughout the diocese have given … Continue reading

 

“Be assured”

from the NC Catholics magazine November 2016 Bishop Burbidge talks transfer, and what it means for the Cathedral Project When he got the call about his transfer to the Diocese of Arlington, Bishop Burbidge wanted his response to be simple. … Continue reading

 

Honor and Memorial Opportunities Available

A letter from Bishop Burbidge: Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The building of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral is truly historic. Awaiting the completion of construction, I am filled with joyful anticipation. Please be assured of my continued prayers that … Continue reading

 

New Hymn composed for Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

Bishop Burbidge commissioned Mr. Michael Accurso, Director of our Diocesan Office of Liturgical Music, to compose a hymn for the dedication of our new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. The hymn entitled, “I Will Praise Your Name Forever,” is now … Continue reading

 

Seminarians tour new cathedral

On Thursday, July 21, seminarians toured the construction site of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, which was about 50 percent complete. Their tour was led by Monsignor David D. Brockman, vicar general, and Bishop Michael F. Burbidge. Guests included Bishop … Continue reading

 

Dedication date announced for Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

Dedication date announced for Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral On August 5, 2016, the Most Reverend Bishop Michael F. Burbidge announced on Facebook Live that Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral will be dedicated on Wednesday day July 26, 2017. Archbishop … Continue reading

 

Knights present special ‘Holy Name’ cross to Bishop Burbidge

When Bishop Michael F. Burbidge traveled to the Knights of Columbus field and club on Friday, June 24, his mind was set on sharing time and prayer with young men trying to discern what God wants from them. He didn’t … Continue reading

 

Catholic Center staff tours Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral construction site

On Tuesday, May 24, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and Msgr. David D. Brockman led more than 60 members of the Catholic Center staff on a tour of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Msgr. Brockman described what’s known as progressive solemnity … Continue reading

 

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral Dome makes history

reprinted from NC Catholics magazine, May, 2016 It’s 6:30 in the morning. Sunlight has barely fallen. Two cars sit in a parking lot off Raleigh’s Centennial Parkway. It’s quiet. The weather’s strangely warm for early March – about 60 degrees. … Continue reading

 

The embellishment and cross are placed on the Holy Name of Jesus dome

In March, a copper cross and embellishment were lifted on the newly placed dome of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Prior to the cross being placed, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge blessed it with holy water. He was accompanied by Monsignor … Continue reading

 

The voice of a cathedral

In February workers erected the bell tower of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. When the Cathedral is finished, the tower will house 50 bells, including the bell for Holy Name of Jesus Chapel bought by Servant of God Fr. Thomas … Continue reading

 

Our spiritual home

Our spiritual home The profile of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral is recognizable now, rising on a hill and overlooking the city of Raleigh. Next to the framework, appearing from the air almost as tall as the church itself, the … Continue reading

 

Pope Francis blesses the cornerstone of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

In a truly rare and fascinating opportunity, Pope Francis agreed to bless the cornerstone of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Following his regular Wednesday audience in Rome, Pope Francis met with Bishop Michael F. Burbidge. During that exchange, Bishop Burbidge … Continue reading

 

1 year after groundbreaking, our Cathedral rises

1 year after groundbreaking, our Cathedral rises On an overcast winter day – January 3, 2015 — in the presence of more than 700 of the faithful, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge and assembled dignitaries put spades into the ground to … Continue reading

 

Footprint of a Cathedral

Footprint of a Cathedral On the site of our future cathedral, on land purchased more than a century ago by Fr. Thomas Frederick Price, the scene can appear disorganized. Deep rectangular trenches, seemingly random concrete structures with steel re-enforcers protruding, … Continue reading

 

Bishop blesses the workers building Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

Bishop blesses the workers building Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral On Thursday, September 10, 2015, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge held a “Blessing of the Workers” at the Nazareth Property, the site of the future Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. The … Continue reading

 

An aerial tour of the site of the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh on September 20, 2015

An aerial tour of the site of the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh on September 20, 2015 Construction is Underway! After months of grading work since breaking ground on the site of the new cathedral, the City of … Continue reading

 

Official Permits are In-Hand for New Cathedral!

Official Permits are In-Hand for New Cathedral! The Diocese of Raleigh is excited to announce an important update regarding the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral project. Grading work has been underway during the months since the groundbreaking ceremony in January … Continue reading

 

Symbolic 8K run highlights the closeness of the current and future Cathedral campuses

Symbolic 8K run highlights the closeness of the current and future Cathedral campuses Some Cathedral School parents observed National Running Day, Wednesday, June 3, with their eyes on the future, when they laced up for an 8K run from the … Continue reading

 

Catholic school students portray Rosary on Cathedral site

Catholic school students portray Rosary on Cathedral site On May 18th, Catholic school students from the Diocese of Raleigh gathered on the site of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral to pray a Living Rosary with Bishop Burbidge. Students from Saint … Continue reading

 

Spring comes to the Cathedral Campus

Spring comes to the Cathedral Campus Since March, contractors have been grading and clearing the site of our future Cathedral, Holy Name of Jesus. This summer, they will begin placing footings for the Cathedral, which is scheduled for completion in … Continue reading

 

Stations of the Cross prayed on Cathedral site

Stations of the Cross prayed on Cathedral site On Friday, March 13, 2015, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge joined more than 200 of the faithful gathered on the site of the future Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral to pray the Stations … Continue reading

 

Since the Groundbreaking

Since the Groundbreaking On January 3, 2015, hundreds of Diocesan faithful gathered on the Nazareth property for the blessing and groundbreaking of the site for the future Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. Since then, work has begun on clearing and … Continue reading

 

Diocese Breaks Ground for New Cathedral

On Saturday, January 3, 2015, the Memorial of the Holy Name of Jesus, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge celebrated the Rite of Blessing and Groundbreaking for Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. The new cathedral, located on ground purchased by Servant of … Continue reading

 

The Journey to Groundbreaking and Beyond

Cathedral Committee co-chairs discuss the joys and challenges, past and future, of funding and building Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral reprint from the December 2014 NC Catholics magazine When the Diocese announced the January 3rd groundbreaking for Holy Name of … Continue reading

 

Honoring the Past, Guiding the Future

This summer, when architect Jim O’Brien submitted the final design for Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, a new phase of the Our Cathedral One Faith One People campaign began: the offering of Honor and Memorial opportunities, the chance to name … Continue reading

 

At One Altar

At One Altar “Therefore all should hold in great esteem the liturgical life of the Diocese…They must be convinced that the pre-eminent manifestation of the Church consists in the full, active participation of all God’s holy people in these liturgical … Continue reading

 

Cathedral Dream Ever Closer to Realization

“It’s going to be beautiful place of worship, reflection and gathering of the faithful,” said Ginger Presson of Raleigh. In May, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh revealed new architectural drawings that depicted what will soon become … Continue reading

 

New Cathedral Design – Inspired by You

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral will be the center of Catholic life in our Diocese, belonging to all the faithful and serving as a sacred place to celebrate the pastoral and spiritual life of the people. Our Cathedral will enable … Continue reading

 

New Cathedral Design Responds to Faithful

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge has prayerfully responded to feedback received from clergy, religious and parishioners from over 400 receptions held throughout the Diocese. The latest revisions from Mr. James O’Brien of O’Brien and Keane, who was appointed as … Continue reading

 

Anticipation Grows as Cathedral Preparations Advance

The  Our Cathedral: One Faith, One People campaign is looking toward 2014 as a year of great progress. At the outset of the campaign in 2011, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge committed to build the Cathedral that the People … Continue reading

 

Parishes Begin to Receive Rebate Checks from Cathedral Campaign Pledges

On October 22, 2013, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge signed thank you letters to 67 parishes who are receiving their quarterly good faith rebates. The funds are designated to the specific items cited by each parish during their campaign. Once a … Continue reading

 

New Architect Explains His Faith Approach to Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge has announced that Mr. James O’Brien of O’Brien and Keane in Arlington,Virginia, has been contracted as the architect to do the final design of the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. The Cathedral Campus … Continue reading

 

Process of Preparing Historic Stained Glass Windows for New Cathedral

In December 2012, the Diocese of Raleigh announced that it had acquired 40 stained glass windows from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The windows, created in the late 1920s, are being removed from Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in the … Continue reading

 

Nazareth Property to Serve as It Has Served

When Servant of God Father Thomas Frederick Price purchased the land on which the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral will be built 113 years ago, his vision was to make the location the seat of what he hoped would … Continue reading

 

Diocese Acquires Stations for New Cathedral

The Diocese of Raleigh has announced the acquisition of the Stations of the Cross from a closed church in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for use in the new Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. The Stations are unique in their depiction … Continue reading

 

St. Catherine of Siena Students Learn About Cathedral Designs

The Cathedral Campus Project has drawn considerable interest among the faithful in the Diocese of Raleigh, especially among children and teenagers. Catholic school students and faith formation youngsters have been learning about the history of the Diocese, the current Sacred … Continue reading

 

Website Provides Updates on Holy Name of Jesus Stained Glass Windows Restoration

The announcement by the Diocese of Raleigh of the acquisition of 42 stained glass windows from a church that was closed in 2012 has brought considerable excitement to both the faithful in the Diocese and former parishioners of the closed … Continue reading

 

St. Ann Catholic School Students Visit Site of New Cathedral

Definitely. That’s the word eighth-grader Eileen Martinson used when asked if she could imagine herself coming to Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral one day. “I can definitely picture myself, in the future, coming here,” said a smiling Miss Martinson, who … Continue reading

 

Catholic Diocese Announces Plans for New Cathedral

Catholic Diocese Announces Plans for New Cathedral (Raleigh) — The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, has announced the planned construction of a new Cathedral Campus for the Diocese of Raleigh. In making the official announcement on Wednesday, … Continue reading