Two Cathedrals, One Mission
Downtown Kansas City’s pair of cathedrals has stood watch over the heart of the city for more than a century. Two blocks north of GHTC, anchoring the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, you can find the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. The history of this Cathedral goes back to the rustic beginnings of Kansas City itself in its humble beginnings as a log cabin near its present location. The newest chapter in the history of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception began in February 2003 with the rededication of the Cathedral after a lengthy renovation.
The Cathedrals have a long history of working together to make God’s word stronger in Kansas City. Many of us have taken part in joint services on Ash Wednesday or other times during the year, or maybe we have taken part in joint retreats or classes. But did you know that there are two formal covenants between the Cathedrals? They outline the overall aspiration for stronger unity in Christ’s Church and spell out the Cathedrals’ great desire for a strong partnership in Kansas City.
- Read the original Covenant dated June 2, 1974
- Read the Rededication Covenant from June 2, 1999, the 25th anniversary of the original
- Read the Renewal Covenant from May 13, 2008, the 34th anniversary of the original
- Special issue of The Angelus with photos from the 2008 Renewal of the Covenant