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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.

Interior photo of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

(Catholic Key photo/Joe Cory) Visiting prelates gather for the Eucharistic prayer during the Mass of Dedication celebrated February 22, 2003, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City.

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.