The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington announces that St. Joseph Co-Cathedral has been designated as the cathedral for the Diocese with the title, “Cathedral of St. Joseph.”

In addition, after consultation with parishioners of Immaculate Conception Cathedral Parish, various Diocesan boards, and having received approval from the Holy See, Immaculate Conception Cathedral has been reduced to Immaculate Conception Parish. As such, Immaculate Conception Parish will be suppressed and merged with Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish including all assets and liabilities.

The Immaculate Conception of Mary will continue to be the patroness of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington.

“This has been a long process and I’d like to thank his Excellency, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio of the Holy See to the United States, for his kind advice and assistance in bringing this to a close,” says Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, 10th bishop of Burlington.

Bishop Coyne will be available for press questions at 11am at St. Joseph Cathedral, 20 Allen St, Burlington, upper church. Please enter through the front doors.