Learn more about the Eucharist:

First Holy Communion

Preparation for First Holy Communion typically take place in the Second Grade either in the Cathedral Grade School or through the PSR Program. The Mass for those children participating in the group First Holy Communion is normally celebrated on Divine Mercy Sunday.  Otherwise, the preparation and reception of this Sacrament for the first time is organized through the parish office (573) 635-7991.


To obtain a copy of your certificate of Baptism, Marriage, First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation, please contact the parish office at 573.635.7991, or you may submit a written request mailed to:

Cathedral of St. Joseph
Attn. Sacramental Records
2305 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Eucharistic Adoration

From Pope Benedict XVI’s letter Sacramentum caritatis (Sacramentum caritatis, n. 67):

I heartily recommend to the Church’s pastors and to the People of God the practice of eucharistic adoration, both individually and in community. Great benefit would ensue from a suitable catechesis explaining the importance of this act of worship, which enables the faithful to experience the liturgical celebration more fully and more fruitfully. Wherever possible, it would be appropriate, especially in densely populated areas, to set aside specific churches or oratories for perpetual adoration. I also recommend that, in their catechetical training, and especially in their preparation for First Holy Communion, children be taught the meaning and the beauty of spending time with Jesus, and helped to cultivate a sense of awe before his presence in the Eucharist.

When does the Cathedral of St Joseph have Eucharistic Adoration?

The Cathedral of St Joseph has a chapel for perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Please call the parish office (573) 635-7991 for more details.

Cathedral Adoration Chapel

Liturgical Ministry within Holy Mass

Are you interested in becoming a greeter, usher, lector, extraordinary minister of holy communion, altar server, or member of the choir?  Contact the Parish Office for more details:  573.635.7991 or


Catechetical Videos on Holy Mass:

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – Chris Stefanick


What do you get out of Mass? – Chris Stefanick