to Saint Joseph the Workman Cathedral!
Saint Joseph the Workman Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in La Crosse, Wisconsin and the Mother Church of the Diocese of La Crosse.

The Cathedral Parish is tremendously grateful to be able to return to Public Masses, providing us the chance to receive the sacraments as a community of faith.

These have been difficult times for all, never before have we as a community of faith been restricted from the receiving the Sacraments and now as we return to Mass, we pray for the safety of our community.

This time has had a spiritual, ministerial and fiscal impact on our parish community in so many ways, and that we wish to restore ourselves, so we are participating in a Diocesan Sponsored initiative called Reunite…Rebuild…Rejoice.

This initiative provides us the chance to reflect upon the impact of the pandemic on our Church community, the loss of participation in the sacraments, participation in our ministries and on the fiscal health of our community.

First, we wish to take the opportunity to thank those families who have continued their support through online giving or through mailing in their envelopes. We are so grateful for your generosity.

In an effort to return with strength and vitality, to continue to serve our community of faith at this difficult time, we are encouraging parishioners who may have missed providing their weekly offertory sacrifice due to the pandemic, the opportunity to assist the Cathedral Parish by “catching up” on those lost weeks and helping mitigate the losses we have experienced.

Secondly, we know that some families may have experienced job loss or loss of income during this period and may not be able to support us as they wish at this time. We are inviting those families, who have been blessed with the means to do so, to consider increasing their weekly offertory contribution by 20-40% to assist the parish during this difficult time so that we may continue our mission and serve our community.

This week, each family will receive a letter along with a commitment card for your consideration. The Cathedral Parish kindly asks that everyone prayerfully reflect upon how they may be able to support the Cathedral Parish. A return envelope will be provided for your convenience. The Cathedral Parish is extremely grateful for your faith filled support and generosity at this time! It is our hope and prayer that we may soon once again be able to engage and embrace our fellow parishioners, to share in the Sacraments more fully, and to join in fellowship.

The Cathedral Parish would like to extend its gratitude for everyone’s gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure.

Letter to all faithful May 14 2020

Precautions for returning to Mass

Sunday Mass Schedule

7:3o am

10:30 am

(10:30 am Mass is also live streamed)

Daily Mass Schedule

8:00 am

(daily Mass is now open to the public and will continue to be live streamed)

Confession Schedule

In the coming weeks, there will be some changes to the confession schedule at the Cathedral due to the transition in Rector. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from July 27 to August 14, 2020, confessions will follow the 8:00 am Mass until 9:30 am, by appointment only. Wednesdays, from July 27 to August 14, 2020, will be from 9:00 am to 9:30 am by appointment only. Individuals are encouraged to call the parish office one day in advance to schedule their confession. At this time, walk-in’s are not permitted.

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic adoration will take place following the 8am daily Mass on Wednesdays.

Saturday Morning Rosary (via Zoom)

Join your fellow Cathedral parishioners to pray the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet on Saturdays at 9am.
If you would like to join, please fill out the form here.

Upcoming Live Stream Masses

Daily Mass will be streamed Mon-Sat at 8am.

Sunday Mass will be streamed at 10:30am.

Live Stream Mass


Third Sunday of Lent

March 15, 2020

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Second Sunday of Lent

March 8, 2020

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First Sunday of Lent

March 1, 2020

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Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 23, 2020

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From Bishop Callahan