Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, El Paso

Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, El Paso

The Cathedral Parish of St Patrick is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Paso. It is located at 1118 N. Mesa St. in the heart of the downtown area. This seat is vacant as the previous bishop, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Armando Xavier Ochoa, was named as prelate of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, California on 1 December, 2011. The cathedral is the mother church for 656,000 Catholics in the diocese, and also operates one of El Paso's Catholic high schools, Cathedral High School, and St Patrick Elementary School adjacent to the church.

The church was designed by Barnett, Haynes & Barnett, an architectural firm from St Louis, Missouri. It was built in the form of a Byzantine basilica, in the Italian Renaissance style. The ground was broken on 8 April 1914 and the church and the cornerstone were blessed in a ceremony by Fr Edward Barry on 12 November 1916. The interior of the cathedral is adorned with Roman columns, elaborate frescoes that depict biblical scenes and the Stations of the Cross are carved in bas-relief on the interior walls.

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Sight Name: Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick
Sight Location: El Paso, USA
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Churches in El Paso   City Orientation Walk  

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