We are grateful for your support of our church. Online Giving allows you to make contributions to our church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations. This site lets you set up automatic contributions and change the timing or the amount of your gift at any time. You may make pledges and manage your contributions to the pledge amount, and you may make one-time donations to special causes.
The Boland-Schreck Fund for Liturgical Music has been established by Bishop Emeritus J. Kevin Boland in honor of Mrs. Patricia B. Schreck who was the Cathedral Organist and Choir Director for 66 years. The fund exists to provide support for the liturgical music program at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist.
Causes and Campaigns
Chapel Renovation Project
A central goal of the renovation is the elevation of the hall as a space worthy of and in keeping with the extraordinary material quality, articulation and detailing of our treasured and historic Cathedral Basilica. This includes vaulted ceilings, renewed columns and capitals, new pilasters, new flooring, and decorative wainscot trim. The lower level will reflect the same care and attention to detail evident in the church renovation accomplished at the turn of the 21st century. For more information about the project, follow this link Chapel Renovation Project Brochure
*Multi-purpose gathering space
*Receptions and special events
*Simulcast AV during special services
*Masses when work is present above
*Preparation space for weddings
*Bride’s room/meeting room
*Vesting area for visiting priests
*Enhanced adoration chapel
Mural Preservation Fund
The beautiful murals that adorn the upper reaches of our Cathedral have been deteriorating badly over the past several years. These 34 outstanding murals are regarded as the most extraordinary decorative feature of the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. Our church has been favorably compared to the great Cathedrals of Europe. Though no work of art can rival Michelangelo’s frescoes in the Sistine Chapel, our murals are acknowledged as the most beautiful in the South. Modern air conditioning causes the thick Cathedral walls to “sweat”, causing damage to our beautiful and historic murals. Maintenance projects like this are necessary for such an old building and are very expensive. The Cathedral’s operating budget is only sufficient to support routine building maintenance.
The Cathedral of St John the Baptist relies on the generosity of parishioners, friends, visitors, and patrons. By giving, you provide an essential and dependable way to take part in the support of the magnificent Cathedral and the programs and ministries offered. Additionally, your donations allow us to open the Cathedral to over 200,000 visitors each year.