A restored Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception will be the heart of a transformed city neighbourhood…true to the dream of its original founders.
In the Old World, the centre of a city was thought to be wherever its Cathedral stood. Although Saint John is a city encompassing an enormous area with dozens and dozens of distinct neighbourhoods, it has but a few places that everyone recognizes as being in the very heart of the city. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is one such place. It is Saint John’s only cathedral. Just steps from King Square, the Cathedral dominates Waterloo Street as it has for more than a century-and-a-half. It stands as a historic landmark, a beacon of hope and consolation to all who see its majestic stone exterior and a spiritual refuge for all who come within.
A sustaining presence for generations, the Cathedral is the centrepiece of a community neighbourhood that also includes a hospital; respite and elder care facilities; community outreach ministries and services; and affordable housing that will reshape the former St. Vincent’s High School.