Our parish is located in the heart of Charlotte Amalie, on the western wing of the commercial district. From the Market Square building on Main Street, follow Kronprindsens Gade west (street name in Danish), walk pass the Catholic School and you will find the Cathedral at 21-22 Kronprindsens Gade, next to the School.
The Cathedral is open to visitors between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm (upon request, due to the Covid-19 pandemic). You are welcome to our Weekday Masses, Monday to Saturday (7:00 am). Our complete Mass Schedule can be found on our Masses & Confessions page. The paintings, murals and the total atmosphere of our worship space, conducive to prayer and meditation will make your trip a treasure and a memorable journey in Saint Thomas.
To preserve the artistic beauty of this spiritual abode, His Excellency Bishop Herbert Armstrong Bevard (whose resignation has recently been accepted by His Holiness, Pope Francis), has taken a very active and visible role in the restoration of the present Cathedral’s building that was erected in 1848.
Enjoy your visit! Please, join us in our effort by your prayers and support. The Most Reverend Wilton Gregory, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of St. Thomas and our Rector, Reverend Monsignor Jerome Feudjio, Apostolic Administrator Delegate, extend their best wishes to you and your respective families.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To Continue The Ministry Of Jesus Christ By:
•Preaching the Gospel to a Caribbean Community while staying within the Roman Catholic Church version.
•Furthering the faith of God’s people with sound teaching and meaningful liturgies in keeping with the apostolic tradition.
•Promoting and implementing inclusive strategies to meet the needs of the populations that worship at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.
Historic Dates of Interest:
• 1666 First Danish settlers arrive on St. Thomas
• 1773 Danish King officially sanctions the Catholic church
• 1802 First Catholic church building purchased from Danish Crown
• 1804 Fire destroys the church
• 1806 New building was consecrated and named after the two apostles Saints Peter & Paul
• 1828 First building on present site completed with altar facing East
• 1837 A severe hurricane destroys much of the building
• 1848 Present building is consecrated
• 1960 Pope John XXIII created the Prelature of the Virgin Islands
with the Church of Saints Peter & Paul as the Cathedral Parish
• 1977 Prelature raised to the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands
• 2004 Capital Campaign to restore and refurbish Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral begins
Rector of the Cathedral
Rectory Cook and Housekeeper