‘We are all its guardians’

   More than just the reopening of a building, the rededication of the Cathedral calls the faithful to rededicate themselves as well.

   “The Cathedral is such a focal point, not only in the diocese but also in the community,” said Bishop Robert J. Cunningham. “Located on Columbus Circle, hundreds of people pass it each day. Hopefully the Cathedral serves as a reminder to us to lift our minds and hearts in prayer.”

   “In the end I’m very pleased with the results. I think our generation has preserved the church for future generations, just as it had been preserved for us by those who went before us. During the campaign we often said that we are all its guardians. That’s why I’m glad that we have fulfilled our responsibility at the present time,” he said.

   “The Cathedral Restoration Campaign raised more than $12.5 million from over 8,300 donors and I’m sure that many more supported us with their prayers. We feel a great deal of happiness and gratitude for the generosity of the people who wanted to make sure that the Cathedral’s structure was strong and vibrant.

   “But of course, the most important thing of all is that it calls us to a renewal of our own faith and our own rededication to the Lord and to our Catholic faith.”


Restoration project partners

Artic Enterprises

Atlas Fence

Audio Video Corp.

B. J. Johnson

B.G.G. Plumbing

Benedict Floors

Brennan Stain Glass

Burgess Church Supplies

Burns Brothers Concrete Construction

Case Supply Company

Catholic Charities (Project Joseph)

Century Heating

ConCor Precision, Inc.

Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC

CSM Tile

Dale R. Cornue

DCI Sound

Diamond Roofing

Empire Building Products

Gerharz Equipment

James Spano

John Tiedemann, Incorporated

Kelley Bros.

Kerner & Merchant Pipe Organ Builders

KSP Painting

Mack Brothers

Marcon Companies

Maxian & Horst

McPerson, Simmons Bros. & Sons 

Architectual Design Studios

MJS Construction

M & T Bank

National Carpet

Paragon Supply

Poplar Bear Insulation

Purcell’s Paints

QPK Design

Quality Lighting Systems, Inc.

Quality Mechanical Systems

Rambusch Lighting Company

Raulli & Sons

S.T.A.T. Communications


Schindler Elevator

Summit Environment

Syracuse Ceiling

T & S Mechanicals

The Keck Group

Ultra Clean

Vallar’s Tile & Marble, Inc.

Viau Construction Corp.

WSW Construction