On July 1, 2005 Rev. Thomas E. Barrett became the current Rector of the Cathedral.
He was appointed Rector by our present Bishop, The Most Rev. Gerald M. Barbarito.
Fr. Barrett had been Pastor of St. Mark Parish in Ft. Pierce, but was happy to come to the Cathedral because it is his home parish and was a place with which he was very familiar.
Shortly after his arrival Fr. Barrett, with the support of the Bishop and the community embarked on a much needed and desired renovation of the interior of the Cathedral.
The changes to the worship space were enthusiastically received by parishioners and visitors alike.
The wood Reardos and Italian marble Sanctuary appointments are more welcoming, warm, and inviting.
The Risen Christ Statue, which was an important part of the history of the Cathedral, was placed in an outdoor shrine facing Military Trail, as a welcoming sign of our community of faith and the love of Christ.
The renovation has become the outward sign of a new and forward looking spirit for the Cathedral.
continues to make organizational and liturgical changes that he
hopes will attract new parishioners and provide for increased ministry opportunities and parish growth.