Short History:

The Saint Augustine Cathedral is the mother church of Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson and was constructed in 1776.  In 1858, Rev. John Lamy sent a priest of his diocese Rev. Joseph Machebeuf to survey the conditions. Father Jean B. Salpointe was appointed as pastor of the new church in 1866. In 1868 the pastor was destined to become the first bishop. The church was rebuilt by Bishop Peter Bourgade in 1897; the original plans called for a Gothic structure, but the spires were never completed.The work of restoration was undertaken in 1966 and complete in 1968. That event conceded with 100 years of ecclesiastic jurisdiction in Arizona and the 100 year anniversary of the completion of the original church of San Augustin.

The work of Restoration in 1966 taking place.

Saint Augustine Cathedral Rededication in 2011

Church's Mission Statement: The Catholic Community of St. Augustine Cathedral, nourished by the Eucharist and guided by the Holy Spirit, is sent forth to proclaim the Good News of God's love for all people.


Rector- Rev. Gilbert Malu Musumbu

Capumchin Priest- Rev. Robert Kose & Rev. John Francis Samsa

Deacons- Salvador Carmona, Mike Gutierrez, Viviano Leon and Ricky Pinzon

Sacraments offered:

Baptism: The religious rite of Sprinkling water onto a person's forehead symbolizing purification and admission to the Christian Church

Eucharist (First Holy Communion): Considered one of the holiest and most important occasions in a Catholic's life. It means the person received the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

Reconciliation (Penance): When the faithful are absolved from sins committed after Baptism and are reconciled.

Confirmation: The rite in which grace falls over the person as they announce their commitment to God and the Church.

Marriage: The union of two people as partners being formally recognized.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Process developed for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of Infant Baptism. Candidates are gradually introduce to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices

Ministries Available:

Altar Server Society, Cathedral Choir, Docent Program, Events and Fundraising, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Finance Council, Knights of Columbus, Ministers of the Word, Pastoral Council, Religious Education, RCIA, Usher Society.

The Choir of the Church

Weekday Mass Times:

Monday- Friday: 

7:00AM & 12:00PM

Weekend Mass Times:

Saturday- 5:30PM- Virgil Mass and English 

Saturday 3:30-4:30pm- Sacrament of Penance

Sunday- 6:30AM, 10:00AM, 12:00PM- English  and 8:00AM, 5:30PM- Spanish.

Holy Days: 7:00AM & 12:00PM- English and 5:30PM- Spanish


Phone: 520-623-6351 

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 520-623-0088

Mailing Address: 192-2 S. Stone Ave.  Tucson, AZ 85701, United States



San Cosme Chapel: 

Founded in 1692, Built in 1929. Today- Barrio Viejo Neighbors celebrate a monthly mass here. 

St. Vincent De Paul Store:

Located at: 629 S. 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ, 85701

No work of charity is foreign to the members of St. Vincent De Paul. St. Vincent de Paul helps provide rent and utility assistance, helps with there is food to eat and clothing to wear, provides furniture, mattresses and appliances.