Cathedral News

Mass for Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones through Opiate Overdose - On Sunday, May 28, at the 5:30 Mass, we invite all who have lost loved ones through opiate overdose to join in prayer at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South 5th Street.  Opiate-related deaths are of epidemic proportions.  Much more poignant than the staggering statistics are the loved ones we mourn.  Each death is a loss experienced by so many.  Please come join us in worship as we lift up those we mourn into the tender care of our loving Father and as we ask for God’s comfort and healing and the empowerment to be comforters and healers to one another.   

 

Cathedral featured in music video of "Say a Prayer."  Click here to view.   

 

 

 

Cathedral's Daily Lunch Program to be honored.  Click here to read Sheldon Shafer's article that appeared in the Courier Journal on May 10.

 

 

 

 

Our Cathedral Parish Nurse E.A. Cole has been chosen as “2017 CHM Faith Community Nurse of the Year!” Norton Healthcare defines a Parish Nurse as a “registered professional nurse who is actively licensed in a given state and who serves as a member of the staff of a faith community. The faith community nurse promotes wholeness of the faith community, its groups, families, and individual members through the practice of nursing as defined by that state's nurse practice act in jurisdiction in which the faith community nurse practices.” E.A. was chosen from the many outstanding Parish Nurses from our local community to receive this award.  E.A.’s faith filled dedication to the Cathedral, it’s ministries and community outreach, especially to those whose circumstances prevent them from being able to attend the Cathedral is an amazing gift to us.Thank you E.A. for bringing this honor to our Cathedral Parish!

Vatican Observatory highlights Msgr. Bouchet's telescope housed in the Archdiocese of Louisville History Center. Click here to check it out!!!!

Tek4Kids, Inc. (Gary and Cathy Boice’s nonprofit) uses education and technology to break the poverty cycle in Haiti.  They provide existing schools in Haiti with clean water, electricity, computers and teachers.  Children share clean water with their families, reducing instances of cholera and waterborne illnesses. Students that receive computer skills from the Tek4Kids program will be able to find much more advanced jobs despite the high unemployment rate in the area. To learn more about Tek4Kids, visit www.tek4kids.org


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The ambo or pulpit is constructed of the same marble and granite as the altar and is of very similar design.  “That connection is purposeful in that from the ambo we hear the word of God proclaimed and that word feeds us in the same way that the body and blood of Christ feeds us.”
- Lisa Stallings, SP, Former Director of Worship

The cathedra (Latin word for chair) is an ancient symbol of the authority of the bishop in the life of the church.  The chair represents the bishop’s three main offices of teaching, sanctifying, and governing.  The chair dates from the late 1800’s.

The Archdiocesan Coat of Arms hangs directly behind the cathedra.  The Coat of Arms contains significant symbols of the diocese and the city.  Notice the mitre (hat) representing the ceremonial attire of the archbishop; the Star of David, an early symbol of the Blessed Mother; the stockade representing Fort Nelson and Louisville’s early history; the fleurs-de-lis symbolize the French missionaries and bishops who evangelized the territory; the flowing water representing the Ohio River and the Falls of the Ohio; the Indian arrowheads representing early settlers of the area.

Four Paintings Coronation Window Ambo and Cathedra Ceiling Fresco Nave Stations of the Cross Ambo and Cathedra Altar Vaulted Ceiling Nave Bapistry Ambry, Candle, Statue Organ and Choir Loft Bell Tower Cathedral

Where Charity and Love Prevail - Benoit/Ferris, sung by the Cathedral Choir.  
Copyright 1962, World Library Publications.  Used with permission.