Cathedral News

 Annual Filipino Festival Next Sunday, September 24

Our local Filipino Community is hosting an evening rich in culture—faith, food, and more.  Funds raised  at this event go directly toward the Cathedral Scholarship Fund, which helps students, whose parents have limited income, attend a Catholic school. The recommended donation is $10/$10/person over the age of 10.  No reservations are required. 

In 1989, just two years after St. Lorenzo de Ruiz, the first martyr of the Philippines, was canonized by Pope John Paul II, the local Filipino Community and the Cathedral of the Assumption started the tradition of a Filipino Festival.  At the 5:30 pm Mass, a statue and banner commemorating St. Lorenzo are carried in procession.  The buffet of home-cooked Filipino dishes follows immediately in the Undercroft.  Please plan to come. 

pet

If you own a pet, or a pet owns you, plan to attend the Blessing of the Animals to be held on the front steps of the Cathedral on Sunday, October 1, at 2 pm.  This brief service gives us the opportunity to mark the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi and to give thanks for our pets. All are welcome!

 Hurricane Irma has caused massive destruction in Florida and the Caribbean.  We can support our brothers and sisters in these areas through monetary donations that will be used to specifically support the Diocese of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Island, recovery efforts of Catholic Charities, and efforts to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to the impacted dioceses through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Checks should include the notation: 2017 Hurricane Irma Collection and can be turned into the parish or mailed directly to: Archdiocese of Louisville, ATTN: Finance Office, P.O. Box 32533, Louisville, KY 40232-2533.

Thinking of Becoming Catholic?  If you have thought of becoming Catholic, or if you have questions about the Catholic Church, the Cathedral offers RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) classes. Classes meet on Sunday mornings after 9:30 Mass.   For information please contact George Kaissieh, 657-5217 or gkaissieh@cathedraloftheassumption.org. 

Check out The Record article featuring parishioner Linda Squire and Opioid Epidemic. 

Want to check out some 360 degree photos of the Cathedral?  Kelsey Hillary of sanctum360.org took photos today.  Click here to see them.

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.

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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This is Bob Glaser's final blog.  We have been updating our web site and I'm just now getting to this final installment.

Thursday Nov.20

Today is the last day of work on this trip to Haiti.  We tried to complete as much as possible and make sure there are no loose ends hanging when we leave. Unfortunately we were unable to complete the Monfort Orphanage and school water treatment project.  We did however make a lot of progress and the project will be completed on the next trip by Tek4Kids in December.  However I will not be there to see the final results.  I do feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to be a part of this worthy project. The children there are so adorable.  It makes me want to take them home with me.

I am looking forward to coming home tomorrow but a little sad because this was an experience I will never forget.  The team I have had a chance to spend the last two weeks with are awesome people and I have the highest respect for the dedication and work they are doing. I also leave a little of my heart here in Haiti.  The people here that I have had the opportunity to meet and get to know are wonderful.  The people living in Jeremie need and are so appreciative of our support.  I do plan to return on another trip in the future. I am returning within a week from Thanksgiving and this experience has made me realize how much I have to be thankful for.  I hope I never take the comforts and blessings I have at home for granted.  This experience has made me wonder why I have been granted the wonderful life I have and the people in Haiti have the life they have. I will never feel bad when I have a hardship or challenge in the future. I will just respond to it and continue to count my blessings.

Bob