Cathedral News

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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May 22
I have some catching up to do ...
Don and I have been working our fingers to the bone not only Upgrading computers to Windows 10, but also updating software, getting rid of viruses, general cleanup.
The day were were working at the Brother Paulin School, some of the students were curious about what we were doing to their computers and wanted to help!


I've mentioned that we work with some delightful people here.  Jean Marie, Josselyn, John Davidson and Allenz stopped in for a visit.


On Sunday, Gary wanted to take a break and go to the beach.  Now that may sound rather idylic ... we're out here in the Caribbean and a day at the beach is a natural.  But getting there is the fun part.  Phillipe arranged for a driver with a SUV to take us.  Sounds nice, but AC is not something one finds in working condition here ... and shock absorbers are long past having any value.  So bouncing back the road almost all the way to the airport was a test of patience.  I've got to add that on the way back, Rose sat between Don and I and commented that it was an improvement that she had a soft landing on either side of her!
After 20-30 minutes on the road, we parked and hike down the cliff to a rather nice little beach.  Good breeze and the sound of the waves took away some of the ordeal getting there.  Rose just had to climb a rock ... with some assistance from Phillipe and Baba.

There were also a couple of dugout canoes!

While at the beach a young white man came from the brush area along the cliff.  Franko, a young civil engineer from Colorado.  He's with a non-profit - Bridges to Prosperity - working on a bridge project south west of Jeremie.  He came by for supper, good talking to a different person.