Cathedral News

 Lenten Service

Dupré/Claudel Stations of the Cross -

Dr. Philip Brisson, Organist &

Dr. William P. Bradford II, reader. 

March 23, 7:30 pm, Cathedral of the Assumption.  Free and open to the public.

We All Bleed Red

Come be part of our community’s largest ever multi-faith blood drive April 24-28.  This is part of the 23rd annual Festival of Faiths: Many Faiths, One Heart, Common Action.

The Cathedral’s day to host the blood drive is April 24, the kick-off day.  There will also be a press event on the steps of the Cathedral at 2:30 pm, weather permitting.  You may donate blood from 11 am – 4pm on the 24th.  Several other houses of faith are co-hosting with us on that day.

The other days, times and locations:

Wednesday, April 25, 2-7 pm, Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road

Thursday, Aril 26, 12-6 pm, Mobile unite at the Kentucky Center for the Arts (outside Festival site), 501 West Main Street

Friday, April 27, 2-7 pm, Christ Gospel Churches International, 2614 E. 10th Street, Jeffersonville

Saturday, April 28, 12-5 pm, Al-Zahrah Islamic Center, 4010 Bishop Lane

Like the Cathedral, many faith communities are co-hosting at each site. 

You can sign up online by clicking here.


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 took photos today. Click here to see them.

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

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

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May 28

I had not planned on a Part 7.  Intended to post a few pictures in Part 6, but what follows may explain a bit.
Coming home was a bit of an adventure!  Or Struggle!  From a flat tire in Jeremie, to systems being down in Port Au Prince so we only got hand written boarding passes for flight to Miami, bags not checked through to Louisville, plane almost 2 hours late, missed flight in Miami .... long day. 
Spent Thursday night in Miami airport hotel.  Flew to Charlotte then Louisville. 

While we were changing planes in Charlotte, a surprise encounter!  Maria Price, Executive Director of St John Center for Homeless Men.  What a delightful surprise.  Maria was en route to the coast for a long weekend with family.

Finally arrived in Louisville about 2:00 PM Friday.  

A bit more about Thursday adventure!  Being the Feast of Corpus Christi, the street we normally turn on was blocked because of a procession at Cathedral St Louis, so we had to take a minor detour around some rougher, unpaved streets in Jeremie.  Then on to the main road, paved only for about half mile, then really rough rest of 8-10 miles.  On the way to the landing strip we passed a small church in a rural village where parishioners were gathering for their Corpus Christi celebrations.  Very colorful!
When we got to the landing strip, Roger was there with the plane, arms in the air in exasperation ... one of the tires on the plane went flat shortly after he landed.
Many prayers were answered as we gathered tools, local boys came out of the area to put a patch on the inner tube (a process that is difficult to put into words!), tire back on.  Only took 2 hours.  Then we prayed for one take off and one landing.  Prayers were answered!

I've got pictures that I will add later.
Let us all rejoice in God's unconditional love and guide us as we reflect the same to all those we come in contact with.

A collection of pictures.

A flower in the garden outside the house ... of the hibiscus family I think.

Along the streets of Jeremie

The flat tire adventure!  I failed to get a shot of the inner tube patching process.  Note the car jacks on tree stumps and the "air compressor" used to inflate the tire!