Cathedral News

Thomas Merton’s Lenten Prayer of the Desert
Cathedral Undercroft
Sunday, March 4, after 9:30 am Mass
Presented by parishioner Mark Meade.
Mr. Meade is the Assistant Director of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University, the current President of the International Thomas Merton Society.  Coffee and donuts will be served.   

The Sacred Rite of Fasting in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Sunday, March 18, 3:30-5 pm
Cathedral Undercroft—Free and Open to Public

Interfaith devotional program organized by The Salaam Network in coordination with The Cathedral of the Assumption. Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious scholars share their perspective on fasting in their respective traditions. Music and chanting from the three Abrahamic religions bring to life the spiritual message of fasting.

Cathedral Golden Stars

On March 14, the Golden Stars will have an early St. Patrick’s Day lunch at 12 Noon at the Molly Malones located at 3900 Shelbyville Road, 40207, in St. Matthews.  Please wear your favorite green and come help us toast to St. Paddy’s Day.  Please contact Brenda McWaters at 502-641-1575 or

Don’t Sit Home in April!! Please join us for  an all you can eat dinner and an Award nominated play. It’s MAMA MIA! Doors open at 6 pm and the play starts at 7:45 pm. Derby Dinner Playhouse is located on 525 Marriott Dr. in Clarksville Indiana.  Please contact Brenda McWaters at 502-641-1575 or and please sign up by March 14. If we have 20 to sign up the group rate is $39 per person. If any of you attended our last event there, Sister Act, the play was great and the food was delicious. Please join us for another fun evening!

Cathedral Choir Dinner and Entertainment Fundraiser

The Cathedral of the Assumption Choir is pleased to present The Gospel According to Mark on Saturday, March 10, 2018, after the 5:30 Mass at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street.  The show features Derby Dinner Playhouse veteran J.R. Stuart in a solo performance as Mark Twain during two different time periods in Mr. Twain’s life.  Recommended for ages 13 and over, this evening of laughter and social commentary has been delighting audiences for decades. There is a $30 suggested donation for the dinner and show and a $20 suggested donation for the show only. All proceeds will go towards the Cathedral Choir’s trip to Washington DC this summer. Make your RSVP today!  Contact 502.439.5151. Also included is a musical preshow by choir members Rick and Shaune Rebilas and Greg and Natalie Wood with Dr. Philip Brisson.


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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It's Sunday evening ... we had a slightly shorter day today.

We began with Mass ... and Jack Lydon would have loved it ... we thought Mass began at 8:00 so we left the house at 7:45.  We arrived at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  A bit embarrassing, but short!

After a light brunch of bread and tuna, with a cake for dessert, we headed to the Technical School.  Mainly sweeping floors, getting things cleared out of 3 rooms, last minute wiring changes, making a long patch cable for the printer, getting the wireless projector on line.

Eric met with the teachers to discuss English classes for them.  Rose joyfully put her posters on the wall that she had meticulously carried in a mailing tube on the plane.

We've got an open house Monday at 5:00 to show the Bishop and several folks that need to be in tune.

During a break in the action, I cornered Baba and Bos Benice to chat about the Sister Parish project we're trying to work on.  I'm meeting with Fr Marc-Arthur on Tuesday.  Hope to see something happen before I leave.  The parish here is serving a lunch to the poorest of the poor in a buiding that is not very nice to see.  We intend to make some minor structural repairs, cosmetic repairs and paint the place.  I hope to write more later and will help Jack Lydon present things to our parish in general at the proper time.

Monday morning some of us may be going to St Therese Montessori to re-hang the electrical line that comes in from the street.  When the construction project to add the second floor rooms last year was done, the line from the street was hung rather poorly ... definitely not safe!

Since someone found some strawberry jam in the refrigerator, the cake that Mia fixed has been given an extra kick with a bit of jam!

We're all getting a little punchy from work, heat and high humidity, lack of good sleep.  Eric and Rose are trying to pick up enough know how to survive here on their own for the next 4-6 weeks before Gary and others return.

About time to say good night!