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. 

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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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Thursday - Day 14
I've been remiss in writing, sorry.
In summary we finished quite a few things on Tuesday.  On Wednesday classes began.  Of course we were still working on running network wiring to rooms that were not being used.
Update on power at the house ... city power - EDH - has come on the past several nights.  The inverter worked, the batteries charged, Cathy ran the washing machine, we pumped water.  When we got up in the morning fans were running, batteries were charged well by EDH.  Life is better.
Another power issue ... at the Technical School there is no EDH power.  We have a diesel generator to charge our battery bank.  The generator has not been running as we expected.  Maybe I've already commented on it.  Anyway, after changing to a heavier weight oil, things are much better.
Today I was able to break off and address a few tasks at College St Louis.  Got to help Fr Luxo with a WiFi issue, replaced 2 broken laptops, changed to a larger network switch, found a few missing items. 

I've had trouble sleeping the last few nights ... heat, dogs, thunder but no rain ... too many thing swirling in my head.  This has been a long trip, really miss Mary Ann ... lots.  Can't wait to get home tomorrow night.

We're winding down, assessing our stay, packing for the flight home.
I hope to wrap this blog up some time Saturday after we're home.  In the meantime, we all ask for your prayers for a safe return and we thank God for the many blessings we have all received in our lives and the opportunity to share our knowledge and understanding with a few people in Jeremie.