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 now Friday night in Jeremie!  Hard to say TGIF!
Jack and I met with Fr Marc-Arthur Emile of Cathedral St Louis on Wednesday morning.  We are trying to find a way to rehab the building in which they feed street people 3 days each week.  He has several projects, most all of which require lots of money!

Fr Mar Arthur
Jack has had email correspondence with Fr since last fall and it was good to meet him and talk ... with an interpreter of course.
Passion\Palm Sunday will be a new experience ... Mass begins at 7:00 AM at St Therese Montessori.  We will process from there to the cathedral with palms.  Mass here is typically 2+ hours ... this may well be 4-5 hours.

Today we were at St Therese preparing things for the computer classroom.  The German group that added the second floor classrooms  did a fine job.

The computer class room has a light open feel to it.  The kids were out of school today, but from the singing we heard they must have been practicing for Sunday.  And then Fr Marc-Arthur popped in to say Hi.  He seems reserved but very interested in things going on.

Typically while we are here power is an issue.  So far this week power has been good ... that means fans run all night!  But then we've had water issues.  Seems like there is a running toilet ... maybe even two.  Wednesday and Friday we came in to find no water for showers!  We think there are 2 toilets that are culprits.  Needless to say, we will be checking closely after each flush!  When the tanks on the roof are dry, we have to fire up the generator to pump water from a well to the tanks on the roof.  Gary and I have been doing some creative repair work!  Hope it holds!  Had to send for diesel fuel the first time.  When we've been out sweating all day and then climb the hill coming back to the house ... a cool shower is the quickest way to get right!  Although a sort of cold bottle of Prestige is always good after work, a cool shower before the beer is much better!

We've been working with some teachers to help with their technical matters, conducting site surveys at the various schools where Tek4Kids has water treatment, battery & inverter equipment and computer classrooms, along with the prep work for the computer room at St Therese.

Last night, Bob Glaser was dead set on watching the UK game via the Internet.  Things didn't work out and Bob thinks there may have been a conspiracy on the part of an unnamed UofL supporter who is involved with providing the network access.  Tonight we are getting the scores of the UofL game like last night ... so Bob is a bit less suspicious!  Looks like UK and UofL are both in the Elite Eight!

I hope to add some pictures later, my eyes are tired and getting this much done is about all I can do tonight.

Peace to all, David