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  brendamac40@hotmail.com.

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 brendamac40@hotmail.com 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 DeveVetter@gmail.com 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 sanctum360.org 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 www.tek4kids.org


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Sunday Nov.16

Notes from Bob Glaser

Went to church at the Jeremie cathedral (Cathedral St Louis is our sister parish here at Cathedral of the Assumption).  The church is very old and you need to have faith that God will take care of you to enter a building that looks that unsafe. Mass lasted 2 hours and seemed even longer since I was unable to understand anything that was said.  As I was leaving church I noticed an older man urinating outside the church in a corner of the church in public.  It surprised me but seemed to be normal to the Haitians.

After church we changed into our work clothes and went to fix an electrical problem at our wood working vendor's shop. (Dave - this must be Marcel's shop) This was not our plan for the day but on these trips things always happen that cause a change to our schedule.  We must be adaptable to do the most important thing at the time.  We spent 4 hours and finally got things working.  At that point we decided to call it a day and get some rest. I was never one to take a nap but the afternoon rest and a short nap really helped.

An old guy like me has developed the retirement mentality that when you get tired working a project you quit because there is always tomorrow to complete it.  Doing this work with Tek4Kids is much different.  We have a very limited time and so much to do that it is hard to stop when you get tired.  You learn to persevere in order to complete the job. I mentioned to one of our Hatian employees that they are working me like an old pack mule and he said "welcome to Tek4Kids" (Dave - Sounds like Baba talking!).  I guess my initiation is over.