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. 


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 

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.   

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

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The Cathedral sponsors a variety of both choral and instrumental concerts.  Past choral performances have included the Louisville Orchestra, the Rose Ensemble, the Chattanooga Boys Choir, Liber unUsualis, the Mainz Cathedral Domchor, and the Westminster Choir. The series also includes the Kelty Endowed Organ Recitals which have brought a wonderfully eclectic representation of national and international organists to the Greater Louisville Community. 




Dr. Philip Brisson, Director of Music, (502) 582-2971 Ext. 5220

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2017-2018  Cathedral Concert Series




September 15

at 7:30 PM








  Giampaolo Di Rosa: Kelty Organ Recital 

Organist, Portuguese National Church in Rome, Italy

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October 20,

at 7:30 pm


 Julia Brown

Organist, First United Methodist Church in Eugene, Oregon

Julia Brown

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November 30,

at 7:30 PM


Ticketed event








Handel’s Messiah

The Louisville Orchestra,

Dr. Kent Hatteberg, Conductor




December 8,

at 7:30 PM







Advent Lessons and Carols

The Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Singers join together to mix traditional and contemporary music styles with Advent readings in order to prepare for the joyful season of Christmas.

 Dr. Philip Brisson, Director and Organist


January 28,

at 3:00 PM







Louisville Three Choirs Festival Concert

at Calvary Episcopal Church 


Calvary Christ ChurchAssumption



February 2,

at 7:30 PM






Stephan Griffin

Organist,Trinity Episcopal Church

in Newport, Rhode Island

 Stephan Griffin

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March 23, 

at 7:30 PM


 Lenten Service:

Dupré/Claudel Stations of the Cross

 Dr. Philip Brisson - Organ

Dr. William P. Bradford II - Reader  



April 20 

at 7:30 PM


Jason Roberts: Kelty Organ Recital

 OrganistSt. Bartholomew's Church, New York, New York

Jason Roberts

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May 28

at 7:30 PM

Doctor Philip Brisson: Kelty Organ Recital

 Organist, Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky


Philip Brisson

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