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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exteriorThe grounds upon which Louisville’s Cathedral of the Assumption stands were consecrated in 1830.  The seat of our first Bishop, Father Benedict Joseph Flaget, moved from Bardstown, Kentucky, to Louisville eleven years later in 1841.  Located on the site of the old St. Louis Church, the Cathedral is designed in Neo-Gothic style by William Keeley and Isaiah Rogers, two of America’s finest 19th century architects.  Completed in 1852, it is the fourth oldest public building in the city of Louisville as well as the third oldest Catholic Cathedral in the United States in continuous use.  The steeple rises 287 feet above the Louisville skyline and, upon its completion, was North America’s tallest spire.  The Coronation window is one of the oldest surviving examples of hand-painted stained glass in the country.  

The Cathedral has been the scene of many tumultuous events during its long history.  August 6, 1855, a day now referred to as Bloody Monday, saw riots brake out after accusations of election irregularities.  The Know-Nothing political party feared that immigrants and Catholics would interfere with the voting process.  Rioters came armed to the Cathedral looking for weapons, but after a search of the premises, none were found.  

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During the Civil War, the church was the scene of services to honor the fallen of both sides, the Blue and the Gray.  In 1937, a great flood found much of the center city of Louisville under water.  The Cathedral served as a refuge center for those forced from their homes.

The center of America’s oldest inland diocese, the Cathedral of the Assumption is a vibrant Catholic parish.  Clergy and staff serve the needs of the 3,000 registered parishioners through worship, music, spiritual formation and hospitality.  Staff and volunteers provide lunch daily to the homeless, carrying on our mission of striving for social justice.  The Cathedral of the Assumption will continue this rich tradition long into the future.

 

New - January 2015

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz and Chancellor Dr. Brian Reynolds travel to the Cathedral of the Assumption to talk about the meaning of the Cathedral to the Archdiocese and to discuss highlights of the art and architecture of the Cathedral.

See the conversation - Archbishop Kurtz and Brian Reynolds

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz visits the Archdiocese of Louisville History Center and takes viewers on a brief tour, along with archdiocesan historian Fr. Clyde Crews and archdiocesan archivist Fr. Dale Cieslik.

See the tour and conversation - Archbishop Kurtz with Fr Crews and Fr Cieslik