Cathedral News

 Lenten Service

Dupré/Claudel Stations of the Cross -

Dr. Philip Brisson, Organist &

Dr. William P. Bradford II, reader. 

March 23, 7:30 pm, Cathedral of the Assumption.  Free and open to the public.

We All Bleed Red

Come be part of our community’s largest ever multi-faith blood drive April 24-28.  This is part of the 23rd annual Festival of Faiths: Many Faiths, One Heart, Common Action.

The Cathedral’s day to host the blood drive is April 24, the kick-off day.  There will also be a press event on the steps of the Cathedral at 2:30 pm, weather permitting.  You may donate blood from 11 am – 4pm on the 24th.  Several other houses of faith are co-hosting with us on that day.

The other days, times and locations:

Wednesday, April 25, 2-7 pm, Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road

Thursday, Aril 26, 12-6 pm, Mobile unite at the Kentucky Center for the Arts (outside Festival site), 501 West Main Street

Friday, April 27, 2-7 pm, Christ Gospel Churches International, 2614 E. 10th Street, Jeffersonville

Saturday, April 28, 12-5 pm, Al-Zahrah Islamic Center, 4010 Bishop Lane

Like the Cathedral, many faith communities are co-hosting at each site. 

You can sign up online by clicking here.


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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The Ambry is the large glass case in the rear of the church that holds the sacred oils used throughout the church year.  The Oil of the Sick is used to anoint those who are seriously ill and bring Christ’s healing to them.  The Oil of the Catechumens is for those who are preparing for Baptism.  The third oil is the Sacred Chrism, which is used to anoint the heads of those being baptized and for persons being confirmed.  It is also used to anoint the hands of priests when they are ordained.

The Paschal or Easter Candle is used each day of the Easter season and for baptisms and funerals throughout the year.  The new candle is lit during the Easter Vigil service and remains on the altar until the end of the Easter season when it is returned to the back of church by the baptismal font.

The wooden statue of the Virgin Mary is carved of linden or basswood and is original to the Cathedral.  The crown of stars she wears represents that she is the Queen of Heaven.  The serpent and apple under her feet represent Mary’s triumph over evil and sin.

Four Paintings Coronation Window Ambo and Cathedra Ceiling Fresco Nave Stations of the Cross Ambo and Cathedra Altar Vaulted Ceiling Nave Bapistry Ambry, Candle, Statue Organ and Choir Loft Bell Tower Cathedral