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 ambo or pulpit is constructed of the same marble and granite as the altar and is of very similar design.  “That connection is purposeful in that from the ambo we hear the word of God proclaimed and that word feeds us in the same way that the body and blood of Christ feeds us.”
- Lisa Stallings, SP, Former Director of Worship

The cathedra (Latin word for chair) is an ancient symbol of the authority of the bishop in the life of the church.  The chair represents the bishop’s three main offices of teaching, sanctifying, and governing.  The chair dates from the late 1800’s.

The Archdiocesan Coat of Arms hangs directly behind the cathedra.  The Coat of Arms contains significant symbols of the diocese and the city.  Notice the mitre (hat) representing the ceremonial attire of the archbishop; the Star of David, an early symbol of the Blessed Mother; the stockade representing Fort Nelson and Louisville’s early history; the fleurs-de-lis symbolize the French missionaries and bishops who evangelized the territory; the flowing water representing the Ohio River and the Falls of the Ohio; the Indian arrowheads representing early settlers of the area.

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

Where Charity and Love Prevail - Benoit/Ferris, sung by the Cathedral Choir.  
Copyright 1962, World Library Publications.  Used with permission.