Cathedral News

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. 

“Bologna Alley” historic marker sign unveiling set for October 16!

Please join us on October 16, at 11:30 am,  for the unveiling of a historic street marker designating the area where people line up for our daily lunch program as “Bologna Alley.”   Our daily lunch program has been in operation since 1937 and in recognition of the Cathedral’s charitable undertaking, the Louisville Metro Council has passed a resolution providing for the installation of a “Bologna Alley” historic street marker.   The honorary marker will be installed on the street post of Muhammad Ali Blvd. and Cathedral Way. See related article by clicking here to read Sheldon Shafer's article that appeared in the Courier Journal on May 10.

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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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.