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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Parish Life activities nurture a spirit of community among members of the Cathedral parish.  We hope you will take a moment to browse our ministries, social groups, and opportunities for prayer and service to the Cathedral family. 

Contact:  George Kaissieh, Pastoral Associate , (502) 582-2971 Ext. 5217 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Parish Life Committee:  

As a vibrant community at the Cathedral, Parish Life committee is part of the many working hands and ministries reflecting the spirit of service, stewardship and hospitality. We have an active committee that works to make the Cathedral a place where both visitors and members alike feel a sense of belonging.The Parish Life Committee coordinates and hosts activities of the varied areas of parish life -  annual events (Filipino Festival, Feastday Fest, Chrism Mass and Easter Vigil Receptions, Spring Fling Event), Sunday morning coffee and donuts, and other receptions as needed.  The group meets as needed to plan the events, which provide many opportunities to serve the parish.

Chrism Mass Reception    April 11, 2017 - following the 7:00 P.M. Mass

Holy Saturday Reception   Saturday, April 15, 2017 – following the 8:30 P.M. Mass

Installation of Fr. Michael Wimsatt as Pastor and Feastday Fest    Saturday, August 12, 2017 beginning with 5:30 pm Mass   

Filipino Festival     Sunday, September 24, 2017 - beginning with the 5:30 P.M. Mass

 

   
 Feastday Fest  2013 at Slugger Field.    
 
 Feastday Fest 2014 at Louisville Zoo    
Spring Fling Thing, Roaring 20's, 2015    
Spring Fling Thing, Swinging 60's, 2016    
Cathedral Parish Nurse E. A. Cole, selected Norton Faith and Health Nurse of the Year 2017

 

Parish Life Ministries: 

Health Ministries  - Trained health professionals share their expertise with members of the parish and the larger community. Services include blood pressure screening and wellness presentations.  Contact E.A. Cole, Parish Nurse, (502) 582-2971 Ext. 5207 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ministry To The Sick And Homebound - Ministers to the sick and homebound take Holy Communion to those unable to come to church because of chronic conditions or illness. This ministry is open to commissioned Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion or to those willing to be commissioned. Contact E.A. Cole, Parish Nurse, (502) 582-2971 Ext. 5207 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ministry To the Hospitalized - Ministers to the hospitalized take Eucharist to Catholic patients at Norton or Jewish Hospitals.  The hospitals will provide appropriate training.  This minisrty is open to commissioned Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion or to those willing to be commissioned. Contact E.A. Cole, Parish Nurse, (502) 582-2971 Ext. 5207 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Knitting Ministry  - Members of the Knitting Circle gather in a spirit of prayer and fellowship to knit or crochet prayer shawls to be given to members of the Cathedral who are sick or grieving, as well as to infants who are to be baptized.  The prayer shawl is a tangible way to show members of our faith community that they are loved, cared for, prayed for, and surrounded by God’s presence.  Prayer shawls may also be made at home to be used for the ministry. Contact  E.A. Cole, Parish Nurse, (502) 582-2971 Ext. 5207 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Prayer Ministry - Ministers of Prayer spend time alone or with others, praying for members of the Cathedral and for special intentions. They will be contacted by phone or email and asked to pray for specific needs. Contact George Kaissieh,Pastoral Associate for Parish Life, (502) 582-2971 Ext. 5217 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Bereavement Ministry - Bereavement Ministers send food, attend vigil services, serve lunch after funeral Masses, host the annual Service of Remembrance close to All Souls Day, and provide follow-up concern for the bereaved of the Cathedral parish.   Contact George Kaissieh,Pastoral Associate for Parish Life, (502) 582-2971 Ext. 5217 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Docents - Trained volunteers give tours of the Cathedral and the Archdiocese of Louisville History Center located in the Patterson Education Center. Contact Angela Wiggins, Executive  Assistant, (502) 582-2971 Ext. 5213 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Archdiocese of Louisville History Center:   

Hours of operation, Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.   -  Group tours can be arranged by contacting the parish office, 582-2971                                                                                                                                                                                                        .