Cathedral News

Thomas Merton’s Lenten Prayer of the Desert
Cathedral Undercroft
Sunday, March 4, after 9:30 am Mass
Presented by parishioner Mark Meade.
Mr. Meade is the Assistant Director of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University, the current President of the International Thomas Merton Society.  Coffee and donuts will be served.   

The Sacred Rite of Fasting in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Sunday, March 18, 3:30-5 pm
Cathedral Undercroft—Free and Open to Public

Interfaith devotional program organized by The Salaam Network in coordination with The Cathedral of the Assumption. Jewish, Christian and Islamic religious scholars share their perspective on fasting in their respective traditions. Music and chanting from the three Abrahamic religions bring to life the spiritual message of fasting.

Cathedral Golden Stars

On March 14, the Golden Stars will have an early St. Patrick’s Day lunch at 12 Noon at the Molly Malones located at 3900 Shelbyville Road, 40207, in St. Matthews.  Please wear your favorite green and come help us toast to St. Paddy’s Day.  Please contact Brenda McWaters at 502-641-1575 or  brendamac40@hotmail.com.

Don’t Sit Home in April!! Please join us for  an all you can eat dinner and an Award nominated play. It’s MAMA MIA! Doors open at 6 pm and the play starts at 7:45 pm. Derby Dinner Playhouse is located on 525 Marriott Dr. in Clarksville Indiana.  Please contact Brenda McWaters at 502-641-1575 or brendamac40@hotmail.com and please sign up by March 14. If we have 20 to sign up the group rate is $39 per person. If any of you attended our last event there, Sister Act, the play was great and the food was delicious. Please join us for another fun evening!

Cathedral Choir Dinner and Entertainment Fundraiser

The Cathedral of the Assumption Choir is pleased to present The Gospel According to Mark on Saturday, March 10, 2018, after the 5:30 Mass at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street.  The show features Derby Dinner Playhouse veteran J.R. Stuart in a solo performance as Mark Twain during two different time periods in Mr. Twain’s life.  Recommended for ages 13 and over, this evening of laughter and social commentary has been delighting audiences for decades. There is a $30 suggested donation for the dinner and show and a $20 suggested donation for the show only. All proceeds will go towards the Cathedral Choir’s trip to Washington DC this summer. Make your RSVP today!  Contact DeveVetter@gmail.com 502.439.5151. Also included is a musical preshow by choir members Rick and Shaune Rebilas and Greg and Natalie Wood with Dr. Philip Brisson.

 

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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Attendance at a marriage preparation program is a requirement in the Archdiocese of Louisville.  All programs include reflection on the nature and sacramentality of marriage, married love, family life, family planning and marital responsibilities, communication within marriage, and personal expectations.  There are three marriage preparation options to choose from.

Sponsor Couple Program

This parish-based program consists of a series of four sessions with a trained married couple in their home, plus meetings with a priest or deacon.   Engaged couples interested in working with a sponsor couple should contact the Wedding Coordinator for more information. 

Cathedral couples that have been married at least five years are trained to facilitate sessions with engaged couples. The sponsor couple shares their personal experience of Christian marriage with the engaged couple through a one-couple to one-couple approach. The flexibility and adaptability of the meetings, combined with the personal and pastoral focus of sharing, provide a very satisfying experience for the engaged couple as they learn skills that they can use in their marriage.  Training for sponsor couples is available through the Family Ministries Office, (502) 636-0296 or www.archlou.org/family.

Staff Contact – Molly Chesney, Wedding Contact, (502) 582-2971, Ext. 5211 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Foundation For Marriage

Foundation for Marriage is a diocesan program designed primarily for those entering a first marriage.  The sessions are structured to help engaged couples better understand themselves and the joys, complexities and challenges of marriage.  This one-day, eight-hour program addresses the topics of marriage as a sacrament, communication, budgeting as a couple, parenting, Christian sexuality, and family of origin.  Persons who have expertise in these areas present the topics and are assisted by married couples. 

Contact the Family Ministries Office, (502) 636-0296 or www.archlou.org/family for cost, dates and locations.

Catholic Engaged Encounter

Catholic Engaged Encounter is recognized both nationally and internationally as a quality, highly effective preparation program designed to meet the needs of today’s engaged couples.  It is an intensive weekend retreat during which each couple is offered the time and opportunity to question, examine, and deepen their relationship with each other and with God.  Topics covered during the weekend include self-awareness, communication, decision-making, vocation, sacrament, unity and more.

The presenting teams usually consist of two married couples and a priest who give a series of carefully prepared presentations.  After each presentation, the engaged couple is encouraged to dialogue privately with each other – always from the viewpoint of their own relationship.  CEE is designed primarily for first marriages.

Contact the Family Ministries Office, (502) 636-0296 or www.archlou.org/family for cost, dates and locations.  You can also read more about Catholic Engaged Encounter www.engagedencounter.org.