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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Central Louisville Community Ministries, 809 S. 4th Street

CLCM is an urban ministry focusing on homelessness prevention formed by eight downtown churches -   Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Calvary Episcopal Church, Cathedral of the Assumption, Central Presbyterian Church, Christ Church Cathedral, First Unitarian, and Fourth Avenue United Methodist, and St. Boniface - and guided by a Board of Directors.

CLCM provides emergency assistance to low-income residents in 40202, parts of 40203, and 40208 zip codes with rent, utilities, prescriptions, food, clothing, personal care items, and other requests. 

Central Louisville Community Ministries can use volunteers to support their services, such as the food pantry, clothes closet and emergency financial assistance requests. Volunteers are always needed to help solicit donations of clothes, food and money. Volunteers are also welcome in work in the office and assist directly with clients. Volunteers from the churches work three-hour shifts (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) to arrange for emergency assistance - food, rent, utilities, medical assistance, identification, and haircuts - to residents of the area they serve.  To learn more, please visit their facebook page @CentralLouisvilleCommunityMinistries. 

   

Nativity Academy

at

St. Boniface

 

 

Nativity Academy at St. Boniface is a private middle school in the Catholic tradition that serves students in Metro Louisville who have academic promise and are from families of financial need. The regular academic day begins with breakfast, includes lunch, and a snack and runs from 7:45am until 3:15pm, Monday through Friday.  Every Monday through Thursday, the academic day is followed by an Extended Day Program (referred to as EDP) from 3:10pm until 5:45pm that all students are required to attend.  The Extended Day Program includes mandatory study hall, 3:25 - 4:40, followed by enrichment activities, 4:40 - 5:45, that cover everything from cooking class and basketball practice to drum corps and book club, among many other options.  

 

Nativity Academy has the following volunteer opportunities:to mentor (both during the period in which the students are at Nativity and beyond – through high school and college); to tutor the students; to coach sports and lead extracurricular activities; to work on committees of the Board of Directors for the Academy, as well as committees related to the annual dinner and auction fundraising event; opportunities to assist the families of students with life skills challenges, such as job search, money management and parenting mentoring/skill building; financial sponsorship ( donors may donate any amount on an annual basis and be part of a group of donors who sponsor a specific child. The group will get updates and communication from their sponsored child regularly). Nativity has regularly scheduled tours and informational breakfasts which interested parishioners can attend to learn more. Other than enjoying middle school students and a dynamic school environment, volunteers are required to fill out a background check form and attend one Archdiocesan Safe Environment Training workshop. 

   

St. John Center

for Homeless Men

700 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

 

 

St. John Center is a daytime shelter for homeless adults providing mental health and social services, medical and dental services, and an alcohol and drug rehabilitation program. The center is celebrating its  30th Anniversary.  Persons are needed to give generously to create a hopeful environment for those suffering the instability and disorientation of homelessness. Opportunities for stewardship include hands-on work such as serving coffee, monitoring the phone desk, and checking clients into the shelter at the sign-in desk. The center, located at 700 E. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, is open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm seven days a week, 365 days a year.

   
The House of Ruth

607 E. St. Catherine Street

 

House of Ruth is made up of 11 full-time and 6 part-time staff, a volunteer Board of Directors, and about 125 volunteers who give their all every day to fulfill our mission — strengthening lives for those with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Louisville area.

Staff, volunteers, and donors help strengthen lives for about 600 people each year, including over 150 children.  House of Ruth does this by housing people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as providing financial assistance for TARC tickets, rental security deposits, moving expenses, and uniforms and supplies needed for work and school. House of Ruth also offers individualized case management, crisis intervention, educational workshops, social gatherings, and children’s activities.

 

Headed up by our Compassion Group, the Cathedral supports this ministry through our Fifth Sunday Collection of toiletries and cleaning supplies for those served at House of Ruth. 

 

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