Cathedral News

Eucharistic AdorationCould you not watch one hour with Me?  How must we respond?   Please consider dedicating one hour to our Lord each Friday during Lent from 12:30 p.m., 1:30 pm, or 2:30 pm.

Kola Owolabi in Concert - Kelty Organ Recital, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 7:30 PM, Free & Open to Public 

Movie Night, Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 pm—Calvary is our Movie Night selection.  It is not a historical Jesus story, however it does contain an obvious Christ-figure in the lead character Fr. James (played by Brendan Gleeson).   Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia reviewed the movie in Cruxnow.com.  He stated that Gleeson gives the best performance of a good priest that he has seen in years.  Archbishop Chaput says the story makes this movie.   In the first scene a parishioner enters the confessional and from behind the screen and says he intends to kill Fr. James in a week from Sunday.  We, the audience, do not see the potential murderer-to-be, but Fr. James has recognized the voice of the parishioner.  He spends the next week doing his job and living among and trying to help a large number of eccentric characters while his Calvary approaches. Archbishop Chaput also cautioned that this movie is not for the young or more sensitive viewers.  This caveat is echoed in a review by John Mulderig of Catholic News Service that states "it's not for the summertime popcorn set" alluding to language, violence, and sensitive subject matter."  However... "mature viewers prepared for rugged material, on the other hand, will likely consider their investment of time and attention well rewarded."  So please join us if you can in the 2nd Floor of the Office Building.  Popcorn will be provided, and discussion of this powerful film follows.  

Thursday, April 6, 7 pm at the Cathedral - The Nedelkoff Family invites you to a Memorial Concert in Honor of Bogdan Nedelkoff, MD:                     Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Kentucky Bach Choir under the direction of  Marlon Hurst and the University of Kentucky Chorale under the direction of Jefferson Johnson.

 

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 Cathedral of the Assumption founded a sister relationship with St, Louis Cathedral in Jeremie, Haiti in the year 2000.  Since then, the Sister Parish Committee has raised enough funds to replace the church’s 143 old, termite-ridden pews with new, locally made pews; provided funds for the schoolchildren and staff of Ecole St. Therese Montessori School to receive a nutritious, filling lunch every school day; donated school supplies and hygiene products for the school children; and installed an electric inverter and battery system to accommodate the absence of city power. The electric inverter project allows the school to store power in batteries since city power is only on from 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. and not every day.  The system isBatteriesdesigned to charge when power is on and provide electric power during the day for various uses including the newly installed water purification system.

Since city water in Jeremie is only available for 6 hours every other day and does not adhere to an exact schedule, the Sister Parish Committee, led by Cathedral parishioner Gary Boice, decided to install a water purification system to service the Ecole St. Thérése Montessori School and surrounding community.  Initial planning began in October 2010 with construction of the pumphouse and electrical work following in December.  Construction was completed and the purification equipment installed in February 2011.

Pump House FoundationEcole St. Therese Montessori School serves Grades 1 - 4, with 230 students enrolled and a staff of 20 members.  Purified water is now available for students and staff for hygiene and cleanliness and for the school kitchen.  Each student and staff person receives a 2 gallon container to carry purified water home each day.  This should improve the health and lives of over 1,000 people.

WATER PROJECT SLIDE SHOW

  • Cistern Fr. Bill at work Gary & Fr. Bill work on plumbing
  • Getting water to the school Purification equipment Turning the pump on for the first time
  • Students Preparing for dedication service
  • Parents take their children to school on scooters Teacher and students Don & Toni on Pump House roof - Toni's shirt says it all
  • Blessing by Fr. Tony Leolien, pastor Dedication Service Completed Water Purification System