Cathedral News

Our Cathedral Parish Nurse E.A. Cole has been chosen as “2017 CHM Faith Community Nurse of the Year!” Norton Healthcare defines a Parish Nurse as a “registered professional nurse who is actively licensed in a given state and who serves as a member of the staff of a faith community. The faith community nurse promotes wholeness of the faith community, its groups, families, and individual members through the practice of nursing as defined by that state's nurse practice act in jurisdiction in which the faith community nurse practices.” E.A. was chosen from the many outstanding Parish Nurses from our local community to receive this award.  E.A.’s faith filled dedication to the Cathedral, it’s ministries and community outreach, especially to those whose circumstances prevent them from being able to attend the Cathedral is an amazing gift to us.Thank you E.A. for bringing this honor to our Cathedral Parish!

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