Cathedral News

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. 

“Bologna Alley” historic marker sign unveiling set for October 16!

Please join us on October 16, at 11:30 am,  for the unveiling of a historic street marker designating the area where people line up for our daily lunch program as “Bologna Alley.”   Our daily lunch program has been in operation since 1937 and in recognition of the Cathedral’s charitable undertaking, the Louisville Metro Council has passed a resolution providing for the installation of a “Bologna Alley” historic street marker.   The honorary marker will be installed on the street post of Muhammad Ali Blvd. and Cathedral Way. See related article by clicking here to read Sheldon Shafer's article that appeared in the Courier Journal on May 10.

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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Undercroft

The Undercroft is located in the basement of the Cathedral church. The main room was used as the worship space for the parish during the 1994 renovation. Currently, the Undercroft is used for parish gatherings, meetings, wedding receptions and diocesan events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

tombs
The Chapel of the Bishops is located through the Undercroft toward the rear of the building. The chapel contains the raised tombs of Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget (1763-1850), the first bishop of Bardstown and Louisville, and Peter Joseph LaVialle (1819-1867), third bishop of Louisville. The chapel was built around the existing tombs durring the 1994 renovation.

Bishop Flaget's tomb is on the right and Bishop LaVialle's tomb is on the left.

 

 

 

plaqueThe plaque in the Chapel of the Bishops is a replica of the original that was mounted by the tomb of Bishop Flaget.

 

Translation

HERE LIE,
AWAITING A GLORIOUS RESURRECTION,
THE REMAINS OF THE
RIGHT REV. BENEDICT JOSEPH FLAGET,
FIRST BISHOP OF LOUISVILLE,
WHO WAS BORN IN FRANCE ON THE 7TH OF NOVEMBER , 1763
AND HAVING BEEN THERE ORDAINED PRIEST,
CAME HITHER AN EXILE FOR THE FAITH
IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1792.
HE WAS CONSECRATED BISHOP ON THE 4TH OF NOVEMBER, 1810.
AS HE LIVED, SO HE DIED, HOLILY IN THE LORD,
ON THE 11 TH OF FEBRUARY, 1850.
FULL OF DAYS AND LABORS UNDERGONE FOR CHRIST,
IN HIS 87TH YEAR, AND OF HIS EPISCOPATE THE 40TH.
HIS SUCCESSOR, WITH THE HELP OF THE FAITHFUL PEOPLE,
ERECTED THIS CATHEDRAL AS A MONUMENT OVER HIS ASHES.
MAY HE SLEEP IN PEACE!

Four Paintings Coronation Window Ambo and Cathedra Ceiling Fresco Nave Stations of the Cross Ambo and Cathedra Altar Vaulted Ceiling Nave Bapistry Ambry, Candle, Statue Organ and Choir Loft Bell Tower Cathedral


Cantate Domino by Hassler, sung by the Cathedral Choir.
Copyright 1986, GIA Publications, Inc. Used with permission.

Holy God arr. Ferguson, sung by the Cathedral Choir.
Copyright 1988, GIA Publications, Inc. Used with permission.