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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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.