Cathedral News

 Lenten Service

Dupré/Claudel Stations of the Cross -

Dr. Philip Brisson, Organist &

Dr. William P. Bradford II, reader. 

March 23, 7:30 pm, Cathedral of the Assumption.  Free and open to the public.

We All Bleed Red

Come be part of our community’s largest ever multi-faith blood drive April 24-28.  This is part of the 23rd annual Festival of Faiths: Many Faiths, One Heart, Common Action.

The Cathedral’s day to host the blood drive is April 24, the kick-off day.  There will also be a press event on the steps of the Cathedral at 2:30 pm, weather permitting.  You may donate blood from 11 am – 4pm on the 24th.  Several other houses of faith are co-hosting with us on that day.

The other days, times and locations:

Wednesday, April 25, 2-7 pm, Christ Church United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road

Thursday, Aril 26, 12-6 pm, Mobile unite at the Kentucky Center for the Arts (outside Festival site), 501 West Main Street

Friday, April 27, 2-7 pm, Christ Gospel Churches International, 2614 E. 10th Street, Jeffersonville

Saturday, April 28, 12-5 pm, Al-Zahrah Islamic Center, 4010 Bishop Lane

Like the Cathedral, many faith communities are co-hosting at each site. 

You can sign up online by clicking here.


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 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

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Parish Office –  (502) 582-2971  

At the time of death, either the funeral director or a family member may contact the parish office (582-2971) to schedule a funeral service, ordinarily celebrated at a Mass in the Cathedral church.  A member of the pastoral staff will assist families with planning the funeral rites.


Family members are invited to take an active role in planning the funeral liturgy.  Planning may include selection of readings for the Mass and suggestions for music.  A planning worksheet, suggestions for music, and options for readings may be found below.


Normally, family members or friends place the pall over the casket during the Introductory Rites and present the gifts of bread and wine during the Preparation of the Table and Gifts.  In addition, family members or friends may serve as lectors and ministers of Holy Communion.  Cathedral parishioners or staff will serve as altar servers as well as ministers of music and hospitality.  Cathedral parishioners may also serve as lectors and ministers of Holy Communion if the family wishes. 


Although the Catholic Church recommends that the body of the deceased be present for the funeral liturgy, cremation is permitted either before or after the funeral liturgy.  When the funeral liturgy is celebrated in the presence of the cremated remains, the cremated remains are to be treated with the same reverence as the human body.

Before the funeral Mass, a worthy vessel containing the cremated remains is carried with reverence into the church and placed on a stand or table in the place usually occupied by the coffin.  The funeral Mass begins with the sprinkling of holy water and concludes with the rite of commendation.  After the funeral liturgy, the cremated remains should be buried in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium.

Funeral Readings
Funeral Music Selections
Funeral Planning Sheet