Cathedral News

 Annual Filipino Festival Next Sunday, September 24

Our local Filipino Community is hosting an evening rich in culture—faith, food, and more.  Funds raised  at this event go directly toward the Cathedral Scholarship Fund, which helps students, whose parents have limited income, attend a Catholic school. The recommended donation is $10/$10/person over the age of 10.  No reservations are required. 

In 1989, just two years after St. Lorenzo de Ruiz, the first martyr of the Philippines, was canonized by Pope John Paul II, the local Filipino Community and the Cathedral of the Assumption started the tradition of a Filipino Festival.  At the 5:30 pm Mass, a statue and banner commemorating St. Lorenzo are carried in procession.  The buffet of home-cooked Filipino dishes follows immediately in the Undercroft.  Please plan to come. 

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If you own a pet, or a pet owns you, plan to attend the Blessing of the Animals to be held on the front steps of the Cathedral on Sunday, October 1, at 2 pm.  This brief service gives us the opportunity to mark the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi and to give thanks for our pets. All are welcome!

 Hurricane Irma has caused massive destruction in Florida and the Caribbean.  We can support our brothers and sisters in these areas through monetary donations that will be used to specifically support the Diocese of Saint Thomas in the Virgin Island, recovery efforts of Catholic Charities, and efforts to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to the impacted dioceses through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Checks should include the notation: 2017 Hurricane Irma Collection and can be turned into the parish or mailed directly to: Archdiocese of Louisville, ATTN: Finance Office, P.O. Box 32533, Louisville, KY 40232-2533.

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. 

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.   

Cathedral's Daily Lunch Program to be honored.  Click here to read Sheldon Shafer's article that appeared in the Courier Journal on May 10.

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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Parish Office –  (502) 582-2971crossbearer

 

Cross Bearer/Candle Bearer

Cross bearers lead the liturgical procession by reverently carrying the cross. Cross bearers also assist with the Archbishop’s crosier when he presides at Mass. During the liturgical procession, candle bearers carry the candles which surround the altar during Mass. Cross bearers and candle bearers attend a training session, must be in the sixth grade or older, and are committed to responsible service.

 

 

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Lector 

Lectors proclaim the scripture readings during Mass. Lectors devote time to preparation and understanding the Word of God. Lectors attend initial training sessions, commit to private preparation for their ministry and are committed to responsible service.

 

Minister of Hospitalityhospitality

Hospitality Ministers greet and welcome people to Mass. Hospitality Ministers assist with seating, take up the offering, distribute worship aids and weekly bulletins. They also straighten up the Church after Mass. Hospitality Ministers attend a training session and are committed to responsible service.

 

  
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion serve the Body and Blood of Christ to those assembled for Mass.  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are baptized and confirmed Catholics who have attended training and formation sessions and are committed to responsible service.

 

Server

Servers assist during the liturgies by performing tasks such as lighting candles and incense, preparing the altar, and holding the presider’s ritual book (Sacramentary). Men and women wishing to be servers must be in seventh grade or older. They attend a training session and are committed to responsible service.

  
SacristanMaggie Cyphers

The sacristan prepares the Church for celebration of Mass, oversees the care of liturgical vessels and vestments, and secures the building after Mass. The sacristan attends a training session and is committed to responsible service.

  
  
 
Liturgical Ministers for Funerals

Ministers of Hospitality, Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and Cantors are needed to serve at parish funerals, typically celebrated at 9:30 or 10:00 a.m.

Art and Environment Committee

Members of the Art and Environment Committee coordinate decoration of the Cathedral Church on an on-going basis as well as for special feasts and seasons. The group meets as needed for planning, evaluation, and work sessions.

Worship Committee

The worship committee is made up of coordinators of each of the liturgical ministries.  The committee works to support and enhance the liturgical life of the Cathedral parish.