Cathedral News

Becoming CatholicIf you have thought of becoming Catholic, or if you have questions about the Catholic Church, classes begin this Sunday, September 14,  in the Cathedral Undercroft, from 10:45-11:45 am. For information, contact George Kaissieh, 657-5217 or

The Book of Job, presented by Mr. Michael Cirone, Wednesdays, September 24-November 5.  Click here for details on this and all Fall Adult Formation Offerings.

Haiti News Check Social Concerns, Parish Twinning Project for latest efforts.  Check the Blog for notes from Don, who is in Haiti now.

 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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“The Book of Job” Presenter: Mr. Michael Cirone

Parishioner Michael Cirone, the successful presenter of past offerings on Paul’s Letters to the Corinthians and The Letter to the Romans, is offering a seven-part in-depth series on the Book of Job. Utilizing a learning format that incorporates large group presentation, small group sharing, and video presentations, Michael will lead an exploration of this scripture. “Anyone who has given deep consideration to the plight of innocent suffering, especially in light of our relationship with a benevolent, loving God will find this Old Testament text essential reading.”

When: Wed., Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22,     29, Nov. 5, (6:30 – 8pm)

Where: Cathedral Undercroft

Suggested Texts:  Cost of materials is $14.00 per person

Registration Deadline: Sept. 17

Click here for all fall Adult Formation Offerings.


Click the image above for a preview of The Jazz Psalms Encounter.


On behalf of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz and as pastor, allow me to welcome you to our Cathedral of the Assumption web site. Ours is a community of faith that dates  back to the dedication of the Cathedral in 1852. Serving as the mother church of the diocese we strive for prayerful excellence in worship, challenging lifelong faith formation, and an active role in Jesus’ “foot washing” service to our neighbors. Located in the central business district of downtown Louisville, our parish of 1100 registered households (and 200 associate households) whose addresses are in 90 zip codes in Louisville and Southern Indiana, welcomes a broad outreach to the larger religious and civic communities of Louisville.

Here at the Cathedral of the Assumption we seek to nurture the unique call of every person to become a partner with God in the great mission of Jesus Christ. We consider the Cathedral “home” to every Catholic in the Archdiocese of Louisville and welcome all who come to our doors. You are invited to find in us an oasis of prayer, a beacon of social justice, and a family where no one needs to be invisible because of their race, social or economic background, marital status or sexual orientation.

The Cathedral staff and I are glad to be of service to you in any way that we can. This web site can provide you with an insight into the many avenues of grace and service that the Cathedral enjoys. Please feel free to contact us by e-mail or by telephone if you have questions about the parish or questions about how to become a registered active member. If you are interested in becoming Catholic our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults provides a flexible, but well-honed process to work with the Holy Spirit to prepare you to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation in the Roman Catholic tradition.

Again, welcome to our web site! May God bless the good work He has begun in all of us.

(Very Rev.) Jeffrey S. Nicolas, Pastor 


    Steiner-Reck Organ
    The 42 rank tracker organ has mechanical key action, and electric stop action.  The gothic style casework is made of hand-carved mahogany.


    Garden of Benevolence
    The stained-glass window in the garden was commissioned by the Cathedral Heritage Foundation during the 1994 rennovation of the Cathedral.


    Wood-carved Bosses
    The ornate woodcarvings or bosses on the ceiling were originally installed as a means for ventilation into the attic.



    Arched Windows
    The Cathedral is designed in Neo-Gothic style. The
    arched windows of hand-painted glass allow sunlight to create beautiful images through-out the nave.