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Cathedral Parish Office Summer Hours, June 1-August 31

MON-TH, 9 am-5 pm; FRI, 9 am-1 pm

Feastday Fest

“All God’s creatures great and small”

Saturday, August 16th

10:30 am - 5:30 pm (use of air conditioned space from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Come out for a day of fun and fellowship as we celebrate our feast day at the Louisville Zoo!  This popular, annual event has been a staple at our parish for many years and this year’s venue will be fun for the whole family.  Join us as we celebrate together and build community in our parish.  Regular visitors and new members are all welcome!

Suggested cost for tickets - $20 for adults (ages 12+) and $15 for children (ages 3-11), free for children ages 2 and younger.  Ticket includes: admission to the zoo, free parking, indoor buffet lunch, 2 animal presentations, and unlimited rides on the carousel and train.  The day’s activities will also include scavenger hunts, zoo bingo, walking tours, and plenty of free time to wander and view the animals.

Tickets can be obtained the parish office until Friday, August 8 at 1 pm. They may be purchased in back of church after Masses on weekends through Sunday, August 10.  We cannot get any more tickets after Sunday, August 10—the deadline the zoo has given us.

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

Tek4Kids Golf Scramble and Silent Auction The second annual Tek4Kids Golf Scramble and Silent Auction will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Henryville, IN.  For more information about sponsoring this important fundraiser, or serving on the golf event planning committee, contact Gary Boice at (812) 639-7845 or

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Pastor's Welcome Print E-mail

Thanks to all who made this year's fundraiser for FeedMyNeighbor a wonderful celebration and success!  feedmyneighbor2Let's Dance Louisville  

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 

Repair Affair June 14, 2014 Cathedral Team 

This year, the Cathedral's Assignment was for a homeowner in the south end, and tasks included painting a garage, repairing a ramp, and repairing two garage doors. Kudos to Team Cathedral: Ron and Linda Metts and grandson, Al and Pat Wright, Wayne Thompson, Susan Wettle, Mary Forsee, and Jennifer Asiago and co-chairs Earl Shiring and Rita Owens!  


    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.