Cathedral News

Thomas Merton’s Lenten Prayer of the Desert
Cathedral Undercroft
Sunday, March 4, after 9:30 am Mass
Presented by parishioner Mark Meade.
Mr. Meade is the Assistant Director of the Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University, the current President of the International Thomas Merton Society.  Coffee and donuts will be served.   

The Sacred Rite of Fasting in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Sunday, March 18, 3:30-5 pm
Cathedral Undercroft—Free and Open to Public - click for details

Cathedral Golden Stars

On March 14, the Golden Stars will have an early St. Patrick’s Day lunch at 12 Noon at the Molly Malones located at 3900 Shelbyville Road, 40207, in St. Matthews.  Please wear your favorite green and come help us toast to St. Paddy’s Day.  Please contact Brenda McWaters at 502-641-1575 or

Don’t Sit Home in April!! Please join us for  an all you can eat dinner and an Award nominated play. It’s MAMA MIA! April 4 - Doors open at 6 pm and the play starts at 7:45 pm. Derby Dinner Playhouse is located on 525 Marriott Dr. in Clarksville Indiana.  Please contact Brenda McWaters at 502-641-1575 or and please sign up by March 14. If we have 20 to sign up the group rate is $39 per person. If any of you attended our last event there, Sister Act, the play was great and the food was delicious. Please join us for another fun evening!

Cathedral Choir Dinner and Entertainment Fundraiser

The Cathedral of the Assumption Choir is pleased to present The Gospel According to Mark on Saturday, March 10, 2018, after the 5:30 Mass at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street.  The show features Derby Dinner Playhouse veteran J.R. Stuart in a solo performance as Mark Twain during two different time periods in Mr. Twain’s life.  Recommended for ages 13 and over, this evening of laughter and social commentary has been delighting audiences for decades. There is a $30 suggested donation for the dinner and show and a $20 suggested donation for the show only. All proceeds will go towards the Cathedral Choir’s trip to Washington DC this summer. Make your RSVP today!  Contact 502.439.5151. Also included is a musical preshow by choir members Rick and Shaune Rebilas and Greg and Natalie Wood with Dr. Philip Brisson.

Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Women's Conference, Saturday March 10 - Register by March 1. Click for details.

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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Tri-Covenant SigningTri-Covenant Agreement

Whereas, it is the will of our Lord Jesus Christ “that they may be one”; and

Whereas, the highest leadership of the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches have expressed a desire for growth toward full unity; and

Whereas, the Bishop of Kentucky (Episcopal), the Bishop of Kentucky (United Methodist), and the Archbishop of Louisville (Roman Catholic) have expressed full support and encouragement of covenant relationships among the congregations of these Churches;

Now therefore we solemnly and reverently enter into the Covenant, and we do pledge:

  1. To pray at Sunday worship for each other’s Bishops, Pastors, and Congregations by name;
  2. To maintain a joint Tri-Covenant Committee;
  3. To gather regularly for worship, formation, and social outreach; and
  4. To exchange newsletters and other appropriate communications.

We pledge ourselves to these objectives and pray the blessing of Almighty God on this Covenant, that we may be faithful to it, to God’s Honor and Glory.

In Witness Whereof, we have hereunto set our hands this twentieth day of May in the Year of Our Lord, Two Thousand and Seven.

Signed by:

The Right Reverend Edwin F. Gulick, Jr., Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky 
The Very Reverend Mark A. Bourlakas, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral
E. Page Curry, Episcopal Tri-Covenant Committee

Bishop James R. King, Jr., Bishop of the United Methodist Annual Conference of Kentucky
Reverend Doctor Jean G. Hawxhurst, Pastor of Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church
Reverend Sarah Ewing, United Methodist Tri-Covenant Committee

The Most Reverend Thomas C. Kelly, O.P., Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville
The Very Reverend William L. Fichteman, Pastor of the Cathedral of the Assumption
Earl Shiring, Roman Catholic Tri-Covenant Committee

Tri-Covenant Committee – This group welcomes members from Christ Church Cathedral and 4th Avenue United Methodist Church when they are guests at our Cathedral and also works on Tri-Covenant events.


Staff Contact: Parish Office