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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Central Louisville Community Ministries, 809 S. 4th Street

CLCM is an urban ministry focusing on homelessness prevention formed by eight downtown churches -   Bethlehem United Church of Christ, Calvary Episcopal Church, Cathedral of the Assumption, Central Presbyterian Church, Christ Church Cathedral, First Unitarian, and Fourth Avenue United Methodist, and St. Boniface - and guided by a Board of Directors.

CLCM provides emergency assistance to low-income residents in 40202, parts of 40203, and 40208 zip codes with rent, utilities, prescriptions, food, clothing, personal care items, and other requests. 

Central Louisville Community Ministries can use volunteers to support their services, such as the food pantry, clothes closet and emergency financial assistance requests. Volunteers are always needed to help solicit donations of clothes, food and money. Volunteers are also welcome in work in the office and assist directly with clients. Volunteers from the churches work three-hour shifts (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) to arrange for emergency assistance - food, rent, utilities, medical assistance, identification, and haircuts - to residents of the area they serve.  To learn more, please visit their facebook page @CentralLouisvilleCommunityMinistries. 


Nativity Academy


St. Boniface



Nativity Academy at St. Boniface is a private middle school in the Catholic tradition that serves students in Metro Louisville who have academic promise and are from families of financial need. The regular academic day begins with breakfast, includes lunch, and a snack and runs from 7:45am until 3:15pm, Monday through Friday.  Every Monday through Thursday, the academic day is followed by an Extended Day Program (referred to as EDP) from 3:10pm until 5:45pm that all students are required to attend.  The Extended Day Program includes mandatory study hall, 3:25 - 4:40, followed by enrichment activities, 4:40 - 5:45, that cover everything from cooking class and basketball practice to drum corps and book club, among many other options.  


Nativity Academy has the following volunteer opportunities:to mentor (both during the period in which the students are at Nativity and beyond – through high school and college); to tutor the students; to coach sports and lead extracurricular activities; to work on committees of the Board of Directors for the Academy, as well as committees related to the annual dinner and auction fundraising event; opportunities to assist the families of students with life skills challenges, such as job search, money management and parenting mentoring/skill building; financial sponsorship ( donors may donate any amount on an annual basis and be part of a group of donors who sponsor a specific child. The group will get updates and communication from their sponsored child regularly). Nativity has regularly scheduled tours and informational breakfasts which interested parishioners can attend to learn more. Other than enjoying middle school students and a dynamic school environment, volunteers are required to fill out a background check form and attend one Archdiocesan Safe Environment Training workshop. 


St. John Center

for Homeless Men

700 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd.



St. John Center is a daytime shelter for homeless adults providing mental health and social services, medical and dental services, and an alcohol and drug rehabilitation program. The center is celebrating its  30th Anniversary.  Persons are needed to give generously to create a hopeful environment for those suffering the instability and disorientation of homelessness. Opportunities for stewardship include hands-on work such as serving coffee, monitoring the phone desk, and checking clients into the shelter at the sign-in desk. The center, located at 700 E. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, is open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm seven days a week, 365 days a year.

The House of Ruth

607 E. St. Catherine Street


House of Ruth is made up of 11 full-time and 6 part-time staff, a volunteer Board of Directors, and about 125 volunteers who give their all every day to fulfill our mission — strengthening lives for those with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the Louisville area.

Staff, volunteers, and donors help strengthen lives for about 600 people each year, including over 150 children.  House of Ruth does this by housing people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as providing financial assistance for TARC tickets, rental security deposits, moving expenses, and uniforms and supplies needed for work and school. House of Ruth also offers individualized case management, crisis intervention, educational workshops, social gatherings, and children’s activities.


Headed up by our Compassion Group, the Cathedral supports this ministry through our Fifth Sunday Collection of toiletries and cleaning supplies for those served at House of Ruth. 


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