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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 4-11), free for children ages 3 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 will be available in the back of church beginning the weekend of July 26-27th.  You can also receive tickets by mailing in a check to the parish office (made out to “Cathedral of the Assumption” and indicating “Feast Day Fest” on the memo line).  Once the check is received, we will mail tickets to you.

Visitors from Haiti

Sunday, July 27,

after 9:30 Mass,

in St. Louis Hall

Come to welcome visitors from our sister parish in Haiti as well as members of Tek4kids staff.  Topics for discussion revolve around ongoing and planned water and computer technology projects in St. Theresa Montessori and other schools in the area.

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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Social Concerns Committees Print E-mail
Crisis Intervention Program

This ministry provides direct assistance to individuals dealing with crisis situations.  Duties include making home visits with another volunteer to persons needing assistance in order to evaluate their needs and make recommendations to the Social Concerns Committee. St. Vincent de Paul Center/Society provides ongoing training.

Environmental Concerns Committee

Members of this committee explore ways the Cathedral and its parishioners can be responsible stewards of God’s creation.  They work with the facilities staff to promote environmentally-friendly practices on the Cathedral’s campus and provide education for parishioners and community members.

Housing Initiatives Committee


This group coordinates volunteers for Repair Affair, Project Warm, Habitat for Humanity, Repair Affair,  and similar projects.  

Picture from Repair June 15, 2013 



JustFaith is a 30-week educational experience, formation process and spiritual journey.  It focuses on the intersection of faith and justice and invites people to become agents of God’s compassion and healing in a wounded world.  Participants gather weekly for prayer, discussion of books and videos, presentations by guest speakers, retreats, and immersion experiences.

Legislative & Public Affairs Committee

Responding to our call to be faithful citizens, this group learns about and develops action plans regarding issues of social justice.  Committee members work with local, state, and national public officials and educate the parish and public about community issues.  The committee is involved with Catholic Charities, the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, and Bread for the World to publicly advocate for issues linked to Catholic Social Teaching.

 Respect Life Committee

The “seamless garment is a metaphor for a consistent ethic of life, one which stands for the protection of the right to life and for the promotion of all the rights which enhance life, from the womb to the tomb.”   These words, from the late Cardinal Joseph Bernadin (1983), reflect our Respect Life Committee’s approach to life issues.  Affirmed by the Social Concerns Committee, we strive to respect all life from womb to tomb by adopting a consistently compassionate manner toward all persons who struggle with life issues and decisions.  Committee members plan an annual Respect Life Prayer service, participate in educational seminars, and provide roses for newly baptized babies.