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  brendamac40@hotmail.com.

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 brendamac40@hotmail.com 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 DeveVetter@gmail.com 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 sanctum360.org 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 www.tek4kids.org


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Contact:

Parish Office –  (502) 582-2971  

At the time of death, either the funeral director or a family member may contact the parish office (582-2971) to schedule a funeral service, ordinarily celebrated at a Mass in the Cathedral church.  A member of the pastoral staff will assist families with planning the funeral rites.

Planning

Family members are invited to take an active role in planning the funeral liturgy.  Planning may include selection of readings for the Mass and suggestions for music.  A planning worksheet, suggestions for music, and options for readings may be found below.

Ministries

Normally, family members or friends place the pall over the casket during the Introductory Rites and present the gifts of bread and wine during the Preparation of the Table and Gifts.  In addition, family members or friends may serve as lectors and ministers of Holy Communion.  Cathedral parishioners or staff will serve as altar servers as well as ministers of music and hospitality.  Cathedral parishioners may also serve as lectors and ministers of Holy Communion if the family wishes. 

Cremation

Although the Catholic Church recommends that the body of the deceased be present for the funeral liturgy, cremation is permitted either before or after the funeral liturgy.  When the funeral liturgy is celebrated in the presence of the cremated remains, the cremated remains are to be treated with the same reverence as the human body.

Before the funeral Mass, a worthy vessel containing the cremated remains is carried with reverence into the church and placed on a stand or table in the place usually occupied by the coffin.  The funeral Mass begins with the sprinkling of holy water and concludes with the rite of commendation.  After the funeral liturgy, the cremated remains should be buried in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium.

Funeral Readings
Funeral Music Selections
Funeral Planning Sheet