Cathedral News

Lent through Easter Sunday Schedule at the Cathedral

Lent through Easter Sunday Schedule at the Cathedral

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Stewardship 2020

Stewardship 2020

The Cathedral’s 2020 Stewardship Drive is in progress. Please turn in your stewardship form.

For an explanation of ministries at the Cathedral, click here.

If you have misplaced your form or would prefer to use the online form, click here. 

Matthew Kelly Coming to Cathedral December 5, 2020

Matthew Kelly Coming to Cathedral

December 5, 2020

For details and to purchase tickets click here.

Adult Formation Winter Spring 2020

Click here for a listing of Adult Formation Winter Spring 2020 Offerings



Congolese Family Arrives

Congolese Family News

Mother, Aline; Younger Son, Merci; Younger Daughter, Josiane; Older Daughter, Aime; Older Son, Bonke.


On Wednesday, November 13, our refugee family arrived at the airport around 6 pm! Members of our team were on hand to greet and welcome the family of five. There were smiles and handshakes all around. Even more comforting for them was that an uncle and friends who had lived in the refugee camp with them who are now Louisville residents had come out in full force to welcome them.  We offer gratitude for all the support and prayers and interest. Our mentoring team continues walk with them as they settle into life in Louisville.  There was a tree decorating party at their apartment, and members of the team brought them to the dinner and Advent Lessons and Carols here.  There have been on other outings during the holidays.  Both Aline and Bonke have jobs now, and the other three are in school.   Although our initial three-month commitment to welcome and mentor the family officially ends February 13, the family and members of our team have chosen to continue the friendship and mentoring well beyond that date. Blessings on them and their new life here!

Painting with a Cathedral History is highlighted by NPR


1824 Painting with a Cathedral History is highlighted by WFPL

WFPL posted an article about the restored Matthew Harris Jouett painting,  The Dead Christ Mourned (The Three Maries), which goes on display at the Speed Art Museum beginning Saturday, October 12. To view, click here.

Report to the Catholic People

Report to the Catholic People

The Report to the Catholic People is in the October 18 edition of The Record.

 Marnie McAllister, Record Editor, writes:

To help bring “the light of truth” and the “healing of Jesus Christ” to bear on the darkness of sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of Louisville has published a four-page report in The Record this week.

>To view the entire report click here.

Say A Prayer Video

Cathedral is featured in “Say A Prayer” music video.

360 View of Cathedral

Msgr. Bouchet’s Telescope


It gives me great joy to welcome you to the Cathedral of the Assumption parish.  We are the oldest inland Cathedral in the United States. Since 1830 countless men, women, and children have worshiped on the site where the present church is located.  When the present church was formally dedicated on October 3, 1852, it became the heart of a local church and city.

The same heart still beats today, as the Cathedral of the Assumption maintains a rich tradition of religious identity and civic consciousness with a reach both far and wide.  In addition to the many visitors who pass through her doors on a daily basis, parishioners are counted from twenty-seven counties in Kentucky and Indiana.  We invite you to number yourself among us as we continue our rich history as members of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church founded by Jesus Christ.  In this way, we can be sure to continue the mission of the Cathedral parish in fidelity and truth.

May God bless you with the company of the angels and saints and with the protection of the Blessed Mother, our patroness.


Very Rev. Michael T. Wimsatt, S.T.D.

The total pledged so far to the Cathedral’s Hail, Full of Grace

Legacy and Vision Campaign.  Thank you!!!!!

Celebration Sunday, January 13, 2019


Important Links

Hail, Full of Grace!
Cathedral of the Assumption
Legacy and Vision Campaign
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Cathedral Online Pictorial Directory

Cathedral Online Pictorial Directory

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Mass Schedule


12 noon
Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
12 noon
5:30 p.m.
Holy Days Call Office
Ash Wednesday 11 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m.


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 renovation 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.