Cathedral News

Stephen Black in Concert

Stephen Black in Concert
Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Dr. Black is the  Director of Music Ministry at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Louisville KY.

Kelty Endowed Organ Concert Cathedral of the Assumption 433 South Fifth Street Louisville, KY 40202



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.

Thinking of Becoming Catholic?

Thinking of Becoming Catholic

Thinking of Becoming Catholic?

If you have thought of becoming Catholic, or if you have questions about the Catholic Church,  RCIA classes for the coming year began Sunday, September 8, after the 9:30 Mass, in the Formation Room. There is still time to join.  If interested, please call George Kaissieh, Pastoral Associate, for more details, 657-5217.


Cathedral Singers Welcome New Members

Cathedral Singers welcome new members

The Cathedral Singers would like to invite and welcome new members into our choir family. All voices are welcome and needed, and male voices are especially needed. The choir provides music for our Sunday 5:30 pm liturgy. Choir practice is held on Tuesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm. We warm-up on Sunday before Mass at 4:45 pm. You do not need to know how to read music and no audition is needed. As St. Augustine said, “To sing is to pray twice.”

Please consider joining your prayer with ours. If you are interested in joining the choir or have further questions, please call the Parrish Office at 582-2971 or email Philip Brisson at


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

Tek4Kids, Inc

Tek4Kids, Inc.

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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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


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Mass Schedule


Monday - Friday12 noon

Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
12 noon
5:30 p.m.
All Saints,  Nov 1 12 noon, 5:30 pm


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.