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Advent Lessons and Carols

December 7 Mass, Pasta Dinner, Advent Lessons and Carols

Friday, December 7, at the Cathedral, 5:30 PM Holy Day Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

6:30 PM Pasta Dinner in the Undercroft (no charge),  RSVP by December 4,  at 582-2971

7:30 PM Advent Lessons and Carols



Blessing of Child in the Womb

Blessing of the Child in the Womb

Sunday, December 16
at 12 Noon Mass
Cathedral of the Assumption

All expectant mothers are invited receive a special blessing from Archbishop Kurtz for the children they are carrying.

The “Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb” was crafted to support parents awaiting the birth of their child, to encourage parish prayers for —and recognition of — the precious gift of the child in the womb, and to foster respect for human life within society.  ~United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Image is Tapestry Visitation, with the two “cutaway” children, c.1410. John the Baptist kneels to Jesus, who blesses him. 



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.

Cathedral Golden Stars December Outing

Cathedral Golden Stars December

Let’s prepare for the holidays with food for thought and food to eat! Please join the Golden Stars on Wednesday December 12, at 10:30 am, for an enlightening talk by Father Joe Mitchell of the Earth and Spirit Center, followed by a festive luncheon provided by the Golden Stars @ 12 (noon) in the Kavanaugh room on the 2nd floor of the parish office! A great way to enjoy our Christmas holidays, food and fellowship! Please RSVP to Brenda Samantha McWaters at 502-641-1575, or, by
Wednesday, December 5.

Hail, Full of Grace! Video

Cathedral Singers Need You

Cathedral Singers Need You

The Cathedral Singers are a key part of the 5:30 Sunday Liturgy.  More voices are needed.
For more info, contact:
Sharon Horn

Jeane Jaeger

Mary Ann Puckett

Philip Brisson

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


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.


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Catholic Services Appeal 2018

Click here for Archbishop Kurtz’s 2018 Catholic Services Appeal Video.

Click here for Archdiocese of Louisville 2018 Catholic Services Appeal site.

Mass Schedule
Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
12 noon
5:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday 12 noon
Holy Days Call Parish Office


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.