Cathedral News

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Please join us each Sunday at 9:30 for Mass.   You may watch live or view any previously recorded liturgies by clicking here.  


Get the new Cathedral app!

Get the new Cathedral app!

For details, click here.

Cathedral will re-open for Mass

Cathedral has reopened for Mass, Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 9:30 am.

Click here for details.  

Dr. Philip Brisson and Cathedral organ  featured on Hymns at Home

Dr. Philip Brisson and Cathedral organ  featured on Hymns at Home

The Archdiocese of Louisville Facebook is offering “Hymns at Home” with music played on organs throughout the diocese.  Click here to listen to Dr. Brisson’s program on our Cathedral organ.  Go to the Archdiocese of Louisville Facebook to listen to other organ programs.



For previously recorded audios of homilies, Masses and preludes, click here.


CLCM continues to serve during pandemic


CLCM continues to serve during pandemic

The Cathedral of the Assumption and 8 other downtown churches are members of Central Louisville Community Ministries.  This area ministry is still meeting needs of members of our community.  Click here to see an update.

Central Louisville Community Ministries will soon resume providing personal care items to folks in our neighborhood, and we need your help to restock the closet! We will stay #HealthyAtWork while we distribute these needed items using zero-contact distribution.  You can drop off your donations at First Unitarian Monday-Thursday from 9:30-1:30 – we need toothbrushes and paste, bar soap, dish detergent, toilet paper, shampoo, razors, deodorant – these are all items that cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits (food stamps). THANK YOU for your generosity during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Legal Aid Addressing Unemployment and Stimulus Check Issues

Legal Aid

Legal Aid Addressing Unemployment and Stimulus Check Issues – click here for details. 

For free legal assistance for those who are homeless or who have no permanent housing, click here.

EdChoice KY

EdChoice KY - upcoming legislation
Over 70,000 students in Kentucky attend some form of nonpublic school. As a result of the inclusion of nonpublic schools in the recently passed CARES Act, these students will have access to crucial services that will help them to continue to learn and grow during this time of crisis. Of course, students and schools will continue to face challenges.

Many families will be unable to afford the cost of nonpublic school tuition due to lost income and donations are expected to decline as a result of economic uncertainty. This could result in school closures that would be disruptive to Kentucky families in desperate need of educational options.

Please take a moment to contact your Members of Congress to ask for emergency aid to nonpublic schools and families in the next COVID-19 Legislation package. Our requests include: equitable access to K-12 federal funds for nonpublic schools, direct funding to families for tuition aid and tax relief for K-12 tuition payments.

If you wish to weigh in on this, contact Congress today by clicking here. 

Sister Parish in Haiti news

Sister Parish 

Click here for latest news from our Sister Parish in Haiti

Latest Updates from the Archdiocese regarding Corona Virus

Archdiocesan Updates

To Keep up with the Latest Updates from the Archdiocese regarding Corona Virus 

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Dear Friends,

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.



   Our Cathedral opened for two Masses on May 23/24, 
The Ascension of the Lord.  Photo by Carolyn Miles.  

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

Weekend Masses as of May 23/24 are Saturday, 5:30 pm and Sunday, 9:30 am.

12 noon


June 1

Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Holy Days Call 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.