Cathedral News

5th Sunday Collection for House of Ruth

5th Sunday Collection for House of Ruth

The Cathedral of the Assumption Compassion Committee will be holding the 5th Sunday Drive to benefit House of Ruth clients next weekend, January, 29-30.  Donations of items will be collected before each Mass.  Most needed items are: Shampoo, deodorant, toilet paper, single toothbrushes, toothpaste, bleach, laundry detergent (pods) and sample size toiletries. Non-perishable food items to give out to our clients and any monetary donations are very much appreciated.

House of Ruth thanks the Cathedral Congregation and the Compassion Committee for their continued support.


Link to January 21 online newsletter

Link to January 21, 2022 online newsletter


Cathedral Catholic Fiction Book Club

Cathedral Catholic Fiction Book Club

Cathedral’s Catholic Fiction Reading Group gears up for 2022. Our first meeting will be on Monday, February 14 beginning at 7:00 PM in the Formation Room. (And we will continue to meet on the second Monday of each month, same time and place.) Our first title will be Dayspring by Harry Sylvester. It’s the story of a university anthropologist who fakes a conversion to Catholicism in order to participate in the Lenten observances of the Penetentes, a brotherhood of Mexicans who practice some rather severe penances. The book is available from Amazon and other booksellers  in both e-book and paperback format. Used copies can be purchased at discounted prices.


7-week Diversity and Inclusivity Multimedia Discussion Group via ZOOM

7-week Diversity and Inclusivity Multimedia Discussion Group
via ZOOM

Links will be provided to videos, podcasts, and readings prior to each meeting. Each week is independent so one need not attend all sessions.

Discussion leaders will be
Rev. John Judie
Susan & Paul Sherman

Start date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm

Register by email to:
Zoom link will then be provided.
Feel free to invite others.


Christian Hospitality

Christian Hospitality: Welcoming One Another as Christ

Cathedral of the Assumption Parish Retreat – March 5/6, 2022

Retreat Presenter:

Fr. Adrian Burke, OSB – a Benedictine monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in Spencer County, Indiana.

 Title and Conference Topic:

Christian Hospitality: Welcoming One Another as Christ

Christian Hospitality is not a “soft” virtue, it is hard!  St. Paul believes Christians are called to demonstrate a ready openness to others (whom Jesus calls the neighbor), and to welcome the neighbor as “other selves”.  Being hospitable in a fully Christian way is a virtue, it requires grace. Hospitality also requires the courage to risk feeling vulnerable while making room for the “other” to be themselves – truly other – and love them just as they are. The Christian virtue of hospitality is the basis of true fellowship, the spirit of a community that honors and respects diversity. The most concentrated form of Christian hospitality is the Eucharist, that upon which every truly Christian community is grounded.

In our retreat conferences we will explore various aspects of the Gospel-virtue of Hospitality from the perspective of the biblical tradition and my own Benedictine monastic tradition, to better understand what St. Paul meant when he wrote to the Christians in Rome: Love does no wrong to one’s neighbor, therefore, love is the fulfillment of the Law. (Rom 13:10)

 Click here for details.


Link to Cathedral Youtube Channel

Link to Cathedral Youtube Channel


Get the We Connect Parish App!

Get the “We Connect” Cathedral App!  For details, click here.


Free Parking for Weekend Masses

Free Parking for Weekend Masses

Free Parking for Weekend Masses

Saturday 5:30 Mass – Parking Lot at corner of 5th and Liberty

Sunday Masses – Parking Garage next to Cathedral and Parking Lot at corner of 5th and Liberty


360 View of Cathedral


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.



Nothing Ordinary - January 29 Adult Formation Event

Nothing Ordinary

When scheduling your week, does time with God make the list of your priorities? Just 1 in 168 hours… Do you realize that is what we set aside each week for God? And that is an exaggeration unless we are totally engaged for the entire 60 minutes we are in Church.  All our minds wander and ponder. Yet as we stand looking forward… with the deadline just days away…and space getting limited… You are wondering …How can I, created in God’s image, live up to that divine dignity, giving God all of me?  While God Says “Yes” to each of us everyday, God gifts us the present.  In return, do we gift to Christ our presence?

You are truly extraordinary! That is why we have a seat reserved just for you, because before time even began, God, who knit you in your Mother’s womb, knew that you would be Retreating… spiritually stretching and growing on Saturday, January 29th with us.  Sign up by Tuesday, January 25th to reserve your materials, prepare,  and engage the “EXTRA“ in Ordinary Times that will help you to realize your close and personal relationship with God. Jesus did not come to live as an Ordinary Man. So we will explore how Christ’s earthly days are the living example of how to live as a faith-filled Child of God, choosing our path to meaning, to illuminate the course for our everydays not just the hours set aside in the building called Church.  Come join Deacon Chris, his family, and the Cathedral of the Assumption Adult Formation Team as we tour the Domestic Church, finding the Extra in our Ordinary when we come to walk with Christ the way He walks with us relentlessly! Sign Up Now…


Saturday, January 29, 10 am – 2 pm

In-Person/Virtual Retreat

Reservations are required.  Seating In-Person is limited to 25 and lunch will be provided.  There is no cost for this event.  RSVP by January 25: Please call the Parish Office at: 502-582-2971 or email: <>.

Photos of Parish Events


We had a special visitor after 9:30 and Noon Masses on Sunday, December 5, St. Nicholas!

Many Santa Helpers wrapped gifts for our Daily Lunch Guests.  Thanks for a job well done!

Gifts donated for Nativity Academy Angels filled a van, ready for transport to Santa’s sleigh!

Youth from St. Albert the Great and our Cathedral Confirmation Class served our daily lunch guests on Sunday, December 12.


Presentation Academy Art Students winterizing Mother Catherine Spalding Statue

Parts of Assembly Line for To-Go Bags of Delicious Filipino Food
Feast of St. Lorenzo at the Cathedral September 27, 2021


Feast of the Assumption, August 15, 2021

Crowning of Mary

Statue of St. Joseph Dedicated to Archbishop Kurtz

“Feastday Fest-ivities”   Mmmm! Strawberry Shortcake!

Cathedral Repair Affair Team, June 26, 2021

Corpus Christi Procession June 6, 2021


Saint Joseph Statue Restored and Blessed at the Cathedral on the
Feast of Saint Joseph, March 19, 2021

Team Cathedral Ready to Go!  The return of indoor lunch in Cathedral’s Sandefur Dining Room, May 24!


Important Links

Bringing Christ to Others

2021 Catholic Services Appeal

Our Parish Goal: $ 144,300
 To date: $90,573
Our Parish Participation Goal: 175 households
To date: 136
Click here to visit the CSA page on the Archdiocese of Louisville website 


Click here to view the 90 second video that marks the official close of the pledge part of our capital campaign this December 2021.  






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Tek4Kids has been providing water to people of Jérémie while schools were shut down.  Click on the image to view the video that was shot at St Therese, the Parish School associated with Cathedral St Louis, our sister parish.


Cathedral Online Pictorial Directory

Cathedral Online Pictorial Directory

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Mass Schedule


Christmas Eve & Day 


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M-F 12 noon
Saturday 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am
12 noon
5:30 pm
Sunday 9:30 am
12 noon
5:30 pm

Celebrant and Homilist Schedule for Jan. 22/23, 2022
Mass Celebrant
Jan 22
5:30 pm
Fr. Martin Linebach
Jan 23
9:30 am
Fr. Martin Linebach
Jan 23
Fr. Martin Linebach 
Jan 23
Fr. Martin Linebach 


Wednesday, 11:00-11:45 am

Saturday, 4-5 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.