January 20, 2023

Weekly News

Update from our

Sister Parish in

Jeremie, Haiti

The following letter from Fr. Marc-Arthur was received by Jack Lydon of our Sister Parish Committee. Our Cathedral sends funds regularly for the lunch program at St. Therese Montessori. Our Sister Parish Committee had also asked for details about the cost of erecting a structure near their new worship space to mount the bells salvaged from the St. Louis Cathedral destroyed by earthquake, so that they can again be heard throughout their community. Please hold our Sister Parish in prayer. If you wish to know more about our Sister Parish Committee, please call the parish office.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The parishioners of Saint Louis Cathedral and I are pleased to wish you a happy new year 2023. May the Lord grant this best for every brother and every sister of the Cathedral of the Assumption.

The year 2022 has been very difficult from all points of view for the parishioners of the Saint Louis Cathedral. They have faced all kinds difficulties. They experienced fear, hunger, despair. We hope that this year will be better. Given the political crisis that continues to persist in Haiti, the 2022-2023 school year has taken a long time to begin. L'École Sainte Thérèse opened its doors on December 5, 2022. We worked until December 30, 2022. The students had the day off on January 3 and classes resumed on January 4, 2023.

Thanks to your donation to Sainte Thérèse school, the program lunch was able to continue. However the high cost of living, the dizzying rise in food products, caused following the political, social, energy and economic crises in Haiti, make it more and more difficult for the school canteen to operate. A week of canteen currently costs the St Thérèse school, the sum of $ 500. 00 USD unlike previous years when we spent around $ 500. 00 USD per month for the school canteen. The $ 6,500. 00 USD received from the Cathedral of the Assumption can only pay for 13 weeks of food for students of Sainte Thérèse School.

As announced, Sainte Thérèse School has added a new class of students. This is a secondary level class ( NS1). This class recruits students from the 9th fundamental year who have passed the official exams for the year 2021-2022.

Regarding the bells of Saint Louis Cathedral, unfortunately they are not installed. We are having difficulty finding engineers capable of carrying out this project. Moreover, since it is difficult to travel safely in Haiti, we are not in a position to bring a firm from Port-au-Prince to study the project, draw up a plan and prepare an adequate budget for the raising of the bells.

May Saint Louis, our patron saint, deign to intercede for us! May the Lord Jesus bless you!

Father Marc-Arthur Emile

Pastor of Saint Louis Cathedral

Cathedral Catholic Fiction Book Club

February Read

The next meeting of the Cathedral Reading Group will take place on February 13 at 7 pm in the Adult Formation Room on the 2nd floor of parish office. This month’s book is Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson. It is available in e-book, paperback and audio formats. It is also available used.

Performance by les six

at the Cathedral

On Friday, February 10 at 7:30 pm, les six, a piano/ woodwind quintet will perform a diverse concert featuring music by Blumer, Saint-Saens and the esteemed Kentucky composer, Rachel Grimes. Denine LeBlanc is the pianist in the ensemble and a member of the Cathedral of the Assumption. The concert is free and open to the public.


For bios of the artists, please click here.

Today, Friday, January 20, 2023...

Event on Bellarmine Campus.....

Immaculata Classical Academy’s 2022-2023 Speaker Series

will be hosting Dr. Peter Kreeft on Friday, February 10 at

7 pm. Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 80 books on philosophy, theology, and apologetics. His talk is titled “Raising Saints in the Digital Age." The event will be held at Immaculata Classical Academy on 440 Zorn Avenue. A free wine and cheese reception will be provided.

St. Francis Xavier Auctionfest’23

$10,000 Raffle & Online Auction

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Mount Washington is holding a raffle and online auction featuring a $10,000 Raffle and two $500 Winners.

$10 Per Ticket (If less than 2,100 tickets sold, there will be a 50/50 raffle with (1) Grand Prize Winner.)

Visit https://sfxmw.com to purchase tickets and bid on online auction items. (Gaming License ORG1325)

The drawing is Saturday, January 21, at 7:30 pm. The online auction closes at 8 pm.

To learn more, click here.  


The Cathedral Parish Goal is $128,900 with

161 parish households participating.

As of January 13, members of the Cathedral parish have given $108,300 with 129 households participating.

Men's Retreat

DeSales invites all men in the community to our fifth annual Men's Retreat on Saturday, February 18. The retreat, "Sacrifice," will be led by Fr. Dustin Hungerford '06 and will include small-group discussion and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The retreat will conclude by celebrating Mass. 


The retreat fee is $10 and includes a light breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is requested by Wednesday, February 15 by contacting Brian Reilly at 502-883-2436 or brian.reilly@desaleshs.com


The event will be held at DeSales High School, 425 W. Kenwood Drive.

Click here for link to

January Newsletter

from the

Louisville Downtown Partnership

A Dating Retreat and Study Series for single Catholics!

NCSC is hosting a FREE online Dating Retreat with guest speaker Fr. Robert Spitzer (January 27 & 28). Currently there are almost 400 single Catholics from around the world signed up and we’re expecting 500+. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet other like-minded singles and go deeper in your faith!

Starting the week of February 6, NCSC will also be hosting a 6-week study series - “Relationship Ready: A Single Catholic’s Roadmap to Marriage” that will cover topics such as the meaning of love, communication, conflict resolution, male/female complementarity and much more. To sign up for these programs, visit NationalCatholicSingles.com.

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