Downloadable Publications

Arch Support
November 2015
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July 2015
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September 2014

July 2014
May 2014
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Resources 2014 Strategic Plan
Catholic Elementary School Report
2010 Hispanic Pastoral Plan
Ethical and Religious Directors for Catholic Health Care Services, Fifth EditionEcumenical Handbook for the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Kentucky (2003)
Parish Young Adult Ministry Manual, 2012
Priesthood and Vocations: A Call for Renewal – 2006
Pastoral Leadership & Staffing 2005 document
Stewardship Renewal Manual for Parishes
Stewardship Guides for Young People
Accountability Reports/Audited
Financial Statements
2015 Accountability Report
2015 Audited Financial Statements
2014 Accountability Report
2014 Audited Financial Statements
2013 Accountability Report
2013 Audited Financial Statements
Media Catalog Click here for instructions on downloading the media catalog.
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Click here to download the latest catalog.
Vocation Office Resources
Please call the Vocations Office at (502) 636-0296 to order copies of these handbooks.
Vocation Handbook Number One: Diocesan Priests in the Archdiocese of Louisville: Partners with the Bishop, Deacons, Consecrated Religious and Lay Ministers in the Service of the Church
Click on a chapter title to view that section.

Section One – “Called”

Why Am I Here?
What is a Call?
How Do I Hear My Call?
Where Will My Call Lead Me?
The Call of Jesus
The Call to Carry on the Work of Jesus

Section Two – “Called to Priesthood”

The Call to Ordained Priesthood
What is the Difference Between Diocesan Priests and Religious Order Priests?
What Do Diocesan Priests Do?
What is the Archdiocese of Louisville?

Section Three – “Answering the Call”

What Qualities Should a Priest Have?
Who Cannot Be Ordained?
How Does One Begin Studies?
Preliminary Preparation
Official Application Process
Application to a Particular Seminarian Study
Where Does a Louisville Diocesan Seminarian Study?
What is Seminary All About?
What Does It Cost?
What are the Steps to Ordination?

Section Four – “Caring for the Call”

What Support is Available to Diocesan Priests?

Section Five – “Calls From History”

Bibliography and Credits


Archdiocese of Louisville Schools

Curriculum and Policy Documents

Articles and Publications from the Office of Worship

Posture at Mass: Kneeling
Posture at Mass: Standing
The Eucharistic Prayer
Private Prayer at Mass
The Lector at Mass
Sacred Silences
Music at Mass