Archdiocesan Agencies and Facilities

Archbishop’s Office (Chancery)

Purpose
To care for the overall spiritual, pastoral and temporal needs of the people of God in the archdiocese. The Chancery is the administrative office of the archdiocese and the Archbishop.

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Archdiocesan Communications Center

Purpose
To promote a systemic approach to evangelization and to coordinate the communications ministries of the archdiocese, including the weekly newspaper The Record, which is sent to every Catholic household; radio and television ministries, especially on cable The Faith Channel; and public relations.

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Catholic Cemeteries

Purpose
To offer the rite of burial to the Catholic community and all of God’s people. Oversees the operations of Calvary, St. John, St. Louis and St. Michael cemeteries in Louisville.

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Catholic Charities

Purpose
To provide service for people in need, advocate for justice in social structures, and call the entire church and other people of goodwill to do the same. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Louisville is a member of Catholic Charities USA.

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Diaconate Office

Purpose
To promote the order of the Diaconate by disseminating pertinent information, selecting and training candidates, providing opportunities for continuing education, and coordinating the pastoral supervision of ordained permanent deacons. Provide support for the wives, widows and families of the deacons.

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Evangelization Office

Purpose
To coordinate, in collaboration with the agencies of the Archdiocese, evangelization initiatives, especially the directions called for by the Synod on the New Evangelization, with a special focus on parish evangelization.

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Facility Management Office

Purpose
To resource parishes on facility planning, maintenance and real estate.

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Family Ministries Office

Purpose
Valuing the sacredness of marriage, family life and community, we resource, strengthen and celebrate families in all their diversity, life stages and transitions.

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Finance Office

Purpose
To assist the Archbishop in the administration and supervision of the temporalities of the local church and its juridic persons.

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Flaget Center

Purpose
To provide lodging, meals and conference space for retreats, meetings and days of prayer.

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Information Systems

Purpose
To maintain the centralized archdiocesan database; to provide data services to archdiocesan agencies as needed; to maintain all file servers and other computer equipment in use in diocesan offices and agencies; to serve as the help desk for computer users in diocesan agencies; and to maintain archdiocesan web page.

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Office of Lifelong Formation and Education

Purpose
To support teaching and learning in all its forms in the faith community.

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Maloney Center

Purpose
To provide office and meeting space for agencies of the Archdiocese of Louisville.

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Metropolitan Tribunal

Purpose
To assist the Archbishop in his pastoral office by resolving questions of justice, especially in regard to marriage, according to the laws and teaching of the Roman Catholic church.

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Multicultural Ministry

Purpose
To give direction and leadership to the full and holistic development of our growing and diverse Catholic communities within the Archdiocese of Louisville.

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Personnel and Planning

Purpose
To assist the Archbishop in the daily archdiocesan administration, with primary focus on personnel; regional, parish and agency planning; and agency coordination. To assist and provide resources and consultation for parish staffs and parish councils.

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Priest Personnel

Purpose
To assist the Archbishop in the appointment of priests and deacons to archdiocesan parishes, offices, institutions and other archdiocesan apostolates. To provide a consultative process with the priests, deacons and parishes regarding their appointments.

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Stewardship and Development

Purpose
To promote the growth of the Catholic church as a community of faith in Central Kentucky. Promotes an integrated approach to development, which includes collaboration among the planning, communications and fund-raising functions of the Archdiocese.

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Vocation Office

Purpose
To call forth vocations to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Louisville by: (1) fostering a sense of religious vocation among the people of our Archdiocese through prayer, catechesis and support and (2) actively supporting men who are discerning a call to priesthood and providing adequate screening of candidates desiring to enter into formation for the diocesan priesthood.

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Worship Office

Purpose
To promote and enrich the liturgical life of the people of the archdiocese in the light of tradition and in the spirit of Vatican II, including formation and ongoing education of liturgical ministers, e.g. Liturgy Certification, Leaders of Prayer, Communion Ministers, etc.

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