Offices and Organizations

Archdiocesan Marian Committee

Purpose: To promote devotion to Mary, the Mother of God, and to coordinate Marian devotions within the Archdiocese. Sponsors three special rosary devotions: first Sunday of May at Ursuline Campus; annual Rosary Celebration in Bardstown, Ky., held on Sunday after Labor Day; Living Rosary, usually held in October. Holy Hour of Reparation in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary from 1-2 p.m. at Carmelite Monastery.

Director: Rev. Lawrence H. Lindle, (502) 968-2933

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Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Purpose: To organize, guide and support the ongoing work of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. 

Location: c/o Faith Formation, Flaget Center, 1935 Lewiston Drive, Louisville, Ky. 40216, (502) 448-8581; FAX: (502) 448-5518

Spiritual Advisor: Rev. Robert E. Ray

Archdiocesan Liaison: Maureen Larison (502) 448-8581

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Catholic Conference Of Kentucky

Purpose: An organization of the four dioceses in the state of Kentucky to present a unified approach on public policy matters that pertain to the overall welfare of the people of God in Kentucky.

Location: 1042 Burlington Ln., Frankfort, Ky. 40601, (502) 875-4345; FAX: (502) 875-2841.

E-mail: cckstaff@ccky.org

Web site: www.ccky.org

Executive Director: Jason Hall

Chairman: Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.

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Catholic Education Foundation

Purpose: To faithfully manage and distribute the resources from the 1996 Endowment for 
Excellence Campaign and any other funds raised through special events and fund raising
activities.  The Catholic Education Foundation grants more than $1 million annually to support
Catholic schools, primarily in the form of tuition assistance, and parish religious education 
programs.

Location: 401 W. Main Street, Suite 806, Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 585-2747; FAX (502)
583-4929

E-mail: rsmith@catholiceducationfoundation.org

Web site: www.ceflou.org

President: Richard A. Lechleiter

Chairman: David P. Calzi

Catholic Mutual Group

Purpose: To serve the temporal needs of the Catholic church in the United States.

Location: Maloney Center, 1200 S. Shelby St., Louisville, Ky. 40203, (502) 634-3310; FAX: (502) 634-0923.

Claims/Risk Manager: Brad Harruff

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Catholic School Athletic Association

Office: Austin Bldg., Suite 214, 1939 Goldsmith Ln., Louisville, Ky. 40218, (502) 456-2722; FAX: (502) 459-8420. 

E-mail:  info@loucsaa.org

Web site: www.loucsaa.org

Chairman: Rev. Thomas E. Gentile

Executive Director: Rick Arnold

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Center for Interfaith Relations

Purpose: The Center for Interfaith Relations (formerly the Cathedral Heritage Foundation) was established in 1985 by a group of civic leaders through a unique partnership with the Archdiocese of Louisville and the Cathedral of the Assumption. The mission of the nonprofit organization is to promote inter-religious understanding and the civic role of Louisville’s historic Cathedral of the Assumption complex. CHF provides many inter-religious programs to the people of Greater Louisville, including its premier event, the Festival of Faiths, held each November. The foundation also hosts free lectures and concerts. CHF offers free tours of the historic Cathedral complex. (Schedule tours by calling (502) 583-3100.) In addition, the Foundation operates a First Experience for a Museum of Faiths designed to perpetuate the spirit of the Festival. The Museum is free of charge and open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the Center for Interfaith Relations, call (502) 583-3100 or visit www.interfaithrelations.org.

Location: 415 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Suite 101, Louisville, Ky. 40202, (502) 583-3100; FAX: (502) 583-8524.

E-mail: info@interfaithrelations.org

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Clerical Aid Society

Purpose: To administer health insurance for the clergy of the Archdiocese of Louisville.

Location: The Chancery, Attn. Brian B. Reynolds, 212 E. College St. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1073, Louisville, Ky. 40201-1073, (502) 585-3291; FAX: (502) 585-2466.

President: Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.

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College Of Consultors

Purpose: 1. To assist the archbishop in certain areas of administration of the archdiocese according to the Code of Canon Law, and 2. To provide for the governance of the archdiocese, according to the norms of law, when the See is vacant or impeded.

Location: The Chancery, 212 E. College St. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1073, Louisville, Ky. 40201-1073, (502) 585-3291; FAX: (502) 585-2466.

President: Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.

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Cursillo Movement Office

Purpose: The Cursillo movement is a movement of the church that, by means of its own method, makes it possible for people to live and share their everyday lives with the support of small Christian groups. It encourages us to share Christ’s Word and presence to all those we meet.

Location: Flaget Center, 1935 Lewiston Dr., Louisville, Ky. 40216, (502) 448-8581; FAX: (502) 448-5518. (Leave a message at office at Flaget.)

E-mail: cursillooflouisville@yahoo.com

Lay Director: Mary Ann Wrenn, (502) 693-2130

Spiritual Director: Bro. Robert Baxter, O.F. M. Conv. (812) 923-8817

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Due Process Board

Purpose: To protect by means of arbitration or conciliation the specific rights of persons, placing more emphasis on the dignity of the human persons than on the forced submission to judicial process.

Location: Office of Personnel and Planning, PO Box 1073, Louisville, Ky. 40201-1073, (502) 585-3291.

Chairperson: John Laun

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Eastern Catholic Faithful

Purpose: Canonically established communities for Catholics of the Byzantine and Maronite Churches who are living in the Archdiocese of Louisville. Holy Transfiguration Community is a mission of the Ukrainian Eparchy of St. Josaphat in Parma, Ohio, and of the Melkite-Greek Eparchy of Newton, Mass. The Maronite Community is a mission of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles. Liaison for members of other Eastern Churches who live in the area.

Location: Services at St. Thomas More, 6105 Third St., Louisville, Ky. 40214, (502) 451-1555; FAX: (502) 366-1464. Call for times.

E-mail: jwbir@iglou.com

Rev. John W. Birk, Administrator, (502) 451-1555

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Louisville Archdiocesan Mission Promoters (LAMP)

Purpose: A league of Catholic laity dedicated to extending Christ’s church in the archdiocese, under the guidance of the Archbishop.

Location: 212 E. College St. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1073, Louisville, Ky. 40201-1073, (502) 585-3291; FAX: (502) 585-2466.

President: Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.

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Louisville Catholic Deaf Society

Purpose: To provide ministry to the deaf and hard-of-hearing and their families.

Location: Epiphany Parish, 914 Old Harrods Creek Road, Louisville, Ky. 40217, (502) 245-9733; FAX: (502) 245-7658

Moderator: Rev. J. Randall Hubbard

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Mass Of The Air

Purpose: A time of prayer and celebration for the sick, elderly and shut-ins. Televised Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on WHAS-TV (channel 11), Louisville, Ky.; at 7 a.m. on WBKI-TV (channel 28), Campbellsville, Ky. (TWC channel 7); at 10 a.m. on WNKY-TV (channel 40), Bowling Green, Ky.; and at 6:30 p.m. on the Faith Channel, Inc. (TWC channel 19), Louisville, Ky. Sponsored solely by private donations.

Location: 508 Breckenridge Ln., Louisville, Ky. 40207, (502) 893-5120. massoftheair@gmail.com.

Executive Producer: Rev. G. Nicholas Rice

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Opportunities For Life, Inc.

Purpose: Pastoral ministry of the laity, offering life-affirming hope and help to those experiencing untimely pregnancies. Helpline answered by trained volunteers 24 hours a day. Call to request information regarding volunteer opportunities, educational materials. Operated under the direction of the Catholic bishops of Kentucky and facilitated by the Catholic Charities agencies of Kentucky.

Locations: Louisville/Owensboro Dioceses: 600 Locust St., Owensboro, Ky. 42301. Office: (502) 683-1545; FAX: (270) 683-6883.
Lexington/Covington Dioceses: 1310 W. Main St., Lexington, Ky. 40508. Office: (859) 253-1993; FAX: (859) 255-1134.

Kentucky statewide 24-hour Hotline 800-822-5824; Hispanic Hotline 800-860-7165. FAX: (502) 875-2481

E-mail: office@opportunitiesforlife.org

Web site: www.opportunitiesforlife.org

Coordinator, Louisville/Owensboro: Brenda Thomson
Coordinator, Lexington/Covington: Peggy Sheiko

 

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Pastoral Council Of The Archdiocese Of Louisville

Purpose: The Pastoral Council is a consultative body to the Archbishop. The council provides a forum for leadership, communication about pastoral matters, and linkage among parishes and between parishes and the archdiocese.

Membership: Parish council chairpersons from each parish.

Location: 212 E. College St. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1073, Louisville, Ky. 40201-1073, (502) 585-3291; FAX: (502) 585-2466.

Chairman: Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Chairman

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Priests’ Council

Purpose: To represent and unite in justice and charity all the priests serving the archdiocese, to provide a forum for the full and free discussion of all matters pertaining to priestly interests, to assist the archbishop by offering counsel in those matters pertaining to the pastoral work and welfare of the archdiocese and its people.

Location: 212 E. College St.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1073, Louisville, Ky. 40201-1073, (502) 585-3291; FAX: (502) 585-2466.

Presider: Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.

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Priests’ Parents Club

Purpose: To pray for an increase in the numbers of religious vocations and to provide spiritual and social activities for priests and priests’ parents.

President: LaVerne Ferguson, 5123 Terry Road, Louisville, Ky. 40216, (502) 448-7667
laverneferguson@syb.com

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Propagation Of The Faith/Holy Childhood Association

Purpose: To coordinate all mission activity, both foreign and home, for the archdiocese. Through the Propagation of the Faith, missionaries are assigned to speak at different parishes, and various collections are sent to the central office in New York. Through the Holy Childhood, grade-school students are given a greater awareness of the global mission of the church.

Location: The Chancery, 212 E. College St. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1073, Louisville, Ky. 40201-1073. Mailing Address: The Chancery, P.O. Box 1073, Louisville, Ky. 40201-1073.

Director: Deacon J. Patrick Wright

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Sacred Heart Center

Purpose: To promote devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by means of night adoration in the home, enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the home, and the apostolate of the suffering.

Director: Rev. Lawrence H. Lindle, (502) 968-2933.

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Sexual Abuse Review Board

Purpose: To review allegations of sexual abuse by priests, deacons and other Church personnel and to monitor archdiocesan policies and procedures for dealing with allegations of abuse.

Location: The Chancery, 212 E. College St. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1073, Louisville, Ky. 40201-1073. (502) 585-3291; FAX (502) 585-2466.

Chairperson: John Laun

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Vicar For Priests Office

Purpose: To act as the Archbishop’s personal representative to the clergy of the Archdiocese.

Location: Office of Priest Personnel, The Chancery, P.O. Box 1073, Lou., Ky. 40201-1073, (502) 585-3291.

Vicar for Priests: Rev. Jeffrey P. Shooner

Vicar for Senior Priests: Rev. J. Roy Stiles, (502) 499-0868

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