Updates on COVID-19

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Updates on COVID-19

The following are updates about the COVID-19 outbreak in the Archdiocese of Louisville.  These include messages to pastors from Archbishop Kurtz and other resources.

Archbishop Kurtz’s Messages

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Archbishop Kurtz has suspended the public celebration of the Holy Eucharist, beginning immediately and until further notice. On May 11, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz announced that those parishes that are able to open safely may resume public liturgical celebrations, including Mass, on May 20. Please read his letter and see a link to the plan below:

May 11 Letter from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz on the Archdiocesan Plan to Reopen Churches for Public Liturgies, including Mass
May 11 Letter from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz on the Archdiocesan Plan to Reopen Churches for Public Liturgies, including Mass (En Español)
May 11 Archdiocesan Plan to Reopen Churches for Public Liturgies, Including Mass
May 11 Archdiocesan Plan to Reopen Churches for Public Liturgies, Including Mass (En Español)
March 26 Letter to the Faithful
March 26 Letter to the Faithful (En Español)
March 24 Liturgical Guidelines (Part 3)
Decree From Cardinal Sarah
March 20 Holy Week/Triduum Liturgies
March 18 Liturgical Guidelines (Part 2)
March 16 Liturgical Guidelines
March 16 Media Statement
March 16 Message to Priests

Virtual Masses –
Parishes of the Archdiocese of Louisville

(This list will be updated as more information is received)

  • Cathedral of the Assumption noon Sundays – watch live or recorded here.
  • St. Agnes will be streaming Mass Sundays at 10:00 a.m. through Facebook & YouTube.
  • St. Albert the Great is livestreaming Mass on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. until public Mass resumes, available at our website or on YouTube.
  • St. Aloysius (Shepherdsville) and St. Benedict (Lebanon Junction) Mass will be live streamed Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and recorded Tuesday – Friday here.
  • St Ambrose (Cecilia) and St Ignatius (White Mills) Mass recordings are available here.
  • Church of Annunciation will stream Mass in Spanish Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  Available on the Church of Annunciation Facebook page here.
  • Ascension weekend Masses will be made available by 4 p.m. Saturday here.
  • St. Augustine (Lebanon) weekend Mass and Stations of the Cross can be viewed here.
  • St. Bartholomew is taping Sunday Mass and posting it on online here.
  • St. Bernadette will stream Saturdays here at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. beginning April 18/19 and offer Holy Hour Monday-Friday at 3 p.m.
  • St. Bernard Sunday Mass will be available here.
  • St. Boniface is recording Mass on Sunday morning. Video is usually available by noon on Sundays here.
  • St. Brigid (Louisville) weekday and Sunday Mass will be available here.
  • St. Brigid (Vine Grove) Sunday 10:30 a.m. Masses will be live on Facebook & then post to YouTube. Mass is available on public access TV Brandenburg Telecom at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday nights and 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings.
  • St. Edward Weekend Mass on Saturdays at 4:00 p.m. will be live streamed on FaceBook then posted to YouTube.
  • St. Elizabeth, Our Mother of Sorrows and St. Therese (The Pax Christi Collaborative) will have daily Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 5:30 p.m. on Thursday; and Noon on Sunday here.
  • Epiphany Catholic Church will live stream Mass (ASL Interpreted) on Youtube every Sunday at 9 a.m. here.
  • St. Frances of Rome Weekend Mass on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. will be live streamed on FaceBook then posted to YouTube.
  • St. Gabriel will live stream Mass every Sunday, 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 p.m. Morning prayer and reflection will be offered Monday-Friday at 8:30 a.m., spiritual time Monday-Friday at 3:00 p.m., and evening prayers and reflection Monday-Saturday at 6:00 p.m. here. For a list of updated parish information and policy changes during COVID-19, visit here.
  • St. Gregory (Samuels) will offer private Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays here.
  • St. Helen (Glasgow) and Our Lady of the Caves will have recorded Mass every Sunday in English and in Spanish through their YouTube channel.
  • Holy Family will stream Mass noon Sundays here.
  • Holy Name – watch live or recorded daily and weekend Masses, Liturgy of the Hours, and other devotionals here.
  • Holy Spirit (Louisville) will live stream daily Masses here.
  • Holy Trinity Parish (Louisville) – watch live or recorded daily and weekend Masses, Liturgy of the Hours, and other devotionals here.
  • Immaculate Conception (LaGrange) will live stream Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m. here.
  • St. James Parish (Elizabethtown) – has the Sunday Mass by 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, here (YouTube) or here (parish website). The Mass also airs on Comcast CH 2 at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • St. James (Louisville) weekday and Sunday Mass will be available here.
  • St. John Paul II Parish Sunday 9:00 a.m. Mass will be available here.
  • St. John the Baptist Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass will be available here.
  • Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral (Bardstown) weekend Mass will be available here.
  • St. Joseph (Louisville) daily live Mass in Spanish from Fr. David Sanchez’s Facebook at 7 p.m. (Noon on Sundays) here.
  • St. Lawrence will live stream 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays here.
  • St. Leonard Weekend Mass on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. will be live streamed on FaceBook then posted to YouTube.
  • St. Margaret Mary weekend and weekday Masses will be posted here.
  • St. Martha Saturday Vigil Mass will be available here.
  • St. Martin de Porres (Louisville) Sunday Mass will be available here.
  • St. Martin of Tours (Louisville) will make Mass recordings available here.
  • St. Michael Parish (Louisville) at 11:00 a.m. Sundays – watch live or recorded here.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Sunday 10:00 a.m. Mass will be live streamed here and a recording will be made available after Mass here.
  • St. Patrick Mass will be available at 5:00 p.m. Saturdays; 11:00 a.m. Sundays; 5:00 p.m. Mondays; 8:00 a.m. Tuesday-Friday here.
  • St. Paul will live stream Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. here.
  • St. Peter the Apostle Mass will be available here Tuesdays-Saturdays. Sundays Mornings will also feature Mass in Spanish via Centro Cristo Companero.
  • St. Raphael Sunday Masses and mid-week reflections will be recorded and made available here.

Mass of the Air Schedule (ASL Interpreted) (www.massoftheair.com):

  • 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the Faith Channel, Inc. (Spectrum channel 19), Louisville, KY. This Mass also is streamed live on the Faith Channel at www.faithtvlive.com.
  • 10:30 a.m. on WHAS-TV (channel 11), Louisville, KY and whas11.com under the “Live Video” tab.
  • 9 a.m. on WBKI-TV (Spectrum Channel 7).
  • 10 a.m. (Central) on WNKY-TV (channel 40), Bowling Green, KY.

Virtual Masses – Other Resources

  • AT&T Customers, EWTN Daily Mass can be found on Channel 562 at 8 a.m., Noon, 7 p.m., and Midnight.
  • Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.) Mass live streamed each Sunday at 12 Noon here.
  • EWTN Daily Mass, 8 a.m. on the Faith Channel, Spectrum Channel 19 or live streamed here.
  • Mass with Pope Francis here.
  • Sunday Mass can be heard at 8 a.m. on WLCR AM 1040.
  • Word on Fire Daily Mass posted by 8:15 a.m. each day. See here.

Virtual Eucharistic Adoration

  • Fr. Chris Rhodes, Pastor of Saint Augustine (Louisville), Christ the King (Louisville) and Immaculate Heart of Mary, can be seen worshiping before the Blessed Sacrament on Facebook Live here.
  • St. Martin of Tours Parish (Louisville) has a live feed for 24/7 Eucharistic Adoration here.

Give to Your Parish

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public celebration of Catholic Mass has been suspended until further notice. Through the online giving option below, parishioners can continue to provide critical financial support directly to their parishes, or to parishes in greatest need, while weekend Mass collections are suspended:

Make a Gift to Your Parish >

General Information

Louisville Metro COVID-19 Information Flyer (English)
Louisville Metro COVID-19 Information Flyer (Spanish)
Social Service Outreach
Talking to Children About COVID-19
Web page for Centers for Disease Control-COVID-19 Information
Web page for State of Kentucky COVID-19 Information

School Issues

March 12, 2020 – Superintendents’s Update on School Closings
March 20, 2020 – Superintendent’s Announcement-In Person Instruction
April 2, 2020 – Superintendent’s Update on In-Person Instruction
April 20, 2020 – Superintendent’s Update

Prayers/Devotions/Liturgy of the Hours

A Special Indulgence for faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, health care workers, family members, and all who care for them can be found here.

Act of Spiritual Communion
Adult Order of the Mass
Catholic Prayer and Practices for Young Disciples: Order of the Mass
Daily readings, prayer, and reflections at Give Us This Day
Examination of Conscience/Act of Perfect Contrition
Indulgence for COVID-19 Patients and Caregivers
Liturgy of the Hours daily (Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, etc.)
Plenary Indulgence COVID-19
Pray with Magnificat
Prayer Service for Protection from Illness
Prayer to Our Lady of Prompt Succor (courtesy Archdiocese of New Orleans)
Prayer to Your Guardian Angel When You Cannot Attend Daily Mass
Sunday Prayer at Home (courtesy of Fr. Larry Tensi, Archdiocese of Cincinnati)

USCCB Prayer in light of Coronavirus, to the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe:

English
Spanish
Vietnamese

Rosary

Archbishop Kurtz prays the Rosary (English and Spanish) here. This also airs on WLCR 1040 AM Holy Family Radio at 8 a.m. weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends.

The Office of Hispanic Ministry is issuing  an invitation to participate in praying the Holy Rosary daily. To make it part of our Lenten daily observance. The goal is to create a “Prayer Network” in the community and ask God to help us with this situation to which we are vulnerable.

Individuals and families will pray where they are at any of the following times: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. These times are chosen to allow families to pray with their children before bed or later for those who arrive home from work later in the day.

La Oficina del Ministerio Hispano quiere hacer la invitación a la participación del rezo del Santo Rosario diariamente, hagámoslo parte de nuestra jornada de Cuaresma. El objetivo es crear una “Red de Oración” en la comunidad y pedirle a Dios que nos ayude con esta situación a la cual somos vulnerables.

Cada persona/familia rezará de donde se encuentre en cualquiera de los siguientes horarios: 7p.m. o 9p.m., siendo así, habrá la facilidad para quienes deseen rezarlo con sus niños antes de acostarlos y más tarde para quienes lleguen de trabajar más tarde.

Communications Resources

Ministry Resources

Resources for Parents

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