Our Mission and Goals

We are the Catholic Church in Central Kentucky, disciples of Jesus Christ, rich in our tradition and growing in our diversity, striving for fullness of life in God. Led by the grace of the Holy Spirit and in communion with the Bishop of Rome, our mission is to proclaim and live the good news of Jesus Christ by:

  • Worshipping God in word and sacrament;
  • Witnessing and sharing our faith;
  • Serving human needs, especially those of the poor and oppressed;
  • Promoting holiness of life through continuing conversion;
  • Fostering justice and mercy among all God’s people.

We commit ourselves to thankfulness through responsible stewardship of all God’s gifts.


  1. To awaken and affirm a vibrant catholic faith, arising from the celebration of the Eucharist and our response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  2. To create a more evangelizing Church, as we invite all people to become missionary disciples who hear, receive, embrace, and live out the Good News of Jesus Christ.
  3. To celebrate the new and growing breadth of diversity in our Church.
  4. To seek out and empower leadership for ministry and evangelization.
  5. To advance excellence in and accessibility to lifelong Catholic formation and education for all members of the Body of Christ, the Church.

Meet Archbishop Kurtz

His Holiness Benedict XVI appointed Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. as the fourth Archbishop and ninth bishop of the Archdiocese of Louisville on June 12, 2007. He was installed as Archbishop of Louisville on August 15, 2007. Before coming to Louisville, Archbishop Kurtz served as Bishop of Knoxville from 1999 to 2007…Continue Reading

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