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Calendar Advisory – Catholic High School Placement Test

November 12, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Students in grade 8 who wish to attend a Catholic high school next year are required to take the Catholic high school placement test scheduled on Saturday, December 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Students take the test at the Catholic high school they plan to attend. They must bring a $10 fee and two #2 pencils.  Information about the location of the high schools can be found at www.archlou.org/schools.

The placement test helps Catholic secondary […]

2014-11-12T10:01:32-05:00November 12th, 2014|2014 Press Releases, 2014 Schools Press Releases|

Major New Initiatives Announced for Catholic Elementary Schools

November 6, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Today, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz and Richard A. Lechleiter, President of the Catholic Education Foundation, announced new efforts to make Catholic elementary schools more accessible and affordable.  These efforts are expected to double the amount of tuition assistance available for families in need to more than $3 million annually.

“It’s a new day for families who may be thinking about a Catholic elementary school but are unsure if it is financially possible for them,” said Archbishop Kurtz.

The […]

2017-10-13T15:53:05-04:00November 12th, 2014|2014 Press Releases, 2014 Schools Press Releases|

Couples Celebrate a Combined Total of 7,300 Years of Marriage

October 27, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. is celebrating the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, November 2, 2:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street.

This event honors 151 couples celebrating their 30, 40, 50, and 60+ wedding anniversaries. The anniversary breakdown is:

30 years: 21 couples                63 years:   1 couple            70:  2 couples

40 years: 32 couples                64 years:   6 couples          73:  1 couple

50 years: 60 couples                66 years:   1 couple           

60 years: 18 couples                67 […]

2014-10-31T15:27:30-04:00October 31st, 2014|2014 Press Releases|

Calendar Advisory: Accommodate 2014

October 10, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Please run the following announcement in community calendars or air on public service announcements: 

The Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Lifelong Formation and Education is sponsoring the annual ACCOMMODATE 2014: A College Night for Students Seeking Support Services. This event will be held at Trinity High School (4011 Shelbyville Road, Louisville) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Shamrock Hall.    

Representatives from colleges, universities, and alternative post-secondary programs will […]

2014-10-10T16:05:52-04:00October 10th, 2014|2014 Press Releases, 2014 Schools Press Releases|

Four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Elementary Schools Win Blue Ribbon Awards

September 30, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Today, the United States Department of Education announced that four Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic elementary schools have been named 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools.  Two schools, St. Aloysius (212 Mount Mercy Drive, Pewee Valley, Ky.) and St. Patrick (1000 North Beckley Station Road, Louisville, Ky.), will be recognized for the first time.  St. Agnes School (1800 Newburg Road, Louisville, Ky.) will be recognized for the third time (1999, 2005, 2014), and Holy Spirit School (322 Cannons Lane, […]

2017-10-13T15:53:06-04:00September 30th, 2014|2014 Press Releases, 2014 Schools Press Releases|

Mass Celebrates 75 Years of Catholic Charities Providing Help and Creating Hope

September 23, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) On Sunday, September 28, at 9:30 a.m., the Archdiocese of Louisville will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Catholic Charities with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Kurtz at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 S. 5th Street.  The Mass will be followed by a reception in the Cathedral Undercroft.

According to Archbishop Kurtz: “As a former Catholic Charities director in Pennsylvania, I appreciate the work of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Louisville, and I  thank God for […]

2017-10-13T15:53:06-04:00September 30th, 2014|2014 Press Releases|

Calendar Advisory

September 22, 2014 Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville will hold a Catholic Elementary Open House Day on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Families interested in Catholic education may visit any elementary school between the hours of 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. or 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Please call 502/634-1315 or go to here for more information.  

More information about Catholic schools can be found in the Catholic school selection guide here.  

For more information, contact the Catholic School Information Line at 502/634-1315 […]

2014-09-30T08:39:31-04:00September 30th, 2014|2014 Press Releases, 2014 Schools Press Releases|

Catholic Elementary Teachers Gather for Opening School Rally

August 7, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Approximately 750 teachers from 37 Catholic elementary schools will gather on Friday, August 8 to celebrate the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. This event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel Parish, 5505 Bardstown Road.

The theme is “Disciples Called to Witness.” At the Mass, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will talk during the homily to those gathered about the new evangelization, and the role of Catholic teachers in forming students in […]

2014-08-07T11:48:33-04:00August 7th, 2014|2014 Press Releases, 2014 Schools Press Releases|

David Alvin Cockson to be Ordained to the Priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville

May 27, 2014 (Louisville, KY) On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will ordain Deacon David Alvin Cockson to the diocesan priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville.  The ordination will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street. 

Deacon Cockson, 63, is a native of Grand Island, Nebraska and is the son of Alvin and Mary Cockson (both deceased). He received his bachelor of arts in history from Hastings College […]

2014-05-27T15:40:16-04:00May 27th, 2014|2014 Press Releases|

Catholic School Spring Break Week for 2014-2015 School Year Changed

May 14, 2014 (Louisville, Ky.) Based upon the change in the Spring Break dates on the part of Jefferson County Public Schools, Catholic school leaders overwhelmingly recommended that Catholic schools in Jefferson County adjust the 2015 Spring Break dates to be consistent with other school systems.

Based on that input, Leisa Schulz, Superintendent of Schools, has changed the 2015 Spring Break dates to April 6-10, 2015 for Jefferson County Catholic schools.

For more information, call Cecelia Price, cprice@archlou.org or 502/585-3291. 

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