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Father Chris Lubecke to be Installed as Pastor of St. Catherine Parish, New Haven and Immaculate Conception Parish, Culvertown

July 13, 2016 (New Haven, Ky.) – On Sunday, July 17,  2016, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will install Father Christopher B. Lubecke as pastor of St. Catherine Parish in New Haven and Immaculate Conception Parish in Culvertown.  This will take place at the 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Catherine (174 North Main Street) Church.

In the Roman Catholic Church, priests are appointed by the (arch)bishop of the (arch)diocese to serve at parishes. At the Installation Mass, the priest assumes a […]

2016-07-13T10:52:20+00:00July 13th, 2016|2016 Press Releases|

Catholic Secondary School Class of 2016 Receives Record Number of Scholarships

July 5, 2016 (Louisville, KY) – The 1,457 seniors who graduated from the nine Catholic secondary schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville received a record $128.4 million in scholarships to colleges, universities, vocational, or business schools. This figure does not include grants or Kentucky Educational Excellence (KEES) scholarship money; these seniors received $5.9 million in KEES grants over four years. Scholarships were given to 905 students or 62% of the graduating class for a total of 3,026 scholarships. […]

2017-06-27T09:48:28+00:00July 5th, 2016|2016 Press Releases, 2016 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

Archbishop, JCPS Superintendent, & Local Foundations Announce Expansion of Ready 4K Camps

Partnership Between Louisville’s Two Largest Education Providers to Improve Kindergarten Readiness

LOUISVILLE, KY (May 25, 2016)—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.; Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) Superintendent Donna Hargens; Jefferson County Public Education Foundation Executive Director Sam Corbett; and local foundation leaders today announced that the two largest education providers in Louisville are joining forces to expand summer camps that focus on preparing students for kindergarten.

“We are thrilled to celebrate both this partnership between the public and private school systems and the […]

2017-10-13T15:52:45+00:00May 25th, 2016|2016 Press Releases, 2016 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

Wilfredo Fernandez and Sean McKinley to be ordained to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Louisville

May 16, 2016 (Louisville, Ky.) – On Saturday, May 28, 2016, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will ordain Deacons Wilfredo Fernandez and Sean McKinley to the diocesan priesthood for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville.  The ordination will take place at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street. 

Deacon Luder Wilfredo Fernandez Panica, 34, is a native of Tarija, Bolivia. He is the son of Martin Fernandez and Sergia Panica, who live in Bolivia. Deacon […]

2016-05-16T10:16:47+00:00May 16th, 2016|2016 Press Releases|

St. Leonard School Creates First “Buddy Bench” in Louisville

May 9, 2016 (Louisville, Ky.) – On Monday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m., the Reverend B.J. Breen, pastor of St. Leonard and St. Frances of Rome parishes, will bless a “Buddy Bench” at St. Leonard School (440 Zorn Avenue).  The blessing will take place on the school playground.  (In case of rain, the blessing will be held in the school gymnasium.)

The buddy bench is a simple idea that resulted in 2013 from the efforts of Christian, a first grade student in […]

2017-06-27T09:48:37+00:00May 9th, 2016|2016 Press Releases, 2016 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

Archdiocese of Louisville Welcomes 464 New Members

February 8, 2016 (Louisville, KY) – Four hundred sixty-four individuals who are preparing to enter the Roman Catholic Church will be recognized during the “Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion” liturgies at two locations. The first will be on Saturday, February 13, 11:00 a.m. at St. Gabriel Parish (5505 Bardstown Road).

The second will be on Sunday, February 14, 2:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Assumption (433 South Fifth Street).

During this rite, the Catholic Church acknowledges God’s call […]

2016-02-08T13:41:49+00:00February 8th, 2016|2016 Press Releases|

Informed Consent Bill Passes

2017-10-13T15:52:56+00:00February 2nd, 2016|2016 Press Releases, Archbishop's Blog|

Archdiocese OF Louisville Celebrates National Catholic Schools Week

January 19, 2016 – More than 19,000 students and 1,500 faculty and staff at 49 Catholic elementary and secondary schools will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week from January 24-30, 2016. The theme for this year’s Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”

Festivities for the week include the annual liturgy at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 26, at Saint Agnes Parish, 1920 Newburg Road, Louisville. Student and faculty representatives from Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville […]

2017-06-27T09:48:44+00:00January 19th, 2016|2016 Press Releases, 2016 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|