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Teachers Honored for 3,505 Years of Service

October 31, 2017 (Louisville, KY) – On Wednesday, November 8, the Archdiocese of Louisville will honor 213 Catholic school teachers who have achieved a total of 3,505 years of teaching
experience. This luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Avenue.

Teachers will receive recognition for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 years of teaching:

Milestone Years # Honorees Total Years
5 […]
2017-10-31T09:20:34-04:00October 31st, 2017|2017 Press Releases, 2017 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

Catholic High School Placement Test – December 9, 2017

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 9, 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.louisvillecatholicschools.com.

The placement test helps Catholic secondary schools determine the most […]

2017-10-27T16:04:12-04:00October 27th, 2017|2017 Press Releases, 2017 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|


October 16, 2017 (Louisville, Ky.) – Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. is celebrating the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 22, 2:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street.

This event honors 121 couples celebrating their 30, 40, 50, and 60+ wedding anniversaries.

The longest-married couple (70 years) is James and Ann Hartman of Holy Family Church, Louisville, Ky.

Media outlets that wish to do interviews must be at the Cathedral at least 25 minutes early. We cannot […]

2017-10-24T08:40:55-04:00October 17th, 2017|2017 Press Releases|


The Archdiocese of Louisville is sponsoring the annual ACCOMMODATE 2017: A College Night for Students Seeking Support Services. This event will be held at Mercy Academy (5801 Fegenbush Lane, Louisville) on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium.

Representatives from colleges, universities, and alternative post-secondary programs will be available for an informational session for parents and students who are exploring:

  • How colleges and universities are addressing the needs of students with learning differences.
  • […]

2017-10-24T08:41:01-04:00October 17th, 2017|2017 Press Releases, 2017 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

Two Catholic Schools in Archdiocese of Louisville Win National Blue Ribbon Awards

September 28, 2017  (Louisville, KY) – Today, the United States Department of Education announced that two Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville have been named 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Two elementary schools serving preschool through grade 8 will be recognized: Saint Joseph School (320 West Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, Ky.) for the first time and Holy Trinity School (423 Cherrywood Road, Louisville, Ky.) for the second time (2017 and 2007).

These two schools are among nine public and non-public […]

2017-10-13T15:51:58-04:00September 28th, 2017|2017 Press Releases, 2017 Schools Press Release, School Press Releases|

Taking Action on the Opioid Crisis

August 28, 2017  (Louisville, KY) – On Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m., Saint Bernadette Church (6500 St. Bernadette Avenue, Prospect) will hold a panel discussion about the opioid crisis. This will take place in the Saint Bernadette Parish Center near. With deaths from drug overdoses in our Commonwealth rising by 30% over the last five years, this is a topic of interest to the entire community. This event is free and open to the public.

Topics will include a discussion […]

2017-08-28T10:06:00-04:00August 28th, 2017|2017 Press Releases|


I am deeply disturbed by the evil of racism that was again manifested in the tragic events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. I join with my brother bishops and political and religious leaders across our nation in condemning the actions of white supremacy groups like the Ku Klux Klan and the Neo-Nazi Party that are motivated by hate and seek to foment violence. I offer my deepest sympathies to the families of those who lost their […]

2017-10-13T15:52:03-04:00August 17th, 2017|2017 Press Releases|

Calendar Advisory: Red Mass

August 10, 2017

Please run the following announcement in community calendars or air on public service announcements: 

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will preside at the Red Mass on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 12:15 p.m. This event will be held at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street, Louisville, Ky.

The Red Mass is a Roman Catholic Mass of the Holy Spirit invoking God’s blessing and guidance on those in the legal profession. Persons of all faiths who serve […]

2017-08-16T08:47:46-04:00August 16th, 2017|2017 Press Releases|

Catholic Schools Begin 2017-18 Academic Year

August 4, 2017  (Louisville, KY) – Jefferson County Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville will begin the first official day of instruction on August 16, 2017. Although this is the first “official” day of school, some Catholic schools choose to begin on a day other than August 16. Parents are asked to consult their school’s handbook to determine when their particular school will begin instruction.

Catholic elementary and secondary schools outside Jefferson County generally follow the calendar of the […]

2017-10-13T15:52:04-04:00August 4th, 2017|2017 Press Releases, 2017 Schools Press Release|

Statement on the Appointment of Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson as Archbishop of Indianapolis

It is with great delight and gratitude that I receive the news that a son of the Archdiocese of Louisville, the Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson, has been appointed Archbishop of Indianapolis by Pope Francis.

Archbishop-designate Thompson has served with great distinction as a very caring, pastoral, and humble servant of Jesus Christ for the past six years as Bishop of Evansville, Indiana.  He is a hard worker and a person who always seeks the path of holiness for himself and […]

2017-10-13T15:52:07-04:00June 15th, 2017|2017 Press Releases|