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Reverend James R. Schook, a priest of the Archdiocese, died on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Ordained a priest in 1975, Father Schook was 71 years old at the time of his death.

In 2009, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz put Father Schook, then pastor of Saint Ignatius Martyr Parish in Louisville, on a leave of absence after the Archdiocese received a report that Father Schook had abused a minor in the 1980s.  The Archdiocese also reported this accusation to the police. A […]

2018-12-13T08:48:10-05:00December 13th, 2018|2018 Press Releases|

Catholic High School Placement Test – December 8, 2018

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 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Students take the test at the Catholic high school they plan to attend, and students should bring two #2 pencils. The test is free of charge. Information about the location of Catholic high schools can be found at www.louisvillecatholicschools.com.

The placement test helps […]

2018-10-25T10:51:38-04:00October 25th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, School Press Releases|


October 24, 2018

Following the apostolic visitation of June 2018 to the Diocese of Memphis and its Bishop, called for by the Holy Father, and after several efforts to restore peace and serenity within the same Particular Church, today his Holiness Pope Francis has relieved of his responsibilities as Ordinary the Most Reverend Martin D. Holley. Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Administrator His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Metropolitan Archbishop of Louisville.

This appointment is effective immediately.

In a statement, […]

2018-10-24T11:39:26-04:00October 24th, 2018|2018 Press Releases|

Couples Celebrate a Total of 6,149 Years of Marriage

October 16, 2018 (Louisville, Ky.)–Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. is celebrating the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 21, 2:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street.

This event honors 130 couples celebrating their 30, 40, 50, and 60+ wedding anniversaries. The breakdown includes:

Years # Couples
30 25
40 24
50 44
60 20
61   1
2018-10-16T15:54:25-04:00October 16th, 2018|2018 Press Releases|

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

October 1, 2018 (Louisville, Ky.)–Today, the United States Department of Education announced that two Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville are 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools.  Two elementary schools serving preschool through grade 8 will be recognized: Our Lady of Lourdes School (501 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, Ky.) and Sacred Heart Model School (3105 Lexington Road, Louisville, Ky.), both for the second time. Our Lady of Lourdes first received the Blue Ribbon award in 2008, […]

2018-10-01T13:43:46-04:00October 1st, 2018|2018 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Catholic Schools Begin 2018-2019 Academic Year

August 3, 2018 (Louisville, Ky.) –Jefferson County Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville will begin the first official day of instruction on August 15, 2018. Although this is the first “official” day of school, some Catholic schools choose to begin on a day other than August 15. Parents should 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 public school district […]

2018-08-13T16:15:14-04:00August 13th, 2018|2018 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Catholic Elementary Teachers Gather for Opening School Rally

August 3, 2018 (Louisville, Ky.) – Approximately 700 teachers from 40 Catholic elementary schools will gather on Friday, August 10 to celebrate the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year and share their collective ministry in Catholic school education.  This event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Saint Margaret Mary Parish, 7813 Shelbyville Road, Louisville.

With the theme “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ,” teachers will gather to celebrate Mass with Archbishop Joseph Kurtz. A colleague also will […]

2018-08-03T09:40:23-04:00August 3rd, 2018|2018 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Archdiocese of Louisville and LG&E make history with new solar array

Array is first of its kind for the region; marks utility’s first Business Solar project

May 30, 2018 (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The Archdiocese of Louisville and Louisville Gas and Electric Company are partnering to operate the first diocesan-based solar array in the greater Kentucky region. The array, which is located at the Archdiocese’s Pastoral Center and headquarters at 3940 Poplar Level Rd., also marks the inaugural Business Solar project for LG&E and its sister utility, Kentucky Utilities Company.

During Wednesday’s unveiling event, […]

2018-06-05T11:12:37-04:00June 5th, 2018|2018 Press Releases|

Archbishop Kurtz Ordains Five Men to the Priesthood for the Archdiocese of Louisville, Most Ordained Since 2000

(May 16, 2018) Louisville, Ky. – On Saturday, May 26, 2018, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will ordain Deacons Robert David Barnell, Brandon Tyler DeToma, David Joseph Farrell, Kien Trung Nguyen and Minh Dinh Vu 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.  This is the highest number of men ordained since 2000, when Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly, O.P. […]

2018-05-16T16:00:46-04:00May 16th, 2018|2018 Press Releases|

Saint Gabriel Parish Opens First Natural Playground Among Parishes in Archdiocese

May 2, 2018 (Louisville, Ky.) – On Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 4:00 pm, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will join Father John A. Schwartzlose, pastor of St. Gabriel Parish in blessing the first natural playground at any of the 110 archdiocesan parishes or 49 schools of the Archdiocese and one of the first of its kind in Jefferson County. This event will take place on the St. Gabriel the Archangel campus at 5505 Bardstown Road, Louisville, Ky. Activities include music, food […]

2018-05-02T11:08:16-04:00May 2nd, 2018|2018 Press Releases, School Press Releases|