Couples Celebrate a Total of 5,901 Years of Marriage

October 16, 2019 (Louisville, Ky.)–The Very Reverend Martin A. Linebach, Vicar General for the Archdiocese, is celebrating the annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, October 20, 2:00 p.m., at the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street.

This event honors 118 couples celebrating their 30, 40, 50, and 60+ wedding anniversaries. The breakdown includes:

Years # Couples
30 14
40 14
50 55
60 17

2019-10-16T14:45:28+00:00October 16th, 2019|2019 Press Releases|


Saint William Parish is communicating today about its plans to assist immigrants and refugees. Much of this corresponds to the priorities of our local Church and long-standing efforts by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The U.S. Bishops have issued numerous statements on these issues, most recently expressing serious concern about the limits placed on refugees admitted to the United States. Please see

Especially as we celebrate Respect Life Month, I call upon all 110 parishes […]

2019-10-08T10:55:17+00:00October 8th, 2019|2019 Press Releases|

Two Catholic Elementary Schools Win National Blue Ribbon Award for First Time

September 26, 2019 (Louisville, Ky.)–The United States Department of Education announced that two Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville are 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools.  Two elementary schools serving preschool through grade 8 will be recognized: Church of the Ascension School (4600 Lynnbrook Drive, Louisville, Ky.) and Saint Dominic School (312 West High Street, Springfield, Ky.), both for the first time.

These two schools are among five public and four non-public schools recognized in the state of Kentucky. The Church […]

2019-09-26T13:51:55+00:00September 26th, 2019|2019 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Catholic Schools Begin 2019-2020 Academic Year

August 5, 2019 (Louisville, KY)–Jefferson County Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville will begin the first official day of instruction on August 14, 2019. Although this is the first “official” day of school, some Catholic schools choose to begin on a day other than August 14. 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 in which […]

2019-08-05T09:47:31+00:00August 5th, 2019|2019 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Catholic Elementary Teachers Gather for Opening School Rally

July 31, 2019 (Louisville, KY)–Approximately 700 teachers from 40 Catholic elementary schools will gather on Friday, August 9 to celebrate the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year and renew their collective ministry in Catholic school education.  This event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Saint Michael Parish, 3705 Stone Lakes Drive, Louisville.

With the theme “A Time for Shaping,” teachers will gather to celebrate Mass with Vicar General Father Martin A. Linebach, pastor of Saint James Church […]

2019-07-31T09:29:00+00:00July 31st, 2019|2019 Press Releases, School Press Releases|

Archdiocese of Louisville Holds Lights for Liberty Vigil to End Human Detention Camps

July 9, 2019 (Louisville, KY)–On Friday, July 12, 2019, the Archdiocese of Louisville will hold a vigil to pray for and stand in solidarity with those who are being detained in inhumane conditions on the southern border of the United States. This vigil will take place at 7:45 p.m. on the steps of the Cathedral of the Assumption, 433 South Fifth Street Louisville.

This event will feature music, a greeting shared on behalf of Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, local speakers impacted by […]

2019-07-10T09:38:46+00:00July 10th, 2019|2019 Press Releases|

Archbishop Kurtz Ordains Three Men to the Priesthood

May 15, 2019 (Louisville, KY)On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will ordain Deacons Anthony Leo Cecil, Jr., Steven James Reeves, and Kirby Brecklyn Rust 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 Anthony Leo Cecil, Jr., 26, is a native of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. He is the son of Anthony L. Cecil, Jr. and Violet J. […]

2019-05-15T15:44:41+00:00May 15th, 2019|2019 Press Releases|

Catholic Men in the Archdiocese of Louisville Gather for Renewal

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, hundreds of Catholic men will gather at Saint Michael’s Church (3705 Stone Lakes Drive) for the Catholic Men’s Conference.  The event begins at 8:15 a.m. and extends until 1:00 p.m.  (The doors will open at 6:00 a.m. for breakfast.)

Keynote speakers include Archbishop Joseph Kurtz and Steve Angrisano, who will address the theme, “Allowing Jesus to Find Me!” From Coppell, Texas, Steve Angrisano shares a passionate message of faith, hope and love woven throughout his music […]

2019-03-29T16:00:57+00:00March 29th, 2019|2019 Press Releases|

Major Relic of Priest Renowned for Holiness to Visit Louisville

St. John Vianney is offered as a model for today’s priests

March 7, 2019 (Louisville, KY) – A major relic of the saint who is held up as the ideal of what a Catholic priest should be, will visit the parish named in his honor in the Archdiocese of Louisville beginning he night of Sunday, March 10.

Due to schedule and travel constraints, the veneration of the incorrupt heart of France’s St. John Vianney will begin with a Mass offered by Archbishop […]

2019-03-07T11:47:06+00:00March 7th, 2019|2019 Press Releases|

Archdiocese of Louisville Welcomes 376 New Members

March 1, 2019 (Louisville, KY) – On Sunday, March 10, 2019, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D. will preside at the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion, at which he will recognize three hundred seventy-six individuals who are preparing to enter the Roman Catholic Church. This event will take place at Saint Bernadette Parish (6500 St. Bernadette Avenue, Prospect, Ky.)

During this rite, the Church acknowledges God’s call to these participants to enter the Catholic faith tradition, gives testimony as […]

2019-03-04T10:50:01+00:00March 4th, 2019|2019 Press Releases|