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Updates on COVID-19

The following are updates about the COVID-19 outbreak in the Archdiocese of Louisville.  These include messages to pastors from Archbishop Kurtz and other resources.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Archbishop Kurtz has suspended the public celebration of the Holy Eucharist, beginning immediately and until further notice. See his message to priests.

Archbishop Kurtz’s Messages

March 16 Message to Priests
March 16 Media Statement
March 16 Liturgical Guidelines
March 18 Liturgical Guidelines (Part 2)
March 20 Holy Week/Triduum Liturgies
Decree From Cardinal Sarah
March 24 Liturgical Guidelines (Part 3)
March 26 Letter to the Faithful
March 26 Letter to the Faithful (En Español)

Holy Week on Wave 3 News

Thanks to WAVE 3 News you can watch the following Cathedral of the Assumption Holy Week services on TV (Spectrum Channel 6, Wave 3.1), wave3.com, the free WAVE 3 News app on your cell phone, on Facebook and on ROKU, Amazon Fire and Apple TV:

Note: Archbishop Kurtz will preside at all services except Wednesday.

4/5 at Noon: Palm Sunday Mass
4/7 at 7:00 p.m. Chrism Mass
4/8 at 7:00 p.m. Tenebrae Service (Cathedral pastor Fr. Michael Wimsatt Presiding)
4/9 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday)
4/10 at 7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion (Good Friday)
4/11 at 8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil

Virtual Masses –
Parishes of the Archdiocese of Louisville

Click here for a list of parishes celebrating Holy Week with live streamed or recorded services.

(This list will be updated as more information is received)

  • Cathedral of the Assumption noon Sundays – watch live or recorded here.
  • St. Agnes will be streaming Mass Sundays at 10:00 a.m. through their website, Facebook, & YouTube.
  • St Ambrose (Cecilia) and St Ignatius (White Mills) Mass recordings are available here.
  • Church of Annunciation will stream Mass in Spanish Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  Available on the Church of Annunciation Facebook page here.
  • Ascension weekend Masses will be made available by 4 p.m. Saturday here.
  • St. Augustine (Lebanon) weekend Mass and Stations of the Cross can be viewed here.
  • St. Bartholomew is taping Sunday Mass and posting it on online here.
  • St. Bernard Sunday Mass will be available here.
  • St. Brigid (Louisville) and St. James (Louisville) weekday and Sunday Mass will be available here.
  • St. Brigid (Vine Grove) Sunday 10:30 a.m. Masses will be live here.
  • St. Elizabeth, Our Mother of Sorrows and St. Therese (The Pax Christi Collaborative) will have daily Mass at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 5:30 p.m. on Thursday; and Noon on Sunday here.
  • Epiphany Catholic Church and St. Martin de Porres (Louisville) will live stream Mass (ASL Interpreted) on Youtube every Sunday at 10 a.m. here.
  • St. Gabriel will be live daily with Mass at 10 a.m., morning prayer at 8:15 a.m., spiritual time at 3:00 p.m., and evening prayer and reflection at 6:00 p.m. here.
  • Holy Family will stream Mass noon Sundays here.
  • Holy Name – watch live or recorded daily and weekend Masses, Liturgy of the Hours, and other devotionals here.
  • Holy Spirit (Louisville) will live stream daily Masses here.
  • Holy Trinity Parish (Louisville) – watch live or recorded daily and weekend Masses, Liturgy of the Hours, and other devotionals here.
  • St. James Parish (Elizabethtown) – has the Sunday Mass by 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, here (YouTube) or here (parish website). The Mass also airs on Comcast CH 2 at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • St. John Paul II Parish Sunday Mass will be available here.
  • Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral (Bardstown) weekend Mass will be available here.
  • St. Joseph (Louisville) daily live Mass in Spanish from Fr. David Sanchez’s Facebook at 7 p.m. (Noon on Sundays) here.
  • St. Lawrence will live stream 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays here.
  • St. Margaret Mary weekend and weekday Masses will be posted here.
  • St. Martin of Tours (Louisville) will make Mass recordings available here.
  • St. Michael Parish (Louisville) at 11:00 a.m. Sundays – watch live or recorded here.
  • St. Patrick Mass will be available at 5:00 p.m. Saturdays; 11:00 a.m. Sundays; 5:00 p.m. Mondays; 8:00 a.m. Tuesday-Friday here.
  • St. Peter the Apostle Mass will be available here Tuesdays-Saturdays. Sundays Mornings will also feature Mass in Spanish via Centro Cristo Companero.
  • St. Raphael Sunday Masses and mid-week reflections will be recorded and made available here.

Easter Sunday Mass of the Air Schedule (ASL Interpreted) (www.massoftheair.com):

11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the Faith Channel, Inc. (Spectrum channel 19), Louisville, KY. This Mass also is streamed live on the Faith Channel at www.faithtvlive.com.
10:00 a.m. on WHAS-TV (channel 11), Louisville, KY and whas11.com under the “Live Video” tab.
11 a.m. on WBKI-TV (Spectrum Channel 7).
10 a.m. (Central) on WNKY-TV (channel 40), Bowling Green, KY.

Non-Easter Sunday Mass of the Air Schedule (ASL Interpreted) (www.massoftheair.com):

11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on the Faith Channel, Inc. (Spectrum channel 19), Louisville, KY. This Mass also is streamed live on the Faith Channel at www.faithtvlive.com.
10:30 a.m. on WHAS-TV (channel 11), Louisville, KY and whas11.com under the “Live Video” tab.
9 a.m. on WBKI-TV (Spectrum Channel 7).
10 a.m. (Central) on WNKY-TV (channel 40), Bowling Green, KY.

Virtual Masses – Other Resources

  • AT&T Customers, EWTN Daily Mass can be found on Channel 562 at 8 a.m., Noon, 7 p.m., and Midnight.
  • Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (Washington, D.C.) Mass live streamed each Sunday at 12 Noon here.
  • EWTN Daily Mass, 8 a.m. on the Faith Channel, Spectrum Channel 19 or live streamed here.
  • Mass with Pope Francis here.
  • Word on Fire Daily Mass posted by 8:15 a.m. each day. See here.

Virtual Eucharistic Adoration

  • Fr. Chris Rhodes, Pastor of Saint Augustine (Louisville), Christ the King (Louisville) and Immaculate Heart of Mary, can be seen worshiping before the Blessed Sacrament on Facebook Live here.
  • St. Martin of Tours Parish (Louisville) has a live feed for 24/7 Eucharistic Adoration here.

Give to Your Parish

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public celebration of Catholic Mass has been suspended until further notice. Through the online giving option below, parishioners can continue to provide critical financial support directly to their parishes, or to parishes in greatest need, while weekend Mass collections are suspended:

Make a Gift to Your Parish >

General Information

Louisville Metro COVID-19 Information Flyer (English)
Louisville Metro COVID-19 Information Flyer (Spanish)
Social Service Outreach
Talking to Children About COVID-19
Web page for Centers for Disease Control-COVID-19 Information
Web page for State of Kentucky COVID-19 Information

School Issues

March 12, 2020 – Superintendents’s Update on School Closings
March 20, 2020 – Superintendent’s Announcement-In Person Instruction
April 2, 2020 – Superintendent’s Update on In-Person Instruction

Prayers/Devotions/Liturgy of the Hours

A Special Indulgence for faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, health care workers, family members, and all who care for them can be found here.

Act of Spiritual Communion
Adult Order of the Mass
Catholic Prayer and Practices for Young Disciples: Order of the Mass
Daily readings, prayer, and reflections at Give Us This Day
Examination of Conscience/Act of Perfect Contrition
“Holy Week at Home” resource from Liturgical Press
Indulgence for COVID-19 Patients and Caregivers
Liturgy of the Hours daily (Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer, etc.)
Plenary Indulgence COVID-19
Pray with Magnificat
Prayer Service for Protection from Illness
Prayer to Our Lady of Prompt Succor (courtesy Archdiocese of New Orleans)
Prayer to Your Guardian Angel When You Cannot Attend Daily Mass
Sunday Prayer at Home (courtesy of Fr. Larry Tensi, Archdiocese of Cincinnati)

USCCB Prayer in light of Coronavirus, to the Holy Virgin of Guadalupe:

English
Spanish
Vietnamese

Rosary

Archbishop Kurtz prays the Rosary (English and Spanish) here. This also airs on WLCR 1040 AM Holy Family Radio at 8 a.m. weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends.

The Office of Hispanic Ministry is issuing  an invitation to participate in praying the Holy Rosary daily. To make it part of our Lenten daily observance. The goal is to create a “Prayer Network” in the community and ask God to help us with this situation to which we are vulnerable.

Individuals and families will pray where they are at any of the following times: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. These times are chosen to allow families to pray with their children before bed or later for those who arrive home from work later in the day.

La Oficina del Ministerio Hispano quiere hacer la invitación a la participación del rezo del Santo Rosario diariamente, hagámoslo parte de nuestra jornada de Cuaresma. El objetivo es crear una “Red de Oración” en la comunidad y pedirle a Dios que nos ayude con esta situación a la cual somos vulnerables.

Cada persona/familia rezará de donde se encuentre en cualquiera de los siguientes horarios: 7p.m. o 9p.m., siendo así, habrá la facilidad para quienes deseen rezarlo con sus niños antes de acostarlos y más tarde para quienes lleguen de trabajar más tarde.

Communications Resources

Ministry Resources

Resources for Parents

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