2019 CSA Wrap-Up

July 16th, 2020|Categories: impacts|

By Erin Dwyer Archbishop Kurtz is extraordinarily proud of the outstanding job all of our parishes did this year for the 2019 Catholic Services Appeal.  Raising nearly $3.8 million, we had 45 parishes meet their participation goal, which far exceeds the number who met participation goal in 2018, of 20.  Truly, [...]

Stewardship and the Quarantined Domestic Church

June 23rd, 2020|Categories: impacts|

Bundesarchiv, B 145 Bild-F059404-0019 / Schaack, Lothar / CC-BY-SA By Erin Dwyer For nearly two and a half months and a great portion of our Lenten season, we spent in quarantine.  We celebrated one of the holiest of days, the Resurrection of our Lord, watching Mass on television.  It [...]

Lead Trusts

January 16th, 2020|Categories: impacts|

By Melody Denson, Director of Mission Advancement I want to make an impactful gift to my parish and/or the Archdiocese, but I don’t want to short-change my heirs. Is this possible? One of the most often heard objections to leaving a charity in your will is that it means your heirs [...]

I have an insurance policy I no longer need. Can I give that to the Archdiocese or my parish?”

October 17th, 2019|Categories: impacts|

By Deacon Michael Shumway, CFRE “Do you remember…” How many conversations or reminiscences begin with that question? Today I’m asking, “Do you remember when college students and others went door to door selling inexpensive whole life insurance policies?” This was often a way to either work your way through school or [...]

God’s Stability in Times of Transition

August 1st, 2019|Categories: impacts|

By Maggie Blakeslee This year my family has gone through some major transitions. In March I began working as the new Coordinator for Annual Giving for the Archdiocese of Louisville. It has turned out to be a great opportunity for my family, but also a bit of an adjustment! However, the [...]

CSA 2018- That’s a wrap!

June 21st, 2019|Categories: impacts|

Thank you to all of the pastors, pastoral administrators, parish staff, Archdiocesan staff, and volunteers that helped make this year’s Catholic Services Appeal a success. Here are a few highlights of this year’s Appeal: $3,999,755 was raised in support of ministries and services of the Archdiocese of Louisville. 13,248 donors made [...]

The Importance of Seminarian Education

May 31st, 2019|Categories: impacts|

Over the weekend the Archdiocese of Louisville ordained three men to the priesthood. Since 2015, the Catholic Services Appeal has raised over $1.1 million for seminarian education. Learn more about how the Catholic Services Appeal funds seminarian education and formation in the article below: [...]

Pass along values that are important to you!

May 17th, 2019|Categories: impacts|

By Deacon Michael Shumway What is planned giving? If you plan on donating to an organization next month or next year, that’s not necessarily “planned giving.” Planned giving is something you outline now—but the benefits happen in the future after you are gone. Examples include: putting the Archdiocese of Louisville or [...]

God is Calling

May 10th, 2019|Categories: impacts|

By Sister Sarah Yungwirth Recently, Fr. Peter Do and I had the opportunity to go to Nashville, Tennessee for the Region V Vocation Directors meeting.  We were able to connect with Vocation Directors from Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana.  It was a wonderful experience to network with them and learn from [...]


January 17th, 2019|Categories: impacts|

By Katie Culver, English Teacher at Assumption High School I am a product of Catholic education: grade school, high school, and college. I have also been teaching in Catholic schools for nearly 6 years. I am perpetually grateful for this education, and the opportunity to be a part of this experience for my students. [...]

“I’m young, healthy, and living paycheck to paycheck. What do I need with a Will?”

January 9th, 2019|Categories: impacts|

By Deacon Michael Shumway In years of traveling around the country and chatting with people, young and old, about planned giving, I always start out with a discussion of the individual’s needs. The quote in the title of this post is one I’ve heard hundreds of times, from people of all [...]

Built to Serve

January 3rd, 2019|Categories: impacts|

During the years 1816-19, St. Joseph Cathedral was constructed in the recently established Diocese of Bardstown and was dedicated by Bishop Benedict Joseph Flaget on August 8, 1819. It served as the seat of the Diocese until 1841, at which time Bishop Flaget moved to the seat to the growing metropolis [...]

The Gift of Stock

December 6th, 2018|Categories: impacts|

By Tink Guthrie, Vice Chancellor   Now that the calendar has turned to December, thoughts often turn to the upcoming Christmas season. For some, this brings joyfulness in anticipation of spending time with family and loved ones. For others, this brings angst in anticipation of spending time with family and loved [...]

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