Catholic Charities and a steering committee comprised of different organizations have come together for a new initiative called “Be Golden”. Be Golden draws on all faith traditions to remind us of the importance of treating each other with dignity and respect. The theme is universal, but its focus is on immigrants, with goals to foster empathy and increase recognition that immigration is a human story. A series of citywide events and exhibits — from the Louisville Free Public Library to the Speed Art Museum – will engage and educate people of all ages and walks of life, inviting them to contemplate and practice the Golden Rule: “Do to others what you would have them do to you.”

On Tuesday, February 5, at 2 p.m. at the Muhammad Ali Center we went public with this message at a launch . The Archbishop Kurtz and the Mayor Fischer spoke about the centrality of this principle in the welcoming city of Louisville. We had a roomful of community members who confirmed the importance of the Golden Rule and Louisville being a welcoming city.

Click below to learn more about how you can #BeGolden:

Parish Resources

As Lent approaches, we turn once again to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. The Church reminds us that this journey is not merely personal but also communal. “During Lent penance should not be only internal and individual, but also external and social. The practice of penance should be fostered in ways that are possible in our own times and in different regions, and according to the circumstances of the faithful” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #110).

As Catholic Charities launches the “Be Golden” campaign throughout the Archdiocese, what better time to reexamine our common baptismal call to love one another? The resources in this packet are intended to augment and supplement your parish’s Lenten programs, but they can also be used year-round. Use these resources to prepare prayer services, to break open the Word, to plan service events, for reflection at meetings, or for any other purpose that serves the needs of your parish. We Hope you find these helpful.

Karen Shadle, Director of Worship for the Archdiocese of Louisville

Deacon Lucio Caruso, Director of Mission for Catholic Charities Louisville

Letter from Archbishop Kurtz

Be Golden Liturgy Resources

Be Golden Actions