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Old 03-09-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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Curious if anyone can recommend/ give insight on which catholic church in Louisville has the most affluent/wealthy parish members (prefer least snobby a plus)? My husband specializes in high-end residential and we plan to join a parish, at the same time help grow his network. I've toured multiple catholic school, and quality education seems equal (daughter will be in elem). Thoughts on: Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity, St Mary, etc? Which would fit this description best?
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:11 PM
 
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Hi,


Curious if anyone can recommend/ give insight on which catholic church in Louisville has the most affluent/wealthy parish members (prefer least snobby a plus)? My husband specializes in high-end residential and we plan to join a parish, at the same time help grow his network. I've toured multiple catholic school, and quality education seems equal (daughter will be in elem). Thoughts on: Holy Spirit, Holy Trinity, St Mary, etc? Which would fit this description best?
all three. I would throw in St Agnes, St rapheal, St Margaret Mary...maybe Ascencion

Lots of others too, but basically, the richer the zip, the richer the private schools...look east and north east
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Old 03-10-2016, 03:50 PM
 
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all three. I would throw in St Agnes, St rapheal, St Margaret Mary...maybe Ascencion

Lots of others too, but basically, the richer the zip, the richer the private schools...look east and north east
That sounds about right. I remember thinking Saint Patrick was quite posh when I visited many years ago, maybe not as wealthy as the above mentioned, but up there. Sacred Heart Model school also seems pretty wealthy.

Sadly the wealthier schools East of Bardstown Road are looking like they'll be the only ones left as the middle class has been absolutely gutted over the years and the middle tier ones are forced to consolidate into academies. Such a shame.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:31 AM
 
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That sounds about right. I remember thinking Saint Patrick was quite posh when I visited many years ago, maybe not as wealthy as the above mentioned, but up there. Sacred Heart Model school also seems pretty wealthy.

Sadly the wealthier schools East of Bardstown Road are looking like they'll be the only ones left as the middle class has been absolutely gutted over the years and the middle tier ones are forced to consolidate into academies. Such a shame.
Yes, St patrick and Sacred Heart Model are extremely wealthy.

I am sure we left out a few others, and there are a few in suburbs like S. Indina and Oldham that are very wealthy.

Most of the closerures have been in S, and SW Louisville. Based on my research, Louisville at one time probably had 50+ Catholic elementary schools. I'd say that number is around 30 today in the city limits.

There ar ealso some big Cathlolic churches that may have more money than you think in upper middle class suburbs....St Edward, St Gabriel, and St Michael come to mind as well...but I would focus on my initial list and throw in Sacred Heart Model and St Patrick
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:17 PM
 
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Louisville's Catholic parishes have a complex political and social environment that can be difficult to manage. Certain parishes are in decline (Ascension, St. Martha, John Paul the 2nd, most of the S End parishes, the W End Parishes) and others are growing like crazy (St. Bernadette (St. Mary Academy's sponsoring parish), St. Michael, and others). If you're looking for a faith community with good connections I would recommend you look at St. Francis in the Fields, which is an Episcopal Church on US42. Some of the most affluent residents of Louisville are members (Brown, Frazier, Bingham). Other mainline churches also would be good places to connect (Highland Presbyterian, Highland Baptist, Ascension Lutheran, Second Presbyterian, St. Andrew UCC). In terms of schools I would recommend that you seriously look into the magnet public schools and the secular private schools (Kentucky Country Day/Collegiate/Walden). These schools offer a superior education to your child. In terms of Catholic schools I would recommend Sacred Heart Model School (which is not associated with any parish and is sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville).
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:23 PM
 
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I find the question condescending
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Old 03-18-2016, 04:12 PM
 
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Louisville's Catholic parishes have a complex political and social environment that can be difficult to manage. Certain parishes are in decline (Ascension, St. Martha, John Paul the 2nd, most of the S End parishes, the W End Parishes) and others are growing like crazy (St. Bernadette (St. Mary Academy's sponsoring parish), St. Michael, and others). If you're looking for a faith community with good connections I would recommend you look at St. Francis in the Fields, which is an Episcopal Church on US42. Some of the most affluent residents of Louisville are members (Brown, Frazier, Bingham). Other mainline churches also would be good places to connect (Highland Presbyterian, Highland Baptist, Ascension Lutheran, Second Presbyterian, St. Andrew UCC). In terms of schools I would recommend that you seriously look into the magnet public schools and the secular private schools (Kentucky Country Day/Collegiate/Walden). These schools offer a superior education to your child. In terms of Catholic schools I would recommend Sacred Heart Model School (which is not associated with any parish and is sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville).
I would say changing your religion for the connections might be looked down upon, but Marco Rubio tries to get the best of both worlds by attending a Catholic church and an Evangelical Baptist megachurch so maybe there is something to be said for it.
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