Welcome to St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Parish Community

St. Gabriel the Archangel is a Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Louisville. Founded in 1953, we primarily serve the neighborhoods of southeast Jefferson County & Bullitt County, including Fern Creek, Jeffersontown, Okolona, Highview, and Mt. Washington. We are a large, friendly parish with over 2,100 member families. Our campus includes a school, preschool, athletic program, multiple outreach ministries and a solid faith formation program. Our pastor is Father John A. Schwartzlose.

If you are looking for a Christian community where you can feel at home, please come and visit us. Call us to let us know you are coming and we will have members to greet you. (502-239-5481)


Our Vision

The Catholic community where you encounter Jesus Christ each and every day in each and every person.


Our Mission

St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, a caring, welcoming community, seeks to praise God in our prayer and work, nurture growth in the Catholic faith, and compassionately serve others.


Our Values

  • Inclusivity and Hospitality

We strive to welcome all as Christ, respect the dignity and differences of others, and create a close-knit community.

  • Tradition and Innovation

We embrace our Roman Catholic tradition and the rich heritage of our Parish and school while encouraging creative and innovative expressions of faith in action.

  • Lifelong Faith Formation and Education

We provide our youth with a strong foundation in the Roman Catholic faith through our school, sacramental preparation program, and parish religion education program (PREP) and offer adults of all ages extensive opportunities for ongoing formation in the faith.

  • Stewardship and Community Engagement

We see our time, talent and treasure as gifts from God which we are called to share with others as we faithfully and prudently steward our Parish resources and generously assist others in our community, the Archdiocese of Louisville, and the world.