St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church

A Parish and School of National Distinction

 A Welcome From Our Pastor, Fr. Mario Tizziani


         Thank you so much for visiting the website of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church. St. Cecilia's, a Parish of the Diocese of Covington, KY, is located in Independence, KY. Independence, the county seat of Kenton County, although appearing rural, is actually the largest city in the Commonwealth and is also the fastest growing city as well! Our Parish has a rich history in this community, with many parishioners whose families have been members for generations; as well as a significant number of families who are recently transplants from other communities.
         Ours is a Parish where growth in faith and service for Jesus Christ is encouraged and fostered through worship, catechesis, devotion to the Sacraments, and volunteerism in a variety of facets. In accord with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and the teachings of the Magesterium, we seek to prepare parishioners as witnesses for the Lord wherever they may be. As an outreach of our Parish, St. Cecilia Elementary School provides a quality Catholic education for our children from pre-school through the 8th grade.
         Information for participating in our Parish life is provided herein. If you are currently a parishioner of St. Cecilia's, you may enjoy visiting your home site; if by chance you have been away from the Church or are searching for a Parish home, please come and visit! I believe you will find St. Cecilia's to be exactly the church you have been looking for.
         On behalf of the wonderful Parishioners of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, I welcome you!

                                                                                                                 The Lord bless you and keep you,
                                                                                                                  Father Mario Tizziani


CATHOLIC QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “There are in the end three things that last:  faith, hope and love, and the greatest of these is love.”



Eucharistic Adoration – Pope John Paul II:

I encourage Christians regularly to visit Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament, for we are called to abide in the presence of God. In contemplation, Christians will perceive ever more profoundly the mystery at the heart of Christian life.

Teach young people the value of Eucharistic Adoration:  I urge priests, religious, and lay people to continue and redouble their efforts to teach the younger generations the meaning and value of Eucharistic Adoration and devotion.  How will young people be able to know the Lord if they are not introduced to the mystery of His presence?  Like the young Samuel, by learning the words of the prayer of the heart, they will be closer to the Lord, who will accompany them in their spiritual and human growth.  The Eucharistic mystery is in fact the “summit of evangelization” (Lumen Gentium) for it is the most eminent testimony to Christ’s resurrection.  READ MORE....


Are You Registered In The Parish???

We appreciate and thank all parishioners who are active members of St Cecilia Catholic Church. To avoid problems or misunderstandings, especially when planning baptisms and marriages, or when you have special requests of the Parish, please be sure that you are registered and an active stewardship member. (You MUST be a registered member if you desire baptism, marriage or requesting a sponsorship form.) Registration is a tangible sign of your affiliation with our Parish and your fellow parishioners. For parents who desire to enroll their children in our School, to receive in-Parish tuition, it is expected that they be active stewardship parishioners with proof of their financial responsibilities to the Parish.

The use of your Parish envelopes and/or utilizing electronic giving, is very important. This is a gesture of your Parish support, qualifying you as a stewardship parishioner, and allows us to maintain accurate Parish records for your tax purposes. All of our children in St Cecilia Catholic School and our CCD program are given offertory envelopes as a means to aid you in their learning stewardship responsibilities. It is hoped that our children will use their envelopes, dropping them in the offertory collection at either the Children’s Liturgy of the Word or the regular collection time.

Please be advised that children are registered with their parents until they complete college and/or are employed as an adult. After this, they should re-register as an adult in the Parish.


Misericordiae Vultus- THE FACE OF MERCY- Pope Francis

“It would not be out of place at this point to recall the relationship between justice and mercy. These are not two contradictory realities, but two dimensions of a single reality that unfolds progressively until it culminates in the fullness of love. Justice is a fundamental concept for civil society, which is meant to be governed by the rule of law. Justice is also understood as that which is rightly due to each individual. In the Bible there are many references to divine justice and to God as ‘judge.’ In these passages, justice is understood as the full observance of the Law and the behavior of every good Israelite in conformity with God’s commandments. Such a vision, however, has not infrequently led to legalism by distorting the original meaning of justice and obscuring its profound value. To overcome this legalistic perspective, we need to recall that in Sacred Scripture justice is conceived essentially as the faithful abandonment of oneself to God’s will” (MV 20).

Permit and Variance Hearing 9/21/16

Mass Schedule

Saturday Mass Schedule
5 PM (Vigil)

Sunday Mass Schedule
8:30 AM and 11 AM

Weekday Mass Schedule
Mon-Sat: 8 AM

Holy Days of Obligation
8 AM and 7 PM


Thursday: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Concludes with Benediction

Saturday 4-4:450 PM and Sunday 8-8:20 AM; 10:30-10:50 AM

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