St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church

A Parish and School of National Distinction

 A Welcome From Our Pastor, Fr. Mario Tizziani

Greetings,

         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,
                                             
                 

UNDERSTANDING THE MASS

What is the Real Presence? – The Real Presence is the presence of Christ in the consecrated bread and wine.  Catholics know that Jesus Christ is present, whole and entire, under the forms of bread and wine.  Body and blood, soul and divinity – the bread and wine are changed into Christ.  This is one of the important differences between Catholics and most Protestants.  To most of our Protestant brothers and sisters, the Eucharist it a symbolic meal in which the bread and wine somehow remind them of the sacrifice of Christ.  But for Catholics, the bread and wine are Christ; they’re not just symbols of Christ.  Jesus, Himself, stated this both during his Bread of Life Discourse (found in John 6) and at the Last Supper.

A JOYOUS WELCOME

The following individuals have entered the Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation!  Congratulations to them on their perseverance in this process and on now being full members of the universal Catholic Church and of St Cecilia’s in particular.

Andrew Warren Allen
Nicholas Ray Boots
Annie Kathleen Elias
Ben Wade Elias
Hunter Grant Elias
Ashley Nicole Jackson
Matthew Russell King
Kandice Aftin Kreidenweis
Lisa Ann Mullins
Emily Ann Ponzer
Melissa Moon Rosenberger

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

Adoration/Confession

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

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

Prayer Intentions (click here)

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