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,

                                                                                                                             Fr. Mario Joseph Tizziani 
                                                                                                                             Pastor

CATHOLIC QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “This is My commandment: Love one another as I love you.” (John 15:12)

CATECHISM

Christ’s Resurrection and Ours – “To be a witness to Christ is to be a ‘witness to his Resurrection,’ to ‘[have eaten and drunk] with him after he rose from the dead.’ Encounters with the risen Christ characterize the Christian hope of resurrection. We shall rise like Christ, with him, and through him. From the beginning, Christian faith in the resurrection has met with incomprehension and opposition. ‘On no point does the Christian faith encounter more opposition than on the resurrection of the body.’ It is very commonly accepted that the life of the human person continues in a spiritual fashion after death. But how can we believe that this body, so clearly mortal, could rise to everlasting life?” (CCC 995-6).  

LUMEN FIDEI – THE LIGHT OF FAITH – POPE FRANCIS ​

The Dialogue Between Faith and Reason – “Christian faith, inasmuch as it proclaims the truth of God’s total love and opens us to the power of that love, penetrates to the core of our human experience. Each of us comes to the light because of love, and each of us is called to love in order to remain in the light. Desirous of illumining all reality with the love of God made manifest in Jesus, and seeking to love others with that same love, the first Christians found in the Greek world, with its thirst for truth, an ideal partner in dialogue. The encounter of the Gospel message with the philosophical culture of the ancient world proved a decisive step in the evangelization of all peoples, and stimulated a fruitful interaction between faith and reason which has continued down the centuries to our own times. St Pope John Paul II, in his Encyclical Letter Fides et Ration, showed how faith and reason each strengthen the other. Once we discover the full light of Christ’s love, we realize that each of the loves in our own lives had always contained a ray of that light, and we understand its ultimate destination. The fact that our human loves contain that ray of light also helps us to see how all love is meant to share in the complete self-gift of the Son of God for our sake. In this circular movement, the light of faith illumines all our human relationships, which can then be lived in union with the gentle love of Christ” (LF 32).  

UNDERSTANDING THE MASS

What are the Jewish roots of the Christian ritual? The Mass is the fulfillment of many of the Israelite rituals of the Old Testament. The Passover is probably the most important of these. The Last Supper was a Passover meal. For Christians it was the last Passover meal, because it fulfills the Passover. The annual Passover celebration was a reenactment of God’s redemption of His people. It commemorated the last plague of Egypt, when the angel of death took the firstborn sons of the Egyptians’ but passed over the sons of Israelites who had sacrificed a lamb and marked their doors with its blood. The Passover also celebrated the Exodus that followed when God led his people out of slavery in Egypt and gave them the Law by which they would live as a nation – a nation free from enslavement to idol worshippers and free to worship the true God. Every year after the Israelites were to sacrifice a lamb the way that had been done at the first Passover they would eat unleavened bread to remember the haste with which they left their bondage in Egypt. From one generation to the next, the people would pass down the story of how God had redeemed them, and each new generation would experience something of what that redemption was like.  

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

Prayer Intentions (click here)

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