St. Cecilia Catholic Church


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 recent 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 Magisterium, 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,
Rev. Harry Settle

Tuesday - Friday | 8:00am

Saturday Vigil | 4:00pm
Sunday | 8:30am, 11:00am

Tuesday | 9:00am - 7:00pm


Monday | 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday | 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday | 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday | 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday | 8:30am- 4:30pm

*The office is closed daily from 12:30 - 1:00 PM

Click the link below to view our latest church bulletins!

April 7th Bulletin

April 14th Bulletin

April 21st Bulletin


News and Notes

As you may have noticed in last week’s News and Notes, we reminded everyone to mark their calendars for the 2024 Festival kick-off meeting. We wish to remind everyone again, except with the correct date, since it would require us to go back in time to meet on March 8th ! The actual date that everyone needs to mark on their calendars is actually May 8th at 6:30 pm in the media center. Sorry for the mix-up!

As long as you’re marking your calendars for future dates, please also make note that our Vacation Bible School will take place June 3-6. This has become a wonderful annual event at St. Cecilia, so make sure to make note of this, since June is also a popular vacation month. We’ll have more information on this event as we get closer to June.

We are also getting ready to gear up for our annual Grand Raffle. Our Raffle Committee is working on getting all of the postcards prepared, and they should be out in the mail within the next couple of weeks, so be on the lookout. As always, we will be selling 8000 tickets, and we receive orders from all over the country and Canada, so make sure to get yours. Our new Raffle Committee team led by Lou Settle is ready to get down to business, although we could still use a few more volunteers. If you would like to help, please contact the Church Office. Thanks!

Next Sunday, April 28th , we will be celebrating First Communion at 11:00 Mass. This is such a special occasion in the life of all Catholics, as our young people receive the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the first time. Please make plans to attend and witness the bestowing of this wonderful sacrament!

It’s hard to believe that we have reached the middle of April already, which means May is just around the corner. And May is the month for mothers! As we prepare for the coming of Mother’s Day, please make note that Novena Cards will be made available beginning April 27th in the Narthex. Let’s make sure that we honor and pray for the wonderful gift that mothers are.

As we move nearer to beginning work on our parking lot, we are excited to announce that part of this project will include the long overdue addition of a connector drive between the Early Childhood Learning Center and the upper parking lot. We are still working out the details, but this is an exciting development that will surely aid the flow of traffic on campus. We anticipate that work on the parking lot will begin after the end of the school year. We will continue to keep everybody posted.

Have a wonderful and blessed week!

If you have any questions or concerns about what’s going on at St. Cecilia, or would like something included in the News & Notes section, please let us know. Contact our business manager, Dave Bene, at manager@stcindependence.org.


Did You Know?

For a number of years after our current church building opened in 1997, the old church building stood vacant. Over the course of twelve years, the building served as school classrooms, a place for meetings, and eventually a storage facility. Ultimately, though, the old building began to deteriorate to the extent that the costs to repair it were prohibitive. In 2009, the building finally had to be razed to the ground. As the building was brought down, parishioners were offered bricks and pieces of the roof slate as mementoes of the place that had been the site of myriad baptisms, marriages, First Communions, and more. Once down, the land was then used for a much-needed parking lot for handicapped and senior citizens, giving them much closer access to the church entrance.