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


Fish Fry

Our Fish Fries will be every Friday during Lent in our Undercroft from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm.

Fish Fry Menu

We offer dine in and takeout options. We do not have a drive-thru.

Cash or credit card accepted.

If you are interested in volunteering, click on this Link to sign up.




Golf Outing



Click the link below to view our latest church bulletins!

February 18th Bulletin

February 25th Bulletin

March 3rd Bulletin


News and Notes

As has been mentioned in the past, the Diocese of Covington previously commissioned St. Cecilia as one of seven parishes to participate in the Next Generation Parish program. The Envisioning Phase of the project began in April of 2023 and was completed in November. The Envisioning Team spent those months formulating a vision for the future of our parish, and we are now ready to enter the Implementation Phase. The Implementation Teams will be focusing on three priorities: Engagement, Discipleship, and Faith Formation. This will be an exciting process, and the plan is to get it up and running within the next month or so. If you would like to be involved, please speak to Father or contact the church office.

If you are currently serving as an usher, or if you have an interest in becoming an usher, don’t forget that we will be having an usher’s meeting in the church on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30. This should not be a long meeting, so please plan to attend, as we have some changes we are looking to implement. If you cannot make it to the meeting but want to be added to the official usher roster, please just contact Dave Bene in the business office and let him know. The office number is 859-363-4311.

We will be having a Parish Penance Service here in the church on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00 pm, so make sure you mark it on your calendars. Please remember that each member of the faithful is obligated to confess his or her sins at least once a year.

The Business Office will be closed on this Wednesday, March 6th, as the Business Manager will be attending an all day meeting at the Chancery in Covington. This will not affect the Church Office, which will be open the normal hours.

Please make note that there will be no Stations of the Cross at 1:00 on March 15th. This will not affect the Stations at 7:00, so if you typically attend the 1:00 Stations, you still have an opportunity at 7:00 pm. The Stations offer a wonderful opportunity to solemnly commemorate Jesus’ passion and death, so please try to attend. The Stations are prayed every Friday at 1:00 pm (except March 15th) and 7:00 pm. Also remember our Fish Fries being held in the undercroft courtesy of the Holy Name. The Fish Fries run from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm every Friday. You can find the menu under News and Events on the church website. If you would like to volunteer to work, you can sign up on the church website, as well.

One more quick note for everyone…Daylight Savings Time occurs next Sunday, March 10th, so make sure you change your clocks!

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 [email protected].


Did You Know?

The large window situated high above the doors leading into the sanctuary depicts a beautiful white dove on a multi- colored background. The dove represents the Holy Spirit, who came upon the Apostles, Mary, and the first followers of Jesus on Pentecost, inaugurating the beginning of the Church. Light flows from the center of the window, symbolizing the action of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians.