The Latin word sacramentum means “a sign of the sacred.” The seven sacraments are external signs, communicated through ritual, that bestow grace, that is, the life of God.
The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify Him; He cleansed the waters . . . Jesus did not need to be baptized because He was totally faithful to the will of his Father and free from sin. However, H wanted to show His solidarity with human beings in order to reconcile them to the Father. By commanding His disciples to baptize all nations, He established the means by which people would die to sin – original and actual – and begin to live a new life with God. In Baptism, the Holy Spirit moves us to answer Christ's call to holiness. In Baptism, we are asked to walk by the light of Christ and to trust in his wisdom. We are invited to submit our hearts to Christ with ever deeper love.
At St. Cecilia Parish, Baptisms scheduled on Sundays following the 11:30 AM Mass.
Parents must be active registered parishioners and are required to attend one Baptism class. Classes are offered for new parents and newly registered parishioners. To register please call the parish office. Baptismal request forms are available upon request at the Parish Office.
For more information on the Sacrament of Baptism, click here.
Reconciliation (a.k.a. Confession) is offered every Saturday from 3 PM - 3:30 PM, and on Sundays from 8 AM - 8:20 AM and 10:30 AM - 10:50 AM. Confessions are also heard following the 9 AM Mass on the First Saturday of the month. At special liturgical times of the year, additional opportunities for Reconciliation are provided, or by appointment by calling 859.363.4311.
Preparations for First Reconciliation are coordinated by the Director of Religious Education. Children are required to have one full year of religious instruction prior to the year in which they expect to celebrate Sacraments.
Preparations for First Holy Communion are coordinated through the Director of Religious Education. Children required to have one full year of religious instruction prior to the year in which they expect to celebrate Sacraments.
The Parish Priest can take Holy Communion and hear confessions for the sick and shut-ins by appointment.
Preparations for Confirmation are coordinated through the Director of Religious Education. Children required to have one full year of religious instruction prior to the year in which they expect to celebrate Sacraments.
To be married at Saint Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, at least one party must be a registered and active parishioner. Couples are required to meet with a parish priest to discuss marriage preparation. Please call the Parish Office at least six months in advance to reserve the church. Weddings scheduled for weekends must take place on Friday or Saturday evenings at either 6:00 PM or 7:00 PM or on Saturdays prior to 2:00 PM.
The Sacred Music Director, Patrick Mason, is available to help plan your ceremony’s music.
Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders, a Christian man is ordained, or configured, to Jesus Christ in a unique way to perpetuate Our Lord's ministry here on earth. In doing so, the ordained minister promises to serve God and lead His people to holiness, primarily through the administration of the sacraments (especially the Holy Eucharist) and by proclaiming the Gospel.
Catholic men interested in pursuing the Priesthood or Diaconate are encouraged to speak with our Pastor.
Anointing of the Sick
Anointing of the Sick, also known as Extreme Unction or Last Rites when combined with Confession and last Holy Eucharist (or Viaticum), is a Sacrament of healing for those who are sick unto death.