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!

March 31st Bulletin

April 7th Bulletin

April 14th Bulletin


News and Notes

Have you ever noticed that whenever you mention St. Cecilia to somebody outside the parish, the first thing they say is, “Oh yeah, you guys have that incredible festival!” That’s right…we do have that incredible festival! But, of course, in order to have that incredible festival every year, there is a tremendous amount of planning and participation to be done. As we all know, an event like our festival doesn’t happen overnight. With that in mind, please mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 8th at 6:30 pm for our 2024 Festival kick-off meeting, as we take the first steps towards Labor Day weekend. Of course, that’s when it begins for all of the rest of us, but our long- time Chairperson Cherri Pretty has already been hard at work getting the music lineups set, with four days of music on the agenda this year. It all starts with a special Friday evening show featuring perennial favorite the Vandell’s, who will perform a pre-festival set just for us on their Farewell Tour! Then, as the festival begins in earnest, we’ll host “A Tribute to Bon Jovi” on Saturday, “A Tribute to Shania Twain and Toby Keith” on Sunday, and we’ll wrap up on Labor Day with our headliners, The Landsharks, the world’s leading Jimmy Buffett tribute band. Thanks to Cherri for putting together another winning lineup!

Speaking of the festival, another huge element is our annual Labor Day Grand Raffle, with this year’s prize being a 2024 Arctic White Corvette Stingray, or $50,000. As mentioned last week, Lou Settle has agreed to be our Raffle Chairperson for 2024, and she is looking for a standout team of volunteers to help with this all-important fundraiser. We’ve already had a few people step up wanting to help, and we’re on the lookout for more. This is a wonderful way to contribute your time and talent to St. Cecilia, so if you’d like to help, please just contact the church office. Thanks!

And speaking of reminders…we’re also still on the lookout for volunteers for the Next Generation Parish, an endeavor that promises to take all of the wonderful things about St. Cecilia and make them even better, and to identify the things that might be missing, and bring them to fruition. This is another opportunity for people to use their time and talent to help our Parish as we continue to grow. There are plenty of folks out there who have the ideas necessary to build us into a Next Generation Parish, so join us and help us get there. If you are interested, please contact the church office and we’ll bring you aboard. Great things are happening here, and St. Cecilia is certainly the place to be!

Congratulations to John and Nicolette Sartwell on the baptism of their children Madison and Olivia on April 7th. It is always a joy to welcome young lives into the church of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Please make note that the Parish Office will be closed on Monday, April 15th , and Monday, April 29th , while the Business Office will be closed on Friday, April 19th . Sorry for any inconvenience.

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?

The statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague that currently resides on the west side of our church, near the large Lippert painting, originally adorned the Sanctuary in the old church. After our current church building opened in 1997, the statue was put into storage. It was found, damaged and in desperate need of restoration in 2007. Through the generosity of a St. Cecilia parishioner, this occurred and this beautiful statue remains on display.