Effective Immediately per the Diocese of Covington: March 18, 2020

“In the interest of the health and safety of our faithful and to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, any nonessential meetings, events or gatherings scheduled to be held from now through April 3 at any of our parishes, Catholic schools, diocesan offices, religious houses and other diocesan institutions are to be postponed or canceled. With the information we have now, we will be calling for a diocesan-wide suspension of daily and weekend Masses and Sacraments. This is a very fluid health event and diocesan staff are continually monitoring and discussing how best to respond.” For more information, go to https://covdio.org/.

Letter to the Faithful: March 27, 2020

Please read the Letter to the Faithful from Bishop Roger Foys. In the letter, it lists the live-stream Mass times at the Cathedral Basilica for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. Click Here to Read the Letter…

My dear Parishioners,

Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it.  (1 Corinthians 12:27)

       There is no doubt that we are presently in unprecedented times. However, while different because of their causes, unprecedented times have been successfully navigated in the past. History has a way of repeating itself. My faith is sure that this will be another one of those times. We will successfully navigate these new unprecedented times. In order to do that, let us be like our patron who stated that: “I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7) Together, we must keep the faith. We the Church, the mystical body of Christ, having been enlightened by Christ at our Baptisms must be resolute in the faith during these times. For we are “the light of the World.” (Matthew 5:14) The world is dependent on us whether that is realized or not. Indeed, as Church, we are “the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15)

     One of the unprecedented times in the past was World War II. Winston Churchill requested the members of the United Kingdom to pray together from their homes each night at 9 PM. I think, as a parish, we can and should do something like that. Wherever we find ourselves, at our homes, in our rectory, in our car, etc. let us all stop whatever we are doing and pray at 9 PM daily, together even though dispersed. This time of prayer can follow any form that you would like. As a suggestion, you can click on this link Nightly at 9 PM. While it is hard not coming together on Sundays, these times of prayer will unite us in Christ. We will realize more deeply that we are not alone. We have each other. We have Christ.

     As I was praying about this, it occurred to me that we could also come together for a holy hour. If you look at this page, CATHOLIC WEBSITES, you will see a link for virtual Eucharistic Adoration. Please click on that and, for an hour starting at 6 PM on Thursday, let’s together make a holy hour for our parish and the world. Please click here for suggested prayer during this holy hour Thursday at 6 PM.

     It is important that we stick together. It is imperative that we remain resolute in faith. Please know that Fr. Knight and I continue to offer Mass and prayer for the parish, for you, and for those for whom we have been asked to pray. Let us continue to be St. Paul Parish, a light for the world and those who are running the good race. This link connects to a page which has three prayers in the face of the pandemic. Let us pray for one another and together for our parish and world.

In the love of Christ Jesus, Lord and Savior,

Fr. Michael

Welcome to St. Paul Parish!

Our world is a fast paced ever evolving reality. One aspect that makes it so is the world of technology. The internet plays a large role in that. As a parish, we want to be connected to you as best as we can. This website is all about that. We want you to be able to easily find information and sign up to be involved in what you want. I hope you find this website to be what you need. If you have suggestions or comments, please feel free to send them to our website manager.

Once again, WELCOME to St. Paul Parish.

Reverend Michael D. Barth, Pastor

Mass Times

Saturday: 8:15 a.m. & 5 p.m. (Vigil Mass)
Sunday: 8 am, 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.
Weekdays (M – F): 8:15 a.m. & 12:10 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:15 a.m., 12:10 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.

Reconciliation times: Saturdays: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

St. Paul School

As a Catholic school, St. Paul promotes academic excellence and religious formation.  It strives to provide its students with the appropriate programs, training, and environment so that the students may become effective, independent learners and productive members of the community.  Access to and training in technology advances will be emphasized.  Preparation also involves education and activities that will help students attain the values, skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to live and love as Jesus did.

Register as a Parishioner

Become a member of St. Paul Parish, click the link below and fill out the registration form or call 859-371-8051.

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Mission Statement

Making and Strengthening Christians: As Disciples of Christ, St. Paul Parish Staff shepherds people to explore and understand their faith. The staff provides a place, then  opportunities for diverse and engaged worship along with faith formation. As followers in Christ, employees are called to assist people on their journey from birth to death.

Pick-Up Date: Saturday, May 2: 7:30 a.m. – Noon: Carlin Center

Deadline to Order: Wednesday, April 8 at Noon

For more information and to order your flowers, go to https://stpaulnky.org/school/st-paul-flower-sale/

Story of Saint Paul

Saint Paul is one of the most important and influential of all the saints. Many of his writings are contained in the Canon of the Bible and have influenced the growth and development of the Church since the first century.

St. Paul was originally known as Saul, and he was a Roman citizen and a Pharisee. He even presided over the persecutions of the early Christians and was present at the martyrdom of St. Stephen.

However, Saul experienced a powerful vision that caused him to convert to Christianity while on the road to Damascus. He was duly baptized and took the name Paul.