Our Parish

Saint Patrick Church has been a fundamental part of the Maysville and Mason County area since the very beginning. Various priests attended to the needs of local Catholics as early as 1793, when Fr. Stephen Badin – the first priest ordained in the United States – passed through while attending to the mission territory in central Kentucky. The first actual church building was dedicated in 1847 and the parish was established at the same time under the patronage of Saint Patrick due to the large Irish population in Maysville. The current church building was dedicated in 1910 after extensive organization and preparation by Fr. Jones. The current sanctuary was renovated by Fr. Hinds in 2003 to restore the sanctuary as best as possible to its original configuration. The congregation of Saint Patrick is composed of families with a mix of Irish and German descent, as seen by the two great windows in the transepts of Saint Boniface (the apostle to the Germans) and Saint Patrick. Our parish continues to worship and live in the Catholic faith handed down to us from our forefathers and to be intentional disciples of Jesus Christ before all.