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Welcome, and thank you for visiting Saint Mildred Catholic Church online. We hope that our website highlights the vibrant and welcoming community that is Saint Mildred Parish. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ, the Catholic Church, and for you, our neighbor.

Our Mission


 The mission of Saint Mildred parish is the spiritual growth and formation of the community through worship, educational endeavors, and cultural unity.

Meet the Pastor

Before coming to Saint Mildred Father Jay VonHandorf was involved in Hispanic Ministry within the Diocese of Lexington, KY.

Watch St. Mildred's Mass Online

Mass Schedule


Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.          12:00 PM

Wed. (Bilingual)                        5:30  PM   


Sat.            5:00 PM

Sun.           9:00 AM

                   2:00 PM  (Spanish)  


Sat.            4:00-4:45 PM

Donate Directly to St. Mildred by Clicking Donate

Please remember that your parish contributions are still vital at this point.  Monies can be mailed to the church office as we are daily picking up the mail. 


You can also sign up for online giving !    Just click on the Donate button and it will walk you through the simple process.  If you want to sign up and need assistance, please call Marchetta at 606-305-7071.  

Many have received government checks - helping so many in need. If yours isn't as needed, perhaps you can pass it on to family or friends who are in need.   You also might want to consider part to St. Mildred or our Outreach (a good way to pass it on to those in need. )

Mass During the Pandemic

Mass has resumed with the following changes:

  • Social distancing will be observed. 

  • Masks will be provided and used during Mass.

  • At communion time, approach with social distance of six feet from the person in front of you and with your mask still in place, bow reverently, extend your hand, receive the host in your hand “throne”, lower your mask, consume the host, and return to your pew. We are not using the words “Body of Christ….or Amen” due to close proximity.

  • You can attend in the O'Bryan Center (parish hall) where the Mass will be televised or you can park your car in the parish parking lot. Communion will be brought to you in the O’Bryan Center or in your parked car at communion time.



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Saint Mildred
Roman Catholic Church

203 South Central Ave

Somerset, KY 42501

Office:  606-678-5051

Outreach:  606-678-4617


Father Jay VonHandorf


(We continue our shutdown of all public services here at St. Mildred.  You can call the office to get the appropriate number to call for help or information. )


When we are able to re-open,

our hours will be as follows: 


Office Hours:

Monday-Friday:  9:00am-3:00pm


Outreach Hours:

Mon, Tues, Fri: 11:30 AM-3:30 PM

Thursday: 1:30 PM-6:00 PM

Closed Wednesdays


Clothing Center Hours:

Mon, Tues, Thurs:  9:30-11:30am





Rev. Jay Von Handorf

Parochial Vicar

Rev. Danny Taylor



Gene Cheshire, Larry Cranfill, 

Jerry Weigel, M.D. (Ret.)


Coordinator of Religious Education

Karen Rowe

Music Minister

Marsha Smith 



Marchetta McKinney


Outreach Director

Mary Ann Guffey

Prayer During A Health Crisis


Compassionate and Loving Father,

In the face of confusion and concern

impart to us the calm of your presence.

In You allow us to find hope and healing.

Be with those who serve the sick and give them Your caring hands.

Be with those who lead and give them Your Spirit of wisdom.

Be with those who have fallen ill and give them Your comforting heart.

Wrap your arms around our world

and hold us in your love.

Allow us at this time of trial to then

serve as instruments of that love to all we meet.

We ask this in Your Name.



Listed below is the obituary information for Barbara Dunham.  PLEASE NOTE that her funeral may be viewed via live streaming on the Saint Mildred Catholic Church face book page or viewed later on our You Tube channel:  https:/tinyurl.com/h349rmte.  (Be sure to type or copy the address in your SEARCH ENGINE at the TOP of your page).  


Barbara Fahl Dunham, 111 Palm Circle, passed away on February 20, surrounded by her loved ones.  She was a loving and faithful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  She shared her love and faith abundantly and unconditionally.


She was born in Columbus, Ohio, on November 1, 1934.  Preceding her in death are her parents, David and Clara Buehner Fahl, and sisters Ruth Bagwell, Dorothy Eicher, and Rosemary (Walter) Light.


She is survived by her husband, John David Dunham, whom she married on July 16, 1960, in Columbus, OH.  Also surviving are sons, John (Jessica), Sanford, NC, and Paul (Rhonda), Somerset; daughters, Leslie Combs (Jeff), Liberty Township, OH, and Linda Kirkpatrick (Kris), Somerset.  She is also survived by grandchildren Hayley Wynne (Jairus) Doby and Ian Dunham, Sanford, NC, Jordan and Claire Combs, Liberty Township, OH, Chantz (Bailey) Dunham, Somerset, Mary (Jeremy) Toohey and Molly Schoolcraft, Somerset; and great-grandchildren Wyatt Grayce Dunham and John-Paul Doby, Sanford, NC, and Rylee Jo Dunham, Somerset.


 Other survivors are a brother, George (Sandi) Fahl, Bucyrus, OH, a brother-in-law, Charles Eicher, Sioux Fall, SD, and many beloved nieces and nephews


Mrs. Dunham retired from the Somerset Independent school System in 1996.  She strived to make a difference in every child’s life, and took pride in the education of others. (FYI The word “obituary” comes from the Latin word “obit” which means gone forward. Indeed!) She was an active and proud member of St. Mildred Catholic Church, was a faithful servant of our Lord, and always gave of herself freely.  She prayed daily and unceasingly, and was known as a prayer warrior to all.


There will be a private Memorial Mass for the family at St. Mildred Church at 1:00 O’clock on March 6 with the Rev. Joseph Von Handorf, Rev. Dan Taylor, and Deacon Larry Cranfill officiating. There will not be a visitation at this time, however a celebration of Barbara and her life will be held in the future. 

In lieu of flowers, suggested expressions of sympathy are donations to Saint Mildred Church Outreach, God’s Food Pantry, or Hospice of Lake Cumberland

PLEASE NOTE that her funeral may be viewed via live streaming on the Saint Mildred Catholic Church face book page or viewed later on our You Tube channel:  https:/tinyurl.com/h349rmte.  (Be sure to type or copy the address in your SEARCH ENGINE at the TOP of your page).  

Office Phone:  606-678-5051  Email: saintmildred@windstream.net

Saint Mildred Catholic Church - Somerset, KY

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