Saint Mildred Catholic Church Somerset KY

Welcome to our Parish!



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 Priest


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

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Donate Directly to Saint Mildred's using our Vanco Electronic Giving system

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.  

In following protocol set up by our Diocese, MASSES at St. Mildred  have now resumed, with social distancing.   


Communion will be given at the end of Mass at the dismissal pew by pew, each person waiting 6 feet back all the time. 

Approach with your mask still in place, bow reverently, extend your hand, receive the host in your hand “throne”, lower your mask to be able to consume the host, then step left or right to go out through one of the side doors (or circle around if you need to go out the back).  We are not using the words “Body of Christ….or Amen” due to close proximity.

Communion will also be brought to the O’Bryan Center as well as to any in cars.



The Masses can ALSO be viewed via livestream at Saint Mildred Catholic Church facebook page or at the following

 link: .


The Holy Mass will be celebrated in English at 5:00 PM on Saturdays ,9:00 AM on Sundays,  and the Holy Mass in Spanish on Sundays at 2:00 PM   


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


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. )





Rev. Jay Von Handorf



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

Reflections by Fr. Jay 

 Fr. Jay - May 11, 2020 

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.



Office Phone:  606-678-5051  Email:

Saint Mildred Catholic Church - Somerset, KY