SCNs Joan Wilson Rose and Eleanor Perry, attended a special Mass in honor of St. Peter’s in Monticello, Kentucky, on September 24th.
The two served in ministry years ago as members of the Southern Kentucky Pastoral Team. St. Peter’s was established in 1967, as a Mission of St. Mildred Church, Somerset, Kentucky. There were only six resident Catholics at the time. Sister Joan, a member of the Pastoral Team at Somerset, taught Religious Education in the home of the Bertram family. Now, fifty years later, there are sixty plus registered families that represent several nationalities.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary, in addition to the SCNs in attendance, Sister of the Holy Union (HU), Barbara Walsh, also returned. She served over twenty-five years at St. Peter’s. Two other Sisters of the Holy Union, Ann Kernan and Una Davey, are presently living and serving in Monticello and Wayne County. A member of their Community’s Leadership team from Massachusetts also attended, bringing congratulations on the 50th Anniversary of St. Peter Church with its vibrant international Faith Community. Bishop John Stowe, OFM, of Lexington, Kentucky, led parishioners and guests in worship, and was joined by the Sacramental Minister, John Kieffer, SJ, and former pastors, Father Ronald Knott and Father John Burke.