From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.  Ephesians 4:16       

Saint Philip Church and School

St. Philip Parish, Melbourne Kentucky | Parish Office: (p) 859-441-8949; (f) 859-442-0290 | School Office: (p) 859-441-3423; (f) 859-441-2611

Welcome to Saint Philip Parish, a Roman Catholic Church, and a very active rural parish located in Melbourne, Kentucky, a small city nestled among the rolling hills along the Ohio River in Campbell County Ky.  St Philip is a member parish of the Diocese of Covington and has about two hundred families registered.  Saint Philip School is sponsored by the church, and has been in existence since 1909.  It was begun and staffed by the Siste
rs of Divine Providence, who still reside on the property to this day.

Our Pastor, Father Robert Rottgers, is a Campbell County Kentucky native.  He is a generous and kindly man, willing to serve in any way he can as shepherd of the parish.  He has his "feet on the ground," and is "comfortable to be with." 

Parish Life at St. Philip offers something for everyone.  You can be as active within the parish as you like.   To learn more check out one of the many organizations Saint Philip has to offer, from the Altar Society to the Worship Committee, or Boosters to the Board of Total Catholic Education (BOTCE).  There's something for you!  
Please come and attend one of Saint Philip's masses in our beautiful church and feel free to contact the school for more information on classes and registration.  All are welcome. 

Saint Philip Church, St. Philip Parish, St Philip School, St Philip Parish Center

2018 March For Life
If you are interested in attending the 2018 March for Life in Washington DC, please call the Pro-Life Office at 859-392-1500 or email  An adult/family bus will pick up participants in Erlanger on January 18th and return January 20th. 

$320 per person (double occupancy)
$265 per person (triple occupancy)
$235 per person (quad occupancy)
All rates include bus transportation and two nights stay.

Service Learning Project with the "Bag Lady"

You've never heard of "Plarn"?  Ask a St. Philip student!  They'll be able to tell you how Shari Petrie, "The Bag Lady" uses "Plarn" to recycle plastic bags saving them from ending up in a landfill, while at the same time helping local homeless people stay warm.  Check out the St. Philip student's service learning project featured on the Children's Inc. blog.  

Memorial Ribbons

If you would like a ribbon with the name of a loved one who has passed hung in church during the Christmas and Easter seasons, complete the form and place it along with a donation of $10 in an envelope marked "Alter Society" in the collection basket.  Forms are also available in the church and Gerri Cunnigan (441-2909), Debbie Feinauer (781-5320) or Theresa Frilling (635-3849) can be contacted for more information. 

Important Dates

12/16 School Choir is performing at the Florence Mall - 7:00pm

12/19 First Christmas in Heaven mass - 7:00pm