Jamestown parish marks 60th anniversary

Holy Spirit Church in Jamestown, Ky., marked its 60th anniversary on Oct. 27 with the dedication of a new steeple.

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz attended the celebration and blessed the new steeple.

The previous steeple was old and leaked, said Sister Marian Stenken, Holy Spirit  pastoral associate.

The parish has grown from 16 members at its first Mass to an average attendance of 90 to 120 on Sunday, including parishioners and visitors to Lake Cumberland, Sister Stenken said.

Prior to the establishment of a permanent worship space, Mass was celebrated in the Cumberland Lodge and the former Nazarene Church.

Sister Stenken said priests commuted from Somerset, Ky., for 20 years before the first resident pastor was assigned.

At the celebration, photographs were on display showing priests, women religious and parishioners who have been involved in the parish.

Sister Stenken said the parish appreciates the assistance provided by the Archdiocese of Louisville and the parishioners of Holy Spirit Church in Louisville for their assistance in establishing the parish. She also noted the support that lake visitors contribute.

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