The time had come for a new parish. Boone County was growing, as was St. Paul Parish in Florence. In 1988, at the request of Bishop William Hughes, St. Paul’s Formation Committee considered the need for a new parish. It recommended to the Diocese of Covington that one be formed and that it be located on the Resurrection Cemetery property at U.S. 42 and Frogtown Road. In January of 1989, Bishop Hughes turned that recommendation into reality, announcing a new parish for the Union area.
Most of the founders would come from St. Paul Parish, and so the members-to-be chose to name the new parish St. Timothy after Saint Paul’s close companion. For the next several months, the parishioners celebrated Saturday evening Mass at the Union Presbyterian Church and at Camp Ernst. We first celebrated Mass on Holy Thursday in 1990 in the parish center, our first building. With continued growth in spirit and numbers, we broke ground on our current church building in June 1997 and opened our doors in September 1998. The rectory was built in 2001. The parish center was renovated and expanded in 2004. To meet the needs of our families, a preschool opened in 2008 and a kindergarten opened in 2009. In 2013, a capital campaign for a parish school began. Growth in the area and parish has continued over the years. Over 1600 families are now registered at our parish.
Father Edward Brodnick (1989 – 2001)
Father Mark Witte (2001 – 2005)
Father Richard Bolte (2005 – present)
Son of a Greek gentile and a Jewish mother, Timothy was converted to Christianity by Paul the Apostle around 47AD. During the 15 years he worked with Paul, Timothy became one of his most faithful and trusted companions. He was the recipient of two canonical letters from Paul and became the first bishop in Ephesus. Timothy was martyred in 97AD. In the 4th century, the relics of Timothy were transferred to Constantinople and placed in the church of the Holy Apostles near the tombs of St Andrew and St Luke. Timothy is the patron invoked against stomach ailments.
“I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands… Do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for his sake; but bear your share of the hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God.” –– Saint Paul in his second letter to Saint Timothy