Fr. Richard Watson


      







Born:  Tompkinsville, KY, January 1, 1961

Family History:
Father:             Henry Ray Watson
Mother:             Mary Bobbie Dugan Watson
Siblings:           Jackie R. Watson  
                          Debbie Elrod  
Children:           Bethany Watson Prewitt
                      
Education: Gamaliel Elementary School: 1967-1975
                     Gamaliel, KY
                   Gamaliel High School: 1975-1979
                     Gamaliel, KY
                  Western Kentucky University: 1979-1981
                  University of Kentucky: 1981-1984
                  Sacred Heart School of Theology: 2008-2011  

Degrees:   Bachelor of  Health Science  UK   –  Aug. 1984
                  Master of Divinity  –  May 2011

Ordination:
Transitional Deacon
Date:
    June 5, 1999
Place:   Cathedral of Christ the King Lexington, Kentucky
                   By: Bishop J. Kendrick  Williams

Priesthood      
Date:   May 21, 2011
Place:  Cathedral of Christ the King Lexington, Kentucky
                   By: Bishop Ronald W. Gainer

First Solemn Mass:
              May 22, 2011 (8:45 a.m. Mass)
              Cathedral of Christ the King        
              Lexington, Kentucky

Ministry Assignments:
              July 5, 2011 -
              Parochial Vicar
              Cathedral of Christ the King
              Lexington, Kentucky