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