Our Lady of the Hills
Finley, Taylor Co.
Please note: parish mailing address is different from its location.
9259 Old Lebanon Road, Finley, Ky. 42718-8017
PARISH OFFICE (Attended from Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Campbellsville)
Mail to: c/o 425 N. Central Ave., Campbellsville, Ky. 42718-2043
Phone: (270) 465-4282
Rectory: (270) 465-5280
FAX: (270) 789-9669
Web site: www.onfirecatholic.com
Administrator: Rev. James M. Reinhart
Sundays — Sat vigil: 5 p.m.
Holy Days — See bulletin
Daily — Fri: 5:30 p.m.
First Saturdays — 4 p.m.
Mondays — 5 p.m.
Our Lady of Fatima church is located at the foot of Muldraugh Hill in Phillipsburg, Marion County, on Highway 208.
Before the church was built, people in this area went to Spurlington Church, about 4 miles away, or to Holy Name of Mary at Calvary, about 5 miles away if they could get there. Five miles doesn’t seem a great distance today, but before 1950 that was not the case. Many walked up the railroad and through the tunnel to get to the Spurlington Church.
Everyone was excited when Father Louis P. Bossung visited the area and inquired if they would be interested in building a church at Phillipsburg. On March 7, 1948, Father Louis held the first Mass in the old former schoolhouse across the road from where the church is now located.
Plans were made immediately begun to build a church of a Spanish mission design. The land was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Drury. Vonley Newton furnished the lumber, and everyone around helped in any way they could. With the church was completed, the first Mass was held in early 1949 and the building dedicated on October 26 by Archbishop John A. Floersh.
Our Lady of Fatima was established as a mission of Our Lady of the Hills, Finley, and was cared for by its pastors until 1990. In 1990, the parish was clustered with Holy Name of Mary in Calvary with Father Joseph Dawson as the pastor.
In 2004, the parish was clustered with Our Lady of the Hills and also with Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Campbellsville.
Our Lady of Fatima is a small, rural parish with about 30 families.