In 2016 three parishes, Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Campton Kentucky, Holy Cross Catholic Church in Jackson, Kentucky and Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Hazard, Kentucky, previously served by the Franciscan Friars took on a new structure of leadership, collaboration, and sacramental ministry, and became known collectively as the “Cluster”. Transitioning from a Pastor to a Parish Life Director, from a resident priest to traveling sacramental ministers, and moving towards greater collaboration between the three parishes has offered both challenges and new promises for vibrant faith communities.

Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, Campton, KY

Holy Cross Catholic Church, Jackson, KY


Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Hazard, KY


Cluster Chronicle – updates from the three parishes in the Cluster.

Cluster Chronicle September 2020