Pastor’s Pen

August 25, 2022

Dear Parishioners and friends of SFX,

In August of this year, our parish received two (NQ4 Retail Malt Beverage and Quota Retail Drink) licenses to serve alcohol (i.e. beer and wine only; not distilled spirits) at only certain functions in our parish and on our campus.  Any and all requests to have/offer alcohol at an event on the SFX campus must be approved by me personally through a parish office request.  With the coming of The Xavier Center (and all its’ possibilities for events), it is an opportunity to officially introduce alcohol as an option for those who know how to use it wisely and safely.  We have taken every measure to be compliant with the archdiocese in training selected individuals (who have now been certified) as servers for certain events involving alcohol.  Receiving a license also places certain restrictions on all alcohol (except sacramental wine) on our campus.  One of the major rules is only beer and wine that is provided thru our chosen distributors may be served.  Again, this is the only acceptable and permissible way of acquiring and ingesting any alcohol on the SFX campus.   As has been the custom of all of our Catholic parishes who hold alcohol licenses, bringing any alcoholic beverages from the outside is absolutely prohibitive.  The implementation of our new license is effective immediately.  As a parish and as individuals in the parish, we all are called to follow rules (without exception) that are required by the license (granted by the Alcoholic Beverage Control of the Commonwealth of Kentucky) as well as the guidelines set by the archdiocese for all functions involving alcohol-based beverages.

Let us continue to be and act responsibly when it comes to following rules and guidelines which are given for our own guidance and protection.  Thanks for your attention in this matter. 

In Christ the Cornerstone,

Father Dale Cieslik, Pastor