Reverend James W. Sichko


Rev. James W. Sichko is a priest of the Diocese of Lexington, KY. Fr. Jim is the youngest of five children. He is forty-eight years old and was ordained to the Ministerial Priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 23, 1998. Fr. Jim studied theology at Sacred Heart School of Theology and before that, completed his undergraduate work at New England Conservatory of Music in Vocal Performance.

Fr. Jim travels throughout the United States giving missions, retreats and days of recollection. This year, Father Jim’s travels include Louisiana, Nebraska Mississippi,Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Texas, Florida, Idaho, North and South Carolina and Kentucky.

He has given retreats for Priests in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Lafayette and the Priests of the Augustinian Recollects, Franciscan Brothers plus the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Known for his story-telling, Fr. Jim travels around the United States weaving every day life experiences with the rooted messages which lie within the Gospel. Fr. Jim currently has served for the past eleven years as Pastor of St. Mark Parish in Richmond, KY which includes an Elementary School, Hispanic Ministry and a Catholic Campus Ministry on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University. Fr. Jim is also the Episcopal Vicar for the Bluegrass East Deanery serving the Bishop on the Presbyteral Council and formerly was the Spiritual Director for the Cursillo Movement.