Welcome to St Joseph Parish
Crescent Springs, KY
St. Joseph is a dynamic parish community with members sharing their talents in a variety of ways, all serving the Lord. Each person brings their own unique experiences, faith, enthusiasm and joy to help meet the needs of our brothers and sisters within our parish and all of God’s people.
We invite and encourage you to become a member of our parish family and become involved in parish life and activities. We are here to serve one another and we believe that you will find St. Joseph a place of spiritual growth, nourishment, and excitement as we worship together, work together and celebrate God’s life in us!
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Because lent is a season of fasting many people choose to give up their favorite food or make a commitment to lose weight, stop smoking or undertake some other self-improvement. However, Lent doesn’t have to be just a season of abstinence. It can also be a time to reach out for a closer relationship with Christ. Instead of giving up something maybe commit to an extra 15 – 20 minutes of prayer each day. Choose to step away from your busy life and stop by for Eucharistic Adoration or attend Mass on a random week day. Make a Lenten commitment to bring Christ into your everyday life.
Save The Date
On Sunday, March 18 at the 11:30 am Mass we will be celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph.
After Mass, we will have a reception in the Parish Hall and award the Robert B. Noll, Sr. Service Award.
Now is a perfect time to pray the Novena to St. Joseph.
Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 25th at 10:30 AM (after the 9:30 Mass)
On the front Lawn facing Buttermilk Pike
Coffee and donuts immediately following in Noll Hall.
Holy Thursday - 7:00 pm - Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday - 3:00 pm - Veneration of the Cross
7:00 PM - Stations of the Cross
Holy Saturday - 8:00 - Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday - Masses at 8:00, 9:30 and 11:30 am
The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum which begins the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us as the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery.
The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.
The Liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are:
Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord
Lenten Retreat with Fr. De Vous
Streams of Grace and Mercy
Beginning February 21st Fr. De Vous will be offering a Lenten retreat on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. A talk will be followed by the opportunity for confession and Mass.
No registration is necessary - just come and join us!
Serving God by Serving Others
The members of St. Joe’s are spiritual warriors who follow Christ’s example by going out into our community to actively show Christ’s love by serving those less fortunate and to spread his word.
Laura Arlinghaus has provided an update of some of the outreach efforts for the 4th quarter of 2017.
On October 7, we went on a tour of the Rose Garden Mission. What an amazing tour it was. Mother Seraphina and her group of sisters do some unbelievable work there! The mission is staffed 100% by volunteers and sisters. They help moms make good choices in their pregnancies and provide material needs for them and their babies. They have a no-questions-asked Food Pantry, where families may receive food every day the Mission is open, a free primary care clinic called the Rose Garden Center for Hope & Healing and a free Dental Clinic. The Mission relies completely on donations to assist neighbors in need and because there is no paid staff, 100% of donations go directly toward the ministry. All the services offered are given free of cost to the one in need, basing all their ministry on the Scriptures. www.exclusivesoftware.com/RoseGardenMission/RoseGarden/default.html
The week before Halloween a group from St. Joe’s sponsored decorated cars for the Diocese of Covington Children’s Home Trunk or Treat. DCCH provides services that include residential treatment, foster care, adoption, therapy and counseling services to meet all mental health needs for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in Northern Kentucky. They focus on helping to rebuild the lives of individuals with traumatic, emotional and behavioral difficulties. Their unique, onsite personalized approach allows each person to thrive socially, mentally, and physically, and make positive, permanent life changes. https://www.dcchcenter.org/
The annual Haiti drive was a huge success raising just under $12,000. This was in addition to the parish sponsoring two hurricane drives at the same time which shows the incredible generosity of the members of St. Joe’s.
The Thanksgiving drive was also a huge success. We had 300 bags filled with non-perishable groceries, personal care items and cleaning products. All the bags were given out to families in need through various charities where they were greatly appreciated.
The annual Giving Tree is always an amazing opportunity to bring joy to those in need. Volunteers not only purchased and gift-wrapped needed items they also participated in transporting and distributing the gifts.
St. Joe’s along with St. Agnes is a part of Family Promise. Family Promise is a sheltering program specially designed for families to help them get through a difficult time in their life and back on their feet. Volunteers from St. Joes could be cooking, cleaning, driving, or spending time with the children. https://www.nkyfamilypromise.org/
We invite and encourage you to become involved in the outreach opportunities.
5:00 pm Saturday evening
8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am Sunday
Monday - 6:45 am
Tuesday - 6:45 am & 9:00 am
Wednesday - 6:45 am & 9:00 am
Thursday - 9:00 am
Friday - 6:45 am & 9:00 am
Saturday - 9:00 am
- Reverend Phillip De Vous, Pastor
- Reverend Augustine Kingsford Aidoo, Parochial Vicar
- Reverend Mr. Hudson Henry, Deacon
- Mrs. Andrea Pappas, Business Manager
- Ms. Tina Klare, Coordinator of Religious Education
- Ms. Jan Marshall, Office Administrator
- Mrs. Debbie Theissen, Office Administrator
- Ms. Denise Dirkes, Music Ministry
- Mr. Joshua Lee, Maintenance Supervisor
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Interested in Becoming Catholic?
Please contact Deacon Hudson Henry at 859-341-6609 ext. 4022
Readings for the Week of March 18, 2018
- Sunday: Jer 31:31-34 / Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15 [12a] / Heb 5:7-9 / Jn 12:20-33
- Sunday: Scrutiny: Ez 37:12-14 / Ps 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8  / Rom 8:8-11 / Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45
- Monday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 / Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29  / Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22 / Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
- Tuesday: Nm 21:4-9 / Ps 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21  / Jn 8:21-30 or 2 Kgs 4:18b-21, 32-37 / Ps 17:1, 6-7, 8b and 15 [15b] / Jn 11:1-45
- Wednesday: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 / Dn 3: 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 [52b] / Jn 8:31-42 or 2 Kgs 4:18b-21, 32-37 / Ps 17:1, 6-7, 8b and 15 [15b] / Jn 11:1-45
- Thursday: Gn 17:3-9 / Ps 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [8a] / Jn 8:51-59 or 2 Kgs 4:18b-21, 32-37 / Ps 17:1, 6-7, 8b and 15 [15b] / Jn 11:1-45
- Friday: Jer 20:10-13 / Ps 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7 [cf. 7] / Jn 10:31-42 or 2 Kgs 4:18b-21, 32-37 / Ps 17:1, 6-7, 8b and 15 [15b] / Jn 11:1-45
- Saturday: Ez 37:21-28 / Jer 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13 [cf. 10d] / Jn 11:45-56 or 2 Kgs 4:18b-21, 32-37 / Ps 17:1, 6-7, 8b and 15 [15b] / Jn 11:1-45
- Next Sunday: Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16 / Is 50:4-7 / Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 [2a] / Phil 2:6-11 / Mk 14:1—15:47 or 15:1-39