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!
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and is a season of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
On Ash Wednesday we receive the ashes made from the blessed palm branches from the previous year’s Palm Sunday Mass. It is also a day of penitential prayer and fasting. In the early Church, Ash Wednesday was the day on which those who had sinned, and who wished to be readmitted to the Church, would begin their public penance. Today, the ashes that we receive are a reminder of our own sinfulness, and many people that receive them will leave them on their foreheads all day as a sign of humility.
With humble hearts they remind us that life on earth will pass away as the priest says
“remember, Man is dust and unto dust you shall return.”
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.
March 3-4, 2018
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a personal and parish spiritual renewal process. As Catholics, we are called to witness to one another the amazing things God has done for us. The CRHP process allows us to do just that—take a break from our busy lives, share our faith with others, and get to know God through his works.
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.
Prayer to St. Francis Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
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 February 25, 2018
- Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 / Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19  / Rom 8:31b-34 / Mk 9:2-10
- Monday: Dn 9:4b-10 / Ps 79:8, 9, 11 and 13 [cf. 103:10a] / Lk 6:36-38
- Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20 / Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23 [23b] / Mt 23:1-12
- Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20 / Ps 31:5-6, 14, 15-16 [17b] / Mt 20:17-28
- Thursday: Jer 17:5-10 / Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 [40:5a] / Lk 16:19-31
- Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a / Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21 [5a] / Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
- Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 [8a] / Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
- Next Sunday: Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 [Jn 6:68c] / 1 Cor 1:22-25 / Jn 2:13-25
- Next Sunday: Scrutiny: Ex 17:3-7 / Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9  / Rom 5:1-2, 5-8 / Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42