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!

You may register by calling the Office Administrator at the Parish Office or by using the registration form on this website (click here) to begin the process.

Stewardship 2019

 

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

                This is that time of the year when I ask you to prayerfully consider your stewardship of time, talent, and treasure to St. Joseph Parish.  Without it, we cannot survive and our ministries cannot be sustained. 

 Every year at this time, I am acutely aware of my responsibility as the pastor of our parish family to be both a good steward of the resources of our parish and to humbly ask you to offer your stewardship of our parish so that it will be able to accomplish our mission to proclaim Jesus Christ and His Truth to the communities we serve. 

 Too often we’ve been in a “survive mode” when it comes to parish stewardship—giving when there’s an emergency or a favorite cause.  But why should we fight to survive when we can give to thrive?  Perhaps we should unshackle ourselves from the decades-old, tired model of “Catholic fundraising” and last minute volunteering? It is time to stop fundraising merely to spend and volunteering to “fill the gap” at the last minute, but to give generously of all we have in order to stably accomplish the mission of our Faith in Jesus Christ in our community.

                Our annual parish offertory budget is $1.25 million and we need every parishioner to make a generous pledge to meet that budget so we can continue to offer Divine worship and the Holy Sacraments, to preach the Gospel, to educate the young, to offer faith formation, to assist the poor, the sick, and the dying, our CRHP retreats, our outreach to those in need and the myriad other ministries we make happen here at St. Joseph’s, year in and year out. 

                Furthermore, in addition to giving sacrificially of your wealth, we need to give of your person, generously.  The reason we are able to accomplish so many good labors on behalf of the Gospel is due to the willingness of people to serve in the name of Jesus Christ right here in our parish family.   Our parish’s ministries require many volunteers, many servants willing to do the work and will of God in our parish, in ways both big and small.

                This October, please consider and commit to pledging generously and making a sacrificial gift of your time, talent, and treasure.  And may the Lord who has begun this good work in you bring it to fulfillment “through Him, with Him, and in Him!

                               

                                In Christ,

                                       Fr. Phillip W. De Vous

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Eucharistic Adoration

Do you need someone to talk to?

How sweet and full of comfort are the moments spent before the Blessed Sacrament.
Eucharistic Adoration is every Tuesday from 9:30 am until 10:00 pm. Benediction follows at 10:00 pm.

Welcome to St Joseph Parish

Crescent Springs, KY

All Are Welcome!

As Catholics we believe the bread and wine have been transformed into the Body and Blood of Christ. Nonetheless, all are welcome to come forward in the Communion line. If you are not Catholic, simply cross your arms in front of you and the minister will share with you a prayer or blessing invoking Gods presence on you.

 

 

CATHOLIC WAY BIBLE STUDY

 

CATHOLIC WAY BIBLE STUDY

3 sessions:

The Book of Tobit (Oct. 18 - Nov. 15)

Apostolic Letters (Jan. 3 – March 7)

The Passion (Mar. 14 - April 11)

 Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, Crescent Springs, KY

CWBS is an in-depth study of the bible striving to achieve evangelism, catechesis, formation, and discipleship. Participants, prepared with weekly questions, meet in small discussion groups facilitated by prepared table leaders. DVD presentations break open the Scripture chapter by chapter.  Each session opens with  prayer and praise.

Join us for one session or all three!

Cost: $10.00 per session or $25.00 for all three.

To register for the course (or to register for the free introductory first evening) contact:

Blaine Comfort (578-0133 or comfort@zoomtown.com) or

Tina Klare (341-6609, ext. 4023 or tklare@stjosephcsky.org)

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The Year of Priestly Vocations

God, our Father, You made each of us to use our gifts in the Body of Christ. We ask that you inspire those in our Diocese whom you are calling to the priesthood to courageously follow Your will. Send laborers into Your great harvest so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and your people are strengthened by the sacraments. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR PARISH DIRECTORY AND PHOTOGRAHY EVENT

 To celebrate our church we are excited to launch our new St. Joseph Church Parish Directory.  We need you to make our directory complete! We are partnering with Lifetouch for this important project.

 A new directory: 

  • Preserves this special time in the life our church
  • Helps us connect faces with names
  • Gives you the opportunity to have a family portrait taken (just in time for the holidays!). Every family photographed receives a complimentary directory and an 8x10 portrait.
  • Lifetouch is also providing the directory at no cost to our church.

 Sign Up Now! 

You can sign up for photography online at 

https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/yxjndxhg/

 PHOTOGRAPHY DATES

Lifetouch opens dates for signups in a sequential order.  At this time, only the first set of dates are available for signup. We will open the second set of dates for signups in late October. Also, if you are unable to sign up online, we will also have signups after church in late October.

 Date                                                               Time                                  Location

November 5th through 9th  (M-F)               2 p.m. to 9 p.m.             Noll Hall  (available for signup now) 

November 10th (Sat)                                    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.              Noll Hall  (available for signup now)

November 19th, 20th, 23rd  (M-F)              2 p.m. to 9 p.m.               Noll Hall

November 24th (Sat)                                    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.              Noll Hall

 For your convenience, all photography and portrait viewing will take place at our church with no sitting fee. You will have a variety of poses taken and one pose will be selected for the directory. In addition to your complimentary 8x10, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional portraits on the day of your portrait session.  Your photography session will take about an hour, during which time you will check-in, be photographed and view your portraits.

 Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to be professionally photographed. We are looking forward to seeing you in our directory. If you have questions, please e:mail sjsparishdirectory@gmail.com.

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive

St. Joseph Parish Christian Outreach

Bags will be handed out the weekend of Nov 10/11 and they will be due back the following weekend.

The Christian Outreach Committee will be feeding over 150 families this Thanksgiving. Your generosity over the years has been very much appreciated and we kindly ask for your support again. 
With your help, food will be given to needy families in our parish and community, along with Be Concerned (in Covington), Rose Garden Mission (in Covington) and 
the Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd Mission (in the Appalachian area). 
Please consider donating each item list below to ensure each family will receive a nice meal. Each bag will cost $25 – $30 if all items are purchased.

2 canned meat (chicken, tuna, etc.) 
2 cans of Vegetables 
2 cans of Fruit/Applesauce 
1-2 boxes of Stuffing 
1-2 cans of Cranberry Sauce 
2 cans of Soup 
1 package of Cake mix or Dessert mix 
1 container of Drink mix (Kool-Aid or Lemonade) 
2 boxed side dishes (ex. Rice or Macaroni & Cheese) 
1 jar of Peanut Butter 
1 jar of Jelly 
1 Box of Crackers

Grocery gift cards and monetary donations will also be accepted. Please mark an envelope with “Food Drive” and place in the collection basket prior to November 17th & 18th or drop off to the parish office.
All bags are due November 17th & 18th to ensure a timely delivery.

For any questions, please contact Shelly Voet at (859) 341-7990 or Kristin Siegel at (513) 518-8814.
This is an excellent opportunity to get the whole family involved.

Showing Reverence

Just a reminder that the appropriate sign of reverence when entering the sanctuary is to genuflect before being seated. If you have a physical limitation, a bow to the Tabernacle would be appropriate.

Thank you for showing the proper respect for the true presence of Christ in our Tabernacle.

Interested in Becoming Catholic?

Please contact Deacon Hudson Henry at 859-341-6609 ext. 4022

 

 

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Mass Times

Sunday Obligation:
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
Holiday- 9:00 am

Staff

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - noon