Haiti Drive 2020

St. Joseph Parish Annual
Haiti Drive 2020  
COVID-19 Relief

Even as we contemplate what COVID-19 (coronavirus) means for us and others in our own country, we cannot even begin to imagine the impact it is having on the poorest of the poor. We have heard the urgent cry for help from Haiti. People are literally starving to death. With your help now, we can move with urgency and make sure we do the right thing. We will come through this together.

Our Goal is to fill a container with beans $14,288.
450 bags at 110 lbs/each fills one 20’ container.

Donations should be put in an envelope marked St. Joseph Haiti Drive. Make checks payable to: St. Joseph Parish with Haiti Drive written on the memo line. Drop it off to the parish office, school or put in the collection basket. Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. 60% of the population live below the poverty line, searching for enough food to eat, clean water to drink and a safe place to live.

St. Joseph Parish has been working with Food For The Poor for over 32 years with an annual drive to supply funding to help the poorest of the poor. Our parish has made two mission trips, one in 2001 and one in 2013 tosee first hand where our donations have gone.

Any questions can be directed to Laura Arlinghaus at [email protected]mail.com


Please give generously!  Drive begins this weekend, Sept.26,27.

Our School Mum Sale

The school mum sale is another great success!! The school sold 2,461 mums and candles to raise over $11,000.  Pick-up for the orders is currently scheduled for Friday, October 2, 5:30-8pm in the church parking lot.
Thank you to everyone who ordered!

Office Status During COVID-19

PARISH OFFICE: The office will be open to the public beginning Monday, August 31 with a return to our regular schedule.  The office will be open from 9am-5pm on Monday through Thursday and 9am-4pm on Friday.  If you cannot make it to the office during those hours, please call or email.  Personnel from the parish office will be checking emails and voicemails for messages. We will return any messages left within 24-72 hours.  Whenever possible, please try to pre-arrange visits. Masks are requested when visiting the office.

Honor for Fr. Ketteler

Congratulations, Fr. Ketteler.  We are now able to call him "Monsignor Ketteler". This great honor is being conferred by Pope Francis at the request of Bishop Foys to recognize priests who have distinguished service and ministry to the Church.  Fr. Ketteler has done just that in his 59 years of service to this Diocese ranging from his early work in campus ministry at the University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University to his current assignment at Thomas More University as Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Theology Department.  Since 1982 he has served here at St. Joseph Church, and he continues to contribute his insightful articles to The Messenger. (See the article in The Messenger, August 21, 2020.)

Congratulations, Monsignor Ketteler!

Mass Attendance Option

While we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 situation, we have opened additional seating in Noll Hall to accommodate the social distancing protocols.  If anyone would like to view the mass from Noll Hall, you will also be able to receive Holy Communion as one of the clergy members will bring the Eucharist to you in the Hall.  If you have any questions when you get to the church, please contact one of the ushers.

News & Updates


Do you desire strong friendships with other moms just like you as you navigate your busy life as a Catholic wife and mother? Grab onto this LIFELINE to connect with other moms this fall who are in the same boat as you!
Together focusing on the deeper meaning of your life as a wife and mother of small children will strengthen, encourage, and renew you amidst these tremendously challenging times. Join a group today - and invite a friend to join with you. Click on the following link to look for a group to join.

Cana Family Institute - Find a Group
Contact Deacon Hudson Henry for more information or questions:
(859)341-6609 x 4022


We are looking for an additional catechist to teach P.R.E.P. on Monday nights.  If you like working with children and are interested in sharing/teaching the Catholic faith, then please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education(CRE), Ms. Tina Klare, at the parish office.

Please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Ms. Tina Klare, at the parish office if you need to register a new student.


Any child in second or third grade who has not received the sacraments of  Reconciliation or Eucharist and DOES NOT attend SJS or PREP, please contact Ms. Tina Klare at the parish office about  information on these sacraments.


Eucharistic Adoration occurs in the main church on Tuesdays from 7:15am - 9:00pm. Benediction begins at approximately 8:45pm.  Eucharistic Adoration is held in the chapel the rest of the week.


Click here for the revised certificate order form.  While we are limiting the available choices, there are still many of your favorites on the list:  Wendy's; Target; Amazon; Burger King; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Kremer's Market; and many, many more.

Please email your order to [email protected], print off the order form and drop it off in the collection on the weekend, or slip it in the key slot at the Parish Office.  We will see to it that your order is processed, and, upon completion of the order, we will contact you to make pickup arrangements.

Parish Facebook Page

Did you know about our St. Joseph Church Facebook page?  It is available to everyone, whether you have a Facebook account or not.  To access our page, you do not need an account.  Simply click on the Facebook icon at the top of our website, and you will be taken directly to our page.  Fr. Boelscher, Deacon Henry, and Seminarian A.J. Gedney have posted some inciteful videos on the Mass, from its history to our relationship with it.

Mass Schedule

 Sunday Obligation:
 5:00 pm       Saturday
 9:00 am       Sunday
 11:00 am     Sunday

Daily Mass:
No Mass                Monday
6:45 am                 Tuesday
6:45 & 9:00 am       Wednesday
6:45 & 9:00 am       Thursday
6:45 am                  Friday
9:00 am                 Saturday

 Following the 9:00 am Mass on Saturday and by appointment



Office Hours

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

Saturday – Sunday Office Closed