Lenten Vespers: Tuesdays during Lent at 6:00pm followed by Confession (6:30-8:00pm)
Stations of the Cross: Fridays during Lent at 6:00pm
St. Joseph Parish Padre Pio Prayer Group
Our parish's Padre Pio Prayer Group is now officially approved and recognized by the Gruppi di Preghiera Padre Pio in Puglia, Italy. Read and learn more at the link attached here. St. Joseph Parish's Padre Pio Prayer Group has the distinction of being the only prayer group of this kind in Kentucky!
The prayer group meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:00pm. Please come and join us for prayers, recitation of the rosary and discussion. If you would like to be added to the Padre Pio prayer group email distribution list, please send an email to [email protected] Once on the email distribution list, you will receive prayer session reminders.
--An excerpt from an online article in Vatican News (December 8, 2020):
In a new Apostolic Letter entitled Patris corde (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis describes Saint Joseph as a beloved father, a tender and loving father, an obedient father, an accepting father; a father who is creatively courageous, a working father, a father in the shadows.
The Letter marks the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To celebrate the anniversary, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St Joseph,” beginning on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021.
The Faith Direct program is available now to all parishioners and even guests or friends of St. Joseph Church. While it is purely optional, we do encourage all parishioners to check it out to see just how much is available on it. All collections, including special collections, are included on the site. Parishioners can set up all of their collections for the entire year. Please click on the icon above to be forwarded to the website dedicated to St. Joseph Church.
For more information about all donation options, please see our Contributions page under the Home tab or contact the business manager.
We are pleased to give our parishioners a free subscription to formed.org. Entertaining movies, enlightening programs, inspiring talks, and a great selection of popular ebooks - all just a click away!
It is easy to get started:
- Go to FORMED.org/signup
- Enter our parish zip code or name to select our parish
- Enter you name and email
Enjoy! And Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
News & Updates
Next P.R.E.P. class is on Monday, February 22.
Please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Ms. Tina Klare, at the parish office if you need to register a new student.
Confirmation of our eighth graders was held at the Cathedral this year on February 1 at 7:00pm. Please keep our newly confirmed in your prayers.
FIRST COMMUNION 2021
First Reconciliation practice will be on Monday, February 22, at 7:00pm in church for P.R.E.P., VMA, and homeschool students.
First Reconciliation for our second graders will be on Wednesday, February 24, at 6:30pm in church.
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.
The rosary is prayed every Sunday in church at 8:30am.
The Patriotic Rosary will be held on March 1 at 7:00pm. The rosary will be prayed on the 1st and 3rd Mondays beginning at 7:00pm in the center nave of church.
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.
The February bulletin was posted on February 7 and is due March 9.
GIFT CARD PROGRAM
St. Joseph's gift card program earns funds to assist with the parish budget.
Click here for the certificate order form. There are 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.
5:00 pm Saturday
9:00 am Sunday
11:00 am Sunday
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
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. The page is updated with all of the latest information. Check it out!
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.
Office Status During COVID-19
PARISH OFFICE: The office is currently open to the public. The office is 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.
Readings for the week of February 21, 2021
Monday - Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday Office Closed