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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

May this holiday find your family healthy and safe. 

May all of us remember to praise the Lord for all of the blessings He has bestowed upon us.

THANKSGIVING MASS: Thursday, November 26, at 9:00am

(The regularly scheduled 6:45am Mass will not be celebrated.)

Certificates

ST. NICK is coming!

CHRISTMAS is coming!

The GIVING TREE is coming!

The holiday season is fast approaching! Keep in mind St. Joseph's gift card program which earns funds to assist with the budget for the parish when making your purchases this year.  Often the Giving Tree has tags requesting gift cards.  Simply get a tag and fill out an order form for the present gift card or see if we have it in stock.  We often have smaller denomination cards on select vendors which are great for St. Nick Day! And as always, gift cards for Christmas presents are available generally up to Christmas Eve Eve, December 23.  However, special orders for gift cards must be made by Tuesday, December 15.

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.

When the pandemic resulted in the parishes being forced to shut down back in March, many parishioners were concerned with how they could support St. Joseph Church.  We partnered with Faith Direct to provide an opportunity for many to contribute from their homes with the most current technology available.  Now we are reintroducing that option to the parishioners during our Stewardship drive.  Faith Direct is an option that provides more opportunities to give and to provide each parishioner the ability to change his/her giving profile on a computer or phone as he/she sees appropriate. 

It is instantaneous! It is convenient! It is comprehensive! It is versatile!

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 set up for St. Joseph Church.

If a parishioner is currently set up with an EFT(automatic withdrawal) account that is pulled once a month, those parishioners have a few options. 

  1. You can continue doing what you are currently doing, that is, having a general contribution withdrawn from your bank account once per month. 
  2. You can switch over to Faith Direct, and notify the Business Manager that you wish to discontinue the monthly EFT withdrawal. 
  3. You can do both by leaving your EFT as it is and setting up a profile on Faith Direct to contribute to any of the other collections not available through the EFT system.

While we all pray that this pandemic ends soon and all stay healthy, we still do not know what is ahead of us.  We want to give all of our parishioners the options that are available even when life returns to normal.  If any of you have questions of any kind, please feel free to contact our Parish Business Manager, Mrs. Andrea Pappas, at (859) 341-6609 ext 4011 or [email protected]

 

Rosary Update

Another night per month has been added for the recitation of the Patriotic Rosary.  The rosary will be prayed on the 1st and 3rd Mondays beginning at 7:00pm in the center nave of church.  Our next Patriotic Rosary will be held on December 7 at 7:00pm.  December 7 is known as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  It is the 79th anniversary of that fateful day when Pearl Harbor was attacked and about 2,400 people lost their lives.  That day began the USA's participation in World War II to preserve and protect our nation.

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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

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

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

P.R.E.P.

In-person P.R.E.P. classes have been suspended until January 4, 2021.  Please check your emails for more instructions regarding at-home learning.

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

FIRST COMMUNION 2021

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.

ST. JOSEPH CANA EXPERIENCE

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

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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.

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!

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.

Staff

Office Hours

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

Saturday – Sunday Office Closed