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History & Tradition

More Than a Century of Faithful Community

 

Humble Beginnings as a Railroad Community Church

At the turn of the twentieth century, the small rural community of Crescent Springs, Kentucky began to prosper. The Cincinnati Southern Railroad, which ran from Cincinnati, Ohio to Chattanooga, Tennessee passed through the small town.

The railroad community of Crescent Springs felt the need for a Catholic Church as early as 1909. Click below to read more about how a group of Catholic families, most of whom were parishioners of other parishes, formed a committee to found a new parish in their own community — and in turn, the creation of St. Joseph Parish and School.

 

Over 100 Years of History

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The First 100 Years

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01 - railroad station.jpg
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03 - Old Church.jpg
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24 - Fr Bankemper 1932 with 1st Communio
24 - Fr Bankemper 1932 with 1st Communio
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40 - 1952 school.jpg
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50 - front of church Church Construction
50 - front of church Church Construction
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51 - Sanctuary of New Church.jpg
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60 - Fr Dan Noll 1st Mass.jpg
60 - Fr Dan Noll 1st Mass.jpg
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76 - tearing down of old church.jpg
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46 - Groundbreaking for new church 3 - C
46 - Groundbreaking for new church 3 - C
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