Sunday  Closed
  Monday  8:00am - 3:00pm
  Tuesday  8:00am - 3:00pm
  Wednesday  8:00am - 3:00pm
  Thursday  8:00am - 3:00pm
  Friday  8:00am - 3:00pm
  Saturday  Closed
  Parish Office Hours: 8am to 3pm Monday thru Friday
 
 
  Mass Schedule
 
Saturday (English)          5:00pm
  Sábado   (Español)         7:00pm

  Sunday   (English)          8:00am & 10:30am
  Domingo (Español)         12:30pm

Reconciliation
  Saturday                       4 - 4:30pm
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  434 Church Avenue Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
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The Mission of St. Joseph Church
 

The Parish Community of Saint Joseph belongs to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro in Western Kentucky.  As a parish of the Diocese of Owensboro, we share in the diocesan mission:

 

We know that Jesus left the faith community – called Church – to carry on His mission into time.  Jesus sent the Spirit into the Church on that first Pentecost.

 

Since that day, the Church has been busy evangelizing the world.  We take the mission of Jesus from Luke’s Gospel (4:43):  “To the other towns [world] also I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God, because for this purpose I have been sent.” 

 

Jesus then sends forth the apostles and disciples to continue announcing that Good News – to continue to evangelize the world.

Jesus carried out His mission basically by proclaiming and celebrating the

 
  Mission
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Good News of God’s love and by acting out that love in His healing mission.

 

We, as the Church in Western Kentucky, must carry on this mission in these thirty-two counties to nearly 800,000 people of western Kentucky.  We approach our command to go forth in three primary ways:  by proclaiming the Good News, by celebrating God’s love, and by reaching out to all of God’s children, especially those who have special needs, e.g., the homeless, lonely, sick, hungry, etc.

 

We are aware that this mission is first carried out in our families – the domestic Church.  Thus, all ministry is, in one way or another, geared to impact family life.

 

While the three areas of ministry (Education, Worship, and Social Concerns) are essential to carry out the mission of the Church, there are two essential support ministries – namely, administration and personnel – that must also be exercised in any church.

 

It is the development of these areas of ministry that will enable this Church to effectively evangelize the world in which we live.

 

Pope Paul VI, in his letter on evangelization, says that any faith community by its very nature is an evangelizing community – a community that indeed is carrying on the mission of Jesus – and now the Church.