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  • Halloween Family Fun Fest

     Wednesday, October 25
    5:00 to 7:00 pm 
    St. Joseph Parish Hall 

    ►Wear your costume and bring a pumpkin to carve  (carving tools and templates provided)
    ►Enjoy chili & desserts, games and treats for the kids with gobs of fun for the whole family! 

    *Chili prepared by the Knights of Columbus 

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  • Blue Ribbon Award!!

    Two schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville have been named 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools — Holy Trinity School, 423 Cherrywood Road, and St. Joseph School in Bardstown, Ky.

    This is the first Blue Ribbon distinction for St. Joseph.

    Margaret Bowen, principal of St. Joseph, said the school community is proud of this accomplishment.

    “It takes a dedicated staff, the support of the parents and really good students all around” to earn a Blue Ribbon, she said during a phone interview.

    Though St. Joseph is situated in a small rural town, she said, its students “are getting a great education here.” In fact, she credits the tight-knit community surrounding St. Joseph with part of the school’s success.

    “In Bardstown, everyone supports the school — the community, the parish,” she said. “What is unique here is the extent of the whole-community commitment. I know as many grandparents here as I know parents.”

    She also noted that Bardstown and Nelson County are full of hardworking people and that work ethic is reflected in the effort of the students.

    Similarly, parents and educators give themselves fully to support St. Joseph, she said.

    “Parents support us and they get what we’re striving to do,” she said, noting, they take the initiative to ask, “What can we do?”

    St. Joseph’s teachers, she added, “are a true professional learning community.”

    “This staff collaborates extremely well,” Bowen said. “They take the extra step to do more professional development than is required of them. They are award winners and grant writers. They are learners themselves and they come back and share with each other and with the kids.”

    Holy Trinity and St. Joseph are among nine public and non-public schools in the state of Kentucky to receive the Blue Ribbon distinction. In addition to Holy Trinity, one other school in Jefferson County was recognized — Norton Elementary School. St. Joseph is the only school in Nelson County to be honored. Three hundred forty-two schools were honored nationwide; 50 of those were non-public schools.

    In addition to Holy Trinity and St. Joseph, five secondary schools and 13 elementary schools have previously received this award one or more times.


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    However, lately, we have seen a shortage of canned and dry goods. Items such as canned veggies, soups, cereal, oatmeal, box meals, bread, etc... Please tell your friends. Thank you in advance for your tremendous support to the ministry here!Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, indoor

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