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North Bend parish to mark 150 years

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Friday, September 4, 2009

ST. LAWRENCE DEANERY — St. Joseph Catholic Church in North Bend will mark the 150th anniversary of its founding on Sept. 20, 2010, with a year long celebration that begins this Sept. 19. Throughout the year, the parish will host a series of programs and events for all ages, designed to commemorate the church’s role in the lives of the five generations of the families it has served.

Father Michael Savino, pastor, called the year-long celebration a joyous time for the parish, which is among the oldest in the archdiocese.

“We are the newest fibers in the glorious tapestry that is St. Joseph North Bend,” he said. “This will be a year for us to celebrate all those who have come before us who made this community of faith as rich and vibrant as it is today.”

St. Joseph Parish was founded in 1860 as the anchor church for Catholics in the southwestern corner of the archdiocese. The founding families were from the villages of Cleves and North Bend, then later from Hooven and the surrounding Miami Heights area. Today, nearly 900 families belong to St. Joe’s, and they live in Cincinnati, the Three Rivers area and in Dearborn County, Ind.

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