St.Agatha principal announced

Saint Agatha Academy

A Vibrant Learning Community Anchored in Christ, Since 1919

Principal Ron Allen

At Mass this weekend we announced our new principal, Rev. Mr. Ronald Allen. After forming a search committee of eight persons from varied backgrounds and representing the fullest scope of the school’s constituency, and acquiring an interim option should we fail to receive a satisfactory candidate pool, we received and reviewed nine applications. We established, in concert with diocesan guidelines, a criteria of hire which reflected the spiritual, financial, interpersonal, administrative and financial needs of our school. Based upon these criteria we narrowed our search to three candidates for primary interviews with the committee, whereupon successful completion would result in a secondary and final interview process with the teachers and parents of the school.

The search committee gave only one recommendation for the final interview, and that recommendation to me was unanimous, in Rev. Mr. Allen. Upon completing positive interviews with the school faculty, parents, and Mrs. Gilbert, and listening to the valuable input of those individuals who contacted me with their impressions, we began successful negotiations with the diocese to conclude the hiring process.

Mr. Allen was born and raised in eastern Kentucky. He has a masters degree in education from Eastern Kentucky University. He worked for, and retired from IBM where he oversaw multiple projects across the globe with up to 90 dependents. After retiring from IBM, he has been employed at Lockeed where he has worked for 9 years. Deacon Ron is a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is also a part time farmer, and an active volunteer with the St. Joseph Church Knights of Columbus.

As we come to know Principal Allen, my prayer is that he will enjoy the same respect and affection we demonstrated toward Mr. Pica.

May God continue to bless our school, and vouchsafe her work. Thanks to each of you for your prayers and concern during this difficult yet joyful decision process. It is the witness and love of our St. Agatha parents which reminds repeatedly why our school is so successful. Please keep her and us in your prayers.

Your servant,

Father Frank Brawner

Saint Joseph Office Hours


Tuesday, Thursday 9:30-4pm

Wednesday 9:30-3pm

Friday 9:30-4pm.  Please note that this is our day for Weekly Adoration so we ask for quiet conversations only on this day.

Please call if you need to schedule an appointment with our pastor


Senior Potluck

Our Seniors group meets for a potluck lunch and games on the first Tuesday of every month in the church hall at 11:30am.  Bring a dish and join us

Easy way to support SVDP and SAA

You may link your Kroger Card and no longer have to load the Kroger gift card for the 4% donation to go to Saint Joseph Church’s Saint Vincent DePaul Society and St. Agatha Academy.

Share this and get the word out. This organization feeds so many families in Clark County and provides help in many other ways. This is a great way to help and support just by buying your own groceries.

If you need help linking your Kroger card, contact Jennifer Thomas SVDP volunteer or call the church office at 859-744-4917.

You will need to go to and log in or register your Kroger Card. Scroll down to Community Rewards and enter our organization # 55334 which is linked to “Society of St Vincent DePaul St Joseph Conf”. Now when you shop the rewards will automatically credited to our church. It takes only 2-3 minutes to set it up online. Join us as we help those in need in our community. Blessings!

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Praying Posts

We ask for prayers for

Mothers and all who care for those in need

children preparing for their year end texts

those who are on our parish prayer list

all who are suffering from the recent natural disasters

the continued growth of our new Catholics

for all these and all the prayers we hold in our hearts,


K of C Meeting

The Knights of Columbus meet the second Tuesday of every month

Bring Your Hotel Shampoos & Soaps

As you Travel:
Don’t forget to bring your hotel shampoos, lotions, and soaps for St. Vincent de Paul.
Those who receive government assistance with food, often still do not have enough money for the basic needs of bar soap and shampoos.
The basket is at the front of the church hall.

Sacramental Times

Sunday Mass:

Sunday 8:30am

Saturday 4:00pm (Vigil)


3:00pm - 3:45pm

(or by appointment)

Weekday Mass:

Tuesday 6:00pm

Wednesday 12:00pm

Thursday 8:30am

Friday 8:30am

Eucharistic Adoration:

Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm

>Holy Days:

8:30am and 7:45pm

Contact Us

248 South Main Street Winchester, KY 40391 Phone: (859) 744-4917 Fax: (859) 744-0994