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Address: 434 Church St., Bowling Green, KY
Phone Number: 270-842- 2525
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Built in 1889 and modeled after a cathedral church in Germany, this...

Built in 1889 and modeled after a cathedral church in Germany, this magnificent Gothic structure features many interesting architectural details and is still an operating church that serves the Catholic community of Bowling Green.

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A Place of Peace and Safe Haven

I enjoy photographing all types of churches and places of worship so when I came upon St. Joseph’s Catholic Church located in Bowling Green, KY I was in heaven (excuse the pun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Franklin, Kentucky
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Franklin, Kentucky
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359 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I enjoy photographing all types of churches and places of worship so when I came upon St. Joseph’s Catholic Church located in Bowling Green, KY I was in heaven (excuse the pun). St Joseph’s is an active church located in the community, however visitors may walk through the church and be taken back by its beauty. The parishioners are multi-national,... More 

1 Thank DrMarc9491
South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Took advantage of the Saturday evening 5:00 pm Mass. Very traditional and impressive catholic church.

Thank Carolyn C
Brandenburg, Kentucky
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105 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The beautiful old church reminded us of some of the beautiful churches in Europe. The congregation was friendly when we visited for mass from out of town. Definitely worth a stop to worship and enjoy the environment!

Thank KentuckyDerbyGirl270
Saint Charles, Missouri, USA
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited St. Joseph's for Sunday mass. We were very impressed with the architecture and art. We love visiting different churches on our travels. This was a memorable one.

2 Thank Carol D
Webster, New York
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This church was very nice to visit and attend mass. It was beautiful to look at and see some of the churches are not being closed....It reminded us of one we have at home....

1 Thank david b
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a must see if you enjoy beautifully restored churches. It's very obvious that this church has been painfully restored at great expense. It's a must see and well worth the effort.

2 Thank bubba42101
Hartland, Wisconsin
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181 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I am not Catholic, but my best friend is. Her wedding and her daughter's wedding were both at St. Joseph's. I cannot convey the beauty, calm and comfort you experience once you step into the church! It is hands down the best place for a Catholic wedding! I also know they have a wonderful private school that goes up to... More 

Thank SouthernJewelryGirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Our daughter had her wedding here and the interior was a beautiful setting for it. Father Andrew is a very warm and friendly pastor. I highly recommend a visit!

1 Thank MDValueSeekers
Cleveland, Tennessee
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95 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The church is a beautiful late 1800s church that is well preserved and maintained. The altars are lovely and the building itself it an excellent example of Catholic churches in this period in the US. The altar area is very much like the church my wife and I were married in; this visit brought back many fond memories. We also... More 

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Arlington Heights
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Went here for Mass on a Saturday afternoon. The church was beautiful and everyone was very welcoming. The priest had a very inspiring homily.

1 Thank Christopher K

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