Welcome new members!

Welcome! We invite you to become a member of Saint Joseph Catholic Parish! Registration forms are available at the Church entrance, parish offices or you may register online 24/7. Thank you for joining our family of faith! If you have questions, please feel free to contact any of our staff members.

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Gifted speaker Fr. Greg Ames offers life-changing lecture series

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Fr. Greg Ames

Noteworthy in our parish community for his inspiring homilies, Fr. Greg Ames, presents “Growing as the Body of Christ”, the Saint Joseph Catholic Church Lenten Mission lecture series, March 23, 24, and 25 at 10 a.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the church. Fr. Ames is Chaplain to the Homeless at the Mission in Fort Collins, and priest in residence at Saint Joseph Catholic Church. A reception in Meredith Hall follows each session. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins one half-hour before each talk. All are welcome.

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Knights, Saint Joseph Catholic School show patriotism, spirit in St. Patrick’s Day parade

Our Knights of Columbus Council 1214 and Saint Joseph Catholic School showed their patriotism and spirit in the annual Fort Collins St. Patrick’s Day parade, Saturday, March 14. (Photos by Michael Lobato-Roberts.)

Be sure to attend the Knights of Columbus fish fry tonight at their hall, 121 N. Meldrum. Seating takes place at 5 and 6 p.m. Tickets were sold after Sunday’s Mass, but limited seating is still available on a first-come-first-served basis. Fish sold baked or fried, plus portion-size choices. Mark your calendar now for the last Knights’ fish fry March 27, 2015. The Knights serve as a hub of our community. Check out their events calendar.

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Feast of St. Joseph really was a feast at our parish

Many thanks to all who worked so hard preparing for Tuesday’s Feast Day of St. Joseph. We caught a few photos of the beautiful reception that evening in Meredith Hall. Explore our other Lent activities.

Feast of St. Joseph - feast day bread - Paul Pellegrino - caterer - Meredith Hall - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521

Caterer Paul Pellegrino cuts up his special St. Joseph Feast Day bread, flavored with secret ingredients.

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After Mass, parishioners packed Meredith Hall for the feast of fish, pasta, bread, fava beans and spring vegetables.

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Look closely. The book under the cross is actually a cake.

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The festive altar featured blessed foods and St. Joseph statues.

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Offices, Mary’s Closet closed March 19 for Feast of St. Joseph

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Our parish offices and Mary’s Closet will be closed Thursday, March 19 for the Feast of St. Joseph, patron saint of our parish. Make our annual feast day celebration part of your day.

12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Reconciliation in the Church. Priests from the area will be on hand to hear confessions.

6 p.m.
Feast day Mass, the only Mass of the day in the Church. Incense will be used.

7 p.m.
Traditional Saint Joseph Feast Day meal in Meredith Hall. Freewill donations accepted. All are welcome!

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Saint Joseph Catholic School students help those in need with Operation Soup Bowl

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Many thanks to those who attended today’s Operation Soup Bowl hosted by Saint Joseph Catholic School students. Click here or on the photo to see The Coloradoan’s full gallery of photos from the event.

Saint Joseph Catholic School, established in 1926, focuses on rigorous academics, reinforced family environment, a nurturing community, and Catholic faith formation. To enroll, call (970) 484-1171.

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40 Cans for Lent benefits Food Bank of Larimer County

40 cans for Lent - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 8052140 cans for Lent - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521Imagine how much food we could provide for the hungry in Fort Collins if everyone donated a can of food for each of the 40 days of Lent. Bring your non-perishable food items to Mass each Sunday during Lent and deposit them in the area provided to the left of the pulpit. Members of the Knights of Columbus Council 1214 will collect donations each week and store them in the Knights’ hall for delivery after Easter Sunday. This canned-nonperishable food drive is for the benefit of the Food Bank for Larimer County.

Curious about life in our parish? All are welcome tonight at 6 p.m. to a free soup supper in Meredith Hall followed at 7 p.m. by Stations of the Cross, a devotion retracing the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. Join us!

You might also enjoy our complete Lenten events schedule.

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Elementary RE Classes cancelled for this weekend

Due to impending weather conditions, Elementary RE classes have been cancelled for this Sunday, February 22nd.

Note – high school youth group, supplemental confirmation class, and mission trip meetings are still on for Sunday afternoon and evening.

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Heal, grow with Lent 2015 activities at Saint Joseph Catholic Church

Lent 2015 - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins

If you grew up thinking Lent is only about giving up chocolate, think again. Bring community back into your life, fill your heart with music and the joy of healing and growth during Lent 2015 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church. All are welcome to free soup suppers, the Saint Joseph Feast Day Meal, our parish mission lecture series, a Chris Muglia concert, reliving Christ’s passion in weekly Stations of the Cross, ticketed Fish Fry dinners hosted by our Knights of Columbus and many other prayer and worship opportunities. Come, join us! Your refrigerator would be happy to post this printer-friendly calendar of events for Lent 2015 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Continue reading for details.

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday 4:00 p.m., Sunday 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m., 5:00 p.m.

Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday through Friday 7:00 and 11:30 a.m.
Fridays at 7:00 p.m. during Stations of the Cross
March 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Wednesdays 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(Except for March 25 during the Parish Mission)

Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 7:00 p.m. during Lent. Each week is conducted by a particular group or one of our clergy with their desired Stations of the Cross liturgy.
Week 1 February 20 – RE Children
Week 2 February 27 – Youth
Week 3 March  6 – School Children
Week 4 March 13 – Deacon Jerome
Week 5 March 20 – Father Tom
Week 6 March 27 – Father Steven 

First Four Fridays in Lent – Soup Supper
6:00 p.m. in Meredith Hall.
Everyone is invited to the FREE Lenten Soup Suppers. Come enjoy homemade soups,  bread and fellowship.

Fridays, March 20 and 28 – Fish Fry
Fridays, March 20 and March 27
Knights of Columbus Hall, 121 N. Meldrum
Two times for dinner – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Baked or fried, plus options for size of dinner
Purchase tickets after Masses during Lent
All proceeds benefit the “Culture of Life” campaign. Learn more at: www.kofc1214.org/cultureoflife

Chris Muglia in Concert
Sunday, March 1, 2015,  6:30 p.m. in Church

Chris Muglia is a Catholic singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona who writes faith-based music about the trials and joys of everyday life. His music is published with OCP’s Spirit & Song and includes songs such as “Our God is Here”, “Do This in Memory of Me”, and “Let it Be Done”. Although a baptized Catholic, he did not practice his faith as a child. It wasn’t until college that Chris discovered his faith, and became a fully initiated Catholic. Chris spent ten years (2002 – 2012) traveling the United States with Sound Mission Ministries, a ministry devoted to renewing the family. Chris stepped down from the ministry in 2012 to spend more time with his wife of 20 years and their five children. After two years off, he has returned to music ministry with a renewed focus and passion.

“I hope that I can appeal to the lost sheep of this world, the broken and lost, addicts and sinners (like me). If my music opens one heart to God, or gets me into a conversation with someone who is wondering if there is something out there that’s bigger than themselves, then I’ve done my job.”

Feast of Saint Joseph
March 19, 2015
You are invited to our annual Saint Joseph Feast Day Celebration.
12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Priests from the area will be present for confessions
6:00 p.m.
Feast Day Mass
There will be no 6:30 a.m. or 12:10 p.m. Mass
7:00 p.m.
Traditional Saint Joseph Feast Day Meal, Meredith Hall
Freewill donations are welcome.

Saint Joseph is not only our Patron, but the Patron of the entire Church.  Of him, St. Bernardine of Siena said, “He was chosen by the eternal Father as the trustworthy guardian and protector of his greatest treasures, namely his divine Son and Mary, Joseph’s wife. He carried out this vocation with complete fidelity until at last God called him, saying: ‘Good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord’”

Parish Mission — Growing as the Body of Christ
March 22 – 25, 2015
Sunday, March  22 at all the Masses
Homily  Topic: Community, who needs it?
Monday March 23
We are in the presence of greatness
The focus is on Jesus, His presence in the world and how He chose to remain with us through the Church, the Body of Christ.
Tuesday, March 24
Life on a firm foundation
The focus is on the Church and the community of Saint Joseph as a great source of strength to all of us.
Wednesday March 25
Going it alone vs. walking arm in arm
The focus is on Lent as a springtime at Saint Joseph Parish, the triumph of a community over sin and separation if we engage in reconciliation, renewal and healing.

Mission talks will be presented at 10:00 a.m. and again with the same topic at 7:00 p.m.. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will begin one half-hour before each talk.  There will be a reception following each talk in Meredith Hall.

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Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, please join us for Mass

Mass Schedule, Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015

6:30 a.m., 9:15 a.m. School Mass, 12:10 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Incense will be used to bless ashes at these Masses

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The Best of Things at All Times – Fr. Steven Voss

Fr. Steven Voss - Pastor - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521Fr. Steven Voss, our pastor, was walking behind a mother and her daughter in the Fort Collins Old Town area. Both appeared to have been shopping and were loaded down with packages. The daughter, who looked to be somewhere between 12 and 14 years old, desperately wanted something, but the mother ignored her. The daughter continued pleading, and as Fr. Steven puts it, “finally went for the jugular” saying, “If you really loved me, you’d let me have it.” This reminded Fr. Steven of how we pray.

In today’s reading, MK 1: 40-45, Jesus does answer the leper’s plea and heals him. “Jesus could simply have set up a little stand right there, and healed everyone,” says Fr. Steven, but He didn’t. Like the mother shopping with her daughter, Jesus had a reason. Click on this link or the video above to listen to the full homily of February 15, 2015 for what Jesus planned, the mother’s response to her daughter and why you can be sure God hears prayers.

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