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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Estate planning: Remember your parish

Graphic for the Catholic FoundationSaint Joseph Catholic Parish has partnered with The Catholic Foundation to provide for future needs and ministries. The Catholic Foundation of Northern Colorado stewards funds for our parish, and wants to help parishioners understand the advantages of creating a will and other pain-free forms of giving. After all, you can’t take it with you, but you can give it “a way” to serve the greater good. Will-planning information is offered as a courtesy to donors. What better way to show your faithful support for your parish and enable us to provide pathways to salvation for future generations? Visit the Catholic Foundation website or contact Jean Finegan at The Catholic Foundation, (303) 468-9885.

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Tynan’s Sponsors Mission Trip

Tynan’s has generously sponsored the St Joseph Summer Mission Trips! Our first trip saw 16 people head out to Salt Lake City, UT to work with Catholic Charities at a soup kitchen and a food bank.

Our second trip leaves July 20th and will take 25 people to Taos, NM to work with Habitat for Humanity.

Please join us in thanking them for their generosity, their support of service and of the teenagers here at St Joseph Parish!

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Save the date: Saint Joseph Parish Picnic Sept. 7!

Parish picnic - 2007 - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521The annual Saint Joseph Catholic Parish picnic takes place Sept. 7, 2014. Good food, good friends, good fun! Stay tuned for more details, and save the date!

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Smithdas Funeral

Funeral - Sacred Heart

Robert Joseph Smithdas passed into eternal rest Thursday, July 17, 2014.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 18, 2:00p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 300 W. Mountain Avenue.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Helen Keller National Center, C/O Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Fort Collins, Colorado 80524.

To view his full life story and to send condolences, please visit Bohlenderfuneralchapel.com.

 

 

 

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‘Freedom Is Not Free’ – Fr. Steven Voss

Fr. Steven Voss - Pastor - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521To a popular bumper sticker, “Freedom Is Not Free”, Fr. Steven Voss would add a line: “And Comfort is Not Our Ultimate Objective”. If colonists had chosen comfort in the American Revolution, they would have stayed in the original Thirteen Colonies, never left home, and lived under a king’s rule. In every conflict this nation has seen, “men and women of goodwill” set aside comfort and died for our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These days, says Fr. Steven, “in the face of things that seek to assault the great blessing of this nation,” we need to ask what we can do, and “use our God-given intelligence to stand up and articulate what is truly right and just.”

Some might say, “I just want to turn off the TV, bury my head in the sand, and live my life in peace.” These people forget what Frances Scott Key saw that dark night in 1814 as the War of 1812 took its toll, when he wrote “The Star Spangled Banner”. Key saw our nation’s resolve, and today, his poem, our national anthem, still embraces “people who have the courage and strength to move forward.” As Catholics, we too must set aside comfort to protect human dignity, freedom for all, and the right to govern our own futures. Remember, says Fr. Steven, “Jesus puts us in this life to have heroic hearts after his own.” Click on the video above or on this link to hear Fr. Steven’s complete homily, July 6, 2014.

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Help wanted: Interim cafeteria cook

Saint Joseph Catholic School is looking for an interim cafeteria cook for the 2014 – 2015 school year. Position requires cafeteria cooking experience, knowledge of USDA Guidelines, and Larimer County Health Department Safe Food Handling Guidelines. Hours are 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., four days a week, but may vary based on school closures and special events. Please send a hard copy of your resume to: Sr. Rose Mary Balappa, S.O.L.M., Principal, Saint Joseph Catholic School, 127 N. Howes Street, Fort Collins, CO, 80521.

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‘Lord, You Are the Center of My Life’ – Fr. Steven Voss

Fr. Steven Voss - Pastor - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521On the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, Fr. Steven Voss contemplates his friendship with the pastor of a non-denominational church. The two pastors became fast friends and would discuss their different faiths. One day, back from travels, the non-denominational pastor gave Fr. Steven a double sided medal with Saint Peter on one side, Saint Paul on the other. The pastor told Fr. Steven, “I think it symbolizes our friendship.” For Fr. Steven, the medal meant even more. It reminded him that Catholicism embraces the Word and the Sacraments in a way that brings Jesus Christ to all. Jesus appears to each of us differently, but we can all say, “Lord, you are the center of my life.” Click here or on the video above to listen to Fr. Steven’s June 29, 2014 homily.

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Tools wanted: Youth group to make sixth trip helping Habitat for Humanity

Mission trip - youth group - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521This summer marks our youth group’s sixth mission trip to Taos, New Mexico to work with Habitat for Humanity. We have developed a great relationship with Habitat for Humanity over the years and would like to help them in a special way this summer by providing much-needed tools. If you can provide something on the wish-list below, please contact Chad Bauer at (970) 482-4148 x: 210. Thanks!

Read also:
Tynan’s sponsors mission trips
2014 summer mission trips!

Wanted:
Rebar cutter bender
Arrow T-50 hammer trackers and staples
50-foot, 12-gauge extension cords
100-foot 12-gauge extension cord
Digging bar
3-inch electric portable planer
Rigging axes
Bolt cutter
6-foot level
Power trowel
One-bag concrete mixer
Air compressor
Senco finish nail gun
50-foot air hose

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Saint Joseph Catholic Church: 4th of July schedule

4th of July Mass Schedule:
9 a.m. Mass
No Confessions
Parish offices are closed. Have a safe and blessed holiday!

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‘Prodigal son’, John Leyendecker to tell story July 18

John LeyendeckerFORT COLLINS – National speaker John Leyendecker, a modern “prodigal son” who converted to Catholicism as a young adult, will speak to the Northern Colorado Men’s Forum at 8 p.m., July 18, 2014, at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish hall. Doors open at 7:40 p.m. for an evening of men’s Christian fellowship, encouragement and spiritual nourishment. The Northern Colorado Men’s Forum meets quarterly to grow closer to Jesus Christ through work, social activities, and family life, which in turn can flow forth into the Church and community. FREE BEER! The men’s forum encourages fellowship and conversation before and after the talk by providing beer and a “theology on tap” atmosphere. SEAS is located at 5450 S. Lemay Ave. Call SEAS at (970) 226-1303 or email Luke at Lverc23@comcast.net for more information.

 

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