Take faith ‘Beyond Sunday’ this Lent

Beyond Sunday - Lent 2017 - graphic - st joseph catholic church - fort collins - colorado - 80521Click on the link for full Lent 2017 worship schedule, activities list

Get involved this Lent “Beyond Sunday”, and grow personally and spiritually, by choosing at least one faith activity outside of Sunday Mass. Highlights include:

  • Small Group Bible Studies. Weekly studies aimed at spending six weeks studying some aspect of scripture. There are 13 options to choose from, many targeting specific groups of people; seniors/retirees, empty-nesters, newly married, young families, men’s and women’s groups, and general studies open to all.
  • Sr Nancy Murray’s one-woman play as St. Catherine of Siena, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, in the church. While not as famous as her brother, actor Bill Murray, she certainly inherited the family acting gene. Please join us for this engaging and enlightening performance.
  • Chris Muglia’s mini Lenten Mission. Acclaimed Catholic musician, songwriter, and speaker will be with us Sunday, March 26th and Monday, March 27th for a mini Lenten Mission. Chris combines moving music with a powerful speaking message to really draw us deeper to Christ. Talks start 6:30 p.m. in the Church, reception to follow.
  • Come to the Table. Gather with other Catholics once-a-month to share dinner and conversation. Designed as a way for people new to the parish to meet “established” folks and feel connected. Typically groups are all couples or all singles.
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Welcome new members!

Saint Joseph Catholic Church - September 2016Welcome! 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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St. Joseph parish offices, school closed for Presidents Day

Parish offices and St. Joseph Catholic School will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day. We will celebrate one Mass only, at 9 a.m. and there will be no scheduled Confessions.

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Follow the Apostles’ evangelization journey

How is Jesus working in our lives to fulfill his call to evangelize? How are we called to respond in the midst of conflict, rejection, and outright persecution?

There is no better place to look for guidance in the New Evangelization than the Acts of the Apostles. Join our latest Adult Bible Study, “Lectio – Evangelization”, from Formed.org, running 9:00am, Sundays, and 7:00pm, Mondays, in the Cavanagh Room. The class starts March 5th and 6th.

Evangelization ‘in a time of an abandonment of Christian faith’

“We are living in a time of an abandonment of Christian faith,” says renowned teacher, Dr. Mary Healy, featured instructor in the video-based series. “… The time has passed for business as usual. God has a role for you.”

The Acts of the Apostles chronicle the Church in action and give us the blueprint for the life and mission of the Church today. In “Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles”, Dr. Healy combines Bible study with Church teaching and practical wisdom to show how modern Catholics can effectively impact people for Jesus Christ. Join us!

To order your book and reserve a place, contact Deacon Jerome Kraft, jkraft@stjosephchurchfc.org.

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Deepen your faith in ’33 Days’ classes

Grab the opportunity to try the popular ‘33 Days’ Hearts Afire programs in two new classes at St. Joseph Parish.
33 Days to Morning Glory - class offering - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ft. Collins - Colorado - 80521“33 Days to Morning Glory”, the first phase of the programs, opens a new class here February 20, and is based on “Consoling the Heart of Jesus”, the popular book by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC. The second new class, 33 Days to Merciful Love Group Retreat, is a first-ever offering for our parish, and is based on Fr. Michael’s book, “33 Days to Merciful Love”. The Merciful Love Retreat starts March 14, and goes deeper than the “33 Days to Merciful Love” book alone, exploring new material on the heart of St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s Little Way.
The new section of “33 Days to Morning Glory” runs Monday nights, Feb. 20 – March 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m. in Meredith Hall. RSVP to Desiree, (970) 222 – 5826. This class is ideal for those thinking about entrusting themselves to Mary for the first time.
33 Days to Merciful Love - class offering - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ft. Collins - Colorado - 80521The 33 Days to Merciful Love Retreat will also explore the power of trust in the face of personal darkness, inspiring participants to become great saints amid ordinary circumstances, and laying the foundation for a personal consecration to Divine Mercy. The 33 Days to Merciful Love Group Retreat is a six-week retreat and falls within Stage Three* of the Hearts Afire Program. You need not have taken the previous retreats to participate. Sessions begin at 6:30 p.m., March 14, in Meredith Hall, with the goal of a consecration and celebration on Divine Mercy Sunday. Materials need to be ordered individually in advance. Register: JMJlinda@gmail.com, (970) 493 – 3334.

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