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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Our Jan. 15 bulletin is ready for you!

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Get a an early-bird peek at this weekend’s parish bulletin, where you’ll find the latest on self-study Catholicism classes, family game night, our school open house and more! Be sure to pick up a hard copy of the bulletin after Mass.

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Parish offices, school closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

St. Joseph Catholic Parish and School will be closed Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Have a safe and blessed holiday!

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Voices of Notre Dame Undertones carry – all the way to Ft. Collins

University of Notre Dame Undertones, a premiere men's a cappella group, appears in Ft. Collins Sunday, Jan. 14.

University of Notre Dame Undertones, a premier men’s a cappella group, appears in Ft. Collins Sunday, Jan. 14.

Savor the beauty of the human voice with the University of Notre Dame’s Undertones at 5 p.m. Mass and a 7 p.m. concert, Sunday, January 14 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. This premier men’s a cappella group will sing a few pieces during Mass, with more planned at the 7 p.m. concert, Rm. 104, Seton Hall.

Notre Dame Undertones’ roots: ‘Five Freshmen and a Guy’

In the fall of 1996, five freshmen members of the Notre Dame Glee Club wanted to provide a cappella music to the masses. After banding together, they made the disheartening realization that all of them could only sing tenor. Undaunted, they recruited a senior member of Glee Club to cover the low notes, forming the group: “Five Freshmen and a Guy Named Kirk”

(Fun fact: One of the group’s founding members, Patrick Quigley, now is the director of Seraphic Fire, a two-time Grammy-nominated chamber choir.).

Out of this group arose the Notre Dame Undertones, a 13-man a cappella ensemble that performs across the country. Their repertoire spans everything from traditional Glee Club standbys to a cappella arrangements of popular music. The Undertones have recorded multiple albums.

Free-will offerings for Sunday’s concert will be accepted. Visit the Undertones on YouTube.

Notre Dame Undertones - Slow Dance - one of the group's albums available for sale

Notre Dame Undertones albums available through iTunes and at their website.

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Parish offices closed Jan. 5 due to weather

St. Joseph parish offices will be closed tomorrow, Jan. 5, due to weather. However, daily Mass will be celebrated per our regular daily Mass schedule. Thank you.

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Students collect more than 600 pounds of food, blankets

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A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. Today, students in grades pre-kindergarten-8th participated in Advent Service Day.

Students collect food, blankets, toys for needy at Advent Service Day

Our school community collected more than 600 pounds of food for the Larimer County Food Bank, donated more than 75 blankets to Catholic Charities, loaded up a car full of toys and gift cards to give to Realities for Children, sent backpacks to students in Kenya, gifted clothing to Homeless Gear, and more! Our students are getting an excellent education and they are learning how they can serve others their entire lives. Saint Joseph Catholic School: Education, Faith & Community for Life. Come visit us at our open house!

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Open House: St. Joseph Catholic School

school front saint joseph catholic schoolTour our school, meet our teachers and discover the gift of Catholic education, Preschool – 8th Grade, at our open house, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Wednesday, January 18. www.stjosephschoolfortcollins.org(970) 484-1171 All are welcome!

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Join us for Christmas Mass

Christmas 2014, Saint Joseph Catholic Church

Christmas 2014, Saint Joseph Catholic Church

All are welcome for Christmas Mass!

Christmas Mass Schedule 2016:

Christmas Eve
4 p.m. in the Church with String Quartet, organ, handbells and cantor
4 p.m. in Meredith Hall with piano and cantor
4 p.m. in the School Gym with keyboard and the Children’s Choir
6 p.m. in the Church with LifeTeen Group
8 p.m. in the Church with Women’s Group, harp, piano, guitar
Midnight in the Church with Christmas Carols beginning at 11 p.m., including Adult Choir, organ, trumpet. Incense will be used.

Christmas Day
7:30 a.m. in the Church with piano, cantor
9:30 a.m. in the Church with Brass Quintet, organ, cantor. Incense will be used.
11:30 am in the Church with Brass Quintet, organ, cantor

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School concerts rekindle Christmas


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Got the cold-weather blahs? Sick of Christmas shopping? Rekindle the spirit of Christmas in your heart and join us for one or all of our school’s Advent/Christmas Concerts:

  • 5th-8th Grade Band: 7 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, School Gym
  • Pre-Kindergarten-2nd Grade: 2 – 3:15 p.m., Wednesday, December 14, School Gym
  • 3rd-8th Grade: 7 – 8:30 p.m., Thursday, December 15, School Gym.
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St. Peregrine Anointing of the Sick, blessing Dec. 4

St Peregrine Anointing - monthly Anointing of the Sick and blessing with St. Peregrine relics - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ft. Collins - CO

Learn about the Servite ministry for those who live with illness, especially cancer, as they seek to find healing and God’s peace.

The monthly Anointing and blessing with St. Peregrine relics takes place Sunday, Dec. 4, following the 11:30 a.m. Mass. You do not need to contact the office for this blessing nor for the Anointing. St. Peregrine is the Patron Saint of the Sick, especially those afflicted with cancer. Anointing of the Sick is not just for people near death. Get more details on the Anointing of the Sick: http://tinyurl.com/anointsick

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