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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Bring your loved ones to Blessing of the Animals

Fr Steven with Laddie - Saint  Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521Fr. Steven and Laddie invite you to a Blessing of the Animals Saturday, October 4, 8:30 a.m., in honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day. Bring your pets to be blessed. We’ll gather on the grass between the church and the rectory.

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BAPTISM CLASSES

The baptism class for October has been canceled.

The next baptism class at St. Joseph Catholic Parish is Wednesday, November 5, 7:00pm

For more information concerning the baptismal process and to register for the November class please call Sr. Rosaria at (970) 482-4148 x202.

Space is limited.

 

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Saint Joseph Catholic Church’s Deacon Rick Grimler passes away

Deacon Rick Grimler and wife, Judy - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521Dear Friends,

I regret to inform you that our beloved Deacon Rick Grimler died today. Deacon Rick generously served our parish for the last fifteen years.

Deacon Rick is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy, four daughters Elizabeth, Kathleen, Margaret and Susan, and ten grandchildren.

He was ordained to the Diaconate in 1979, where he ministered in the Diocese of Peoria as well as working as a CPA for St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. Deacon Rick and Judy retired to Fort Collins from Illinois in 1999.

Please join us to celebrate Deacon Rick’s life and ministry, and to pray with and support the Grimler family. Evening Prayer Monday, September 8th at 6:30 p.m.; Rosary and Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday September 9th at 10 a.m.  All services will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Let us keep the Grimler family in our prayers.

Fr. Steven Voss
Pastor

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‘Jesus In Your Passenger Seat’ – Fr. Steven Voss

Fr. Steven Voss - Pastor - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521The story of Peter answering the universal question from Jesus in MT 16:13-20, “But who do you say that I am?” reminds Fr. Steven, our pastor, of a rude driver and his own less-than-perfect response. Notes Fr. Steven, we all must answer “Who do you say I am?” not just once, but “with every single thought we think, and every action we choose to make. Every word that comes forth from our mouths should help to answer that question.”
Not to punish us, but because He loves us so much, God is always watching. We are not perfect. However, Jesus loves us in spite of our faults. “You always have Jesus in your passenger seat,” says Fr. Steven. “You’re that important to Him.” Fr. Steven urges us to seize the “great opportunity”, remember that pivotal moment when Peter said yes to Jesus, and “look and sound so much like Him that people are attracted to Christ and His Church because of the people who proclaim themselves to be Christians.”
Click here or on the video above for Fr. Steven’s full August 23, 2014 homily via YouTube.
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One Mass only on Labor Day at Saint Joseph’s: 9 a.m.

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Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1
There will be one Mass only, at 9 a.m. Have a safe and blessed holiday!

Regular Mass schedule:

Monday through Friday – Mass at 6:30 a.m. followed by confessions; more confessions 11:30-noon, Mass – 12:10 p.m
Saturday – Mass at 8 a.m. followed by confessions.
Saturday – Mass at 4 p.m.
Sunday – Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Sunday – Mass at 5 p.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Wednesdays, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.; First Friday of the Month Nocturnal Adoration, 8 p.m. — 8 a.m.

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‘Why Do You Doubt?’ – Fr. Steven Voss

Fr. Steven Voss - Pastor - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521Fr. Steven Voss recounts a trip to the grocery store with his ill mother during which, even though he argued against it, his mother tried one of the motorized carts. After his fears about her using the cart proved hilariously well-founded, Fr. Steven’s mother turned to him and said, “Now Steven, look, the very worst thing has happened and we’re both still here.” Fr. Steven, our pastor, reminds us that Jesus delivered a similar message when he came upon the boat full of disciples and saved Peter from sinking in the turbulent sea with the remark, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (MT 14:22-33). Fr. Steven learned from his experience with his mother that like those who feared in the boat, “We are not called to be a people who live in terror.” Many of us make ourselves unhappy by forgetting that God wants us to seize opportunity, be it a new friendship, giving money to a good cause, volunteerism or greater worship. We miss out on the deep joy God intends for us when we give way to doubt or fear, which is the tool of evil. Says Fr. Steven, “May you relinquish your doubts today to Christ, and may you hear his call, ‘Be not afraid.’” Click on the video above, or this link to hear Fr. Steven’s full August 10 homily via YouTube.

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Free* cholesterol testing Sept. 16 at our church hall

Tuesday, September 16 , 8:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. , Meredith Hall, Saint Joseph Catholic Church. This service is provided by the Health District of Northern Larimer County. Appointments are strongly recommended. Call the Health District at (970) 224-5209 to register.
Walk-ins only accepted if space allows. Note: testing may finish early if last scheduled appointment is completed before 10:30 a.m.
Results for total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and blood glucose are obtained by a fingerstick test. A registered nurse will check blood pressure, assess risk for diabetes and heart attack, explain the test results, provide a follow-up recommendation and health education materials within 20 minutes. An eight-hour fast is necessary for best results. Medications are permitted if they may be taken without food. Please drink at least 8 -16 ounces of water prior to the test. If you have diabetes, please check with your doctor regarding whether or not you should take your medicine or fast for this test.
*The cholesterol test is free for Health District residents, for all others, tests are $15. Health District boundaries include Fort Collins, Laporte, Red Feather Lakes, Livermore, Bellvue, Wellington, and Timnath.

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Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Friday, a holy day of obligation

Masses:

Thursday, Aug. 14:
Vigil Mass, 5:30 p.m. Incense will be used.

Friday, Aug. 15:
Masses at 6:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m., 7 p.m.

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a holy day of obligation this year. Parish Offices will be closed Friday.

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Pray for peace tonight and at all-day Adoration Wednesday, August 13

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver invites you to participate in an evening of interreligious prayer for peace in the Middle East tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception or join the event on Facebook. Saint Joseph Catholic Church will dedicate its regular day of Adoration to peace in the Middle East, Wednesday, August 13, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

This summer we have witnessed unprecedented persecution and killing of Christians in the Middle East perpetrated by radical militant groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS).

Archbishop Aquila will gather tonight with other Catholic clergy and leaders of other faiths to share in a time of prayer for peace at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver. Leaders will represent Christian churches of the Middle East, including both Catholic and Orthodox heritages, as well as local Jewish and Muslim communities.

All are invited. Send this invitation to your friends, family and faith community.

 

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TV Mass for the homebound

Televised Mass - poster - Archdiocese of DenverThe Archdiocese of Denver began producing the televised Mass in 1966 to help our homebound brothers and sisters to pray with the rest of the local church despite the fact that they can’t be physically present for Mass in a local parish. It has aired weekly since that time and is Denver’s longest running local television program.

The televised Mass is a weekly 30-minute liturgy, produced in both English and Spanish, reaching 20,000 households throughout the state of Colorado, eastern Nebraska, and southern Wyoming.

Recording of the televised Mass takes place at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Masses in English air at 7 a.m. Sunday morning each week and Masses in Spanish air at 7:30 a.m. on Colorado Public Television, Denver PBS, CPT12.

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