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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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Link for tonight’s stream of Fr. Steven Voss Memorial Mass

Fr. Steven Voss with Laddie

Fr. Steven Voss with Laddie

Please join us in the church tonight for the Memorial Mass for Pastor Fr. Steven Voss, who passed away September 10, 2016. If you are unable to attend, you may watch the service at home by visiting this YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC9AxrIgz4U.

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Fr. Steven Voss Denver funeral Mass archive link; Memorial Mass Tuesday, Sept. 20

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Fr. Steven Voss’s coffin rests in front of the altar at his funeral service, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Denver, September 16, 2016.

Thanks to all those who attended the live stream broadcast in our church of Fr. Steven Voss’s funeral Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver this morning.

For those who were unable to see it live, the Archdiocese has archived Fr. Steven’s Friday, September 16, 2016, funeral service for later viewing at: http://livestream.com/accounts/3170708/events/6339922.

A Memorial Mass for Father Steven Voss will be held here at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Collins, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 20.

This week’s bulletin cover celebrates Fr. Steven’s life with us at St. Joseph Catholic Parish, and you can read his DenverCatholic obituary inside. The bulletin is available online and you may pick up a hard copy after Mass this weekend.

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Download the MP3 audio of Fr. Steven Voss’s September 14, 2016, St. Joseph Catholic Church prayer vigil (109.65 MB):

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See the St. Joseph Catholic Church, September 14, 2016, prayer vigil on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qASqi49wWQ

Read about Fr. Steven Voss’s passing.

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Fr. Steven Voss prayer vigil MP3 (audio) download

Download the MP3 audio of Fr. Steven Voss’s prayer vigil (109.65 MB):

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See the prayer vigil on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qASqi49wWQ

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Livestream link for Fr. Steven Voss prayer vigil

Here is the updated link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qASqi49wWQ

 

This will also be available on the Parish’s YouTube page in the future for later viewing.

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Obituary: Fr. Steven Voss

“Father Steven Voss, the beloved pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish in Fort Collins, died Saturday, Sept. 10, after a long battle with cancer. He was 37 years old.

Steven Voss was born Dec. 14, 1978, in Denver, Colo. He was the fourth of five children and grew up in a family where faith was a priority. He first considered the priesthood in fourth grade, a call he said in his biography on St. Joseph’s website was “nurtured and heard more clearly throughout [his] K-12 education in the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic schools.” He loved working with children, teaching them about the faith and helping them to know how much Christ loves them.

Father Voss had been diagnosed with cancer at one-year-old and had beaten it twice …”

– Read the complete obituary at DenverCatholic

Read funeral arrangements for Fr. Steven Voss.

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Plans to stream; Memorial Mass added for Fr. Steven Voss

Fr. Steven Voss with is dog Laddie

Fr. Steven Voss with Laddie

The Archdiocese of Denver will stream Fr. Steven Voss’s 10 a.m., Friday, September 16 funeral Mass at: http://archden.org/livestream/. We will also make the funeral Mass available for real-time viewing on a large screen in the church. For those unable to make the Wednesday evening prayer vigil, we plan to stream that vigil via YouTube. Stay tuned for the Wednesday night vigil link. The Wednesday vigil will be followed by a reception in Meredith Hall.

For those unable to participate in Friday’s funeral Mass, a Memorial Mass for Father Steven will also be held here at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Collins, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 20.

List of funeral arrangements for Fr. Steven Voss

A list of arrangements thus far:

  • Two prayer vigils, 7 p.m.,Wednesday, September 14, at  Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Collins, Colorado, with viewing to start at 5:30 p.m., and a second vigil 7:00pm, Thursday, September 15, at St. Jude Catholic Church, Lakewood, Colorado.
  • The Restored Order talk scheduled for Wednesday evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church has been canceled.
  • The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10 a.m., Friday, September 16 at our Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Denver, Colorado.
  • In priestly tradition, Father’s body will be vested in his ordination chasuble and rosary, with Archbishop Aquila presiding.
  • Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

Read more on Fr. Steven’s passing.

 

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Vigil times, funeral Mass arrangements; more on Fr. Steven Voss’s passing

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Fr. Steven Voss

Dear Families in Christ,

“Rejoicing with Father Steven”

Saturday afternoon (3:55pm), our beloved pastor, Fr. Steven Voss, peacefully passed into the waiting arms of His Lord. His eternal life with God is what his life has always been about, and why he became a priest, and continued to shepherd others in giving their lives to Jesus.

Late this last Thursday evening (the Virgin Mary’s Birthday, Sept. 8) Father was flown to the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix for further testing with the hopes of surgery to reduce the tumor’s size. The tests showed that cancer had spread through much of his abdomen. Even by that time, his strength was rapidly deteriorating; his body was shutting down.

With Fr. Greg Ames at his side, he was admitted to the Hospice Center at the Mayo Clinic. He had already become unconscious and was given the needed hydration and pain medications to be comfortable. Father’s family, his father, Ray, his sisters, Karen, Christine and Jeannine, his brother, Kevin, and several others were there and kept around-the-clock prayer and vigil with him.

In God’s merciful care, Father Voss died in peace. LORD, we thank You for Your merciful love and care for Father Steven, and for answering his prayers and ours. We pray that he is with You in glory and interceding for us before Your holy Presence. We thank You for his life and his faithfulness to You throughout his many years of dealing with cancer. Lord, selfishly we would have him here with us again, but he needs to be with You, and so we gratefully lift him up to you. Be glorified, O Lord, all glory be Yours. Amen.

Our parish liturgist, Mary Ann Burridge, texted me from his hospice room the sudden news, just two minutes before I was to walk out to the ambo and address the 4:00pm Saturday Mass about Father’s deteriorating health and hospice. What a blessing it was to share this sad, yet graced news about him, to start Holy Mass.

Fr. Steven Voss prayer vigil times, funeral Mass time, location

The plans going forward:

  • Father Greg Ames will accompany Father Voss’s body back to Colorado.
  • Two prayer vigils are being scheduled, 7:00pm,Wednesday, September 14, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Collins, Colorado, with viewing to start at 5:30pm, and a second vigil 7:00pm, Thursday, September 15, at St. Jude Catholic Church, Lakewood, Colorado.
  • The Restored Order talk scheduled for Wednesday evening at St. Joseph Catholic Church has been canceled.
  • The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:00am, Friday, September 16 at our Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Denver, Colorado.
  • In priestly tradition, Father’s body will be vested in his ordination chasuble and rosary, with Archbishop Aquila presiding.
  • Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

As I had noted before, your spiritual walk in the Lord meant so much to him. Truly your love and prayer afforded him God’s grace to remain faithful to God’s will, to persevere in his priestly vocation, and help give him the great strength needed to deal with cancer and its treatment.

I have only been in St. Joseph Parish a short three months, but I have been blessed in finding Father Voss as one of the brightest, most positive, spiritually insightful, and most courageous people I have ever known in dealing with terminal cancer and its probable outcome. Yes, your prayers were very much answered.

I know this is a painful and difficult time for you, his staff, and for all of us. There will be intermittent feelings of thanksgiving, then sorrow, then regret, then loss, all for someone we have known and loved, and for one who has impacted our lives spiritually and personally. This is good, it means that we have cared and loved him, and he continues to mean a lot to us.

Let us continue to pray for him to be in Heaven with our Lord and the Blessed Mother, and his own mother, Mary Voss, and the countless gathering of saints and angels. Your prayers are still needed. Pray, too, for his family to find peace in the Lord.

Rejoicing with Father Steven …

God bless you,
and God bless Fr. Steven,

Rev. Joe Hartmann

Rev. Joseph Hartmann

Rev. Joseph Hartmann

 

 

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Fr. Steven Voss passes away

Fr. Steven Voss - Pastor - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521

Fr. Steven Voss

Fr. Steven Voss, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, has passed away after a long battle with cancer. May he rest in peace.

Learn more about Fr. Steven.

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What spouses need to know about family planning

You do not need artificial means to “cover up” your fertility. Work with it! The Creighton Model System (CrMS) is 99.6% effective for family planning. Classes empower you to understand a woman’s body, work with the fertility cycle, follow Church teachings, and promote better health through natural means. CrMS is approved for the Archdiocesan engaged couples Natural Family Planning requirement. Try a free introductory session 7 p.m., September 15 in the Cavanagh Room, St. Joseph Catholic Parish, or at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish Sept 26. To talk: Denise, (508) 740-7818. Information: www.creightonmodel.com/.
Register: http://goo.gl/forms/4VXSDs6mde.

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