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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Spiritual classics you can read in, like, 30 minutes. Also, they’re free.

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The Roman Catholic Church has existed for 2,000 years and has been blessed with great writers and orators since the beginning. Many of these people’s works are compiled into great spiritual classics, like St. Augustine’s “The Confessions” and Eusebius’ “Church History.”
However, some works are much shorter …

Get the full story at DenverCatholic.org.

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Gabriel House for young families thriving; volunteers, free-store donations for toddlers welcome

Gabriel House continues to do well. We are seeing new clients and are building strong relationships with moms who need help. We have some very generous donors and our space is full of beautiful clothing, diapers, and things for moms and their babies. Thank you!

Our current needs include clothing sizes 2T – 5T for both girls and boys as well as personal care items for moms. Donations can be dropped off at St. Joseph’s Parish Center. Also, please know that any cash contributions will stay with our Gabriel House and be used to help those in Northern Colorado. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Jan Schmidtbauer at (970) 581-8803. We have need for a seamstress/quilter, friends who would like to connect one on one with our moms to help make a difference in their lives, and other growing outreach efforts.  If any organization is interested in hearing more about what we do, please contact Jan, and we will be happy to make a presentation.

 

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Going through a tough time? Stephen Ministry is here to help

Are you going through a difficult time? Are you experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness or some other life crisis? This message is for you. Stephen ministers are Catholic congregation members trained by Stephen leaders from our Church to offer high-quality one-to-one Christian care. A Stephen minister meets with an assigned care receiver once a week. Men are matched with men and women with women. Stephen ministers are nonjudgmental, trustworthy, and will be with you as long as you need. Our Stephen Ministry has been serving people in the Fort Collins/Loveland community for eleven years. Learn more about Stephen Ministries. For local information, call Marlene Julian (970) 231-3211.

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Rekindle romance, strengthen relationships at Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

Deepen your communication, strengthen your relationship, rekindle your romance, and renew your sacrament by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, September 11-13, in Denver or October 23 – 25, Frisco.

For more information, please visit: northerncoloradome.org. Questions? Contact Brenda and Gary Granger at (303) 604-6202 or grangers@northerncoloradome.org.

Also, save the date for the annual anniversary Mass, Sunday, October 11, 1 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn, CO. This is open to all married couples. R.S.V.P. online at archden.org/anniversary.

 

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Bridge game, anyone? Join our new St. Joseph Bridge Group

If you enjoy playing bridge and enjoy meeting new people, please consider joining our St. Joseph Bridge Group. Men, women and couples are welcome. For more information contact ijkasal@hotmail.com or kitmcwood@msn.com by Saturday, August 15. We play once a month in each other’s homes, one couple per month with the hostess making the arrangements as to when you play. Proceeds benefit a local charity decided by the group.

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Saint John XXIII offers vigil Mass

Saint John XXIII Catholic Church will host a vigil Mass at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18 for the forgiveness of sins against human life and for greater respect of human life. Contact Saint John XXIII offices for details: (970) 484-3356.

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Celebrate with authentic mariachis, feast at free Holy Family fiesta

Mariachi group - Sol De Mi Tierra - Old Town Square - Fort Collins - September 2014

The mariachi group Sol De Mi Tierra at Old Town Square in Fort Collins, September 2014.

Discover authentic mariachi music, home-style Mexican cooking, games and enter the raffle for $2,000 cash August 1 – 2 at the Holy Family Parish Fiesta.

The popular Denver mariachi group, Sol De Mi Tierra, will kick off the fiesta, which runs from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 2. Admission is free.

Enjoy delicious home-style Mexican food, as well as hamburgers and hot dogs for purchase. Entertainment includes music, dancers, games, talent shows and contests. Register for the contests at the parish office.

The fiesta ends with a raffle. Tickets are $5 and are available at Holy Family Parish office.  Grand prize: $2,000 cash, 2nd prize $500, 3rd prize (10) $100. Come and join in the fun! Holy Family Parish is located at 326 N. Whitcomb St., Fort Collins. Information: (970) 482-6599.

 

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Volunteers needed for homelessness prevention work

Graphic - Homelessness Prevention Initiative - Fort Collins - Colorado
Volunteers are needed for the Homelessness Prevention Initiative (HPI). This volunteer position requires a love and respect for those needing emergency housing assistance and a weekly two hour commitment for interviews. The training is minimal and can be accomplished by meeting with those already experienced in the program. St. Joseph Catholic Church is the site where an interviewer is needed. Please contact Cindy at (970) 691-2360 for more information.

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Save the date for men’s retreat Oct. 9 – 11

Save the date for this great retreat with Retreat Master Dcn. Vernon Dobelmann Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11, 2015 at the Abbey of Saint Walburga.

 

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