Welcome new members!

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St. Joseph Catholic Church, Advent 2015. Photo by Marcia Blakely

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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Dr. Charles Hubbeling named principal, St. Joseph Catholic School

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Dr. Charles Hubbeling

FORT COLLINS – The Office of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Denver and St. Joseph Catholic Church today announced the appointment of Dr. Charles Hubbeling as principal of St. Joseph Catholic School.

“The hiring of Dr. Hubbeling exemplifies our desire to invest in the best leaders who are dedicated to sustaining and growing Catholic Education far into the future,” said a joint statement from Kevin D. Kijewski, J.D. , Superintendent of Schools and Rev. Steven Voss, Pastor, St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Outstanding educator and catechist

“Dr. Hubbeling brings with him an outstanding reputation as an educator and catechist,” Fr. Voss later added. “Under Dr. Hubbeling’s leadership, Saint Joseph School, noted since 1926 for quality academics backed by Catholic tradition, stands poised for a bright future.”

Dr. Hubbeling replaces Sr. Rose Mary Balappa, S.O.L.M, who announced earlier this year that she had been reassigned by her mother house.

A meet-and-greet reception for Dr. Hubbeling is planned 3 – 4 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1 in the outdoor courtyard of the school, 127 N. Howes St., Ft. Collins, CO, 80521.

Originally from South Dakota, Dr. Hubbeling moved to Colorado in 1993 to work as an engineer. He holds a doctoral degree in engineering at Colorado State University. Dr. Hubbeling transitioned to teaching with a position at the Poudre School District and then St. Joseph Catholic School in 2005. While at St. Joseph, he taught religion, science and biology.

Created CSU, Woodward, HP science partnerships

Since 2010, Dr. Hubbeling has taught at Liberty Common High School where he developed an engineering curriculum in conjunction with CSU and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Hubbeling created a high school internship program in which students are placed with CSU, Woodward Governor, and HP Enterprise.  His students have placed first in the state for the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science.  He is also a women’s soccer coach, winning championships five out of the last nine years.

Dr. Hubbeling teaches class for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and has led youth groups to Steubenville of the Rockies, missions to Honduras and Confirmation retreats.  He also earned a four-year certification by the Catholic Biblical School.  He and his wife have four children.

Saint Joseph Catholic School focuses on rigorous academics, reinforced family environment, a nurturing community and Catholic faith formation. To schedule a tour, call (970) 484-1171.

Read also: St. Joseph Catholic School students’ ITBS scores reflect exceptional learning environment

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Corpus Christi procession canceled

The Corpus Christi Procession scheduled immediately following the 11:30 a.m. Mass May 29 is canceled this year due to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, which takes many worshipers out of town. Questions? Contact Mary Ann Burridge.

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Community Garage Sale

Mark your calendars for another blockbuster community garage sale June 4-5 to benefit our youth group’s summer mission trips. We need your items! Please set aside your clothing, electronics, tools, furniture, household goods, athletic equipment and unique treasures. Bring items the week before the sale. See Flyer for more information or contact Chad Bauer, at cbauer@stjosephchurchfc.org.

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Join fight to save 2 million child sex slaves, see ‘The Abolitionists’

Tim Ballard, a former Homeland Security agent specializing in infiltrating and dismantling trafficking organizations, exposes child sex trafficking and seeks support to help save 2 million child sex slaves in this film featuring undercover footage from rescue operations around the world. The Abolitionists includes action-packed operations as Ballard and his team of operatives risk their own lives to free innocent children. Learn what the global community can do to take action.

Learn how to help save 2 million child sex slaves: One-time-only screening May 16

This is a one-time-only screening, 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 16 at the Cinemark, Fort Collins. The film was created by Gerald Molen, producer of Schindler’s List. Tweet:#Rescue2M See other theater locations.  Visit the film’s Facebook page.

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The best Mother’s Day gift

Spiritual bouquet - Mothers Day Novena of Masses - greeting card - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521Give the gift of prayer and enroll someone you love in the Novena for Mother’s Day. We have cards available at the church doors. Please fill out the Novena envelope and place it in the collection basket or return it to the parish center. You may then gift the card to your loved one on Mother’s Day in the blank envelope provided and she will be included in the nine-day Novena prayer. Your donation is appreciated.

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Thank you for so many Easter lily dedications in memory of a loved one

Thanks to everyone who sponsored an Easter lily in memory of or in honor of a loved one. We purchased 75 lilies as well as other plants and florals for the church during the Easter season. You helped create a beautiful worship space! Mark your calendars to reserve a lily in time for next year.

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Gear up for ‘Cave Quest’ Vacation Bible School

Sign up now for Vacation Bible School 2016, Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World! Pick up a form in the back of the church, parish office, or school office. Join us for a fun week exploring  the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, June 13-17, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Cost: $30. Volunteers aged middle school and older still needed. Volunteers, we have a meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7. For more information, please contact Cecilia White, cwhite@stjosephchurchfc.org or call the parish offices.


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LeAnn Thieman featured at Women’s Day of Faith Conference

Women's Day of Faith Conference - Leann Thieman - featured speaker - 2016WINDSOR – Renowned Hall of Fame speaker LeAnn Thieman and Father Gregg Pedersen, pastor of Our Lady of the Valley  Catholic Church, will anchor the Women’s Day of Faith Conference April 23.

Women's Day of Faith Conference - Leann Thieman - former nurse - featured speakerThieman, a former nurse, shares amazing adventures and stories from her Chicken Soup for the Soul books and is renowned for her story of being caught up in the Vietnam Orphan Airlift in 1975 and helping to rescue 300 babies as Saigon fell to Communists.

LeAnn’s penetrating conversations and expertise have been featured around the globe in on BBC, NPR, PBS, FOX News, Newsweek Magazine’s Voices of the Century issue,  as well as radio and TV programs. She writes regular columns for NurseTogether.com, Caregiving in America, and The Best of Aging magazines.

Conference location: Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, 1250 7th St., Windsor, CO. Cost: $20.00; includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Contact Gail Dysleski, (970) 797-2317, tgdysleski@aol.com.

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New governance board for Saint Joseph Catholic School

Logo - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado -80521Dear Friends,

I have two exciting announcements to share regarding Saint Joseph Catholic School and its future.

First, as we announced in January, the school has been invited by the Archdiocese of Denver Office of Catholic Schools to pilot a new model of governance called a “Board of Specific Jurisdiction.” This is an innovative model of Catholic school governance that has been successfully implemented in many other dioceses, in which the archbishop, superintendent, and pastor formally share certain critical responsibilities with community stakeholders. By taking responsibility for the areas of financial oversight and support and evaluation of the principal, the board helps to promote and ensure growth in academic achievement, enrollment, and school sustainability.

The board will formally convene for the first time this summer.  An important consideration is who will initially be serving on the board.   In addition to myself and the superintendent, all the neighboring Fort Collins pastors (Fr. Rocco Porter, Fr. Enrique Salazar, and Fr. Joseph Toledo) have been invited to participate. Also, a dedicated group of laity with expertise in marketing, finance, law, education and philanthropy (Mrs. Lisa Clay, Mrs. Diane Erickson, Mr. Sonny Lubick, Mr. Neil McCaffrey, and Mr. Jacob Nazeck) have also been invited to participate. This board enhances the governance previously held by myself alone as pastor and seeks to complement other organizations and groups that work to support the school.

Secondly, I have empaneled a Principal Search Committee. We will be meeting in two weeks to begin the search process. The Office of Catholic Schools has already been advertising for the position and is screening candidates. The following individuals have accepted my invitation to be a part of the search committee: Mrs. Lisa Clay, Chair of the Finance Committee, a former school parent and a member of the Board of Specific Jurisdiction; Mrs. Diane Erickson, a former school parent and a member of the Board of Specific Jurisdiction: Mr. Jacob Nazeck, a member of Saint Joseph Church and a member of the Board of Specific Jurisdiction; Mr. T.J. Antinora, a member of Finance Council, SAC Committee and a school parent; and Mrs. Lynette Whisler, a school parent. Sister Rose Mary is also on the Principal Search Committee and has approved of these individuals.

I am confident that the members of the Board of Specific Jurisdiction and the Principal Search Committee have the best interest of the school in mind and will work hard to make this transition smooth and successful.  Thank you for your support of our school and Catholic education.

Yours in Christ,

Rev. Steven M. Voss

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