Welcome new members!

Photo by Marcia Blakely

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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Totus Tuus registration open – try this Catholic youth program

Totus Tuus, translated as “Totally Yours”, is a Catholic youth program being held at Saint Joseph Catholic Parish July 17-22, 2016. We offer day elementary and evening teen programs. Registration is now open and forms are available in the church vestibule, west entrance, parish offices and by clicking here. Join us!

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Join us in welcoming Fr. Joe Hartmann!

Rev. Joseph Hartmann

Rev. Joseph Hartmann

Please say hello to Rev. Joseph Hartmann, St. Joseph’s new Parochial Vicar!

Fr. Joe comes to us from Our Lady of the Mountains in Estes Park, where he was beloved by his parish for the past seven years.

He was born in 1948 in Milwaukee, WI and is the youngest of his three older siblings.  His family moved from Wisconsin to Colorado Springs in 1955. There he attended a Catholic grade school and then public high school. He participated in football, baseball and ice-hockey, and graduated in 1967. Fr. Joe completed one year of college before entering St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Denver, in 1968. He was ordained December 14, 1978 (the day our very own Fr. Steven Voss was born!)

Fr. Joe’s Archdiocesan assignments have included Blessed Sacrament, St. John the Evangelist, Nativity of Our Lord, Spirit of Christ, St. Anthony’s and St. Peter’s, Immaculate Conception, St. John the Evangelist (2nd time), and Our Lady of the Mountains in Estes Park.

Some of the hobbies Fr. Joe enjoys include acoustic guitar, scuba diving, motorcycling, science-fiction and drama movies, the symphony and theater as well as health and fitness. He has a great love for Holy Mass, Exposition and Adoration, and Marian devotions.

Fr. Joe hopes for his time with us to include a bit of teaching, masses with teens and children, improvement in Spanish, spiritual reading, praying better, and always learning to be a better servant of the Lord and His Church.

Fr. Joe will be out of town June 23 – 25. After that, he welcomes appointments in his parish center office. Welcome, Fr. Joe!

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Join our picnic planning team

Parish picnic - 2007 - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521Our free picnic is the highlight of the summer! Great food, entertainment, games for all ages. Hundreds attend and it is a great chance to network. To help, contact Chad Bauer, cbauer@stjosephchurchfc.org.

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Large candles now available for prayer niche

Large candles available - ask at parish office - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ft. Collins - Colorado - 80521We now have large votive candle stands in our prayer niche in addition to the small stands. The large candles are $3.00 each, which covers our cost; suggested donation for small candles is $.50 each. Available in the parish office and coming soon to the Sacristy after Masses. Please use these candles and not commercially purchased candles as they may be unsafe and will be removed. Thank you.

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Orlando shooting reminds us how precious life is

OrlandoShooting - 2016 - memorial prayer graphic

“Waking up to the unspeakable violence in Orlando reminds us of how precious human life is. Our prayers are with the victims, their families and all those affected by this terrible act.”
– Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the U.S. Catholic bishops conference

Read the full Catholic News Agency story.

Let us pray today for all the victims and their families in Orlando. Jesus end violence & grant us the peace you alone can give. - Archbishop Aquila Tweet Twitter reaction to Orlando shooting

“Let us pray today for all the victims and their families in Orlando. Jesus end violence & grant us the peace you alone can give.”
Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Archdiocese of Denver, Twitter feed

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Catholic Movie Night taking a summer break

Catholic Movie Night, normally Friday evenings once a month, is taking a summer break. See you in September!

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Wanted: Girls called to lead

The first ever Colorado chapter of LeadersNow International welcomes girls and their mothers to an informational meeting 7 – 8:30 p.m., Monday, June 13 in the Cavanagh Room. Parishioners will be on hand to discuss any questions you might have about this Christian leadership and formation organization for young women. Established in 2003, LeadersNow International supports young women interested in being authentic leaders within their schools, communities, and families. Membership in LNI provides comprehensive training and formation in a group setting in which participants learn the practical tools necessary to make a positive impact on society. Learn more at: www.leadersnow.org.


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Goodbye and God bless

Sr. Rose Mary Balappa - Principal - Saint Joseph Catholic School - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521

Sr. Rose Mary Balappa, S.O.L.M.

Dear Parishioners, Students, Parents and Guardians,

Saying goodbye to all of you makes me so sad. You are my community, my family, my friends and you have made my past four years as Principal of Saint Joseph Catholic School very special. Since day #1 you have embraced me and my mission. We have worked hard together and invested much to make Saint Joseph Catholic School one of the best in the Archdiocese of Denver. Thank you for your constant help and support.

Know that I will cherish my memories of all of you and my time here for years to come. I wish great joy and success for this beautiful school and for all of you. Please continue to invest in Catholic education. It really will make a difference in the life of a child.

I look forward to hearing nothing but great news in the years to come.

May God continue to bless and keep you.

In union with Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

Sister Rose Mary Balappa, S.O.L.M., Principal
St. Joseph Catholic School

Read about our school’s new principal, Dr. Charles Hubbeling.


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

Dr. Charles Hubbeling - named principal - St. Joseph Catholic School - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521 - May 31 2016

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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