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.
As Easter approaches, Fr. Steven challenges us to look deeply into our prayer habits and consider true piety v. “Hollywood piety”. We are all called to be holy by means of relationship, just as John the Baptist was so prepared to meet, know, and love Jesus Christ. Holiness is not about imposing the will of God on others, and you don’t have to attempt holiness alone. “I will take you by the hand,” says Christ the Lord. Holiness is about the joy that only Christ can give. He walks with us, and He abides with us.
Our Pastoral Council has been busy monitoring projects and issues of importance to the parish, including the Altar Society’s hard work getting the church ready for Easter, starting a Christ Renews His Parish program here, bringing in the Gabriel Project, and upcoming facilities beautification projects. Read the Council’s latest minutes for details.
Saint Joseph Catholic Parish and School would like to thank everyone who made Spirit 2014, the evening of February 8, such a beautiful and successful event. Special thanks to our Spirit Committee, our school families, parishioners, volunteers, and faculty and staff who worked so hard and gave so much, and to all the corporations and businesses, listed below, that donated to our silent and live auctions, which raised more than $195,000 for Catholic education in Fort Collins. We were overwhelmed by your generosity and support. We truly appreciate each and every one of you. To be included in next year’s sponsors, contact our development director, Nicole Nigro. Thank you!
Spirit 2014 sponsors:
Angie Spangler/Remax Advanced
Bank of Colorado
Blanco Law Office
Blessed John XXIII
Book Center of the Rockies
Cache Bank & Trust
Clay’s Ace Hardware
Cornerstone Mortgage Lenders
First Western Trust Bank of Northern Colorado
Fort Collins Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Hand Made Bytes
Hilton Fort Collins
Holmes Family Dental
Home Instead Senior Care
Martin Family Foundation
Matthew and Lynette Whisler
Our Lady of Loreto School
Our Lady of the Valley Parish
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
Saint Joseph Catholic Parish
Serious Texas BBQ
Tom and Amy Wood
Tynan’s Nissan Kia
VanMeveren Law Group
Woodley’s Fine Furniture
Zurich American Insurance Company
Saint Joseph Catholic School, established in 1926, focuses on rigorous academics, reinforced family environment, a nurturing community, and Catholic faith formation. To enroll, call (970) 484-1171.
FORT COLLINS — Plan on attending Archbishop Samuel Aquila’s talk: “Pope Francis and the Joy of Faith in Action”, Monday, March 31. The evening begins with daily Mass at Blessed John XXIII at 5:15 p.m. followed by the lecture at 7:30 p.m. in Colorado State University’s Lory Student Center, North Ballroom. Refreshments will be served afterward. The event is sponsored by Ram Catholic and the Aggiornamento Institute. For more information, contact Jessica Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, March 19 is our parish feast day: The Solemnity Of Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will have a special Mass at 7 p.m., followed by a dessert social in Meredith Hall. There will be no 12:10 p.m. Mass on this day. Also Adoration will close at 6:30 p.m. and the Healing Holy Hour will be suspended for this day. We will return to the regular schedule the following Wednesday March 26. Please bring your entire family and join us in this special celebration. All children attending this Mass will be invited to participate in the special procession.
Elizabeth “Betty” Rouyn Busch, a Saint Joseph’s parishioner for 30 years, passed into eternal rest March 7, 2014.
A rosary will be said Thursday, March 13, 7:00pm at Allnutt Drake Chapel, 650 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins.
The funeral Mass will be Friday, March 14, 10:00am in the church.
Please follow the link to Betty’s obituary.
Eternal rest grant unto Betty, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
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Holy Week Services
Holy Thursday April 17: Only one Mass
7 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight in the Parish Center.
Good Friday April 18: No Mass
9 a.m. Stations of the Cross
3 p.m. Seven Last Words, begins with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy
7 p.m. Celebration of the Passion of the Lord.
Holy Saturday April 19
Only one Mass 8:30 p.m., the Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday Masses, April 20:
7:30 a.m. Church
9:30 a.m. Church and School Gym
11:30 a.m. Church and School Gym
There will be no 5 p.m. Mass.
Our Sunday Visitor, publisher of popular Catholic reading materials, has created its list of Top 10 Catholic Apps for Lent. Many of these apps go beyond Lent, and are useful any time. Try one, and make your smart phone more than just a business tool.
Stop by our offices for your free weekly copy of Our Sunday Visitor’s Lenten reading series. These beautifully illustrated sheets will educate you and enrich your Lenten observances. The reading of the week is also part of a special insert in our weekend Mass bulletin, available at the church exits. Enjoy!
Mrs. Diane Hecker, a longtime Saint Joseph parishioner and co-founder of Mary’s Closet, passed into eternal life Thursday, March 6, 2014.
A Visitation will be held from 4:00pm –7:00pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Goes Funeral Care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Diane at 10:00am on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Collins, Colorado. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery, followed by a reception at Saint Joseph Church in Meredith Hall.
Please follow the link to Diane’s obituary.