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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Totus Tuus, ‘Totally Yours’, welcomes youth July 26 – 31

Totus Tuus, translated as ‘Totally Yours’, is a Catholic youth program being held at Saint Joseph Catholic Parish July 26 – 31. Cost is $25 per child, with a $75 per family maximum. Registration is due by July 20th.

Programming is for 1st – 12th graders:

  • Grade School Program (grades 1-6): Monday, July 27th – Friday, July 31st, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Teen Program (grades 7-12): Sunday, July 26th – Thursday, July 30th, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Please see the printer-friendly (.pdf) Totus Tuus registration packet for more details.

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St. Joseph parish offices closed July 3

St. Joseph Catholic Church parish offices will be closed July 3 as part of the 4th of July weekend. Weekend Masses will be celebrated as normally scheduled. Have a safe and blessed holiday!

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Pope Francis inspires $60,000 donation to help build Habitat for Humanity home in Ft. Collins

FORT COLLINS – Inspired by the deeds of Pope Francis, an anonymous donor has donated $60,000 towards a new home that will be built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

The donor has challenged the community to contribute toward the remaining $40,000 needed to buy the “bricks and sticks” for the home, according to a Habitat for Humanity news release.  Community members are also encouraged to volunteer and achieve a true community partnership in the construction.

Building is scheduled from August through December and 300 – 400 volunteers will be needed. All faiths are welcome to contribute to the build.

A ground blessing ceremony kicking off the build will be held on Friday, July 3rd, 8:30 a.m. at 6602 Avondale Road, Fort Collins, 80525 in Ridgewood Hills Neighborhood. Those interested in getting involved and/or volunteering are encouraged to attend.  For more information contact Raquel Martinez at (970) 488-2610 or RMartinez@FortCollinsHabitat.org.

The Toomey family will partner in building the Pope Francis-inspired home. “You have to work hard for the things you want out of life,” said a representative of the Toomey family. “Never give up on your hopes and dreams but work every day to achieve them!”

Habitat for Humanity outlined three goals for the building of this house:

  • To honor Pope Francis’s commitment to social justice and reinvigorating the Catholic Church
  • To provide a unifying, celebratory opportunity for both Catholic and non-Catholic volunteers to work together towards a common goal. The release noted, “As Pope Francis says, ‘Work confers dignity'”.
  • To further Habitat’s mission of building and preserving homes

Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in the Fort Collins area and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Learn more at www.FortCollinsHabitat.org.

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Special map for St. Joseph parishioners attending Mass during 2015 Colorado Brewers Festival June 27 – 28

The 2015 Colorado Brewers Festival is expected to draw 20,000 visitors to downtown Fort Collins, 11 – 5 p.m., June 27 – 28. St. Joseph parishioners will experience an altered traffic pattern, but will be able to get to Mass.

To park in the church lot (for the elderly or those who need to park close to the church):

Howes Street will be closed. Enter the church parking lot by driving westbound on Mountain Avenue and turning right on Howes Street into the church parking lot entrance.

Please, do not enter the church parking lot from Mountain Avenue as this is an exit only. Get the printer-friendly (.pdf) map showing how to access Mass during the 2015 Colorado Brewers Festival.

Brewfest map for St Joseph parishioners - Mass attendance - street closure - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521

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Low-gluten hosts available during Communion

St. Joseph Catholic Church offers low-gluten hosts during Communion by special arrangement. For those who cannot tolerate the gluten, it is important to note these are low gluten hosts, not gluten free.  Per Church requirements they must contain some gluten; these contain 0.002% gluten.

To receive the low gluten hosts for communion please go to the sacristy 15 minutes before Mass and speak to the sacristan. If you have any questions, please contact Greg Reynolds at (970) 482-4148 x:230.

 

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Canceled Masses

  • Saturday, June 20 8:00am Mass and Confessions are canceled for the Diaconate Ordination
  • Saturday, June 20 5:00pm Vigil Mass in Red Feather Lakes is canceled.
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Cards, coffee and camaraderie

Ladies card group - parish kitchen - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521

Our ladies card group graciously moved to the parish kitchen yesterday morning so that we could update the Cavanagh Room of the parish offices with audio-visual equipment. Gifts made in loving memory of Deacon Rick Grimler will help turn the Cavanagh Room into an interactive meeting space. Thank you for moving, ladies! The St. Joseph Catholic Church ladies card group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. You do not have to be a serious card player to join. Games are just for fun, and all are welcome. Call ahead for the exact location. (Photo by Marilou George)

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Church offers blessing for your unborn baby

The Church has a Rite for the blessing of a child in the womb.  To schedule a time to have your unborn child blessed please call Jeanette at (970) 482-4148 x: 278.

Learn about having your child baptized.

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July 3 warehouse sale a unique opportunity to find ‘good-Faith’ items

Aquinas and More Catholic Goods was started by Ian Rutherford in 2002 and is owned and run by his family and friendsLocal Catholic businessman Ian Rutherford will open his Aquinas and More Catholic Goods warehouse to the community 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., July 3 for a 25% off, one-day-only sale.

Aquinas and More Catholic Goods is located at 1331 Red Cedar Cir., Fort Collins, CO 80524.

Started by Mr. Rutherford in 2002, Aquinas and More Catholic Goods carries thousands of products ranging from books and videos to chalices and church furnishings. The store is owned and run by Mr. Rutherford’s family and friends.

The store name comes from two famous Catholic saints, Thomas Aquinas and Thomas More. The ox head in the store’s logo is a symbol of St. Thomas Aquinas who, according to the store’s website, “was called ‘The Dumb Ox’ because he was a very quiet student, and rather large.”

Normally, Aquinas and More Catholic Goods operates online only. To contact the warehouse, call: (866) 428-2820.  Special orders will be 15% off.

Our pastor, Fr. Steven Voss, endorses this sale as a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the local community to access an excellent selection of Catholic items.

Logo - Aquinas and More Catholic Goods - Fort Collins - Colorado

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