Join us for historic Oct. 13 Consecration to Mary

consecration - at st joseph catholic parish - october 13 - fort collins - colorado

St. Joseph’s is part of Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila’s historic consecration of the Archdiocese of Denver to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima.

Consecration activities start in St. Joseph Catholic Church at 7:30 p.m.

This is your chance to open your heart to Mary, and to help with that, the Archdiocese of Denver has created a series of short video clips providing insight into who Mary really is and why she loves us. Each video is only a couple of minutes long, and host Fr. Ryan O’Neill’s commentary will make you stop and think.
· Marian Moment #1: The Simplicity of Mary, http://denvercatholic.org/marian-moment-1-simplicity-mary/
· Marian Moment #2: Abandonment to the Will of God, http://denvercatholic.org/marian-moment-2-abandonment-will-god/
· Marian Moment #3: Mary’s love for the Cross, http://denvercatholic.org/marian-moment-3-marys-love-cross/
· Marian Moment #4:  Mary’s Love for Souls, https://vimeo.com/234960592
· Marian Moment #5: The Heart of Mary, https://vimeo.com/234960243
For more details or to sign up for updates on the Consecration as they unfold, go to https://archden.org/heartofmary/prepare/.

Healing blessing, Anointing with St. Peregrine relics

St Peregrine Anointing - monthly Anointing of the Sick and blessing with St. Peregrine relics - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ft. Collins - CO
Learn about the Servite ministry for those who live with illness, especially cancer, as they seek to find healing and God’s peace.

The monthly Anointing and blessing with St. Peregrine relics takes place Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, following the 11:30 a.m. Mass. You do not need to contact the office for this blessing nor for the Anointing. St. Peregrine is the Patron Saint of the Sick, especially those afflicted with cancer. Anointing of the Sick is not just for people near death. Get more details on the Anointing of the Sick: http://tinyurl.com/anointsick

Bring your pet to Blessing of the Animals

blessing of the animals to honor st francis of assisi - st joseph catholic church - graphic - LPIIn honor of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is October 4th, St. Joseph Catholic Church will host two Blessings of the Animals Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the front lawn of the school. Bring your beloved pets to be blessed!

2014 Blessing of the Animals, St. Joseph Catholic Church
2014 Blessing of the Animals, St. Joseph Catholic Church

Blessing of the Animals offers two time options: 11 a.m., 1 p.m.

What changed the life of St. Francis?

Three major incidents confirmed Francis in this path. In Assisi, he overcame his fear of disease to kiss the hand of a leper. Afterward, he made a pilgrimage to Rome, where he deposited his money at Saint Peter’s tomb and exchanged clothes with a beggar. Soon after he returned home, Francis heard Christ tell him in a vision: “Go, Francis, and repair my house, which as you see is falling into ruin.”
Catholic News Agency