Registration for St. Joseph Parish’s 2016-2017 faith formation school year is now open! Come grow in your Catholic faith!

  • Pre-school through 5th grade classes meet Sundays 9-10:30am in the school. Students in 2nd grade will prepare for and receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion this year.
  • Middle School Youth Group meets Wednesdays 6:30-8pm in the Youth Room. Students in grades 6-8 will prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this year.
  • High School Youth Group meets Sundays 6:30-8pm in Meredith Hall (with dinner following the 5pm Life Teen mass).

Registration forms are available online, in the back of church, and at the parish office. Classes begin September 14 & 18. Please register by September 1.

If you would like to volunteer in this important ministry, please contact Cecilia White, cwhite@stjosephchurchfc.org, 970-482-4148 x 202.

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The 2015-2016 3rd grade elementary faith formation class with their catechists.

Saint Joseph Catholic School student views a nativity scene at the Nativities Around the World exhibit - Global Village Museum - Ft. Collins - CO

NPR recently featured our very own Saint Joseph Catholic School students visiting the Nativities Around the World exhibit at the Global Village Museum in downtown Fort Collins. The exhibit, 60 years in the making, brings together different cultures of the world in their celebration of the birth of Jesus. The NPR broadcast features the story of the exhibit as well as student reactions to some of the pieces. Nativities Around the World runs through January 23.

A colorful set piece from Mexico depicts the Holy Family riding in a Jeep – the baby Jesus throwing his hands up in delight. That’s a favorite for 8-year-old Rowan Whisler, who is on a tour with his second-grade class from St. Joseph Catholic School.

“I like – how it’s in a car,” he said. “It’s kind of funny.”

For Maddie Murphy, the nativity on a “pyramid” is her favorite.

Well, it’s not quite a pyramid. It’s actually a miniature replica of the Mayan ruin Chichen Itza in Mexico. But the idea of having the nativity take place anywhere but in a manger makes the 7-year-old giggle. excerpt, KUNC story and interview

About Saint Joseph Catholic School

Saint Joseph Catholic School, established in 1926, focuses on rigorous academics, reinforced family environment, a nurturing community and Catholic faith formation. To schedule a tour, call (970) 484-1171.