Remember beloved deceased with Novena starting All Souls Day

All Souls - novena starts Nov 2 - 2017 - LPI graphic - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ft. Collins - CO 80521Please join us in remembering deceased loved ones with our Novena of Masses beginning Thursday, November 2.

Novena Mass Cards are available at the church entrances, and help provide names of the deceased for our altar display in November. We also pray for the deceased at the Novena of Masses.

All Souls Day: Photos of loved ones at Shrine for the Dead

We invite you to bring a photo of your loved one for the Shrine for the Dead, a photo display of deceased members of our parish family. You may submit pictures via email to Jeanette Coleman or drop them off at the Parish Center marked with your name and contact information.

We will scan your photos, print them, place them at the shrine and return the original to you. If you bring a copy we can keep, please let us know when you drop it off.

The Book of the Dead starts in a spot by the Baptismal Font November 1st and 2nd, and then moves to the Shrine for the rest of the month. We will enter the names of our parishioners who have died this past year. You are also welcome to enter names of your deceased loved ones in the Book of the Dead. Thank you.

The theological basis for the feast is the doctrine that the souls which, on departing from the body are not perfectly cleansed from venial sins, or have not fully atoned for past transgressions, are debarred from the Beatific Vision, and that the faithful on earth can help them by prayers, almsgiving and especially the sacrifice of the Mass.
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Join our Corpus Christi Procession, June 18

You are invited to join in the outdoor  Corpus Christi Procession at St. Joseph Church on Sunday June 18.  It will begin immediately following the 11:30 a.m. Mass.  Everyone not attending the 11:30 Mass, gather on the front step of the Church about 12:20 p.m.

Groups are encouraged to come and carry banners representing your specific ministry or group.  The procession encompasses the Church block and ends with Benediction in the Church.

Come and be part of this Eucharistic Procession of the Blessed Sacrament.

A reception will follow in Meredith Hall – All are welcome!!

Contact Mary Ann Burridge or Lois Carroll if you have any questions:

970 482-4148 ext. 212 or email

970 482-4148 ext. 282 or email

Holy Family Parish Fiesta to benefit St. Joseph Catholic School

Save the date for the Holy Family Spring Fiesta, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, May 7! Spend the day, or come for an hour or two. This fun event for all ages features cuisine from Mexico and Central America as well as music, dancing, games, and cultural exhibits. Proceeds from food sales will support Saint Joseph Catholic School and its tuition assistance program.
“Holy Family Parish has been a fixture in Northern Colorado since 1929,” said Father Enrique Salazar, Pastor at Holy Family. “We have a rich and beautiful history that we would love to share with the entire community. Our Spring Fiesta is the perfect end to your Cinco de Mayo weekend.”