Donations needed for Garage Sale 2017

Garage Sale Flyer Donation - solicitation - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ft. Collins - CO - 80521

Garage Sale 2017 is near! We welcome your gently used items to stock the best community garage sale ever, June 3 – 4, to benefit our youth group’s summer mission trips. Donations may be dropped off in the Youth Room May 27, 9 a.m. – noon; May 28, 12:30 – 4 p.m.; May 30 – June 1, 8 – 9 a.m. or 5 – 7 p.m.; June 2, 8 a.m. – noon.

The Youth Room is in the school and can be accessed from the outside through the main Howes St. parking lot, next to the garage.

One mission trip, for high school juniors and seniors, is headed to Amarillo, TX, to work with Catholic Charities. The other, for all high school students, goes to Taos, NM, to work with Habitat For Humanity.

Our wish list:

  • Tools
  • Furniture
  • Infant and Childrens’ Clothing
  • Toys
  • Athletic Equipment
  • Household Items

We cannot accept: Cloth furniture, mattresses, hazardous materials, anything damaged or stained or TVs/Computers.

Our address: St. Joseph Catholic Church, 101 North Howes St., Fort Collins, CO, 80521. Phone: (970) 482 – 4148, ext 210.

Garage Sale 2017 hours: June 3 – 4, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thank you!

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Household items, garage sale 2016.

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Toys, garage sale 2016.

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Parish volunteer: Jail inmates’ Passion of Jesus Play impressive

Fran Black - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ft. Collins - CO - 80521

Fran Black

Many thanks to Fran Black for her countless years of Catholic jail ministry! The inmates love this diminutive nonagenarian, and Fran has helped open the door to hope and a fresh start for many. Go, Fran!

I attended a program put on by some of the male inmates of the Larimer County Jail for the volunteers and guests with Lisa Schlueter, the volunteer coordinator of the jail. This was a performance of the final days of Jesus’ life, with a video showing the words, which were then narrated by one inmate, and the action then performed by a group of the men with appropriate music. The entire Passion of Jesus was performed by the inmates in silence, but very professionally. To those of us in the audience, it was very moving, and I am only sorry that there was not some way for the public to have an opportunity to see what these men can do and were willing to give of their time to show that they can do good as part of the community again.
Frances Black, Fort Collins
The Coloradoan, Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down, April 22, 2017

Jail a unique and rewarding faith ministry

Go to jail … for a great, unique and rewarding faith ministry! Give inmates a little hope and demonstrate your Catholic faith through service. We need jail volunteers, especially women. Flexible options; guitarists/vocalists, other musicians especially welcome. Help us at weekly Tuesday evening Communion services, 6:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m or once-a-month Saturday morning Masses. The level of time commitment is up to you. Sample a service if you are unsure. Larimer County Jail will train you if you decide you want to be part of our team. Call Dcn. Greg Reynolds, parish offices., (970) 482 – 4148, x: 230.

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Wanted: Part-time front desk help

We are looking for an individual to work part-time, approximately 25 hours per week at the front desk of the parish center. The work tasks include greeting visitors and answering the telephone, plus clerical work. This individual must be a team player, demonstrate Christian principles and be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. Knowledge of Microsoft Publisher is a plus. This is an entry level position. Send your resume to


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Join us to honor Mary in May Crowning

may crowning mary 2014 st joseph catholic church and schoolJoin us at 9:15 a.m., Friday, May 5, in the church for a beautiful May Crowning service honoring Mary and hosted by students of Saint Joseph Catholic School, now enrolling for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Call (970) 484 – 1171 for a tour.

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Congratulations on Divine Mercy Sunday!

Congratulations to those who consecrated themselves to Mary on Divine Mercy Sunday! This marked the culmination of our 33 Days to Morning Glory classes. Many thanks to all who participated and a special thanks to our volunteer parishioner-facilitators.

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Consecrated to Mary – Divine Mercy Sunday. Photo by Linda O’Brien.

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