Note: Fr. Steven Voss passed away September 10, 2016.
Read Fr. Steven’s Pastor’s Paragraph
I’m Father Steven Voss, and I am blessed to be the pastor of Saint Joseph Parish. I am a third generation Colorado Native, and the fourth of five children. I have one brother and three sisters. I was ordained on May 12, 2007 by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.FM. Cap. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver. I was assigned to Saint Joseph Parish in 2010 after a three year assignment as parochial vicar at Spirit of Christ Parish in Arvada, Colorado. Saint Joseph Parish is my first pastorate.
I had the great benefit of growing up in a loving family where faith was a priority, and given an education where my faith was nourished. I first began to think about becoming a priest as a fourth grader while attending a Catholic elementary school in Denver. This call was nurtured and heard more clearly throughout my K-12 education in the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools. For this reason I am pleased that we have a parish school, and I enjoy spending time with our students, teaching about our faith and helping each child to know how much Christ loves them.
I am a two-time cancer survivor and a kidney transplant recipient. My various health struggles have allowed me to know God’s love, mercy, and protection in a very real way. Even as a child, I never doubted God’s love or providential care for me. Eventually this awareness culminated into a question. I believe it was the voice of Jesus that asked: “Will you love and dignify others in my name?” That invitation gave me joy and a wonderful sense of direction in my life. I love my faith, I love being a priest, and I love working with people, specifically to help them know the inherent dignity they have in the eyes of Christ and his Church.