Fr. Greg Ames

Join us for the return of Fr. Greg Ames, formerly in residence at our parish while he ministered to the homeless at The Mission in Ft. Collins, with this year’s Lenten mission speaker series, “The Call to True Discipleship”, Feb. 24 – 27. Fr. Greg weaves his creative stories and inspiring words in dynamic one-hour presentations sure to engage the entire family. Fr. Greg will also preach at all the Masses the weekend of Feb. 24 – 25. Fr. Greg brings more than 30 years of active ministry as a parish priest, minister to youth, advocate for the homeless, the elderly, and his experiences as a cancer survivor to his lectures. He shares a unique perspective on the Gospel, presenting the teachings of Jesus in a solidly Roman Catholic tradition, which is truly evangelical in flavor.

Fr. Greg Ames – solidly Catholic, truly evangelical

Join us at 6:30 p.m. each evening of the mission:

Sun., Feb. 25: “Seeing Eye to Eye”

Lent is a time to renew our relationship with one another and God. Overcoming the effects of sin: division and alienation.

Mon., Feb. 26: “Living Heart to Heart”

Our relationship with God determines how we live our lives. Mercy is a return to the heart of God.

Tues., Feb. 27: “Feet on the Ground”

The true gift of Easter. Helping the world recognize Jesus on the road of life.


St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus - Guido Reni, c.1620,
St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus – Guido Reni, c.1620,

You are invited to join our annual celebration, a feast day breakfast following the 8 a.m. Mass Saturday, March 19, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, our parish’s patron saint.

Please bring statues or pictures of Saint Joseph from home for our feast display in Meredith Hall. Drop off items in Meredith Hall prior to Mass and take them home after you eat. Be sure to discreetly label your items. Thank you for helping make our annual display extra special!

Freewill offerings welcomed for the breakfast. Please RSVP by calling (970) 482-4148.

What Jesus learned from St. Joseph

“It is no exaggeration to think that it was precisely from his “father” Joseph that Jesus learned – at the human level – that steadfast interiority which is a presupposition of authentic justice, the “superior justice” which he was one day to teach his disciples.”
— Pope Benedict XVI,
Angelus, St Peter’s Square, IV Sunday of Advent, 18 December 2005

How to dress, do’s and don’ts, praying

Fr. Greg Ames - praying the Mass
Fr. Greg Ames

Ever wondered what to do in Church or feel like Catholicism for Dummies was written for you? Is church just for rich people? Fr. Greg Ames explores Catholicism’s ancient roots, which are older than Buddhism and an integral part of Mass. Understand where Catholicism’s Jewish roots begin and end in the Mass. Get tips on church do’s and don’ts, including how to dress, what is more important than arriving on time, the two ways to take Communion and the one thing you should not do after Communion.

What are ‘Catholic aerobics’?

Watch this video to find out what people mean by “Catholic aerobics”. Discover the oldest words in continuous use in human language and while you’re at it, RSVP to Christ’s great invitation. Join Fr. Greg Ames in this engaging Wednesday night series that explores highlights of Catholicism, now through April 27, 2016. Drop in for one or all sessions. Fr. Ames is Chaplain to the Homeless at the Mission in Fort Collins, and priest in residence at Saint Joseph Catholic Church.

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Fr. Greg’s next talk

Join us for Fr. Greg’s next talk, “The Sacraments: Understanding our Sacramental Church”, Wednesday Feb. 3, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Get directions.

Our Catholic Journey: Remaining Talks

February 10, No ClassAsh Wednesday

February 17, Lent: The Sacraments of Initiation

February 24, No Class

March 2, Sin: The Sacraments of Healing

March 9, Our Calling: The Sacraments of Vocation

March 16, The Triduum: The Great Liturgies of Holy Week

March 23, No Class – Holy Week

March 30, No Class – Easter Week

April 6, Catholic Morality: Being Easter People

April 13, Medical Ethics: Living and Dying in a Modern World

April 20, Human Dignity: a Review of Catholic Social Teachings

April 27, Last Class