Seniors: Come for dinner, Christmas carols

2012 Christmas Senior Dinner, Meredith Hall, St. Joseph Catholic Church
2014 Senior Dinner, Meredith Hall, St. Joseph Catholic Church

“Stand up in the presence of the aged, and show respect for the old; thus shall you fear your God. I am the LORD.”
Lv 19:32

Senior citizens are invited to a free Christmas dinner at Saint Joseph Catholic Parish downstairs in Meredith Hall, 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Join us for a delicious meal, great fellowship, and caroling. So that we know how many to prepare for, please call the parish offices, (970) 482-4148, to reserve your spot. See you soon!

Make a Christmas donation to Saint Joseph Catholic Church:

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Also, mark your calendar for our Dec. 24 – 25 Mass schedule!

2012 Christmas Senior Dinner, Meredith Hall, St. Joseph Catholic Church

Christmas Senior Dinner 2014 - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ft. Collins - Colorado - 80521

Christmas Senior Dinner 2014 - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ft. Collins - Colorado - 80521

2014 Christmas Senior Dinner - St. Joseph Catholic Church - Ft. Collins - Colorado - 80521

Three Wise Men Help Us Find Joy, Fulfillment

Fr. Steven Voss - Pastor - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521On the flight home from a retreat with the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Alma, Michigan, Fr. Steven Voss, our pastor, remembered their exuberant joy and tremendous talents. Each sister possessed a PhD in her chosen field and the nuns’ happiness was infectious. Their gifts seemed to herald the coming Feast of the Epiphany and mirror the Three Wise Men’s gifts to the newborn Christ. Each magi carried something unique to himself and his worldly background, a gift that prophesied who Christ would be and identified Him to the world. Though tempted by King Herod, who wanted to destroy the Messiah and His truth and light, the magi refused to reveal where the baby Jesus was. With “perfect harmony of intellect and will” the Three Wise Men instead used their gifts in fulfillment of their true destiny. “The magi really represent the modern American trying to search out and find Jesus Christ,” says Fr. Steven. “They speak to our hearts when we take them apart and look at them bit by bit, detail by detail.” Learn how the Three Wise Men can help you find joy and fulfillment. Click on the video above or this link to listen to Fr. Steven’s full homily, January 4, 2015.

Have Yourself a Light and Blissful Christmas

Fr. Steven Voss - Pastor - Saint Joseph Catholic Church - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521Fr. Steven Voss, our pastor, found himself cringing in the final days of Advent 2014 as he drove by the local mall. “It is absolutely appalling that I still have Christmas shopping to do,” he thought. Fr. Steven’s heart turned to memories of childhood Christmases and memories of his dear, departed mother, who managed to pull it all off. “How is all that possible for a mere mortal?” he asked. What Fr. Steven’s mother did well was not to frenetically aim for perfection in the material details of Christmas, but like Mary, who said “yes” to the Lord in today’s Gospel reading, choose instead to fulfill her vocation. We all can say yes to our true vocation, and open our hearts to the ones we are supposed to love. “Accepting our vocation is always the key to our happiness,” says Fr. Steven, and “it always helps puts us in the right frame of mind.” Fr. Steven’s mother often hummed “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” during Advent. You too, can have a light and blissful Christmas, and every other day of the year, if “you do all things for the love of Christ and share the love that you receive in return from Him with all those you encounter.” Click on the video above or this link to listen to Fr. Steven’s full homily of December 21, 2014.