christmas masses - st joseph catholic church - ft collins - co - 80521 - graphic by liturgical publicationsPlease join us for Christmas Mass! Note that the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve fall on the same day this year.

For your worship planning:

All are welcome to an Advent Marian Concert by celebrated singer-songwriter Julie Carrick, following the 5 p.m. Mass, Sun., Dec. 3. Details: http://www.stjosephfc.org/advent-evening-music-reflection/

We will offer a Penance service 7 – 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 11.

We will celebrate the 4th Sunday of Advent, which is the regular Sunday obligation:

4 p.m., Sat., Dec. 23;
7:30 a.m., 9:30am, 11:30am,
Sun. Dec. 24.
There is no 5 p.m. Mass Dec. 24.

Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve:
4 p.m., Sun., Dec. 24 in the church, Meredith Hall and school gym.
6 p.m., 8 p.m., and Midnight, beginning with caroling at 11 p.m., Sun., Dec. 24, in the church. Incense will only be used at the Midnight Mass.

Christmas Day:
7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., Dec. 25, all Masses in the church.

Begin Advent with a Marian-themed evening of Music, Reflection, and a celebration of our Catholic Faith. Julie Carrick, celebrated Catholic recording artist, speaker, and radio producer, will bring her Advent event “Mother Lend Me Your Heart” to St Joseph Parish on Sunday, December 3rd. Julie draws from a variety of sources for inspiration, but this event is particularly influenced by Fr Michael Gaitley’s ’33 Days to Morning Glory’ program.

There will be a potluck at 6 p.m. (immediately following the 5 p.m. Mass) in Meredith Hall.

Concert and reflections will follow at 7 p.m. in the Church. There will be a free-will offering taken up near the end of the night.

See You December 3rd!

Larimer County Food Bank donations - December 2016 - St. Joseph Catholic School.
Larimer County Food Bank donations – December 2016 – from St. Joseph Catholic School.

Bring your own Thanksgiving food — breads, pastry or wine and gifts for the Food Bank — to be blessed during the Mass of Thanksgiving, 9:00 a.m., Thursday, November 23.

You are invited to place your bread or pastry and your wine or juice for your Thanksgiving table on Mary’s Altar prior to Mass. Father will bless these after Communion.

Father will also bless your gift of food for the Food Bank of Larimer County. Please keep Food Bank items in your pew until the Offertory Procession. Ushers will help direct you with this procession. If you prefer to give a monetary contribution to the Food Bank, we will provide a collection basket.

Thanksgiving food blessing, office closures, schedule changes

Please note that there is only one Mass on Thanksgiving Day, and one Mass only, at 9 a.m., on Friday, November 24. There are no scheduled Confessions these two days. Incense will be used at the Mass of Thanksgiving.
Parish offices and Saint Joseph Catholic School will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Also, there will be no Middle School Youth Group on Wednesday, Nov. 22, no SoulCore on Thursday, Nov. 23, and no Elementary Religious Education on Sunday, Nov. 26. High School Youth Group will have a Social Night on Sunday, Nov. 26. Have a blessed holiday!

Remember to visit our Jesse Tree and help make Christmas happier for someone in need: http://www.stjosephfc.org/jesse-tree-catholic-charities/