2019 Parish Festival Gallery

St. Joseph Catholic Church celebrated the 60th year of its Annual Parish Festival, Aug. 2-4. Large crowds turned out each day and people of all ages from Pueblo and the surrounding communities had fun listening to a variety of entertainment, eating and drinking and enjoying fellowship of getting together. Below are pictures from the event. 

  • Parish Festival - Friday
    Parish Festival - Friday

    Crowd listening to the band Bad Habitz

  • Parish Festival - Friday
    Parish Festival - Friday

    Serving up pulled pork or chicken sandwiches

  • Parish Festival - Friday
    Parish Festival - Friday

    Bad Habitz belts out a tune

  • Parish Festival - Friday
    Parish Festival - Friday

    The church game was a hit with the crowd

  • Parish Festival - Friday
    Parish Festival - Friday

    The entertainment crowd enjoying the music

  • Parish Festival - Friday
    Parish Festival - Friday

    People were in the mood for dancing!

  • Parish Festival - Friday
    Parish Festival - Friday

    "The Three Amigos" - Marcos LeBlanc, Fr. Joseph and Fr. Charlie

  • Parish Festival - Friday
    Parish Festival - Friday

    Playing the Pickle Jar

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Getting the rolls ready for the meatball sandwiches

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Making breakfast burritos at the stove

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The 18-team co-ed softball tournament gets underway

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    St. Joseph parishioners working the kolbasi and meatball sandwich area pose for a picture

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Putting the final touches on an enchiladas plate

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The lunch crowd at the festival

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The line was long during lunch at the Mexican Food booth

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Alfred Gonzales performs in the entertainment tent

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    A young girl gets her face painted during the parish festival

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Robbie Gonzales speaks with fellow parishioners manning the Kolbasi and meatball order booth

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    People of all ages try their luck at winning at the cake-spin booth

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Youth of the parish work the sno-cone booth

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The ladyfinger cookie sellers are surrounded by mounds of cookies to sell

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    To beat the heat, people came inside the religious education center to play BINGO

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    People of all ages play their boards hoping to be the first to shout B-I-N-G-O

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Members of the Omawari dancers perform in the afternoon at inside the entertainment tent

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The young members of the Omawari dancers awed the crowd by their performance

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    A large dinner crowd fills the hall for the festival's famous Mexican food

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    A couple from the Omawari dancers kick up their heels at the festival

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The games area was busy with delighted kids trying to win a prize with their parents in tow

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Anxious onlooker wait for the wheel to stop in the cake-spin booth hoping it lands on their number

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The Barnburner band entertains the crowd

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Playing Plinko in the games area of the parish festival

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Long lines snaked the Fr. Charles J. Murray Parish Hall for the dinner rush hour

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The evening crowd increased on the parish grounds as the weather became cooler

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Music Ministry director Marcus LeBlanc discusses the fundraising drive for the Bishop Arthur M. Tafoya Narthex inside the entertainment tent

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The pop/water booth was VERY busy and the crowd at the festival stayed hydrated to beat the heat outside

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    St. Joseph parishioners having a good time in the enchiliadas booth

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Fr. Joseph and Fr. Derrick Scott, from Cathedral Sacred Heart wave to the camera over a throng of people outside ennjoying the festival

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The crowd gets bigger as the sky grows darker with storm clouds. Eventually the rain came, but didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd.

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    Fr. Joseph thanks the crowd for their support of attending the festival which turned 60 years old this year.

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The crowds line up to quench their thirst with a beer

  • Parish Festival - Saturday
    Parish Festival - Saturday

    The dance floor was packed with people dancing th Carlos Crull & The Boys

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Bishop Stephen Berg gives his homily at the 11 a.m. mass during Festival Sunday.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Bishop Stephen Berg receives the sacramental gifts during communion

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Bishop Stephen Berg celebrates the Eucharist.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    The Spirit Choir sings during communion at the 11 a.m. mass

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Father Joseph drinks from the Chalice on the altar during communion

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Dedication ceremony of Field #1 being named in honor of John E.Carrillo

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Dedication ceremony of Field #1 being named in honor of John E.Carrillo

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Dedication ceremony of Field #1 being named for John E.Carrillo

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Fr. Joseph speaks at the dedication ceremony of Field #1 being named in honor of John E.Carrillo

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Fr. Joseph sprinkles holy water at the dedication ceremony of Field #1 being named in honor of John E.Carrillo

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    The family of John E. Carrillo releases balloons at the dedication ceremony of Field #1 being named in his honor

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Tournament director Liz Chapman speaks at the dedication ceremony of Field #1 being named in honor of John E. Carrilo

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    John's wife.speaks at the dedication ceremony of Field #1 being named in his honor.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    The Carillo family embraces as a chair is set up where John would normally watch the games being played during the St. Joseph Co-Ed Softball Tournament.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    The Carillo family poses for a picture near the chair that is set up where John would normally watch the games being played during the St. Joseph Co-Ed Softball Tournament.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    The cake both was popular a popular dessert destination for festival-goers.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Workers are busy in the Italian kitchen serving up meatballs and Kolbasi sandwiches on the final day of the festival.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    The Sunday afternoon entertainment kicked off with Gypsy - The Beat and the Kid.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    St. Joseph Religious Edication Director Maria Lopez, poses for a photo with longtime parishioner, Carol Granato at the entertainment tent.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    St. Joseph Religious Edication Director Maria Lopez sings a song with Gypsy - The Beat and the Kid.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Latin Solutions played during the afternoon on the final day of the festival.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Workers in kitchen where the Mexican food was prepared wave as a picture was taken of them looking busy! 

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Marcus LeBlanc, Music Ministry Director sings the National Anthem before the start of the softball tournament championship game inside the entertainment tent.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    The Flamenco Dancers from Denver wowed the crowd with their nifty spanish dance moves.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    The Richard Duvall Memorial Horseshoe Tournament was a competitive one played just east of the church in the gravel parking lot. 

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Festival-goers try their luck at winning a cake at the cake-spin booth on the last day 

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Team Weda was crowned the champions of the St. Joseph Co-Ed Softball Tournament

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    AAA Plumbing finished runner-up in St. Joseph Co-Ed Softball Tournament, having won the title last year (2018)

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    The church game was popular with the adults at the festival 

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Inside the Religious Education Center, the Bingo area was packed with people of all ages on Sunday.

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Those attending the festival tried their luck at the Dime Dish booth

  • Parish Festival - Sunday
    Parish Festival - Sunday

    Latin Thunder closed out the festival entertainment on Sunday evening

 

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Gift Store

Come visit St. Joseph Gift Store located in Church office. Open Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. & by appointment if needed.

Not too early to start thinking of Christmas. We have Advent Candles, Wreaths, Rosaries, Crosses and much more. Come in and see us.

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