DMF News

From The Desk of Pastor Steve

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about the shooting in Colorado Springs

I wish to express my deep, personal sorrow for the unspeakable violence which has taken the lives of our brothers and sister in
the city of Colorado Springs in the recent mass shooting of November 19th.

On behalf of the Diocese of Pueblo, I offer prayers of condolence and support for the victims who have been slain, for the recovery for those who have been wounded, and for the healing of families and loved ones stricken by this tragedy.

May these evil and horrific events be brought to an end. May the message of the Love of Christ be made manifest in our culture. May God, who mourns with the victims, and calls society to justice, bring peace and healing to our world.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Stephen J. Berg
Bishop of Pueblo

If anyone is in need of support, please contact a priest at your local parish or Catholic Charities of Southern Colorado.

Phone number to Catholic Charities


Advent Week 3St. Joseph Catholic Church will livestream two masses for the weekend of Dec. 10-11, 2022  (The Third Sunday of Advent).  Those masses will be the 4:30 p.m., mass on Saturday, Dec. 10, and the 11 a.m. mass on Sunday, Dec. 11.

Fr. Jeganmari Thangavel, HGN, Parochial Vicar of Christ the King will be doing the masses this weekend in place of Fr. Steve who had to go to Lamar to fill in for Fr. Ernesto Rodriguez, who returned to Ohio.

Note to livestream watchers: In the past two weeks, some parishioners have complained that there was no sound coming from the livestream. That problem has been fixed and both livestreams this weekend will have audio. Also a fourth camera is now installed that will focus on the baptismal font.

All parishioners who wish to view a livestreamed mass at St. Joseph but do not have a Facebook can join in by viewing the mass on the church website (via YouTube) at the beginnng of the service. 

Please continue to keep our parishioners who have COVID-19 in your prayers and for a cure to the end of this pandemic as well as those involved in the Ukraine conflict.

Please share our mass with your family and friends and be safe.

Members of the community at St. Joseph came together on Saturday evening, Dec. 3, to attend the Peppermint Christmas Party (Dinner/Dance). The event was held inside the Fr. Charles J. Murray Parish hall and was hosted by the St. Joseph's Council of Catholic Women. The event ran from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

Guests who attended were treated to a Mexican-themed dinner with chips, salsa, tortillas, steak and peppers mix, chicken and peppers mix, rice, beans and red or green chile.  The event was catered by Vecina Cocina and Kj/DJ Leo provided the entertainment for the dance.

Those in attendance also had a chance to win door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. In addition, a beautiful nativity set was raffled off.






 Fr. Jeganmari ThangavelPlease Welcome Fr. Jeganmari Thangavel, HGN, Parochial Vicar of Christ the King. He will be covering the masses at St. Joseph’s the weekend of Dec. 10-11, 2022.

Fr. Steve will be in Lamar. Please hold the people of Lamar in your prayers. Fr. Ernesto Rodriguez, who replaced Fr. Steve in Lamar has returned to Ohio and Bishop Stephen Berg is scrambling to provide priestly ministry for them.



Attention Parishioners!

St. Joseph Catholic Church has announced its upcoming 2022 holiday mass schedule.

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Christmas Eve: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Christmas Day: 10 a.m.

Also, the parish office will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23 - Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, in observance of Christmas. If you need to leave an emergency message, please do so by calling (719) 544-1886. We will check our messages. 

Wishing each of our Parishioners and members of our community a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. 
-- Fr. Steve, Deacon Ed and the staff of St. Joseph

Office hours will resume on Monday, Jan 2, 2023, at 8 a.m.

Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church for today's 11 a.m. mass (Sunday, Dec 4, 2022: The Second Sunday of Advent).

Celebrant: Fr. Steve Murray; Assistant: Deacon Ed Riccillo

Please continue to keep our parishioners who have COVID-19 in your prayers and for a cure to the end of this pandemic as well as those involved in the Ukraine conflict and we continue to pray for an end to racism, hate, and an end to violence!  We really have to pray!.

Please share our mass with your family and friends and be safe.

With the upcoming holidays approaching, it's that time of year to remember those less fortunate.

By giving them the assistance they need, each family can have a joyous holiday season!
It is only with our help, that we can do what God asks of us


Since we will be giving out gift cards this year Instead of food baskets, we will only be accepting cash and check donations instead of food. Please address your checks or sealed cash envelopes to the St. Vincent De Paul Committee and place them in the collection basket.

They can also, be dropped off at the church office during business hours.


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Roselawn Cemetery is the final resting place of 2,652 Veterans who have served in the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War l, World War ll, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Persian Gulf, Iraq & Afghanistan.

Our goal is to have a wreath on every Veteran's grave. Your sponsorship will help us reach our goal and we thank you for your support!

Sponsors encouraged to participate in the ceremony - placement of the wreath(s) and removal of wreath(s) before February 1, 2022

transp koc logoThe Knights of Columbus (KOC) of St. Joseph (#9456) have introduced a new program called "The Holy Family"

We are inviting parishioners of any household to consecrate themselves to the Holy Family. Each week the parishioner will take the sanctuary of the Holy Family into their homes for one week of daily prayer. At the end of your week, you will bring back the sanctuary to the church for the next family.


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Holy Family Testimonial:

"Invite the Holy Family to spend a week with you! Set them on the coffee table, have them join you at the table for meals. Have them on the kitchen counter while you’re cooking and cleaning up. Make them part of your life. Pray the prayers on the sheets, or just talk to them about your life—then listen quietly for Jesus’ response. Have a wonderful week of awareness of the glory of the Holy Family!
-- Bill & Joan & Bob Haley 

"Joanne and I have taken the Shrine home twice. Having the Shrine at our home brings an aura of peace and contentment. It also brings a deeper perspective of daily prayers and reflection. We recommend taking the Shrine home and enjoy the peace, contentment, and prayer reflection".
-- Bill & Joanne Bolt 

This Weekend's Holy Family Recipients

Sat., Dec. 10, 2022: 4:30 p.m.
Leta Solano

Sun., Dec. 11, 2022: 7:30 a.m.
Rosalie Conley

Sun., Dec. 11, 2022: 9 a.m.
Joe & Joyce DeGrado

Sun., Dec. 11, 2022: 11 a.m.
Steve & Heather Palma



Learn more

St. Joseph Catholic Church is currently taking sponsorship to promote your business for the Tuscany at St. Joseph's coming in early 2023.

While you promote Tuscany: Accepting sponsorships of $250.00; $500.00 and $1,000.00

Contact Elaine in the Business office for more information.

chaliceThe Chalice for Vocations ministry was developed to promote fervent and devotional prayer for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. These specific intentions are raised as the chalice travels within the parish community.

A prayer guide is provided and geared for readers that are young or old.  Spontaneous and personal prayers for vocations are always acceptable and welcome also. Please incorporate prayers for an increase in vocations within your prayer life.

If you would like to receive the Chalice for Vocations for a week, please contact the parish office at 719-544-1886. Thank you. Be confident that your prayers are heard.





'In the name of God, stop this massacre': Pope Francis on Ukraine
The following video is courtesy of The Guardian


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ukraineDear Parishioners,

As a Community of St. Joseph, we are devastated by the recent events in Ukraine. Let us join the world in prayer. We turn to God for guidance and direction, and prayer that you look over the people of Ukraine. Give them strength and courage during this difficult time. We pray to you, oh God, for peace and a resolution to this conflict.

We pray for all the people of the Ukraine and we ask Our Blessed Mother and St. Joseph and St. Michael for Intercessions!

From the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

O Prince of Peace,
We pray for the people of Ukraine this day.
May conflict cease and peace be restored.
May those in power soon find ways of peace.
God of peacemakers
Teach us the ways of peace.
Come and show us
how to beat our swords into plowshares,
tools of life instead of instruments of fear.
Strip us of all strategies of conquest,
Make our hearts alive
to your movement toward peace
with our dear neighbor.
We pray for the people of Ukraine this day.

Dear Parishioners,

The Capuchin Poor Clare Nuns have given that quiet contemplative witness in Pueblo for the past 21 years. Bishop Arthur Tafoya brought the Sisters to Pueblo to be that light and powerhouse of prayer. They presently live in their Monastery off Clark Street across the street from Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel Church.

St. Joseph Parish has donated 1.75 acre to the sisters to build a new Monastery for them that will house 12 Sisters. We are asking for donors to help with the building of this new Monastery to fulfill their dream. The enclosed flyer shows the old Monastery and the plans for the new Monastery. I am asking for your generous support for our Capuchin Poor Clare Nuns Monastery Fund.

Please see the flyer below. May God Bless you for your generous donation.

Your brother in Christ

Father Joseph 

We are asking for donations to help the Poor Clare Sisters fulfill their dream.

St. Joseph is donating the land behind the south baseball field at the corner of Rios.

Donations can be made out to:
Diocese of Pueblo

Poor Clare Nuns Monastery Fund
Checks to be mailed to St. Joseph Church
1145 South Aspen Road
Pueblo, CO 81006

God's Peace and let's help fulfill the Poor Clare Sisters dream.










Immaculate Conception Music (Dec. 8)

St. Ceclia Choir
(Thurs. 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.)

Gathering: Immaculate Mary
Gifts: Holy Is His Name
Communion: Hail Mary: Gentle Woman
Sending Forth: Hail, Holy Queen