St. Joseph Catholic Church Livestreamed the 11 a.m. mass on Sun., Feb. 18, 2024 (The First Sunday of Lent)
Celebrant: Fr. Steve Murray Assistant: Deacon Ed Riccillo
Spirit Choir Mass Music The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (B) Feb. 11, 2024 (Sun.: 11 a.m.) Gathering: How Great Is Our God Prep: Rescue Communion: Wonderful Merciful Savior Comm-Med: Same God Sending Forth: Trading My Sorrows
Larry Pacheco stands in front of new cross in Parish OfficeFor those parishioners who have stopped by the parsish office, you might have noticed a new large cross hanging on the brick wall upon entrance. Larry Pacheco, who works as the custodial maintenance for our parish, brought the cross on a trip to New Mexico and refinished the wall to match the color of the cross. Thanks for all your work on the project Larry! God Bless You!
Click Fr. Steve to read his letter to parishioners
The goal is to generate $90,000 in pledges to meet the AMD assessment.
Current AMD assessmeent is $7522 amonth or $90,264 for the year.
54 Households have pledged of the 600 plus letters sent out.
The pledge is in addition to the weekly collection but can be paid weekly, monthly, or one lump payment.
We have receive dover $22,000 in pledges and donations up to date.
Please make checks out to St. Joseph Church and write AMD on the memo line of check.
The parish has not generated the necessary income to cover this expense.
WE MUST DO IT AGAIN TO FOR THE FINANCIAL STABILITY OF THE CHURCH.
The churches major fundraisers (Parish Festival and Spaghetti Dinner) are now assisting us in paying this obligation and are no longer available for other activities or needs of the church.
P.S. Please do NOT use the PayPal online tithing for the church to send in your gift. Thank You!
CURRENT AMD TOTAL AS OF FEB. 17, 2024: $38,085(STILL NEED: $52,179) ST. JOSEPH AMF GOAL: $90,264
Click the AMF card to download, fill out and bring to the parish office or leave in collections at mass.
We would like to thank those 54 households who have already pledged and/or given already. We have put your names on the wall by the thermometer to thank and acknowledge your pledge. If we have missed your name or you do not want your name on the wall after your pledge, please let the office know. Thank you once again for your pledge and/or donation.
St. Joseph Council of Catholic Women will award one $1,000 scholarship to an institution of higher learning to a female high school graduating senior who is a member of:
St. Joseph Church in Blende
St. Therese Church in Vineland
She must have a 3.00 GPA or greater and be an active, participating member of the Catholic Church. Applications are available at St. Joseph Church office or by calling:
A completed application, two current letters of recommendation and a current unofficial transcript must be submitted by Saturday, April 13, 2024. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Applications are to be mailed to: Diana Alvarado St. Joseph CCW Scholarship Chairperson 4 Crownbridge Court Pueblo, Co. 81001
St. Joseph Knights of Columbus #9456 will be awarding two $1,000 scholarship in 2024 to an institution of higher learning of the recipient’s choice. To qualify, please review the applicant guidelines listed below:
Two scholarships will be offered this year, one based strictly on academic performance and community participation and the second based on academic performance, community participation and financial need.
This is a one-time scholarship, awarded to a different applicant each year.
Funds for this scholarship come from fund raising projects conducted by the Knights of Columbus.
Minimum amount to be awarded for each scholarship is $1,000.00.
Applicant should be a graduating senior with a GPA of 2.5 or better.
To be considered for the financial need scholarship, the applicant needs to meet the academic requirements and include a short essay explaining what circumstances justify consideration for financial reasons. Applicants need to provide sufficient data and information to enable the review committee to evaluate the individual’s level of need. All applications will be treated as personal and confidential.
Scholarship shall be used at a Colorado school of higher education, which will include but not be limited to universities, colleges, junior or community colleges, trade schools, and technical schools.
A committee of three Knights of Columbus members will screen each application.
Finalists will have a personal interview with the committee.
The Knights of Columbus Council #9456 must receive proof of enrollment before the scholarship is awarded. The scholarship will be sent directly to the school where the applicant is enrolled as a full-time student.
Applicants will be considered if they are members of St. Joseph Parish – Pueblo, St. Therese Parish – Vineland or Sacred Heart Parish – Avondale. Applications are available in the St. Joseph Parish Office. Applications should be submitted to the St. Joseph Parish Office no later than March 22, 2024.
Construction has begun on the Poor Clare Sisters Monastery that will be located behind and just south of St. Joseph on Laredo Road.
Frank Genova of Genova Construction, Inc. (GCI), is in charge of building the Monastery for the Diocese of Pueblo.
GCI for more than 29 years, has provided construction services that top builders have used to help launch their projects and keep them under budget and on time. We know the ins and outs of construction like no one else, and our knowledge can make the difference between a successful project and a costly one.
We are insured and currently carries licenses in the following counties in Colorado: Pueblo, Alamosa, Fremont, Trinidad, and Walsenburg.
Below are current pictures of the construction taking place which expects to be completed in the next five to six months.
Click HERE to view all the pictures to date from the project.
The 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.
Holy Family Testimonial:
"I have had the opportunity to take the Holy Family into my home three times. I can't even begin to express the extra peace and love that is felt with the Holy Family displayed in my family room. The prayers that are given with it are beautiful. This past Thanksgiving, I had it, and as we prayed before our meal, I included the dedication of my family to the protection of the Holy Family as part of our grace. I feel that if others could sense the love coming from the Holy Family display, people would be lining up to take it into their homes." -- Karen DeCarlo
"Having the Holy Family in your home is a great way to reflect on the love of family and pray for everyone in your lives in a concentrated effort. It is a beautiful way to start your day and/or a peaceful way to end the day. The time you take for prayer and reflection is a precious gift from the Holy Family. I encourage everyone to take the opportunity to invite the Holy Family into their home and into their lives. You will want to do it on a regular basis because of the peace it brings into your life and home." -- Terrie Tafoya
The 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
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!
A PRAYER FOR UKRAINE 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. Amen.
Bible Verse for Today
Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.
– Matthew 5:20-26
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Come Join Our Parish!
Want to become a member of our Parish? Click HERE to download our registration form. Fill the form out, print and bring it to our office during office hours or any mass on the weekends. Call if you have any questions.
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Online Sunday Tithing
St. Joseph Catholic Church has created an online tithing area as a means for those parishioners who can't attend Sunday services or would to make a contribution to our parish. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Thank You!
CAPUCHIN POOR CLARE SISTERS Donations to: CATHOLIC FOUNDATION, Poor Clare Fund on memo line. Checks to be mailed to: Catholic Foundation 101 N. Greenwood St. Pueblo, Colorado 81003-3164
Upcoming Parish Events
February 21 Eucharist Adoration 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 21 Adult R.C.I.A. 6:30 p.m.
February 21 Adult Confirmation 6:30 p.m.
2024 Missalette Available
The 2024 Breaking Bread Book is available. If you would like to have one for yourself, you can purchase one before or after mass in the Sacristy or during the week at the Parish Office for $5.00.
Bible Study Class
Come and grow in your knowledge and understanding of Jesus and our Catholic faith through this great study of Sacred Scripture. The study will take us through the whole of Salvation History and tie all things together, showing the great continuity of the Old Testament and the New. It will help us to understand why we believe what we believe and why we do what we do as Catholics especially the Eucharist and other sacraments.
Mon., Feb. 26 (6:30 p.m.) Tues., Feb. 27 (1 p.m.)
(In the Church)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Clock, Calendars & Epiphany Blessing of a Home
With the new year beginning, below are blessing for clock and calendars and homes our parishioners reside in. Just click the picture and download the blessing!
Blessing of Clocks & Calendars
The Epiphany Blessing of a Home
Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 (Maria Lopez Classroom)
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Contact Parish Office for details
St. Joseph Bags
St. Joseph Bags for SALE
Contact Parish Office and get yours today!
Recent Funerals Livestreamed
Click a link below to the corresponding month to view rosary/funeral services for members of our parish at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.