Second Sunday of Advent

From The Desk of Fr. Joseph

Dear Parishioners:
 
On this Second Sunday of Advent, the prophet Baruch proclaims to all of Israel that God is leading Israel in joy by the light of His Glory with His Mercy and Justice.   The return of the Jewish Exiles into their homeland, Jerusalem.   
 
It is also a call for each one of us to " RETURN" back to our Church, Our Faith, especially the chaos, issues in today's world.
Advent is that time to RETURN.  A time for RENEWAL.  A time for CONVERSION. A time to develop a deeper RELATIONSHIP to Christ.
 
It is a time to CARVE out a space in each day to be with the Lord.   To regain VISION and to keep PERSPECTIVE, to develop that space where God can speak to us.
 
Your brother in Christ 
 
Father Joseph 

Michelle MedinaSt. Joseph Catholic Church livestreamed the Mass of the Christian Burial for Michelle Medina on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 at 10 a.m., on the St. Joseph  Fr. Charlie was the celebrant, and Deacon Ed, co-celebrant.

Click HERE to view Michelle's Obituary.

 

Freddy VigilSt. Joseph Catholic Church livestreamed the Mass of the Christian Burial for Freddie Vigil on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 at 10 a.m., on the St. Joseph Facebook page.  Fr. Charlie was the celebrant, and Deacon Ed, co-celebrant.

St. Joseph Catholic Church will livestream two mass this weekend. The 4:30 p.m. mass on Saturday, Dec.4, and the 11 a.m. mass on Sunday, Dec. 5 (The Second Sunday of Advent). All parishioners who wish to view a livestreamed mass at St. Joseph but do not have a Facebook account can view the mass on the church website approximately 20 minutes following the end of the service. 

Please continue to keep our parishioners who have COVID-19 on your prayers and for a cure to the end of this pandemic.



The next viewing of "The Chosen" will take place on Tues., Dec. 7, 2021. in the double classroom of the education wing. Father Derrek will again lead the discussion. 

What is The Chosen?
The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus. Created outside of the Hollywood system, The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew Him.

Who is it for?
Any and all men are invited to join the Men of Joseph prayer group to watch The Chosen - presented by Fr. Derrek Scott When and where? The first Tuesday of Every month (6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.).

What do I need to bring?
An open mind and heart, something to write with and write on, and a desire to learn and discuss about.

For more information
Contact Marcos in the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit watch.angelstudios.com/thechosen

 

 

 

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Attention parishioners who currently have taken home the Holy Family (Coros Program), please be sure to bring it back to the sacristy on the Sunday after you received it so we can present it to another family at mass.  Thank You! 

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 

 

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Our two Seminarians Connor Ryan and Michael Sparks pose with Father Joseph and Deacon Ed prior to mass. Connor and Michael will be with us through the end of December. They are currently studying at St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver. Pray for them on their journey.

 

 

As the holiday season will soon be here, your help and support is greatly needed.

St. Vincent de Paul helps about 200 families at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Due to COVID-19, this season St. Vincent de Paul will be giving Gift Cards instead of food baskets, so that the families can have a joyous holiday season!

It is only with your help that we can do what God asks of us. “I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU GAVE ME TO EAT”

To make your money donations, please put it in an envelope marked St. Vincent de Paul, and put in the collections basket, or you can take to the church office and write on
envelope (for St. Vincent de Paul).

Thank you for helping our community and St. Vincent de Paul.

God Bless you!

The Committee of St. Vincent de Paul 


 

www.bethlehemhandicrafts.com
Or visit the store at:
4114 S. Parker Aurora CO 80014
(Parker & Quincy)
God Bless you all, and please keep us
in your prayers. Bless all
who believe in His name!
-- George Bannoura

Fr. Joseph with George Bannoura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Lady is handcrafted by
the Bannoura Family in Bethlehem

Immaculate Mary holding baby Jesus
 Since the Pandemic, families (Palestinian Christians) have suffered economically. Our Lady is Olive Wood from the Holy Land. They are asking $12,000.00 for this beautiful image

I invite you to join me, in availing your heart to the graces of Christ, by making the act of Spiritual Communion.
Let us pray ...
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

O Sacrament most holy,
O Sacrament divine! All praise
and all thanksgiving be
every moment Thine! (three times)

O God of compassion,
your people are anxious
in this time of pandemic.
Send your Holy Spirit among us
to dispel our fears.
We cry out to you in our confusion;
comfort us in our affliction.
Grant our leaders wisdom to guide us.
Strengthen and sustain those who are ill,
and be with those who care for them.
Help us to travel this road
in solidarity with our neighbors,
with our eyes fixed on the salvation promised us
through the death and resurrection of your Son,
who is Lord forever and ever.
Amen.
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This Weekend's Music (Dec. 4-5) - Second Sunday of Advent

St. Ceclia Choir
(Sat: 4:30 p.m., Sun: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m.)

Gathering: O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Gifts: Christ, Be Our Light/Se Nuestra Luz
Communion: Servant Song
Sending Forth: Emmanuel



Spirit Choir
(Sun: 11 a.m.)

Gathering: Ready The Way
Gifts: Open My Eyes
Communion: Immanuel
Comm-Med: Your Name
Sending Forth: Prepare Ye/Prepare Ye The Way

Bible Verse for Today

Jesus said to his Apostles: “As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost, you are to give. Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts; No sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals, or walking stick. The labourer deserves his keep.

Matthew 10:7-15, Luke 9:1-6, Mark 6:7-13

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