Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

From The Desk of Deacon Ed

Dear Parishioners,

As Jesus and His disciples travel through Galilee for the last time prior to His death Jesus keeps a low profile. Jesus told His disciples that a time was coming when He would be handed over to suffer and die, and also that He would rise from the dead, but they didn’t understand.

The disciples don’t have a category in their thinking for a suffering Messiah.

There’s a jarring transition as we move from thinking about the humility of Jesus’s walk toward the cross to hearing the disciples’ debate about who will be the greatest in the Kingdom.

While a call to servanthood is a call to humility, it’s not a call to passivity or to retreat. To be a servant means to go toward those in need and to seek out the forgotten. And Jesus didn’t serve out of fear or guilt but out of joy, not out of cowardice or coercion but of courage and desire.

After defining the path to greatness as humble servanthood Jesus picks up a child and offers a parable. In this day and time children were often overlooked; Jesus uses a child to teach the disciples what it looks like to welcome the lowly and the forgotten.

When Jesus speaks of ‘receiving’ He’s using a term of hospitality. It’s the idea of welcoming someone in, showing kindness and care for another person. As Jesus holds this child (a person who was often overlooked or forgotten) He says, if you receive them, you receive me and the One who sent me. The way we show our love for Jesus and the way we honor Him is by loving, serving and honoring the lowly and the needy around us.

Your brother in Christ,

Deacon Ed



St. Joseph Catholic Church livestreamed the 11:00 a.m., mass on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 (The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time). Fr. Joseph was the celebrant and Deacon Ed, the co-celebrant.

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

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

Fundraiser for Poor Clare Sisters Monastery Underway

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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St. Joseph Catholic Church is taking registration for Youth Confirmation classes for the coming year 2021-22. Marcos LeBlanc is the contact person and has put together a registration form for those interested in making their confirmation at St. Joseph.

Click HERE to fill out the form online and email it. The form can also be downloaded, printed and taken to the parish office or any weekend mass and given to Marcos 

St. Joseph Catholic Church has started taking registration for Religious Education classes for the coming year (2021-2022). Contact Maria Lopez who will be taking registration in the back of the church after all masses. You can also call Maria at 544-1886, to make an appointment to come see her during the parish's office hours. 

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The Knights of Columbus (KOC) of St. Joseph (#9456) held it's first Breakfast inside the Fr. Chares J. Murray Parish Hall on Sunday, Sept. 12, since the COVID pandemic broke out nearly a year and a half ago.  The breakfast ran from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The menu was: Pancakes, scrambled egg, sausage patties, hash browns, green chili, coffee, orange drink and peaches.

All had a great time and enjoyed the breakfast!


The next viewing of "The Chosen" will take place on Tues., Oct. 5, 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




St. Joseph Catholic Church is one of the many sponsors for the upcoming Multicultural Event that will be held at Mineral palace Park on Oct. 9. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.



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

The 2021 Breaking Bread Book is available. If you do not have one, you can purchase one before or after mass for $5 in the church or come by the office duirng office hours: 8 am to 12 noon (Monday through Thursday).



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.

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

Anyone who is a current lector or usher at St. Joseph Catholic Church, please contact Carrie Wills at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or at the office 719-544-1886 ext. 108

Since we are back in the church with our regular schedule of masses (Sat. 4:30 p.m., Sun., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.), Carrie needs to know who will be attending mass so she create a schedule properly.


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.
Copyright © J.S. Paluch Co., Inc.

This Weekend's Music (Sept. 18-19) - The 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Gathering: Come, Follow Me
Gifts: The Summons
Communion: Transfigure Us, O Lord
Sending Forth: Take the Word of God with You

Spirit Choir
(Sun: 11 a.m.)
 Come Now is the Time to Worship
Gifts: God of Wonders
Communion: Amazed
Comm-Med: Oh Lord You're Beautiful/I Exalt Thee
Sending Forth: He is Exalted

Bible Verse for Today

Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod's steward Chuza, Susanna and many others who provided for them out of their resources.

Luke 8:1-3

What The People Say...

  • There is such a presence of the Holy Spirit at this church! Father Joseph is absolutely amazing and is a huge staple in the community.

  • Staff is awesome. Fr. Joseph is wonderful. Very welcoming community.

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