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St. Joseph Catholic Church livestreamed the 11 a.m., mass on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 (The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time). Fr. Steve, was the celebrant and Deacon Ed, assistant.

 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.

Jesus teaching his disciples on the mountainJesus teaching his disciples on the mountainSt. Joseph Catholic Church will livestream two masses for the weekend of Jan. 28-29, 2023  (The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time).  Those masses will be the 4:30 p.m., mass on Saturday, Jan. 28, and the 11 a.m. mass on Sunday, Jan. 29. Fr. Steve will be the officiant and Deacon Ed, assistant

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.

tuscany2023Come join us on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023 in the Fr. Charles J. Murray Parish Hall from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
We will have 40+ artist joining us, 3 tasting booths and a Wine Bar.
The winery's we have are:
The Abbey—Casa Abril—Ideal Wine.
We will be having the debut of the poster entitled
"Lumen Christi". The Light of Christ. It will be a print of various pics of the beautiful stained glass windows in the Diocese of Pueblo.

Mark your calendar and make plan to join us!

St. Joseph's is still taking sponsorship to promote your business for the Tuscany at St. Joseph's coming February 19, 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.



The St. Joseph Catholic Church has set a parish festival meeting for those chairpersons all that are interested in helping out for the 2023 festival in early August. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, inside the Fr. Charles J. Murray Parish Hall. 

St. Joseph Council of Catholic Women (CCW) will award one $1000 scholarship to an institution of higher learning to a female high school graduating senior, who is a member of  St. Joseph Parish in Blende or St. Therese Church in Vineland. The applicant must have a 3.00 GPA or greater and be an active member of St. Joseph Parish/St. Therese Parish.

All interested, qualified young women are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. Applications are available at the St. Joseph Church office or may be obtained by calling Pat Klomp at 719-369-5975 or e-mailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A completed application, two current letters of recommendation and a current unofficial transcript must be submitted by Saturday, April 22, 2023. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Applications are to be mailed to:
Pat Klomp
St. Joseph CCW Scholarship Chairperson
1408 Torchey Way
Pueblo, CO 81006

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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:

"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 

This Weekend's Holy Family Recipients

4:30 p.m. Mass
Sat., Jan. 21, 2023

7:30 a.m. Mass
Sun., Jan. 22, 2023

Bob & Marlene Plazzo

9 a.m. Mass
Sun., Jan. 22, 2023

Jim & Debbie Cozzolino
Doug & Sue Smith

11 a.m. Mass
Sun., Jan. 22, 2023

Rose Guerrero



Learn more

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.










Music For Weekend of Jan. 28-29, 2023
(The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

St. Ceclia Choir
Sat: 4:30 p.m./Sun: 7:30 a.m./9 a.m.

 All Are Welcome
Gifts: The Summons
Communion: Loving and Forgiving
Sending Forth: City of God

Spirit Choir
Sunday: 11 a.m.

Gathering: 10,000 Reasons
Gifts: Sacred Silence
Communion: Bread for the Broken
Communion Med: Aaronic Blessing
Sending Forth: All The People Said Amen