St. Joseph Catholic Church livestreamed the 11 a.m., mass on Sunday, March 19, 2023 (The Fourth Sunday of Lent). 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.
St. Joseph Catholic Church will livestream the St. Joseph Blessing in the Parish Hall on Saturday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. It will be streamed on Facebook. If you don't have Facebook, it will be posted as soon as the table blessing is over. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Deacon Ed, Fr. Carl Wertin and Fr. Steve at the 2022 St. Joseph Parish FestivalThank you to all who attended our first organizational meeting on Feb. 21, 2023! We were thrilled by the response and want to acknowledge those chairs returning this year:
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
This Weekend's Holy Family Recipients
4:30 p.m. Mass Sat., March 18, 2023 Saul & Florence Trujillo
7:30 a.m. Mass Sun., March 19, 2023 Open
9 a.m. Mass Sun., March 19, 2023 Connie Miketa
11 a.m. Mass Sun., March 19, 2023 Gina, Olivia, Trevan Lucero
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.
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.
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
St. Joseph Knights of Columbus #9456 will be awarding two $1,000 scholarship in 2023 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 April 25, 2023.
'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.
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
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.
REMEMBER EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!
Shirts & Scarves
St. Joseph Council of Catholic Women have shirts and scarves available for their members. Stop by to see Josie Marrufo in the Parish Office or call her at 719-544-1886 (ext. 100).