Work on the Parish Festival is underway - Tents and booths are all up in the parking lot in front of the Fr. Charles J. Murray Hall

Below are pictures of our parishioners coming together to help set up for the 2021 Parish Festival which takes place this weekend, July 30- Aug. 1.

URGENT: Attention all Parishioners...
St. Joseph Church is asking for all hands on deck to help set up for the Parish Festival next week. Please come help from Tuesday-Friday, July 27-30, beginning at 8 a.m., each day. We will also need help at 8 am on Monday, Aug. 2 to tear down the festival. Let's work together and make this the best festival ever!

Coming the last weekend of July! Let's support our church, make plans to attend and/or volunteer!

Volunteers needed for the softball tournament during the festival

Please contact Liz Chapman at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Raffle tickets for the 2021 Festival are available after mass or in the office

Tickets MUST be completed with
City, State Zip
Phone #

Tickets MUST be turned in BEFORE festival weekend to the office or in the collection basket with stubs and money.


St. Joseph Catholic Church is upgrading the softball fields prior to the upcoming Parish Festival July 30-Aug. 1. Worker from Edward Garcia Fence Company are replacing the old fence on Field #1. Funds used to complete this project was raised recently at the the Parish Golf Tournament Fundraiser on June 26, in Colorado City. The festival softball tournament runs July 31- Aug.1. (Photos courtesy of Fr. Joseph)


Our ladies of the parish (Council of Catholic Women, St. Joseph ladies Auxiliary) along with the Knights of Columbus began baking Ladyfinger cookies for the upcoming Parish Festival July 30-Aug. 1. They started on Monday, July 19, in the Fr. Charles J. Murray Parish Hall. Parishioners of all ages came to help create these delicious cookies. Thanks goes to parishioner Mary Ann Barker for taking the pictures! More pictures to come this week!



The Bishop Tafoya Memorial Golf Tournament is coming next month (Aug. 20). Funds raised from this golf tournament are used for clergy, religious and seminarian support within the Diocese. Some examples are clergy and religious appreciation and seminarian stipends. Your support may be through individual player or team registration, hole sponsorship ($100) or individual and/or organization donation. The deadline for player/team registration is August 12th. For additional information see the flier below.



The Knights of Columbus (#9456) from St. Joseph Catholic Church have been hard at work building shrines we for the Coros Program they are supporting in our parish. Below are two pictures of their work in progress. 

With the St. Joseph Catholic Church (modified) Parish Festival less than a month away, the organizers of the softball tournament are now taking registrations for teams who want to play in the two-day event. See the flyer below for more details.



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)

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 (July 24-25) - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Gifts: Here at This Table
Communion: Bread of Life
Sending Forth: 10,000 Reasons

Spirit Choir
(Sun: 11 a.m.)
Gathering: Come Now Is The Time to Worship

Gifts: Sacred Silence
Communion: Remembrance
Comm.- Med: Lord I Need You
Sending Forth: Go Make A Difference

Bible Verse for Today

Jesus said to his disciples:
“The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls.
When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.”

Matthew 13:44-46

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.

    D. Alvarado
  • A Great place to worship the Lord and Jesus. Father Joseph is the best.

    E. Chavez
  • It made me find my place with the Lord and I feel so comfortable with everyone and Father Joseph is so awesome.

    W. Sandoval
  • have been going to this church for years and the home feeling you get when you walk through those doors cannot be found anywhere else. Father Joe is the best priest I have ever encountered and the staff is amazing! The choir is also phenomenal.

    K. Romero