From the Desk of Fr. Joseph - Seventh Sunday of Easter


Dear Parishioners 

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven.  Our Lord Ascension took place outside Jerusalem not far from Mt. Olives. 
The Fifty Days of Easter comes to an end.  Ascension expresses three great truths for us. 
 
The first truth is the sense of Triumphant Victory. Jesus ascending to the Father in glory was the fulfillment of His whole ministry.
  
The second truth is to show where our real destiny is.  We are made of earth but not destined to remain on earth.  Heaven is our true home. St. Thomas Aquinas called Heaven our " Patria" our homeland.
 
The third truth teaches us the Reason for Jesus departure.  We discern His Presence not through seeing but through believing.  May we always be open to the Spirit of Truth in our lives.

Your brother in Christ

Fr. Joseph

 

Mass Intentions

 

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Mass capacity is 50% or 150 people per the Colorado Department of Health.


Sylvia (Caricato) O'Donnell
(photo courtesy of Imperial Funeral Home)
St. Joseph Catholic Church will livestream the Mass of the Christian Burial for Sylvia (Caricato) O'Donnell on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 10 a.m., inside the church. Fr. Joseph and Deacon Ed will be the co-celebrants.

All parishioners who wish to view a livestream 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.

 Click HERE to view Sylvia's Obituary

  

St. Joseph Catholic Church held a Baccalaureate Mass for all in our parish who will be graduating from high school on Sunday, May 16 at 11 a.m (Seventh Sunday of Easter). A total of 16 graduates were in attendance for the mass which was celebrated by Fr. Joseph, Fr. Charlie and Deacon Ed. The mass was livestreamed on the St. Joseph Facebook page.

 

 

NameHigh School College/Armed ForcesStudying 
Mark Finn Pueblo County CSU-Ft. Collins Undecided
Jacob Harmon Pueblo County Working  
Joseph Haynes Pueblo County U.S. Marines Corps  
Aaliyah Gallegos-Herrera Pueblo County Univ. Northern Colorado Anesthesiologist
Lexie Lane Pueblo County Colo. Mesa Univ. Exercise Science
Cole Martino Pueblo County Washburn Univ., KS Accounting
Jacob McCrory Pueblo County Texas Tech Pre-Med
Lindsey McCurry Pueblo County Texas Tech Pre-Vet
Erica Moore Pueblo County Pueblo Comm. College Nursing
Skylar Charles Pueblo Central Univ. Mass.- Lowell Biomedical Engineering
Angel Palma Pueblo Central Colo. State Univ. - Pueblo Journalism and Photography
Araceli Lilliana Ruiz Pueblo South Pueblo Comm. College Business
Harley Tucker Pueblo County Univ. Northern Colo. Business
Nicholas Haynes Pueblo East Lincoln Tech, Denver, CO Diesel Technology
Olivia Arellano Pueblo South CSU-Pueblo Biology w/emphasis on Pre-Med
Alec Cruz Pueblo West Regis Univ. Nursing
Joey Cruz Pueblo West CSU-Pueblo Nursing
Emily Midboe-Pedraza Pueblo West Pueblo Comm. College Scenography Tech

St. Joseph Catholic Church livestreamed the Holy Matrimony Mass of Anthony Tommie Vigil and Taneisha Rochelle DeHerrera on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. Fr. Joseph and Deacon Ed were the co-celebrants of the nuptials.

St. Isidore - The FarmerSt. Joseph Catholic Church held its St. Isidore Pilgrimage on Saturday, May 15, 2021. A total of 12 parishioners from St. Joseph made the 8-mile trek from the church to St. Therese in Vineland, with another 25 making their way from Sacred Heart in Avondale to meet those coming the opposite direction from St. Joseph.

After a blessing from Fr. Joseph and Deacon Ed outside the church, Deacon Michael Sanchez, led the pilgrimage to bless the fields of the farmers in our area and pray for moisture and an abundance in crops.

The pilgrimage ended around noon and snacks were served this year due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juanita M. Nuci
(photo courtesy of Angelus Funeral Home)
St. Joseph Catholic Church livestreamed the Memorial Mass for Juanita M. Nuci on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10 a.m. Fr. Joseph was the celebrant.

 Click HERE to view Juanita's Obituary

St. Joseph CCW will award one $1000 scholarship to an institution of higher learning of the recipient’s choice. To qualify, applicant must be a female high school graduating senior who is a member of St. Joseph Church in Blende, St. Therese Church in Vineland or Sacred Heart Church in Avondale and must have a 3.00 GPA or greater. She must be an active, participating member of the Catholic Church.

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 Friday, June 11, 2021.
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

The DCCW will award one $500 scholarship to an institution of higher learning of the recipient’s choice. To qualify, applicant must be a female high school graduating senior
who resides within the Diocese of Pueblo and must have a 3.00 GPA or greater.

She must be an active, participating member of the Catholic Church. All interested, qualified young women are encouraged to apply for the scholarship.
Applications are available 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 postmarked by Friday, May 21, 2021.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


Applications are to be mailed to:
Pat Klomp, Betty Filpi DCCW Scholarship Chairperson
1408 Torchey Way
Pueblo, CO 81006

St. Joseph Catholic Church will be hosting a golf tournament fundraiser on Saturday, June 26. The event will take place with an 8:30 a.m. tee off time at the Holydot Golf Course in Colorado City. Entry fee for the 4-man best ball format is $100 per player. The entry fee includes green fees, lunch, a cart and goody bag. Registration deadline is June 5.

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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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Bible Verse for Today

Jesus answered them, “Do you believe now? Behold, the hour is coming and has arrived when each of you will be scattered to his own home and you will leave me alone. But I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world, you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”

John 16:29-33

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