Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 11 a.m.
Mass Livestreamed:
4:30 p.m. (Saturday); 11:00 a.m. (Sunday)
Daily Masses: 8 a.m.

Parish Office Hours

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Noon)


3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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"Compelling, commanding presence of silent angels"

Sept. 24, 2023
by the Most Reverend Bishop StephenJ. Berg
The Pueblo Chieftan

Bishop Stephen J. BergBishop Stephen J. BergThere is in every man, woman, and child an infinite abyss that can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object, that is to say, only by God himself. Out of this built-in need or desire as well as out of our situational need, the deeper ranges of prayer emerge. In these deeper ranges, prayer and self-chosen sacrifice converge not only for the purification of the individual, but more importantly, for the world. This deepest practice of prayer, known as “contemplative,” involves the radical separation from the world to encounter God on the deepest spiritual level.

Crucially, quietly and constantly, the person called to contemplative prayer confronts internally the most important need of the world today. That is, to encounter God not only because we need God, but simply because he is God and we are not. This is to courageously depart from the world, enter a community, and encounter the mystery of infinite divinity with awe, wonder and fear of the Lord in its most absolute dimension, as made humanly possible only by the grace of the Holy Spirit.

Contemplative prayer is the very essence of monastic life. Men and women who are called to this life as monks and nuns bring the very heartbeat of God, virtually invisibly and therefor more powerfully and actively alive, into the local community. This contemplative orientation, through self-sacrificial prayer, establishes more firmly the social structures, values, and benefits that the world needs. We have such a monastic community here in Pueblo. For 22 years the Capuchin Poor Clare sisters have been the hidden, quiet, powerful prayer engine of the Diocese of Pueblo, praying for all people, whether churched or not, over the territory of southern Colorado and the western slope of the diocese.

The community is expanding from five to (soon) ten sisters and, for this purpose, we are building a new monastery. They will be moving from a small residence into a modern facility located in Blende. We will be breaking ground, God willing, in three weeks, and will give advance notice in this newspaper soon. The power of our contemplative prayer engine is now to be multiplied, a wonderful gift of the Spirit to our community and our world.

The prayer and self-sacrifice of our Poor Clare sisters has been with us through good times and bad. Their witness passes through prayers of intercession which are unceasing. As you wake during the night, know that the Poor Clares are praying for you. The prayer of contemplation passes through the needs of the world into a great simplicity of theological faith, hope and love. It passes through the temporal and transient and penetrates every hidden department of our lives.

We are lifted without our knowledge of the source of the work being done. The Poor Clares in our midst bring a compelling and commanding presence of silent angels, God’s angels of prayer. Thus does God’s work grow in the world, and so shall our service be renewed.

The Most Reverend Stephen J. Berg is the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Pueblo

Bible Verse for Today

As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer walked with him.
Jesus then said to the Twelve, “Do you also want to leave?”
Simon Peter answered him, “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.”

John 6:60-69

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Checks to be mailed to:
Catholic Foundation
101 N. Greenwood St.
Pueblo, Colorado 81003-3164

Upcoming Parish Events

April 24
Eucharist Adoration
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

April 25
Adult Confirmation
6:30 p.m.

2024 Missalette Available

2024 breaking bread

The 2024 Breaking Bread Book is available. If you would like to have one for yourself, you can purchase one before or after mass in the Sacristy or during the week at the Parish Office for $5.00.


Bible Study Class


Come and grow in your knowledge and understanding of Jesus and our Catholic faith through this great study of Sacred Scripture. The study will take us through the whole of Salvation History and tie all things together, showing the great continuity of the Old Testament and the New. It will help us to understand why we believe what we believe and why we do what we do as Catholics especially the Eucharist and other sacraments.

Class Times

Mon., April 22 (6:30 p.m.)
Tues., April 23 (1 p.m.)

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Every Wednesday

(In the Church)

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Clock, Calendars &
Epiphany Blessing of a Home

With the new year beginning, below are blessing for clock and calendars and homes our parishioners reside in. Just click the picture and download the blessing!

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Baptism Class

Friday, April 26, 2024
(Maria Lopez Classroom)

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Contact Parish Office for details

(719) 544-1886

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$5.00 each

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Food Pantry at St. Joseph's

St. Vincent de Paul food panty is open on the second Thursday of every month.

They are asking for a little help! They are looking for help with any canned goods or non-perishable items.

You may place your items in the wagon at the back of the Church.

Thank you for your generosity!!

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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).

Shirt prices: (S/M/L/XL $7.00)
(2XL $9.00) (3XL $11.00)
Blue Scarves: ($5.00)

Quinceanera Information

If you are planning a Quinceanera the requirements are:

  • the young lady be registered in Religious Ed and must have attended classes the year prior.
  • Must attend class with Maria Cornejo with explanation of what the Quinceanera celebration is about

Please contact the office to register 719-544-1886.

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