The Liturgy:
Our Source and Summit

The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” CCC1324

At St. Joseph Catholic Parish, we believe it the reverence of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Through the liturgy, you will experience God’s word, His love for you and a greater understanding of faith- that is, the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist- Our Source and Summit.

Our Liturgical Ministries are listed below, see where you can fit into our community! Volunteers are always needed.

Altar Servers &
Master of Ceremony

Serving on the altar is a privilege! Any parishioner (ages 10+) able to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the awesome mystery of the Mass, may volunteer to be trained to assist the celebrant during Mass.
Deacon Greg Reynolds: gcreynolds@stjosephfc.org| 970-482-4148 x230

Altar Society

The mission of the Altar Society is to keep the church clean – providing for the care of the vessels, linens, vestments, candles, flowers, and any other items required for the altar and the clergy’s attire that is needed for worship.
Brenda Kraft: bkraft@stjosephfc.org| 970-482-4148 x212

Environment &
Decorating

Volunteers help provide an inspirational and prayerful environment for the liturgies through decoration, banners and lighting. Time commitment varies.
Brenda Kraft: bkraft@stjosephfc.org| 970-482-4148 x212

Extraordinary Ministers
of Holy Communion

This ministry provides the opportunity to assist the Presider with distribution of the Eucharist at daily and weekend Masses. They may also bring Communion to the homebound or to Catholics in the hospital. EMHCs are at least 16 years old, practicing Catholics who lead an exemplary moral Christian life, with a love for Jesus in the Eucharist.
Brenda Kraft: bkraft@stjosephfc.org| 970-482-4148 x212

Lectors

Volunteers are trained to proclaim the word of God during the Liturgy of the Word at Mass and other liturgical celebrations. Lectors also may be called upon to lead the Prayers of the Faithful or deliver weekly announcements at the end of Mass.
Brenda Kraft: bkraft@stjosephfc.org| 970-482-4148 x212

Sacred Music

The mission of the Music Ministry is to enhance the worship experience by leading liturgical songs at Masses, prayer services, funerals and weddings.
Cecilia Burrough: cburrough@stjosephfc.org| 970-482-4148 x274

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Ushers &
C.A.R.E. Team

A new ministry team formed to attend to the greeting, care and safety needs of our congregation during the liturgy. Care, Assist, Respond, and Engage.
Brenda Kraft: bkraft@stjosephfc.org| 970-482-4148 x212