Lent 2019 at St. Joseph in Golden
From Ash Wednesday to Holy Week, this note is your go-to resource for Lent! Keep reading to find out about our Parish Mission, Penance Service, Lenten Collections, Fish Fry, Living Stations, and more.
What does it mean to rend your heart and not your garment? Jacob tore his clothes when his sons told him that Joseph had been killed. David tore his when he heard Saul and Jonathan had perished in battle. To rend one's garments was a sign of great sorrow or repentance.
We hear in the book of Joel that this means nothing if we don't make interior changes along with our exterior ones.
If you've started reading our Christmas gift from the Gift Shop "Into His Likeness" by Dr. Sri, you might be thinking about whether you are a follower of Jesus, or His fan. And if you think you fit better in the fan box, how can you use this Lent to journey into discipleship?
This newsletter is meant to help you this Lent with dates and times, but it's also a reminder to start preparing your heart for Lent. How are you going to fast? What area in your life is keeping you from forming a deeper relationship with God? When can you make more time for prayer? What does God want from you this Lent?
As always, we're so thankful to all of you for volunteering at events, supporting our ministries, and joining us in celebrating Mass each Sunday. We're blessed to have you as part of this Parish.
Fr. Joseph, Deacon Ed, Deacon Denny, Teri Lauwers, Terri Huff, Carol Hartzell, Audrey Goshorn, Joe Simmons, Andrew McGown, Bill Virden, and Maura Burns
Masses at 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, Word Service with Ashes at 12:10 pm
Solemnity of St. Joseph
Regular Mass Schedule (8:00 am)
There will not be a potluck dinner this year, but we will have our Parish Mission at 7:00 pm.
Readings for the Seven Sundays Devotion to St. Joseph can be found on our
Regular Mass Schedule
Processions from the Holy Family Hall (Community Center) at the beginning of the 9:15 and 11:00 am Masses
Mass at 7:00 pm (no 8:00 am Mass)
The Altar of Repose in the Holy Family Hall will be open to parishioners to "keep watch" with Jesus following Mass.
Mother Cabrini Pilgrimage at 9:00 am at the Shrine
Our Church will open about noon, Service at 3:00 pm
Living Stations at 7:00 pm
Parish Office closed
Mass at 8:00 pm (no 5:15 pm Mass)
Regular Mass Schedule
Parish Office closed on Monday, April 22nd
Please Note: Masses celebrating Palm Sunday and Easter are very well attended
. Please plan to arrive early. If the parking lot is full, you can also park in the Education Center lot or across the street at Bell Middle School. Please do not create spaces at the end of the rows as this makes navigating the parking lot very difficult. Once the pews are full, you are welcome to stand along the back of the Church and in the Gathering Area, but please leave a walk way for people to pass through. Thank you!
Please see the Mass Schedule above for details about Ash Wednesday, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter.
Rite of Sending
March 3rd at 9:15 am Mass
March 24th at 9:15 am Mass
March 31st at 9:15 am Mass
April 7th at 9:15 am Mass
Want to learn more about the Scrutinies? Watch the website for upcoming articles from Andrew McGown, Director of Evangelization.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays following 5:15 pm Mass
The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, is a familiar devotion in the Catholic tradition of piety. It is commonly associated with the season of Lent. As practiced today, the Stations of the Cross are representative of fourteen events experienced by Jesus as He walked to Calvary. All parishioners are invited to participate and children are welcome.
Living Stations will be Good Friday, April 19th at 7:00 pm in the Church.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Wednesdays during Lent starting March 13th
There will be Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm in the Holy Family Chapel during Lent. There must be someone present with the Lord at all times so we ask that 2 people commit to being there for each time slot. Please sign-up on the sheet found in the Gathering Area at the back of the Church or online using the Sign-up Genius form (button below) if you are able to commit to a time. All are welcome to attend Adoration, the sign-up is just so we know someone will be there. There will also be our usual Eucharistic Adoration on the first Friday of the month on April 5th.
Sign-up for Adoration
Lenten Day of Prayer
March 30th at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
This event is open to ministers as well as all parishioners who are interested in joining a ministry. The day of prayer will go from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. We will meet in the Church to pray, and then share a potluck meal in the Holy Family Hall.
Lenten Penance Service
April 13th at 10:00 am
Catholics are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent. We will have multiple priests available to hear confessions at the Penance Service. We will also offer Reconciliation during our regular times throughout Lent.
Religious Education and Youth Ministry
Due to the Parish Mission, only the first session will meet
No class - Spring Break
Last class of the year - Pizza Party!
We will have class
Class will be the Parish Mission
Digital Faith Formation
"The Last Things" with Bishop Barron
5 Week Course Starting Monday, March 11th
Reply "Last Things" to join
Wish Bishop Barron could preach a Lenten retreat at our parish? This is the next best thing. These short videos from Bishop Barron cover important Lenten topics such as death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell. You will be sent one note each week.
Daily Lenten Emails
Starting March 5th
Reply "Lent" to join
Sign-up to receive daily emails during Lent that will increase your knowledge of Lent and your faith, challenge you to a charitable act each day - and most importantly, strengthen your relationship with Christ.
March 18th, 19th, and 20th at 7:00 pm in the Church
Please Join our friend Fr. Gregory Ames, a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver, as he shares the beauty of Lenten Grace, calling us to be ONE in the Body of Christ and challenging us with the Dangerous Bread!
Fr. Greg weaves his creative stories and inspiring words into dynamic presentations which will discuss how Lent leads us to grace!
Fr. Greg has served in various parishes during his 30+ years of ministry and is a two-time cancer survivor. He is a dynamic and engaging speaker who can touch the hearts of children, youth and the elderly. Please bring your entire family to our exciting parish mission!
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“Fr. Greg was a treasure! People loved his parish mission. They enjoyed his stories and were enriched by his life experience, especially in his work with the homeless and poor. We were looking for a mission that the whole family could enjoy and Fr. Greg’s mission fit the bill.”
RE director, St. Columba Parish, Durango, CO
“I invited Fr. Greg to give his very first parish mission at St. Josephs parish, because as a priest in Residence here, the people had grown to love him. They were very excited to hear his stories of working with the homeless at the local shelter. Fr. Greg is a holy man, who brings the message of Jesus into absolute clarity. His stories, enthusiasm and charisma make him an excellent presenter that can captivate an audience. My staff and I were thrilled with the attendance and the parish will never forget this great mission.”
Fr. Steven Voss
Pastor, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ft. Collins, CO
March 3rd and April 7th after the 9:15 am Mass
Join other families of our parish for fellowship and faith formation! Families meet in the Education Center.
Ladies Night Out
Join the women of St. Joseph for an evening of faith and fun. We start with Adoration and Mass before heading to the Holy Family Hall for a potluck meal.
March 8th, 15th, 22nd, and April 12th
Join us for a Fish Fry on Fridays during Lent hosted by the Confirmation students with the help of the Knights of Columbus. Meals will be served in the Community Center after Mass and Stations of the Cross. Cost is $10/person, $5/child (under 5), or $25/family.
Socks and Shoes
Please join us in collecting gently used shoes for Soles4Souls and new, large socks for the Soup Kitchen and Christ in the City. There will be separate collection boxes for shoes and socks at the entrances of the Church. Soles4Souls distributes shoes to people in need in 127 countries. The socks, one of the most requested items by our homeless, will be distributed in Denver. Your generous support is appreciated.
Join a Ministry
Wondering how to help the Parish and community? Email Teri at
to find out how to get involved.
CAG Food Bank
We will continue to have bins at the Church entrances to collect nonperishable food for the Christian Action Guild.
Church in Eastern Europe
Church in the Holy Land
Cleaning the Church For Easter
April 17th at 9:00 am
Just as we do a little spring cleaning at home, it's wonderful to do a little extra cleaning for Easter in our Lord's house as well. Please come and help.
Looking Back at Christmas
Christmas was a wonderful time filled with service, community, and faith. Parish youth met a special visitor at the
. We had tons of fun (and hot chocolate) at our annual
! Our Confirmation youth made blankets for Family Promise. The Christmas Youth Choir led by Maura Burns and Gary Bishop (with help from Teri!) sang beautifully at our Children's Mass on Christmas Eve. And we hosted another successful
to help raise funds for a new sound system!
Just a few dates to keep in mind and help you plan
April 28th, 2019
Divine Mercy Sunday
May 5th, 2019
First Communion for 2nd Graders
June 17th-21st, 2019
Vacation Bible School
Thank you for taking the time to read the Lenten newsletter! Additional information can be found on our website
and in the weekly bulletins.
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March 18th, 19th, 20th
Fr. Greg Ames from Spirit of Christ will be leading our Parish Mission, which will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in the Church. Please watch the Bulletin and Website for more details.
The last several months have been excruciating for our Church.
We could all use a bit of a morale boost, wouldn't you say?
Below is a short video entitled "A Community that's More Than You Realize". Click below to watch, and afterward feel free to share on social media, if you feel called. Want to join the MTYR community? Visit:
on Sunday, February 24 at 7:00PM