FOCUS / Campus Ministry
Our parish is located less than 10 minutes away from Colorado School of Mines, a university devoted to engineering and applied sciences, with a special focus on stewardship of our natural resources. Founded in 1874, CSM has been part of our Golden community for over 140 years. CSM also has a thriving Catholic community that is nurtured and supported through FOCUS ministry and Mines Campus Catholic Ministry. We've seen the fruits of these ministries in many ways from former CSM students becoming FOCUS missionaries, founding Bible Studies, and students graduating with, not only their engineering degrees, but a stronger faith and deeper relationship with Jesus (check out Swole.Catholic, which was founded by CSM graduates!). Support from our parishioners for the CSM Ministries is very appreciated.
(Fellowship of Catholic University Students)
FOCUS has operated at CSM since 2005 and has grown significantly over time. It is a national organization that works to evangelize students and help with Christian formation through discipleship and Bible Study. Our missionaries for the 2018-2019 school year will be Tally Latcham (Team Director), Sandy Barba, Garrett Cook, and Jacob Morales.Please visit their website for more information.
Mines Campus Catholic Ministry
MCCM is a student-led club that organizes activities to foster the Catholic life on Campus through retreats, Friday R & R, and Spirit and Truth. They also organize the ministries for the Sunday Mass held at 8:00 p.m. in the Mines Student Ballrooms during the school year, which parishioners are welcome to attend. Joseph Schnitzler is serving as MCCM President for the 2017-2018 school year. Please visit their webpage for more information.
Since 2017, Misio Wynar has served as the Directory of Campus Ministry for St. Joseph. To find out more about him, please see our staff page here.
The Frassati and Goretti Houses
The Frassati (men's) and Goretti (women's) houses serve as a place where all students can come and find Catholic fellowship on the Colorado School of Mines Campus. They also serve as the residence for a limited number of students (you can apply to live in one of the houses on the Mines Campus website.
The mission of the Frassati House is to be a place of community and strength by which its members may find support and acceptance as they experience the academic vigor at the Colorado School of Mines. The Frassati Catholic House is a place of community and strength by which its members may find support and acceptance as they experience the academic vigor at the Colorado School of Mines. More importantly members of the community will strive to strengthen their Catholic faith, their personal relationship with God, and the pursuit of virtue. The members of the house are to aid in fostering these attributes in others as well. The members of the house are good stewards, maintain an environment of hospitality to all, and serve the Catholic community at Mines as well as all members of the school and surrounding community.
The mission of the Goretti House is to be somewhere for the community, but especially Mines women, to come together and grow closer to Christ. The members want to offer a hospitable and generous place where people can feel comfortable coming. The members are also striving to create a women’s community at Mines, where they can feel safe and at home. The members are continually trying to grow closer to God and trying to give the community a place to do that together.
As of 2017, there is also a Chapel between the houses. The Mt. Zion Chapel has Liturgy of the Hours daily, Adoration weekly, and Mass monthly. It's open from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm for students to pray and spend time with Jesus. The Chapel is an amazing addition to Mines Catholic and a blessing to everyone growing in their faith while studying at Colorado School of Mines. Thank you to all helped bring the Mt. Zion Chapel into fruition through their prayers, donations, and hard work.
One Time Events
Booth at Celebration of Mines
August 24th, 2018
September 1st-2nd, 2018
Volunteer at Christ in the City
September 12th, 2018
September 14th-15th, 2018
(during the school year only)
Starts August 25th and continues each Sunday
Student Center, Ballroom A
Reconciliation at 7:30 pm, Mass at 8:00 pm
Tuesday nights 7:00 pm at Mt. Zion Chapel
Spirit and Truth (Eucharistic Adoration)
Thursday nights 7:00 pm at St. Joseph's
Continues through the summer
Carpools available during the school year
Starts late August and continues each Thursday
Meets in the Periodic Table noon to 2:00 pm
Recreation and Relaxation
Every Friday 2:00 to 4:00 pm