We have so many amazing things happening here at St. Joseph’s and the best way to get important updates from our church in a timely and convenient manner is through Flocknote. Flocknote lets you choose what information you would like to receive – via email and/or text – from our various ministries and groups. You don’t need to download anything or even create a password, plus it’s all free (for you and for our parish due to a generous donation made to the Archdiocese of Denver). Below you will find a list of current groups and a short description of each. It is our hope that this will allow you to connect with our groups and ministries to help you meet people, share your talents, improve relationships, answer life’s toughest questions, discern the plan and purpose for your life, and grow closer to God. If you have any issues or need to add/remove a group, please contact Audrey Goshorn, Office Assistant and Social Media Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To sign up simply fill out the form below:
TEXT STJG TO 84576
OUR Flocknote Groups:
All of our groups begin with "STJG" so you can quickly identify emails or texts from St. Joseph in Golden.
If you join any group, you are automatically placed in the Everyone group because we are all part of the St. Joseph family (and we are so excited that you have chosen to connect with us!). Notes are sent out occasionally with reminders for Holy Days of Obligation, holidays, and five seasonal eNewsletters.
From the Pastor:
These notes come directly from Fr. Matt.
Alpha Spring 2017:
For people who are participating in Alpha this semester so we can send out reminders and weather cancellations if needed.
Adult Faith Formation:
For people who would like to receive information about upcoming adult classes and faith formation. Previous examples of classes include Bible studies, prayer seminars, and the Lenten Mission.
For people who are currently attending RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).
For people who are thinking about joining RCIA or have questions about becoming Catholic.
This group is for all parents and teachers in the Religious Education program. Notes from this group will include last minute cancellations due to weather, a weekly newsletter from Teri Lauwers, Director of Catechetics, and teacher notes. It is the primary form of contact for the Religious Education program and all parents are asked to sign-up. Parents will be put into groups specific to their student so that teachers can communicate with them. There is a group for each grade as well as the Youth Ministry for middle schoolers and high schoolers. Grade specific groups are closed so Teri can make sure that we have all the parents for each class. If you need to join a group please email her at email@example.com.
This group is divided up between Middle School and High School age groups. High School is further divided into parents and students since by this age, many students have their own emails and cell phones. PJ, our Youth Minister, sends out reminders for meetings and other information about youth activities.
RE Prayer Group:
For people who are interested in meeting in the library during Religious Education to pray for our students.
For parents (and youth) who sing or would like to sing in the youth choir. The youth choir practices on Tuesday nights during the first session of RE and finishes in time for students to attend the later session. Participants should be in 5th grade or older.
For members of Liturgical Ministries. Please sign-up for any group for the ministries you participate in. There are groups for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Eucharist, Lectors, Altar Servers, and the Music Ministry which are divided by Mass Times. If you are interested in joining a ministry, please contact Teri Lauwers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For members of the Music Ministry (or those interested in joining the Music Ministry), please sign-up under the appropriate Mass time. Notes are sent out with music and about rehearsals. If you are new to the Music Ministry, please also contact Philip Jennings, our Pastoral Music Coordinator, at email@example.com to let him know that you are interest in joining the choirs.
Our Paraclete Ministry is how we connect parishioners in need to parishioners who can help. It's a wonderful opportunity to care for each other. We divide the group into:
- Advocates - people who let us know when someone is in need and help organize volunteers
- Chores - people who can help out with a household chore like raking leaves or shoveling snow
- Drivers - people who can give someone a ride to Church or a doctors appointment
- Meals - people who can provide a meal after surgery or the birth of a child
- Visits - people who can visit homebound parishioners to socialize with them
Please sign-up for one or more areas that you can help with and contact Teri Lauwers at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Intercessory Prayer Group:
For people who are passionate (or interested in learning more) about Intercessory Prayer. Our Intercessory Prayer Group usually meets the third Saturday of the month at 9:00 am in the Holy Family Chapel.
Our Funeral Luncheon Ministry provides food and servers for funeral luncheons held in the Community Center following the funeral of a parishioner. We help ease the sorrow of those that have lost a loved one by providing a meal and an opportunity for friends and family to gather together. The group is divided into people who can volunteer to set-up and serve at the funeral luncheon and those that are able to drop-off a dish for the luncheon.
Volunteers from our parish carpool to the Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen in Denver the second Wednesday of each month. Please join this group if you are able to help with this Ministry.
For people who are interested in Pro-Life activities at our parish and around our community. Run by our Pro-Life Committee, they send out notes about things like Prayer in the Square and 40 Days for Lent.
Books and Brew Club:
For people who want updates on our Books and Brew Club which picks a book for each month (except during the Summer) and meets on the third Wednesday of the month in the Cry Room at 9:00 to discuss the book and share some coffee and snacks.
For women 18(ish) and older. We meet quarterly for Ladies Night Out where we participate in Eucharistic Adoration and Mass, before heading to the Community Center for a potluck dinner and fun activities.
For familes with school age and younger children who want information on our monthly get togethers. Family gatherings are our non-socially awkward way to help families meet other families. We host gatherings at the Education Center following the 9:15 am Mass on the first Sunday of each month. Please join this group to receive reminders about upcoming gatherings and other events.
Founded by Ryan Mack, Josh French, and Hannah Lee, our young adult group is for people who are in their early twenties to early thirties. They regularly plan activities like hikes, camping trips, and evenings at our fire pit as well as attending programs at nearby parishes together. Join this group to stay in the loop for upcoming activities.