We have so many amazing things happening here at St. Joseph and the best way to get important updates from our church in a timely and convenient manner is through Flocknote. 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 more deeply with our community and grow closer to God. If you have any issues or need to add/remove a group, please contact Audrey Goshorn, Office Assistant and Web Content Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is it?
Flocknote is an email and texting service we use to communicate with the Parish. We like it because it 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). Plus, we try to be very conscientious of clogging up parishioner inboxes, but you can always let us know if you are receiving too many things (and we won't take it personally). We strongly encourage all parishioners to participate in Flocknote.
Great! How do I get Flocknote?
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!). We use this group to send out reminders for Holy Days of Obligation, Mass times on holidays, and five seasonal eNewsletters (Advent/Christmas, Lent, Easter, Summer, and Fall). Audrey Goshorn administers this group and can be contacted with any questions regarding Flocknote.
Education & Community
This is a parent group to organized all of our faith and fellowship groups. There is no need to join this group, simply choose from the educational or community-based groups below.
Adult Faith Formation: This is the group you want to join if you're interested in deepening your faith through classes, Bible studies, retreats, or for getting a notice about dates and times for the Lenten Mission. Andrew McGown administers this group.
RCIA: For people who are currently attending RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). There is also an “inquiry” group for people who are interested in finding our more about RCIA. Andrew McGown, Director of Evangelization, administers this group.
Youth Faith Formation: For all parents and teachers involved in any youth program. Notes from this group will include last minute cancellations due to weather and a weekly newsletter from Teri Lauwers, Director of Catechetics.
Religious Education: This group is for all parents and teachers in the Religious Education program. It is the primary form of contact for the Religious Education program and all parents are asked to sign-up.
Confirmation Prep: For parents of students preparing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
Youth Ministry: For parents and students involved in the Middle School and High School youth ministry programs.
Youth Choir: 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. Youth choir is geared toward students in 5th through 12th grade.
RE Teachers: A group for all current teachers in the Religious Education program.
Young Adults (21+) of St. Joseph: 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 meet for dinner and Bible study and plan occasional activities like hikes, camping trips, and evenings at the St. Joseph fire pit as well as attending programs at nearby parishes together. Join this group to stay in the loop for upcoming activities.
Families of St. Joseph: For families 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.
Women of St. Joseph: For women 18(ish) and older. We meet three times a year 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.
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 in the Cry Room at 9:00 am to discuss the book and share some coffee and snacks. Tammy Cooper administers this group.
This is a parent group to organized all of our on-site ministries. There is no need to join this group, simply choose from the ministries and volunteer opportunities below.
On-Site Volunteer Ministry: Please join this group if you would like to be contacted about opportunities to volunteer at St. Joseph, but aren’t ready or able to commit to a monthly or weekly volunteer schedule. Whenever we have one-time volunteer opportunities, we reach out to this group through email with details about our current volunteer needs. This may include opportunities like handing out books after Masses, participating in an on-site service project, setting-up for the Parish Picnic or other event, decorating the Church for liturgical seasons, cleaning or light maintenance of the Church. There is no need to commit, or even respond, to every request. Just jump in whenever you can!
Liturgical Ministries: For members of Liturgical Ministries like altar servers, lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, greeters, ushers, altar care, and homebound ministers. If you are interested in joining a ministry, please contact Teri Lauwers at email@example.com.
Music Ministry: 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 Maura Burns (Maurab@stjoegold.org), our Pastoral Music Coordinator, to let her know that you are interest in joining the choirs. This group is administered by Tammy Cooper.
Funeral Luncheon Ministry: Our Funeral Luncheon Ministry provides food 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. This group is for people who are able to drop-off a dish (salad, side, or dessert) for the luncheon. Audrey Goshorn administers this group.
Gift Shop Volunteers: For volunteers of the Gift Shop.
This is a parent group to organized all of our outreach ministries. There is no need to join this group, simply choose from the ministries and volunteer opportunities below.
Outreach Volunteer Ministry: Please join this group if you would like to be contacted about opportunities to volunteer at off-campus events. This may include off-site service projects, attending community outreach events, or helping fellow parishioners (by providing a meal, visit, driving them to a doctor’s appointment, helping seniors with yard maintenance/snow removal, or helping with a move). There is no need to commit to every event, just the ones that fit into your schedule and abilities.
Family Promise Dinner Ministry: For volunteers involved with providing dinner to Family Promise guests four times a year. Family Promise of Greater Denver is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization independently associated with a national organization composed of more than 200 affiliates in 42 states to provide shelter, meals, and hospitality to families experiencing homelessness. Julie Lee administers this group.
Soup Kitchen Ministry: 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. Tammy Cooper is the administrator for this group.
Respect Life 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. The Pro-Life group is looking for an administrator for their group. In the meantime, Audrey Goshorn is serving as a temporary administrator.