The function of the Finance Council is to advise, assist, and support the pastor in achieving the most responsible stewardship of resources given for carrying out the work of the Church in the parish and beyond.
Members of St. Joseph Finance Council are: Mary Berz, John Chouinard, Dottie Kelley, Brian Michel, Patrick Smith, and Tim Van Haverbeke.
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus
Our Lady of the Mountain Council No. 5757 is a division of the world’s largest Catholic Men’s organization. The Knights of Columbus organization has about 1.6 million members, and donates to many worthwhile charities. The functions of this group are related to church, community, and family, as well as fraternal and youth concerns. Our Knights of Columbus host a pancake breakfast on the third Sunday of each month, assist with Fish Frys and the Parish Picnic, and sell peaches and Tootsie Rolls annually, as well as participating in other activities in the community. Patrick Smith is the Grand Knight of the Council. All practicing Catholic men of the parish are invited to join the Knights.
Fellowship and Prayer
If you enjoy playing Bridge, socializing, and a good lunch please consider joining our group. Our Bridge group meets at Fossil Trace at 10:00 am on the third Wednesday of the month. The group is organized by Mary Junk. Please contact us if you are interested in joining.
Books and Brew Club
Each month during the school year, the group picks a book to read and discuss. We meet the third Wednesday of every month in the cry room of the church following the 8:00 am Mass and Rosary. Please join our Flocknote group "STJG Books and Brew" for information on our next meeting.* To get an idea of the books we choose, here is a list of what we read during the 2018-2019 school year: The Rosary, The Prayer That Saved My Life by Immaculate Ilibagiza; Who Does He Say You Are? by Colleen C. Mitchell; Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Brian Pitre; Into His Likeness by Dr. Edward Sri; This Present Darkness by Frank E. Peretti; and Taming the Tongue by Deborah Smith Pegues. Over the summer, we will be reading Thirst for Truth: From Mohammad to Jesus by Nikki Kingsley. We will be discussing this book in September and we hope you can join us!
Wish there was a non-socially awkward way to meet other St. Joseph families who are serious about their faith? We hear you! That's why the parish hosts informal get-togethers for families who are interested in going a little deeper into their faith and connecting with other families who feel the same way. If this is something you think you would like to try-out, we invite you to join us for our monthly gatherings on the first Sunday of the month following the 9:15 am Mass. We meet in the newly renovated Education Center, and serve coffee and juice with an assortment of baked goods. We promise it's safe to come and try. If you find it's not for you, there's absolutely no obligation to come back. If you enjoy the family get-together and want to keep coming, there are also small groups that meet throughout the month for opportunities to build deeper connections within our community. We also have a yearly family retreat. Please join our Flocknote group "STJG Family Groups" to connect with us.*
Small Christian Communities
Small Christian Communities are groups that gather regularly to share their faith, help each other in their Christian way through daily life, relate Scripture to the world around them, and reach out in service to others. At meetings they share the next Sunday’s Scripture readings and relate these to their present-day lives. If interested in joining a Small Christian Community please contact us.
This group is for the women of our parish 18(ish) and older. We host Ladies Night Out events 3-4 times a year, where we gather for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, celebrate Mass, and enjoy a potluck dinner. We try to include a fun craft or activity as well, like learning to line dance or making rose petal bath salts. To learn more about women at St. Joseph please click here and join our Flocknote group "STJG Women's Group" to make sure you know about our upcoming events.*
Young Adult Group
Founded by Ryan Mack, Josh French, and Hannah Lee, our young adult group is for people who are in their early twenties to thirties. They regularly plan activities like hikes, camping trips, and evenings at our fire pit as well as attending programs at nearby parishes together. They also meet weekly for dinner and a Bible study. If you are interested in upcoming activities, please join their Flocknote group "STJG Young Adults."* You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to RSVP for an event.
Our Young Adults are also part of West Denver 2:42, a regional group of young adults in Golden and Arvada. Learn more about WD 2:42 here.
*If you have questions about Flocknote or need help joining a group, please email Audrey at email@example.com.