Parish Mission Statement
To proclaim by word and witness the Good News of God in Christ, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Centered in the Eucharist, we strive to serve Christ in all persons through prayer, religious education, worship, Christian fellowship, and loving service to neighbor.
MANDATORY FIRST HOLY COMMUNION RETREAT
Please click the link below to read information about the First Holy Communion Jesus Day Retreat!Mandatory Jesus Day Retreat
PARISH ORGANIZATION EVENTS
This is a new addition to our parish website to promote local events put on by our various parish organizations. If your organization has upcoming events, please email the parish office with the dates, times and locations of these events and a brief description of the event, along with pictures if you wish to have them included. It is preferred you do this at least 2 weeks prior to the event to have time to place them on the website.
Renocatholicproject.com is a new and very exciting outreach from the Diocese of Reno Faith Formation Office! This new website is:
- meant to act as a formation tool for the diocese as we seek to become connected through social media and internet to our people in northern Nevada
- meant to link our people to national and international news of the church and our faith communities
- a way to respond to online conversations about faith and life
- a new connection for our marginalized Catholics to a new expression of church
Check out the Diocese of Reno Facebook page, too!
Hope Project 2012
The Office of Faith Formation is offering to parishes in the Diocese of Reno an exciting new parish endeavor called The HOPE Project–Helping Our Parishes Evangelize. It has been designed to respond in a vibrant way to the needs which pastors have expressed in recent years. The link below will take you to a PDF file explaining what this project is about, including a cover letter from Most Reverend Randolph R. Calvo, Bishop of Reno. This information can be printed out.Please click this link Hope Project 2012 for complete information and a list of dates for the workshops that will be available for Hope Project.
Currently available workshops and dates, as well as the ability to register can be seen by clicking this link Catechetical Services page on the Diocese of Reno Website. Please register as soon as possible for the workshops currently shown if you wish to attend.
THE CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL 2013
I am very grateful to those families who have already contributed to the bishop's appeal, and am very hopeful that we exceed our goal so that the excess can be returned to the parish for our own projects. If you have not yet submitted your pledge card, please do so at your earliest convenience. – Fr. Dan
Mathematics tutoring for students grades 1 – 12 will be available at St. Joseph's every Saturday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. This is open to the public.There will be 3 tutors available and classes will be held in Thomas Hall at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.Students need to bring their math books or homework assignments with them. Each student must be accompanied by a parent or relative and the family member will be required to stay with the student during class. This is a great opportunity for students and parents with children who are having problems with math in their school and is a good way for them to overcome the problem, become proficient and raise their grade scores.
The affordable Care Act (Obama-care) provides free genetic testing during pregnancy for conditions that cannot be treated prenatally. This provision will expose more unborn children to abortion as government–funded genetic testing provides an increasing number of parents the opportunity to abort children with disabilities. (Pro–Life Reporter, Spring, 2012)For all in the medical profession, that they may use their skills to heal rather than harm, we pray....
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Each Wednesday following the 12:10pm Mass, we have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament that continues until 8pm. To ensure there is always someone present in the church during this exposition, we would like people to sign up to cover a particular hour during the day and evening. Please call the parish office at 738-6432 if you would wish to cover a particular hour between 1pm and 8pm on Wednesdays.
HAVE YOU PICKED UP YOUR 2013 SUNDAY OFFERTORY ENVELOPES?
Please see the January 27, 2013 bulletin for more information and why this is so important.
Register With St. Joseph's Parish
Do you live in Elko, Nevada or surrounding areas and attend St. Joseph's Catholic Church? If so and you are not a registered member of St. Joseph's Parish, register online now! Be sure to pick up your yearly giving envelope package at the back of the church or in the parish office. Even easier is to use the Online Giving link at the top or bottom of this page and set up automatic donations for weekly and special collections!Registration – Married Couples
Registration – Individuals
Directions to St. Joseph's ChurchMap to St. Joseph's
Baptism and Marriage
Baptism – By appointment only. Make appointment with priest or deacon before attending Baptism classes. Must be registered member of parish.
Marriage – Please contact parish office before setting date. Minimum of 6 months advance notice and preparation. Must be registered in parish.
Please call the parish office for more information on baptism and marriage at 775–738–6432.
New in Elko...Just made First Communion...Want to become and Altar Server? Call the parish office at 738–6432 for more information on when classes are held.
Lector and Eucharistic Minister Training
If you would like to assist in the Ministry of Lector or Ministry of the Eucharist, please call the Parish Office at 738–6432. A training session for each ministry will be provided. Eucharistic Ministers must be Confirmed and be able to receive Holy Communion.
Protecting God's Children Awareness class is also required for each ministry.
St. Joseph's Website
If you have comments, corrections or would like to have something added to St. Joseph's Website, please contact the Parish Office.