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.
THE JUBILEE OF MERCY
A wealth of activities will mark Pope Francis' Holy Year of Mercy which will be celebrated from 8 December 2015 to 20 November 2016. Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization – the Council organizing the Jubilee – presented the events at a press conference at the Holy See Press Office on Tuesday, 5 May. Please click this link JUBILEE OF MERCY to visit the new website.
Vocations Discernment Group
The office of Vocations for the Diocese of Reno is starting a Discernment Group to aid men discerning a vocation to the priesthood.
11 – DAY IRELAND, NORTHERN IRELAND, & SCOTLAND PILGRIMAGE
From JULY 13 – 23, 2015, you are invited to accompany Fr. Daniel Hussey, Fr. Oliver Curran, and Fr. Mike Reardon on this 11- day pilgrimage this July. If you are interested, click the link to read about this pilgrimage Ireland/Scotland Brochure or please pick up a brochure from the church foyer or parish office.
2015 PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND AND JORDAN
As I announced some months ago, Fr. Jesus and I will be leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan, 12 days, October 5 – 16, 2015. The color brochures and applications have finally arrived, and if you are interested you may pick up your copy at the parish office. The all–inclusive cost from Elko is $3099, which is extremely reasonable. When I had a sign–up sheet at the church foyer and Spring Creek, 78 people signed up expressing an interest in the trip. Early booking is advised. The Tour Director, Issa, is a member of the Khoury family, living in Albuquerque, NM and operator of Holy Land Travel Center. We will be spending a number of nights at the Sahara Hotel, operated by the Khoury family, in Bethlehem. Please click the link to view the brochures Holy Land Brochures. Thank You, Fr. Dan
HAVE YOU PICKED UP YOUR SUNDAY OFFERTORY ENVELOPES?
If you have not done so or are a new parishioner and do not have your Sunday Offertory Envelopes, please call the parish office at 738–6432 for more information and why this is so important. You may also elect to make your Sunday Offeratory and Special 2nd collections using St. Joseph's convenient ONLINE GIVING service. Just click the link at the top or bottom of this page.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION
Registration for Kindergarten through Confirmation for the 2014-2015 year begins on June 30. There will be a $10 discount for early registration through July 31. Registration CLOSES on August 31. You must register each year to participate in the program. For further information, please call 775–738–8770.
PARISH ORGANIZATION'S EVENTS
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!
ALL BAPTISM CLASSES
To attend Baptism classes, you will need to make an appointment to meet with either Fr. Dan or Fr. Jesus. At that time you will be registered for the Baptism class. There is no charge for the class but you must also be a registered member of the parish. Call the Parish Office at 738–6432 to make an appointment.
The Liturgy of the Word for Children
The Liturgy of the Word for Children is being offered during the Sunday 10am Mass for all children preschool – 2nd grade. We are looking for adult and teen volunteers. If you are interested in helping with this program please contact Paige Allen at 400–3336 or Julie Woodbury at 340–8722.
Protecting God's Children Awareness Class
There will be an Awareness Session offered on September 13, 2014 in Thomas Hall form 9:00am - Noon. This is a program established by the USCCB as part of an ongoing program to protect children, young people and the infirm from sexual abuse. This program is required for anyone with direct contact with children in the parish. This program is also a good tool for parents and grandparents. Please call 738-8770 to register or for further information.-->
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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Each Wednesday following the 12:10pm Mass at St. Joseph's Church, 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.
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! Children 18 years and older even if still living at home need to register as adults as they are not automatically registered even though their parents are.Registration – Married Couples
Registration – Individuals
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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.
Altar Server Training
If you are interested in becoming and Altar Server and have made your First Communion, please contact Chris and Cathy Valdez at 777–3047. Individual training will be done in the church by appointment.
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.