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.
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.
“BRING FORTH THE LIGHT”
Save the date for ”Bring Forth The Light” by Michale James Mette.
Contributions Only – April 23, 2014
Mater Dei Hall at 7:00pm
See Michael's Website for samples of his music Michael James Mette
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
If you have not yet had the opportunity to do so, you are encouraged to turn in your pledge to the Catholic Services Appeal 2014. As you know, once we reach our goal of $74,000, the excess pledge will be returned to our parish for our own projects.
If you do not have a pledge card you can pick up one at the parish office, or we can mail one to you. Thank you for your generous giving.
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!
The Way of Faith
Starting this Lent, the Diocese of Reno Digital Media Center is pleased to provide “The Way of Faith” series from LTP.
Two minute daily reflections on the seasons
These video reflections provide a momentary break from the rush of the day to consider the season. Taking inspiration from ancient Lenten practices of prayer and refection, these videos provide a pilgrimage of sorts.
ALL BAPTISM CLASSES
Beginning in February 2014, in order 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.
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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
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.
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.