St. Joseph's Catholic Parish

Denver, Colorado


Msgr. Schmitz was born in Denver and attended Bishop Machebeuf High School and Western State College before entering St. Thomas Seminary. He was ordained at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in May 1974. Learn more.

Mons. Schmitz nació en Denver y asistió al obispo Machebeuf High School y Western State College antes de entrar en el seminario de St. Thomas. Fue ordenado en la Basílica Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción en mayo de 1974.
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Weekend Masses
Saturday / Sábado:
6:00 p.m. (Spanish Anticipated Mass)
Sunday / Domingo:
9:00 a.m. (English)
11:00 a.m. (Spanish)
1:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Weekly Mass (English)
Tuesday 7:45 am
Wednesday 7:45 am
Thursday 7:45am
Friday 7:45 am- 5:30 Spanish
Friday 6:00pm Adoration
Confessions / Confesiones
Saturday 5:00 p.m. or by appointment


Church Address:
600 Galapago St. Denver CO 80204

Parish Mailing Address:
623 Fox Street, Denver CO 80204
Tel.: 303-534-4408
Fax: 303-534-0177

Office Hours
Tuesday to Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Advent Schedule 2019

Schedule for the Novena for Our Lady of Guadalupe   

  1. Monday, December 3 at 7pm- Nocturnal Adoration
  2. Tuesday, December 4 at 7pm –Charismatic group
  3. Wednesday December 5 at 7pm- Communion and Confirmation Classes
  1. Thursday, December 6 at 7pm- Ministers of 11am mass  
  1. Friday, December at 7pm   – Ministers of 1pm mass
  1. Saturday, December 8 at 7pm– Ministers of 6pm mass
  1. Sunday, December 9 7pm- Young Adult Group
  2. Monday, December 10 7pm- Youth Group
  3. Tuesday, December 11 at 7pm – Communion and Confirmation Classes

Mass Schedule in Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe

In honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, on December 11th there will be a 11pm mass followed by the Mañanitas at midnight. Afterwards join us for champurrado and Donuts. There will also be an English mass on December 12th at 7:45am and a 6:30pm bilingual mass followed by a folkloric dance performance!

Schedule for the Posadas

  1. Saturday, December 15 7pm –Nocturnal Adoration
  2. Sunday, December 16 6pm mass- Movimiento Familiar
  1. Monday December 17 6pm – Youth Group
  2. Tuesday, December 18 6pm – Charismatic Group
  3. Wednesday, December 19   – Communion and Confirmation Classes
  1. Thursday, December 20 6pm- Young Adult Group
  2. Friday, December 21 6pm- Missionaries of Charity
  3. Saturday, December 22 7pm- Ministers of 6pm mass
  1. Sunday, December 23 6pm– Ministers of 1pm mass 

Schedule for Confessions

We’ll be having confessions in the church on December 19 and 20 6:30pm.

Schedule for Christmas Mass

There will be a Christmas Eve mass in the evening on December 24 at 10:00pm. On Christmas day the mass will be held at 9am in English and 11am in Spanish.

Schedule for New Year’s Mass

There will be mass on January 1, 2019. The English mass will begin at 9am and the Spanish mass will begin at 11am.

Dear Parishioners

A very Blessed Christmas and New Year! I want to thank you for all the support that you have given to St Joseph’s Parish this past year. We have many things to be grateful for not the least of which is the many graces that we receive each day from our Savior Jesus Christ. He is the light in our life and certainly the light in our parish.  

One of my favorite phrases in scripture is from the book of the prophet Isaiah. He says, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone.” (Isaiah 9:1).  We don’t have to look far to see the darkness that seems to envelop our world be it the fires in California, the crisis of immigration and those who have left everything to find a new future, the abuse crisis that has so sorely affected the Church, the insecurity of so many parts of our world, and many other things.  Yet, we believe that those times of darkness will not obscure the light of Christ. We believe this truth not only regarding great events but also with respect to our own personal life. Even when we feel as though we are in the darkness the light of Christ can shine in our heart.  

In his reflections on the Christmas message Pope Benedict in speaking about the star of Bethlehem says, “The story of the wise man’s star makes a similar point: it is not the star that determines the child’s destiny, it is the child that directs the star.” In other words, Jesus, fully human and fully divine is greater than everything that can seem to be against it.  

I pray that the light of the child Jesus, which illuminates the world, will illuminate your life and the life of your family.  The angels tell the shepherds, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy…For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.”  Allow the light of Christ to fill your hearts and live not with fear but with hope and confidence in the love of Jesus Christ.  

Thank you so much for all that you have given to St Joseph’s in this past year. 


Msgr Bernie Schmitz  


Gabriel House will hold a training session for

Volunteers on Saturday, November 3, 2018   from

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  at our Catholic Charities

                                                 Office, 6240 Smith Road, Denver, CO 80216.

                                                  Breakfast and lunch will be provided to attendees.

                                                  If you are interested, please RSVP to:  Amy Robertson

                                                 720-799-9302 or

Sacrament of Baptism

Our next Pre-Baptismal class will be held on Saturday, October 3 2018. Call the receptionist at ext. 8 to find out what the requirements are. Please do register for the class 2 weeks in advance.

Baptisms will be every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, at 11:00am Mass in Spanish. English can be arranged accordingly.

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