Social  Concerns Outreach

Did  you know that anyone from our parish can volunteer? Just send an email to  Social Concerns Outreach Chairperson, JoAnn Ward at jdward1937@msn.com   to  receive a list of volunteer opportunities and contactsOur ongoing projects are:

Adopt-a-Family:  To  assist those in financial need at Christmas by helping whole families attain  gifts, food and clothing.  Contact:  Nancy and Hal Ward at 538-7977 or nanhalward@comcast.net

Catholic  Relief Services (CRS) Operation Rice Bowl:  Each  year, during Lent, our parish participates in Operation Rice Bowl, that calls  us to pray with our families and faith communities; fast in solidarity with  those who hunger; learn more about our global community and the challenges of  poverty overseas; and give sacrificial contributions to those in need.  Contact: Carol Beckman, 527-1384.

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Work of Human Hands Catalog  SalesProvides a market for farmers and artisans living in needy areas around  the world, where they receive a fair price for their products so that they can  support themselves and their families.   Order products anytime at www.serrv.org.  Contact: Carol Beckman, 527-1384 .

Food Pantry: Collects food each week for  Sacred Heart Lord’s Supper, B Street and/or Silver Key Food Pantries and holds a  big Food Drive in November.   (Donations  are accepted in the shopping cart located in the church vestibule.)  Contact: JoAnn Ward 475-7146 or jdward1937@msn.com

Fostering  Hope: A  group that partners with churches to assist foster parents with their  responsibilities regarding children in their care.  Contact: Jennifer Kleinschmidt, 439-5602 or kleinsc.2012@gmail.com

Funeral Meals:  Provides  a meal or reception after a funeral held at St. Paul’s.   Coordinator/s Needed.  Please contact JoAnn Ward at (719)475-7146.

Giving Tree: Giving Tree has tags for seniors  that are homebound and children from a neighboring school that are in financial  need. Seniors Contact:  Cindy Papineau at  578-5701 or antiquefreak1@comcast.net ; Youth Contact:  Carol Burkard at  219-2716

Homebound Ministry:  The Homebound Ministry visits people  in health care facilities or private homes within the parish boundaries to  bring Holy Communion and helps arrange a monthly Mass, Confessions and/or  Anointing of the Sick.   For information contact: Alice Musch at (301) 481-9677 or alice.musch@gmail.com 

Meals Ministry This ministry provides meal to  families or individuals during times of crisis. Contact: JoAnn  Ward 475-7146 or jdward1937@msn.com

Respect  Life/Life Support Center:  Collects items such as diapers,  food, blankets and other things to meet the primary needs of families for the  Life Support Center, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. Provides information  regarding respect life issues. (Donations are accepted in the playpen located  on the east side of the church vestibule.)   Contact: Bernadette Johnston at 576-1140 or johnstonbernadette63@gmail.com

Soup Kitchen:  The Marian  House Soup Kitchen, Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, feeds between 450  and 700 people a hot nutritious lunch each day.   St. Paul’s is responsible for providing volunteers between 7:00 a.m. and  1:30 p.m. on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays there are 5  in the month.  Contact: Nancy Daly at 635-7087  or nsjdaly@msn.com

Westside  CARES:  An agency where St. Paul Parish  joins neighboring churches to assist those in financial need.  Contact Melissa Hodsdon at (719) 536-9770 or hofilena@msn.com