Did you know that anyone from our parish can volunteer? Just call or send an email to Social Concerns Outreach Chairperson, JoAnn Ward at email@example.com (719) 475-7146 for more information. Our seasonal and ongoing projects are:
Adopt-a-Family: To assist those in financial need at Christmas by helping whole families attain gifts, food and clothing. Contact: Lee Jeffers at (719) 964-1909 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Care Portal: Works to keep children out of Foster Care by posting short term emergency needs to anyone who has signed up with their email address. Contact person; Jim Komadina at email@example.com
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado: Contact to parish of Catholic Charities activities and programs. Attends every other month diocesan meeting and attends SCO meetings. Contact: Judith Nolan, Parish Ambassador at (301) 922-2920 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Sales: 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, (719) 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 email@example.com
Fostering Hope: A group that partners with churches to assist foster parents with their responsibilities regarding children in their care. St. Paul Parish has "adopted" two families--one that fosters boys and one that fosters girls. Contact: Fran Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org or (719) 576-9729
Funeral Receptions: Provides a meal or reception after a funeral held at St. Paul’s. Please contact JoAnn Ward at (719)475-7146 or email@example.com.
Giving Tree: Giving Tree has tags for seniors that are homebound and children from a neighboring school that are in financial need. Also included are those we serve in the Fostering Hope Porgram, Seniors Contact: Alice Munsch at (301) 481-9677 or firstname.lastname@example.org ; Fostering Hope Contact: Fran Gleason at (719) 576-9729 or email@example.com; Youth Contact: Jacqueline Lai at (719) 641-0193 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Munsch at (301) 481-9677 or email@example.com
Meals Ministry This ministry provides meal to families or individuals during times of crisis. Contact: Fran Gleason at (719) 576-9729 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 and at the annual Baby Shower in the spring) Contact: Bernadette Johnston at (719)576-1140 or email@example.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 (719) 635-7087 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Westside CARES: An agency where St. Paul Parish joins neighboring churches to assist those in financial need. Several activities throughout the year take place, including two prayer services, volunteer help at the center, food pantries, Thanksgiving Baskets, Fundraising Dinner and Breakfast, July School Supply collection, Adopt-A-Family at Christmas, etc. Contact: Lee Jeffers, Lay Representative, at (719) 964-1909 or email@example.com