Outreach

"Just as you did it to one of the least of these, you did it to me." Matthew 25:40  

Social Concerns Outreach

Did you know that anyone from our parish can volunteer? Just call or send an email to the Social Concerns Outreach Chairperson, JoAnn Ward, at [email protected]  or (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 [email protected]

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:  Lee Jeffers, Parish Ambassador at (719) 964-1909 or [email protected]

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Rice Bowl:  Each year, during Lent, our parish participates in CSR 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 at (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 at [email protected] or (719) 475-7146

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 [email protected] or (719) 576-9729

Funeral Receptions:  Provides  a meal or reception after a funeral held at St. Paul’s.  Please contact JoAnn Ward at [email protected] or (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. Also included are those we serve in the Fostering Hope Porgram, Seniors Contact:  Alice Munsch at (301) 481-9677 or [email protected]: Fostering Hope Contact: Fran Gleason at (719) 576-9729 or [email protected]: Youth Contact:  Jacqueline Lai at (719) 641-0193 or [email protected]

**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.  Contact: Alice Munsch at (301) 481-9677 or [email protected] 

Meals Ministry This ministry provides meal to  families or individuals during times of crisis. Contact: Fran Gleason at (719) 576-9729 or at [email protected]

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 protected]

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 (when there are 5 in the month).  Contact:  Nancy Daly at (719) 635-7087  or nsj[email protected]

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 protected]

"What a benefit to be in a community where each single person participates in the good done by all the members." ~St. Vincent De Paul 

 

**Homebound Ministry Updates:

*The Bishop has started an initiative to address getting Communion to those who are in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout the diocese. We are pleased to report we have a large number of Catholics that our ministry serves in this area. 

*Home Care Assistance presented at our Ministry retreat, and they have offered ONE free session of Cognitive Therapeutics for a parishioner that we serve through out Ministry. This session will comprise of exercises to improve the brain, which can be affected by cognitive aging. 

*We ordered some Divine Mercy booklets as a request for some parishioners to follow along. If you have people interested, we have them at the Parish Office.