Social Outreach

Food Pantry

The St. Patrick Food Pantry provides emergency food to persons in need. We are supported solely by donations. Volunteers stock the pantry shelves, shop for needed items, meet with clients, and prepare the bags of food for distribution. Friday’s from 4 to 5 PM in the Bonzel Hall.

Fostering Hope

Church volunteers work as a team to assist and support a local foster family who is caring for children in foster care.  Team members work together on various tasks by helping transport children, tutoring, bringing in meals, helping with yard work, and watching children while foster parents have a night out.  Strong relationships are formed and children's lives are positively impacted with the love of Christ.  There are currently two teams at St. Patrick supporting two families.  St. Patrick has been supporting foster families through Fostering Hope since its inception in 2006.  Would you like to help?  Call Mike Myers at 271-0308 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Homeless Outreach Ministry (HOM)

HOM meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.  We have it all:  Working with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity through the "Apostles Build" (future "Catholics Build") program, serving breakfast the 5th Saturday of the month at the Salvation Army, working with youth and parents at the Salvation Army Children's Discovery Center (CDC), and working with the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) as support for hosting congregations.  If you would like more information download our brochure in the "DOCS" column on your right, or contact:

  • Habitat for Humanity -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Salvation Army Breakfast -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Salvation Army CDC -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kairos Prison Minsitry

This ministry brings Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and assists in the transition of becoming a productive citizen.  Volunteer teams present an introductory weekend and they work in cooperation with the prison chaplain.  Volunteers must be cleared by the Colorado Department of Corrections and complete DOC Training.  Contact the St. Patrick servant leaders, Ann and Chuck at 548-9102 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Senior Mobile Dental

The mission is to serve older adults living in nursing homes who have benefited from dental care throughout their lives and careers, yet are now falling into a state of disease and neglect because they can no longer afford dental services, or are unable physically to get to the dentist office because of their frail health.  Senior Mobile Dental has just received grants which will provide care for qualified low income seniors and facilitate needed dental hygiene and dental work and remotely provide x-rays and photos of diseased teeth to a dentist to allow a more efficient approach to receiving dental care.  For more information, contact Michelle Vacha, Founder and servant leader at 338- 2195 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website atwww.seniormobiledental.org.

Soup Kitchen Workers

Volunteers assist in the preparation and serving of meals for the needy at the Marian House Soup Kitchen. Older youth (16 and older) may participate. Volunteers serve the first Saturday of each month.

Tithing Committee

This committee of volunteers meets periodically to review requests of non-profit organizations and discern which charities will benefit from the ten percent tithe taken from weekend offertory collections.  If you would like to learn more about this process or volunteer some time, call the parish office at 598-3595.

Global Justice and Outreach

Fair Trade Ministry

Fair trade volunteers promote global economic justice and development for poor artisans and farmers in the developing world by supporting the Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Program through education on Fair Trade; regular sales of fair trade coffee and chocolate; and an annual Christmas sale of fair trade chocolate, coffee and handcrafts. For more information on Fair Trade, go to www.crs.org .

Family Literacy Project (ESL)

This is a project of Catholic Charities which has partnered with St. Patrick to start an English as a Second Language day program. Volunteer teachers are needed, training is provided.

Justice for Immigrants

Volunteers serve this unique and diverse group of God’s family through: education, legislative advocacy and direct service. Activities of this parish team vary and have included: organizing food drives for clients of a migrant worker center; coordinating of learning/service trips to the migrant center, developing bulletin inserts informing parishioners about the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ call for comprehensive immigration reform; hosting a discussion of the Bishops’ pastoral letter, Strangers no Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope; organizing food drives for clients of a migrant worker center and coordinating learning/service trips to a migrant center.

Pastoral Care

Stephen Ministry

Program offers one to one lay pastoral care to those going through a difficult time such as someone grieving the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, terminally ill, chronically ill or any transitional issue. Stephen Ministers attend a 50 hour training course at St. Patrick to learn caring skills. If you are a caring person who enjoys helping others, this could be an excellent ministry for you. Once training is completed, the time commitment is about 6 hours per month.

Funeral Meal Ministry

The Funeral Meal Ministry prepares a reception/meal for family and friends following a Funeral Mass. Volunteers prepare and deliver a dish for the reception. Volunteers are also needed to help with set-up and clean-up for that meal.

Grief Support Group

Participants offer support for those grieving the death of a loved one. This is an opportunity for those who are grieving to express their feelings within a contained and supportive group.

Ministry of Meals

Participants provide meals for individuals or families with a member who is homebound due to illness, surgery or hospitalization and also families with a new baby. Any family that needs help preparing meals for any reason can call the Parish office for help. Volunteers prepare and deliver meals on an “as needed” basis.

 

Military Outreach ministry (MOM)

This is a new group that was established to support and minister to our military service members (active duty, reservist, retired or veteran) and their families in or community.  We provided Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets for Wounded Warriors and gave presents to the children of these brave heroes.  Other plans may include letters to service members overseas, nursery service to allow spouses of deployed personnel some free time quarterly, and referral service for those who need support.  If you know of someone that might be interested in these services, or are interested in helping this program grow, please contact the parish at 598-3595 and leave your name and email and someone will get back with you as soon as possible.