Have you noticed all those kids bringing canned goods up to the altar during the Offertory Hymn? These are our youngest helpers to the Food Pantry! We provide emergency food to families in need, supported solely by donations from the kids, other parishioners, and local businesses. Volunteers pick up donated food from local grocery stores, stock the pantry shelves, meet with clients, and prepare the bags of food for distribution. The pantry is open for clients from 4 - 5 every Friday afternoon (except for very few Holy Days throughout the year).
Church volunteers work as a team to assist and support a local foster family. 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, each supporting one family. St. Patrick has been supporting foster families through Fostering Hope since its inception in 2006. If you can spare a few hours a month to support a foster family, contact Mike Myers at 271-0308 or
Homeless Outreach Ministry (HOM)
HOM meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 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 one of our Servant Leaders:
- Habitat for Humanity --
- Salvation Army Breakfast --
- Salvation Army CDC --
- Interfaith Hospitality Network --
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Kairos Prison Ministry
This ministry brings Christ's love and forgiveness to incarcerated individuals, their families, and those who work with them. We also assist in the transition towards becoming free and productive members of the community. Volunteer teams present an introductory weekend and work in cooperation with the prison chaplain. Volunteers must be cleared by the Colorado Department of Corrections and complete DOC Training. Our St. Patrick Servant Leaders are Ann and Chuck Weida,
Senior Mobile Dental
The mission is to provide dental care for all low-income, uninsured, and under-insured older adults. We believe oral healthcare is vital for sound body, mind, and spirit. Services include: dental cleanings, exams, x-rays, fillings, axtractions, and dentures. 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 the Founder and Servant Leader Michelle Vacha at 338- 2195 or
or visit their website at www.seniormobiledental.org. Donations, volunteers, dental professionals, and board members are all currently needed.
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. St. Patrick's volunteers serve the 1st Saturday of each month. The servant leaders are Jim & Charlene Cannon: 534-0518 or
This committee of volunteers meets periodically to review requests from non-profit organizations and discern which charities will benefit from the 10% tithe taken from weekend offertory collections. If you would like to learn more about this process, call the parish office at (719)598-3595.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Members bring Christ’s hope and love into the homes of the needy. Volunteers help formulate plans to resolve immediate problems with the goal of providing referrals to appropriate agencies that can provide longer-term assistance. Generous contributions to the St. Patrick Emergency Fund assist with this ministry, providing modest financial support to needy families. This small monetary assistance--which your contributions permit--is multiplied many times over by the fellowship, prayer, and loving concern that each visit imparts. To learn more about the services that the ministry provides, contact us via the parish office at (719)598-3595x117.