Global Justice and Outreach
Respect Life Committee
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)
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado is partnering with St. Patrick Church offering classes in a day program on Tuesdays and Thursdays to facilitate English as a Second Language for adult learners who want to communicate with greater skill at work, school and throughout the community. With a paid and volunteer staff, we teach English to everybody who needs the language – all immigrants and all ethnicities. We provide a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere for not only language learning, but cultural sharing and awareness as well as providing information about other issues of concern to participants. Students can join at any time; there are 5 different levels.
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; coordination 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."