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).
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:
Kairos Prison Ministry
Senior Mobile Dental
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.