Persons who have received their First Communion and are 10 yrs to adult may serve. Altar Servers assist the priest at Mass on weekends (Saturday or Sunday), Holy Days and other sacramental celebrations. Training is provided. For information on how to join please contact the office at (303) 688-3025.
This ministry seeks individuals who would like to serve this faith community by cleaning and maintaining the altar linens used throughout the week at Mass. This task is rotated with the other members of this ministry. Contact Carolyn Cline at (303) 660-9647 or Carolyn_cline@hotmail.com.
Art & Environment
Members of this ministry provide a scriptural environment for the interior and exterior of the church to inspire the sanctity of the faithful. This ministry provides art, props, banners, and seasonal support for liturgical celebrations, such as, Christmas and Easter. It could also include sewing, painting and construction of props. For information please call Gloria Nussbam at (303) 660-9929 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communion To Home Bound And Nursing Homes
Individuals eligible to be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, who would like to serve the spiritual needs of the home bound and those in our local nursing homes, are invited to serve in this ministry. Ministers bring communion and friendship to those who are unable to leave their homes, assisted living facilities or nursing homes. Visits are on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the minister’s availability or the parishioner’s request. Training is required. Please contact Rita Bates, Coordinator at (303) 814-2949 or email@example.com.
Extraordinary Minister Of Holy Communion (EMHC)
Any registered member of the parish who is a confirmed Catholic and able to participate in the sacramental life in the Church is eligible to serve in this ministry. Training is provided quarterly. Once an individual receives training, he/she will be scheduled for 2 to 3 Masses during each three month scheduling period. For information on how to join, please contact Bev Shiker, Coordinator at (303) 663-5597 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any registered member of the parish who has received Penance and Eucharist and is in high school or older may serve as a hospitality minister. Their task is to welcome and greet those persons arriving for Mass, to assist them in finding seating, to help with the collection and to direct the assembly in approaching the altar for communion. Straightening the pews after Mass and handing out the weekly bulletin are included as well. Training is provided quarterly with periodic updates. After being trained, a hospitality minister will be added to the scheduling list. Consider joining by contacting Les Brockman at email@example.com.
This ministry is open to all registered members of the parish who have received Penance and Eucharist and are in high school or older. Their ministry is to proclaim the Word of God through the Sunday Scripture readings. Training is provided quarterly with periodic updates. Once a person is trained, he/she will be scheduled for Masses approximately twice during the three month scheduling cycle. Contact Larry Jaeger at (303) 588-4360 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
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Coffee And Donuts Committee
Volunteers take turns hosting a time of fellowship on certain Sunday mornings. Duties include setting up coffee, juice and donuts before Mass and clean-up afterwards. This event runs year round following the 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 11:30 am Masses. To volunteer please contact Andrea Cihak, Parish Secretary at (720) 215-4522 or email@example.com.
Parishioners meet on the second Thursday of the month at 11:00am to develop community, friendships and spiritual growth. The meeting usually starts with a speaker or activity followed by a luncheon in the parish Assisi hall. For information please contact Janet Searle at (720) 388-9350, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Francis Moms Group
We are a spiritual, social and philanthropic group of moms who come together from September through May. Our activities include sharing of experiences and faith, couples events, crafts, retreats, monthly prayer night, book club, social outings, kids’ activities, community outreach, parish enrichment and more! Mothers of children of any age in the parish are welcome, it is NOT just for mothers of preschoolers.For more information or to join please contact the Moms Group President via email at email@example.com.
Over a six month period of time, adult parishioners, 21 years and older, build new friendships. Small groups of 6-8 people share a meal hosted by one of the members of that group. Get-togethers could be in homes, restaurants, BBQ’s or wherever plans are made. Large group socials are held in January and July to sort into new groups and add new members. For more information please contact Judy Mason at (303) 688-0801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Francis Homeschoolers
We are a TRULY Catholic Homeschooling group supporting the family in all stages of life. We come together to devote our lives to Our Most Precious Lord Jesus and to Honor His Blessed Mother in our homes.
We are a full spectrum group who supports new mothers looking into homeschooling, families with homeschooling students, families with special needs students, homeschooling through High School and we support our graduated homeschoolers into their young adult lives.
Our regular activities include Little Flowers, Blue Knights, Ladies Teas, Feast Days Parties and Mom’s Night Out.
To join please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/StFrancisHomeschoolersCR/info
or contact Lesley Siroky at Iwill@aol.com or (303) 260-8575.
Spiritual Enrichment And Prayer Devotion
Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is every Friday following the 7:00am Mass. Those who would like to participate in this ministry are asked to commit to one hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament every Friday. All parishioners are welcome to stop in at any time for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament at our Adoration Chapel open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call the office for details.
St. Francis Men’s Ministry
The St. Francis of Assisi Men’s Ministry normally runs from September through May, with occasionally a short summer program as well. Our sessions start at 5:45 a.m. with coffee and casual conversation, followed by a video presentation at 6:00 a.m. Table groups discuss the lessons from the presentations, and the sessions end in time for those men who wish to attend the 7:00 a.m. Mass immediately following. Does work take you out of time much? No worries, the format of the program makes it easy to jump in from week to week as your schedule permits so you don’t feel left behind.
WHAT WE DO WHY THAT’S IMPORTANT RESULTS TO PARTICIPANTS
Weekly schedule Consistent meeting schedule Convenient to plan for
Morning meetings Fits into your schedule Easy to make time for it
Meetings end at 6:50 a.m. Get to work or daily Mass Participate in Friday Mass
Fifty-minute session More time for discussions More in-depth discussion
Based on presentations by Important messages for men Improved spiritual life and nationally and internationally family life Catholic speakers Small group discussion Great table group sharing Build stronger friendships
For more information, please contact Mick Harper at (720) 201-9489, email@example.com, or Dom Cingoranelli, (719) 337-8481, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deepen your knowledge on the Sacred Scripture by attending these sessions. To register or to get more information please contact Lynne Liotta at email@example.com, or Janice Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As support to the family grieving the loss of a loved one, St. Francis of Assisi Parish provides the family with a luncheon in the parish hall following the funeral Mass. Members of the parish are invited to help with the preparation of food for this luncheon. Salads and desserts are provided by funeral ministry members.
Other volunteers help with the setting up and cleaning up the hall. This ministry serves as needed. To help please contact Carol Logalbo at (303) 660-8619 or email@example.com.
Stephen Ministry trains lay people to become Stephen Ministers. They receive 50 hrs. of initial training to help people going through a tough time—emotionally or spiritually. Stephen Ministers are trained to listen, care, encourage, pray, and walk alongside those going through any life difficulty. In addition to taking time to listen to individuals, Stephen Ministers can refer individuals to other agencies that offer assistance for their particular life struggle. A leader coordinates a Stephen Minister with someone needing support. For more information contact M Cingoranelli at 303-945-6929.
Vocations To Religious Life
This Ministry promotes prayer for vocations within the Parish and builds awareness of the need for more priests and sisters.
They are a resource for those interested in entering religious life and offer support for those in the seminary or entering religious life.
If you are concerned about the shortage of priests, this is the Ministry for you.
A volunteer Committee coordinates and implements the yearly process of putting donors and recipients together. Volunteer families of the parish are grouped to provide another family in need with gifts, food, and other necessities from a list provided. This committee organizes three months prior to Christmas. Delivery by donors takes place immediately before Christmas.
Love Chain For Expectant Moms
This ministry is two fold. Prayer partners in this ministry will pray for the mother-to-be and her baby throughout her pregnancy. Following delivery, each pray-er will take a meal to the family’s home.
If you are expecting a baby, please contact the parish office to be the recipient of prayer and meals.
New Parishioner Welcome Committee
Once a month, this group of volunteers welcomes new parishioners at Orientation when they Register in the Parish, enroll in Children’s Religious Formation and join a Ministry. Members of this group present information about the parish ministries, finances and up-coming events.
Respect Life Ministry
The goal of this ministry is to educate the parish on current issues involving the dignity of life from “womb to tomb.” Members explore and discuss issues such as, genetics, abortion, capital punishment, modern warfare and the care of the terminally ill. Programs will be developed for parish participation addressing these areas of concern.
Thanksgiving Baskets Committee
This seasonal committee serves the needy in this community. Families identified in need of assistance receive a Thanksgiving Basket. Non-perishable food donations are provided by the faith community. Volunteers also sort and pack the “baskets” for distribution on the weekend prior to Thanksgiving.
Cub Scouts Of America
Cub Scout Pack #260 is affiliated with St. Francis of Assisi and meets at the church each month for activities, special events and awards ceremonies.
English As A Second Language
Information available here.
Knights Of Columbus
Council #8909 of the Knights of Columbus is a charitable cause, faith based men’s organization. The group meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm for companionship and service projects. The Knights support such events as Communion Breakfast, Lenten Friday Fish Fries, youth projects, and parish events. Please contact Cal Weatherly, Grand Knight at Grandknight@kofc8909.org
St. Vincent De Paul Society
The St Vincent de Paul Society continues to remain actively involved in meeting the community outreach needs of St Francis of Assisi Parish. A revised mission statement was completed in March of this year: “ With the goal of social justice, the mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is to serve those in need, in the geographical area of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, through community outreach following the “Way” taught by Christ”. That being said the following identifies how we have been able to meet this goal with the generous help of our volunteers and the parish.
The Society has been able to help approximately 10-15 families a month with financial assistance ranging from rent, food, and utility bills. Through an application process and working in conjunction with area resources, evictions and utility shut offs have been avoided. This is an ongoing service that we provide and we hope that in the future we can meet the needs of more families through our fund raising efforts.
The big news for the St Vincent de Paul Society is that we are going to be starting a food pantry within the parish. There is a great need for one in the area and after much research and planning, as well as the support of the parish, we are planning on starting the pantry this summer. Through an application process clients will be able to pick up food at the church. The pantry will be located downstairs and will be open twice a month on Saturday mornings. We are at this time looking for volunteers who would want to “work” the pantry. As always we would appreciate any nominal donation towards the pantry supplies. Already food collections have started at the masses during the offertory. In the near future we will focus on a specific need and request this from the parish through collections. Any questions please contact us at 303-847-2606.
More information available here.