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PARISH ministries

"The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep his commandments. Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps his word, the love of God is truly perfected in him. This is the way we may know that we are in union with him: whoever claims to abide in him ought to live [just] as he lived." 

– 1 John 2:3-6

St. Francis of Assisi Parish has many diverse opportunities for community service and social ministry both within the parish and in the local community. Prayerfully consider joining your fellow parishioners in one or more of these ministries!


The book club

If you wish to join us for the next Book Club featured book, contact, Andrea for the time and location. For more information about the Book Club, contact Andrea Cihak at


Bulletin Stuffers

Contact Mary Kochivar at


Coffee and Donuts
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 afterward. This event runs year round following the 7:30 am, 9:30 am, and 11:30 am Masses.

Contact Andrea Cihak at

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Funeral Luncheon Ministry
As a support to the family grieving the loss of a loved one, St. Francis of Assisi Parish provides the family with a luncheon 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 setting up and cleaning up the hall. This ministry serves as needed. Contact Ann Salek at


Gift Shop

Contact Thomas Fenton at


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 a weekly homeschool co-op, park days, field trips and events. Homeschool families are encouraged to join our forum at

Contact Laura Dryer or Sara Sefranek at for more information.

Inferno men's Group

Mission: Igniting a Culture of Evangelization that Empowers Men to Lead in the Battle for Sainthood.

Our 4 pillars: 1) Prayer (it all starts with prayer) 2) Friendship (the arena for good news) 3) Evangelization (not optional, but primary)4) Discipline (asceticism - take action). Meets Wednesday Evenings at a personal residence in Castle Rock.

Contact David Sprague at


Ladybug Gardeners

Contact Lynne Liotta at



POSITION OPEN! Contact the Parish office at 303-688-3025.


Movimiento Familiar Cristiano Catolico

Contact Oralia Rodriguez at


Mowing the Lawn

Contact John Graboski at


New Parishioner Welcome Committee

A few times a year, this group of volunteers welcomes new parishioners at an orientation, where they can register in the Parish, enroll in Children’s Faith Formation and join a Ministry. Members of this group present information about the many Parish ministries, finances, and upcoming events.

Contact Lana Falke at


Annual Parish Picnic

Contact Andrea Cihak at


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.

Contact Mary Jo White at


Stephen Ministry
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 are able to refer individuals to other agencies offering assistance for a particular life struggle. The leader will coordinate a Stephen Minister with someone needing support. Visit the Stephen Ministry website to learn more. 

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To learn more about confidential, one-on-one Christian care from a Stephen Minister, download our brochure by selecting the image. Not sure what needs Stephen Ministers can help you with? Download a list of several life events our Stephen Ministers can help you with here (available in English and Spanish.) Lastly, read a testimonial of the support received from a Stephen Minister.


Please consider reaching out to us to help you through the tough times in life! For those in need of care and support from a Stephen Minister, please contact Tracy Brend at 303-243-6468.

grief Share - Grief support group

Grief Share is a support group to offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Through the grief process, the support group can offer you hope on the road to healing. The group is currently meeting from 11am-1pm on Saturdays Feb. 11 -  May 13, 2023 in the Lower Level East.

To reserve your seat or for more information, please contact Tracy Brend at 303-243-6468 or register online at

Testimony: “Grief Share has been a wonderful experience for me.  It helped me to share about the loss of my husband.”

Read Fall 2022 survey results from participants here

Street Evangelization

St. Francis is partnering with Ave Maria to do street evangelization in Castle Rock. 

Contact Cheyenne Secor at 720-333-7105.


Supper Club

This group allows adult parishioners, 21 years and older, to 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, BBQs or wherever plans are made. Large group socials are held in January and July. They sort into new groups and add new members every year.

Contact the Parish office at 303-688-3025.


The Gathering 55+
Parishioners meet on the second Thursday of the month at 11:30 am to develop community, friendships, and spiritual growth. The meeting usually starts with a speaker or activity followed by a potluck luncheon in the Assisi Hall. 

Contact Janet Searle at


Weekday Warriors

Contact the Parish office at 303-688-3025.


St. Francis Women’s Ministry
We are a spiritual, social and philanthropic group of women 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! Women any age in the parish are welcome, it is NOT just a mom's group.

Contact Erin Nowak at


Young Adult Ministry

Are you looking for a great place to meet new friends, encounter Christ, and share your life in a meaningful way? We invite you to join the St. Francis of Assisi Parish Young Adult Ministry! Young adults, ages 18 to 35, single or married, join together in prayer, to share meals and faith in an informal, relaxed setting. Our Young Adult Ministry is thriving! Some events in the past have included a “Bible and Brews” meet up at a local brewery, Bible studies, and group outings. If you are interested in staying up to date on this group, join our Facebook group, Castle Rock Catholic Young Adults, and our Flocknote group (same name) by texting STFRANCISCR to 84576. We would love to see you at our events. Download the latest Diocesan Young Adult Ministry Calendar HERE. Bring a friend or two!

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