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PARISH MINISTRIES

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BOOK CLUB
If you wish to join us for the next Book Club featured book, contact, Katie for the time and location. For more information about the Book Club, contact Katie Keller at ktj324@sbcglobal.net .

 

COFFEE & DOUGHNUTS FELLOWSHIP

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 Mary Carmen Lopez Mota at 303-688-3025.
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 justustwo@comcast.net.

 

 
GIFT SHOP VOLUNTEERS
Contact Thomas Fenton at tfenton@stfranciscr.org
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 starting February 17th in the Lower Level East.
To reserve your seat or for more information, please contact Diane Johnson at 303-919-7609 or REGISTER HERE!
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
SAINT 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 https://denvercatholichomeschoolers.groups.io/g/DougCoCHE
Contact Laura Dryer at DougCoCatholicHomeschool@gmail.com 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 Don Frew at frewdr@gmail.com  or Curren Vite at curren_vite@yahoo.com

LAWN PATROL & WEEKDAY HANDYMEN MINISTRY
Contact Jeff Bennis at jbennis@stfranciscr.org.
LIBRARY

Contact Tracy Brend at tracy@brend.net
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY MINISTRY

Hosts events for Family game nights or Holy Hours for parents to spend quiet time in Eucharistic Adoration with Jesus.

Contact Matthew Morrison at marriageandfamilyministry.sfa@gmail.com
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MOVIMIENTO FAMILIAR CRISTIANO CATOLICO

Contact Oralia Felipe y Yoana Reyes at 720-273-5940 and 720-372-9171.
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 lana.falke@gmail.com.
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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. 
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 or tracy@brend.net.

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 Katie Keller at ktj324@sbcglobal.net or Andrea Cihak at acihak@stfranciscr.org.


 

Annual Parish Picnic

Contact Andrea Cihak at acihak@stfranciscr.org.

 

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 whitemom4life@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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 janet.searle@colorado.edu.

 

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 Sophie Sneckner at stfranciswomensministrycr@gmail.com.

 

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!

Contact Cheyenne Secor at csecor@stfranciscr.org for more details.

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