There are many ways to get involved at St. Vincent de Paul Church. If you have any questions, please call the parish office at 303-744-6119 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Men’s Basketball
This activity is for men interested in picking up a game of basketball. The group meets on Monday and Thursday nights from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. in the gym. There are times the gym is in use for parish or school events so be sure to check with contact person. Contact: Nick Burns, 303-759-3206.
Is there more to life than day-to-day survival?! Do you feel like you come to Mass but don’t really understand the deeper meaning of why we do all of this? If you have questions about Christianity (the more basic, the better!) or want to be re-ignited in a personal faith, come share a free meal, listen to an engaging talk, and bring questions for a small group discussion! No commitment, no follow-up…just a time of fellowship and learning together! Come see what it’s all about Thursday, Sept. 7th, 6:30-8:00pm! Bring a friend with, and RSVP so we know who’s coming and any dietary restrictions we can honor. We can only have 40 guests—be one of them! Sign-up to come Sept 7th online by clicking here or send Kelly 303-744-6119 x207!
Altar and Rosary Society
Seasonal cleaning of the church throughout the liturgical year. Washing of the altar linens and albs according to church guidelines. Contact: 303-744-6119.
Boys and girls grades 5 through 8 assist at Sunday and weekday liturgies. Contact: Catarina Ramos, 303-744-6119 ext. 202.
Boy Scouts of America Troop 140
Boy scouting is a year-round program for boys from 11 to 18 years old. Troop 140 has been consistently been one of the best units for getting young men all the way to the Eagle Scout.
Meetings; almost every Monday night
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Place: St. Vincent’s Cafeteria
Activities: At least one outdoor activity per month
The Boy Scouts of America prepares every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.
The foundation of the Scout code is Duty to God.
Because our Patron Saint is St. Vincent de Paul, we offer the St. Vincent de Paul Society as much help a possible through our tithe of the tithe (Charity Account), our Thanksgiving Day collection & used item donations, our monthly pancake breakfasts & pasta dinners, and monthly collection of non-perishables (3rd Sunday). Special collections of tangible items such as baby items for unwed mothers, Christmas gifts for homeless children are taken at special times of the year as well. Our parishioners are faithful to the needs of others.
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. In the many Churches that have this adoration, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus continually throughout the day and often the night. Christ’s great love for us was shown when he was crucified on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and give us eternal life. He loves us without limit, and offers Himself to us in the Holy sacrament of the Eucharist. Can we not give Jesus a few minutes of love and adoration in return?
Eucharistic Adoration at St. Vincent de Paul Church.
The Adoration Chapel previously located in the school building has been discontinued, and will resume as soon as vital research and procedures have been ironed out. We invite current adorers to call the parish office at 303-744-6119 ext. 203 or email Deacon George Morin at email@example.com with the day and time that you adore. We will invite you to a meeting ASAP to help us formulate and collaborate on the foundation of this action. Stay tuned!
In the meantime, slow down and spend an hour with the Lord. To sign up for an open hour or for any additional information about the Adoration Chapel at St. Vincent de Paul, please contact the parish office at 303-744-6119.
“Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Jesus and ready to make reparation for the great evils of the world.
Let your adoration never cease.” ~ Pope John Paul II
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Members of the laity are prepared to share in the privilege of distributing the Eucharist to fellow parishioners and shut-ins of the parish. Contact : Catarina Ramos, 303-744-6119 ext. 202.
Families of Character
An online, discussion-based course that develops character through virtues.
Our character is made up of good habits, also known as virtues, and is developed over time. One virtue at a time, you will learn all about good habits and how you can put them into daily practice in your own life. With videos, self-assessments, guided practice, and goal tracking, you will be on your way to a happier, healthier, and more successful life! Click here for more information. Contact: Stephanie Carreira at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-635-3118.
Families of Faith
We would be overjoyed to have you join our Families of Faith program at St. Vincent’s!
Please click here to find out more about the program at St. Vincent’s and the dates for the 2017-2018 school year! If you’d like to find out more about the fantastic Family of Faith program curriculum we’ll be using from Sophia Press, you can read all about it at this link: Faith of Faith
To register your family for this program, please click here
On the third Sunday of each month we ask our parishioners to bring non-perishable food items to church. Bins for these items are in the vestibule of the church. Items collected are stored in our OUTREACH Pantry, and are distributed to those in need. If we have a surplus, we will share with Fr. Woody’s Haven of Hope or with Shelters in the area. Contact: Parish Office, 303-744-6119.
Ideas of Useful Items:
- Canned Meats and Fish
- Canned Fruits and Vegetables
- Peanut Butter
- Powdered Milk
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Toothpaste & Brushes
- Toilet Paper
Knights of Columbus
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, the Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society that believe in the principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
Meetings take place on the first and third Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Grand Knight Tom Zulanas at 720-785-4634 or email Tom at email@example.com.
Members of the laity are trained to proclaim the Word of God at liturgical services. Contact: Catarina Ramos, 303-744-6119, Ext. 202.
This ministry for seniors of the parish and beyond offers monthly potlucks in the cafeteria on the third Thursday of the month. The potluck and decoration usually correspond with the theme of the month as follows:
December: Christmas (School children’s Choir comes tossing and the kindergartners make wonderful place mats for each person.)
January: Western (because of the Stock Show)
February: Valentine’s Day
March: St. Patrick’s Day
April: Easter (The First Communion class usually writes beautiful prayers for the seniors; every other year, this ministry hosts a Christian Seder mean for the parish.
- Serve coffee and donuts after the 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Masses on 4 or 5 special feast days.
- Provide a reception with juice and donuts for First Communion and Confirmation classes.
Contact: Parish office at 303-744-6119 to become involved in this ministry.
A ministry that helps families who are experiencing the loss of a loved one, by hosting a funeral reception at St. Vincent’s. Each group is made up of several groups of women and men who are called upon on a rotation order to provide either a dessert or salad and sometimes to assist in setting up, serving and clean-up. Individual members are usually called upon about 2-3 times a year, depending on the number of receptions held. Sometimes several groups are called upon to provide food and assist at a very large funeral reception.
Please contact the parish office at 303-744-6119 to volunteer.
This ministry started when members had small children and has continued as the children have grown. Beginning in September through May, the Nazareth Group meets in the Garden Room on the first Wednesday of the month, and on the third Wednesday of the month in St. Frances Cabrini Room for Scripture study, led by Sr. Mary Ann Figlino, CSJ.
Respect Life Committee
Its mission is to educate parishioners on the dignity of every human person, made in the image of God and worthy of protection from conception to natural death. Members support the clergy in their efforts and preaching on issues of life, marriage, and religious liberty. They also collaborate with other parish Respect Life Committees in the Archdiocese of Denver. By these activities, they hope to bring about the end of abortion and conversion of souls. Information about this year’s activities is coming soon! Contact: Lee Ann Rodgers 720-289-2010
Meetings: Approximately 4-6 times a year.
- Roe v. Wade Remembrance (January)
- Denver March for Life (January)
- 40 Days for Life (Lent)
- Fortnight for Freedom (June-July)
- NFP Awareness Week (July)
- Respect Life Month (October)
- Spiritual Adoption Program (TBD each year)
- Faithful Citizenship (on-going)
St. Ann’s Prayer Group
Meets for prayers once a week on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Prayers consists of Consecration to the Blessed Virgin, a Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Sandwich Program for the Poor
Twice per month volunteers make about 500 sandwiches for the sandwich line at the Cathedral. Sandwiches are made after the 7:30 a.m. Mass on the second Sunday of the month and after the 9:30 a.m. Mass on the third Sunday of the month. Contact: Parish Office, 303-744-6119.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The SVDP Society was founded in 1833 to help families in need. The Colorado Conference has been active for more than 40 years. Inspired by the Gospel values, members of St. Vincent’s chapter visit the needy and suffering and provide help with food, rent, utilities, clothing, and medical assistance to those in parish boundaries (Zip Codes: 80209, 80210, 80222, 80224, and 80246).
Meetings: Second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
Those who wish to become a member, please contact the parish office at 303-744-6119, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who need help, please contact the parish office during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
This clinic, provided by the Colorado Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) takes place on the third Wednesday of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Garden Room.
This is a great service, especially for seniors, for medical foot care and wellness visit with a registered nurse. Medical foot care includes toenail trimming, filing and debridement, foot assessment and circulation check, blood pressure and heart-rate checks, callus and corn inspection/reduction. The VNA also provides health history and medication review, health coaching and education, and physician referrals as needed. The cost per visit is $35. Kaiser Insurance is accepted by the VNA. Hardship cases are determined on a case-by-case basis and once approved, services can be delivered at a lower cost,
- Schedule the Garden Room with Facilities Calendar manager throughout the year
- Make appointments with the seniors for their care and inform the VNA
- Call the scheduled seniors to remind them of their appointment time
- Set up the room with the nurse for patient privacy
- Help patient to fill out necessary forms and collect payments for the VNA
- Greet the seniors and talk with them until their appointment time
- Clear the area of any medical supplies/waste. Vacuum the area when the clinic is completed.
Please contact the parish office for questions or details: 303-744-6119, or email at email@example.com