Stewardship as a Way of Life

Administrative Volunteers Ministry offers support to our parish staff with bulletin stuffing, preparing and assembling mailings, and backup receptionist duties (answering the telephone and greeting visitors to the parish). Contact: Tish Estrella 720-842-4102

Ave Maria for Life promotes the dignity of all human life, from conception until natural death.  We seek to protect the most vulnerable members of our society including the unborn, the handicapped, the elderly, the terminally ill and the imprisoned facing capital punishment.  we work within the parish and the community through prayer, pastoral care, education and public policy to change the hearts and minds of people and to develop a culture of life.  We do this by hosting speakers, showing films, raising awareness of legislation, promoting 40 Days for Life & Life Chain, holding monthly prayer vigils, supporting local crisis pregnancy centers, honoring mothers and fathers, and celebrating Respect Life month and Sanctity of Human Life Sunday with the Ave Maria parish community. Contact: Kevin Hegerle – 720-851-0925 Marilyn Alvord < – 303-840-5342

Ave Maria Rosary Makers make rosaries that are donated to interested members of the parish and the greater community. Contact: Ellen Morris 303-841-3536 Lisa Stratman 720-851-9587

Ave Maria Rosary Prayer Group meets Tuesday after the daily Mass, Wednesday afternoons, Thursday evening and one Sunday a month in private homes to pray the Rosary together. Contact: Nona Looby 303-840-9571 Peggy Staib 720-842-1488

Building and Grounds provides assistance, information and advisement to the Pastor, Parish Council and other ministries regarding the maintenance of existing Parish facilities, and future construction of capitol improvements. James Landry

Interior Environment Committee The subcommittee, along with the Parish Facilities Manager and the Liturgy Committee, are responsible for the Interior Design of the Parish and special event accommodations. Shannon Coons 303-669-8866

Condolence Card Ministry Those who have suffered the death of a loved one receive a sympathy card around the time of the funeral. They then receive a remembrance card at three, six and twelve month intervals. They receive the offer of a BeFriender to walk their journey through grief in the six month card. Contact: Joan Makowski 303-841-2529

Stephen’s Ministry Stephen’s Ministers are trained to offer one to one care for hurting people in their congregation. The pain may be due to death of a loved one, job loss or other fears and concerns. John Colgan 303-349-2224.

Hands of Hope provide the time, talent, and treasures to improve the quality of life for those in need in Juarez, Mexico and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, by supplying labor, materials and support for building and repairing living facilities and providing those in need with food, warm clothes and necessities to improve living conditions. Contact: Hands of Hope Website Steve & Miki Gorham 303-646-3487

Kaffee House of St. Joseph of Cupertino is a ministry for Special Needs people of the Parker Community and their parents or guardians meeting once a month. Contact: Jim or Suzie Record 303-840-9195 Judy Freund 720-480-6707

Martha’s Ministry provide food, set-up and clean-up for funeral receptions. Contact: Judy Freund 720-480-6707

Parent’s Prayer Group meets before School Masses. All adult parishioners and school family members are welcome. Contact: Margaret Frey 303-358-5170

The Prayer Network prays for personal and parishioners’ prayer requests. Contact: Beth Hale 303-805-1083

Samaritans are dedicated to bringing Christ into communities of the poor and marginalized thru works of charity including the Blessings Box, Giving Tree and Adopt a Family Programs. Contact: Ellen Morris 303-841-3536 Alice Ramsey 303-841-7839 Rossana Carpizo, Spanish Liason 303-731-0151

St. Vincent de Paul Society is a challenging but rewarding ministry that has a dual focus. First and foremost, it is a small faith community where each member grows dramatically in their faith through spiritual reflections shared with each other and through discovering the face of Christ in the people they serve.  Their second focus is to assist those in need, through home visits, direct financial assistance and referrals to other charitable agencies. Volunteer Coordinator For Assistance–Open Position St. Vincent de Paul Voice Mail 720-842-4114

Vocation Awareness Committee works to promote and support interest in Vocations to the priesthood, the deaconate or religious life, and to support those who serve us through their religious vocations.  Numerous opportunities to promote vocations include working with other committees, supporting our seminarians, adoration for vocations, the traveling chalice, and activities with the RE classes and the school. Contacts: Pete McCann 303-841-3806 David Stratman 720-851-9587

Welcoming Ministry is to reach out to new arrived and/or registered parishioners to welcome and introduce them to the opportunities and ministries of the Ave Maria Parish. The ministry routinely helps to facilitate a myriad of activities such as: Mass greeters; quarterly wine and cheese get-togethers; etc. Contact: Susan Colgan 303-840-7791. Val Discosola 720-390-8906

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