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Below is presented a table of all the active programs and ministries at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish. You may use any of the filters to narrow the list and help you find what you are looking for. The category filter allows you to view only programs and ministries of a certain type. The audience filter allows you to view only programs and ministries for certain groups of people. The name filter allows you to view only those programs and ministries with names that start with the letters you enter.

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Accompanists To provide piano or organ accompaniment for choirs and cantors at Sunday and occasional weekday Masses. (Audition required.) Play at Sunday Masses and other liturgies as needed. Contact
Adult Confirmation To prepare baptized, adult Catholics who have received their First Eucharist for their Confirmation. Classes, a sponsor component and retreat Contact
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Altar Linen Care To care for the linens used at the sacred liturgy. Washing, pressing and cleaning of purificators, corporals, and all other linens used for the sacred liturgy as necessary. Linens are retrieved on a regular schedule, cleaned and returnedTo the Church. Contact
Altar Servers (4th grade or older) To serve at the altar and assist the priest and deacon with sincere devotion and decorum in the spirit of the liturgy. To carry the incense, processional cross, lighted candles at daily and weekend Eucharistic celebrations, Sacraments, Funeral Masses, Benediction and Prayer Services. Contact
Ambassadors of Hope To work with, and under the direction of, Seeds of Hope to further the mission of the Church to the children in the inner-city Catholic schools. Volunteers presently go to two of the SUN Schools one day per week: St. Rose of Lima and St. Francis de Sales, to serve as aides to the teachers, help in the office and libraries, etc. Activities vary with each school. Contact
Ambassadors of Mary (Pilgrim Statue) To offer prayer and devotion through the intercession of Mary. The Fatima Pilgrim Statue is brought by men to a home that has requested it, for one week, Saturday to Saturday. Contact
Angel Tree Project To provide gifts for children of prisoners in orderTo help make Christmas come alive for them. Volunteers purchase and wrap a gift for a child and return to the “Angel Tree” tables in the church narthex. Gifts are recorded and then delivered to the children just before Christmas. Contact
Apologetics Class To be able to defend and explain the Catholic faith. Lessons with discussion groups, using Apologetics materials, Scripture and the Catechism. Contact
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Art and Environment To enhance the beauty of the worship space and create an atmosphere whereby the celebration of a season, or feast within the liturgical year is accentuated. To place with care, objects, images, banners, flowers and other seasonal decorations, so they enhance the environment and serve the action of the liturgy. Contact
Audio/Visual Ministry To assure that A/V media is used effectively at celebrations of the liturgy and the sound system is adjusted properly so the assembly may clearly hear what is spoken or sung by the priest, deacon, lectors and music ministers. Control and adjust the sound board, lighting and other A/V media at liturgical celebrations. Contact
Baptism Preparation Instructors To prepare parents and godparents for their role as primary educators in the Catholic faith of the child. Teach parents and godparents the basis of the Catholic faith and discuss ways to live your faith and pass it on to the child. Contact
Bible Studies To learn about God’s Word and study differentTopics and books of the Bible. Check the Sunday bulletin for information or contact the Office of Catechesis. Contact
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Blood Drive Volunteers To help Belle Bonfils Memorial Blood Bank build reserves for emergencies and surgery. Blood Drives: January, May and September. Contact
Boy Scouts To carry on the scouting program for character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness. Meetings, outdoor activities and more.
Breakaway To provide Christian, social, educational, spiritual, prayer experiencesTo the high school youth in this community. Open to all high school youth grades 9th–12th. Talks, testimonies, guest speakers, small group discussions. Bible studies, skits, videos, music, prayer, games, volleyball, basketball, and much more.
C.H.A.L.I.C.E. To assist the assembled believers to express and share the gift of faith that is within them by encouraging the sung prayer of the assembly. C.H.A.L.I.C.E. (Sing at the Saturday 4:00pm Mass) Contact
Called & Gifted To discern the charisms (spiritual gifts) God has given you to fulfill the purpose for which you were created. Weekend workshop. Contact
Cantors Lead the assembly in song when a choir is not present. Accompanists lead the assembly and accompany the cantors or choirs at the piano or the organ. Quarterly meetings for formation. Contact
Caritas To assist the assembled believers to express and share the gift of faith that is within them by encouraging the sung prayer of the assembly. Sings at Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass, September thru May. Contact
Carmelites (OCDS) To enrich our knowledge of the word of God Monthly Bible study using Ignatius Press Bible study materials.
Catechism Class To provide an in-depth study of the Catholic faith using the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Bible. Activities:Weekly, six to eight pages in the Catechism are covered along with the corresponding Scriptures and Church documents.
Centering Prayer To learn and practice the ancient method of prayer that is called “resting in God.” Prayer meetings and retreats. Contact
Challenge To encourage girls to grow in virtue, friendship and their Catholic faith. It’s a program for girls to learn about themselves by doing apostolic works and creating a positive impact on family, friends, and the world. Weekly meetings, summer camp, and more.
Cherubim Choir for 1st–7th grade boys and girls to assist the assembled believers to express and share the gift of faith that is within them by encouraging the sung prayer of the assembly. Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sing at Mass and other liturgies one to two times per month. Contact
Children’s Rosary Ministry To teach children of all ages how to pray the Rosary in a group, and to foster a devotion to this wonderful form of prayer. Pray the Rosary and foster fellowship among participating families. Each child participates in a special way either by leading a decade, or a single prayer, announcing or explaining the mysteries, or stating their intensions. Contact
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) To bring members of the STM parish together in Christ and to rediscover the mission entrusted to us by Christ. Overnight retreat for either men or women. The Saturday-Sunday program includes talks by giving team members, confession and Mass, prayer and reflections on a variety of subjects for all participants. Contact
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Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Process for bringing non-Catholics into full communion with the Catholic Church. Classes, retreats, ceremonies in the Church. Contact
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Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC) To prepare children 4th grade and up for Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation. Retreat, service projects, study of Catholic faith and scripture. Contact
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Church Cleaning Crew To give our church a thorough cleaning twice each year in preparation for the feasts of Christmas and Easter. Wiping down pews, removing wax from candlesticks, dusting ledges and cleaning other out-of-the-way places. Contact
Church Flower Care To maintain the beauty of the worship space during the Christmas and Easter seasons by caring for the flowers. Watering, pruning, re-arranging flowers in the worship space. Contact
College LIFE To grow together with Christ and guild fellowhship among college students who are home during the summer months. For ages 18–22 or returning college students. Praise and Worship, Bible studies, Theology of the Body,Topic Nihgts, social events, dances, Archdiocesan events (Theology on Tap, Vigil Praise, Illuminate, etc.) and Service Nights.
Confirmation – High School To prepare our youth, grades 9–12 who are baptized Catholics, for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The youth complete the following four components of the program: catechesis, retreat, faith in action and parish involvement. Contact
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Confirmation - Middle School To prepare baptized Middle School children, who have received their First Eucharist, for their Confirmation. Parent information meetings and monthly Sunday evening support classes for the parents and middle schoolers, with Confirmation in October and November Contact
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Couples Bridge Group To provide winter-time social, recreational and community building activities for STM parishioners. Twenty-eight couples are assigned to one of seven host homes on a rotating basis. Each host has two tables of bridge. Couples contribute $15 per year for an annual potluck in May (which ends the season and to announce the winners). This is also for supplies and prizes. Left over money goes to St. Thomas More Parish charity account. Contact
Crossfire To make disciples of 6th graders by helping them understand God’s love and purpose for them by teaching them about their identity in Christ and how it affects their relationships with God, themselves, and others. Open to all 6th Grade Youth. Fellowship, small group discussions and activities, praise and worship, games, and learning our faith.
Cub Scouts To carry on the scouting program for character development, citizenship training, and mental and physical fitness. This program is for boys in 1st–5th grade. Pinewood Derby, model rocket launch, and service projects.
Data Entry Volunteers To assist with entering information into the database. Entering Time and Talent information after Ministry Fair the end of August; other data entry as necessary. Contact
Devotional Cove Care To care for the Devotional Cove by replacing the candles and cleaning throughout the year. Daily and weekly maintenance of the Devotional Cove and a thorough cleaning once each year during Holy Week. Contact
Discipleship Groups Small discipleship groups using YDisciple to help mentor youth deeper in their relationship with Christ in a small group setting. Videos, discussion, prayer.
Discovery: Job Network To link people with jobs and jobs with people. To provide assistanceTo job seekers through: Contact
Divorce Ministry This ministry is offered to anyone who has been through a divorce and desires an opportunity to understand their experience in the light of faith and to heal from the inevitable wounds that accompany the end of a marriage. This ministry is based on The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide, a 12-week series including a DVD lesson, discussion time, take-home tips, and the opportunity to receive spiritual and emotional support. Contact
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ECHO To make disciples of 7th and 8th graders by helping them understand the need for building a life in Christ through the grace of the Sacraments and growing in virtue. Fellowship, small group discussions and activities, praise and worship, games, and learning our faith.
Endow (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) To educate women on their God-given nature beginning with the anthropological beginnings in Genesis. Pope John Paul II has beautifully expressed this in two documents he has written: “Letter to Women,” and the apostolic letter, Mulieris Dignitatern. Study groups meet at various times and days from September to May. There are several groups at St. Thomas More.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) To assist the priests and deacons at Mass with distribution of the Body and Blood of Our Lord and/or to bring Holy Communion to the sick or homebound. EMHC’s are assigned to teams that serve every other week at a specific weekend Mass. Additionally, some EMHC’s assist with setting up prior to Mass and others assist with cleaning afterwards. Must be confirmed in the Catholic church and 16 or older. Contact
Faithfully Feeding Our Friends To prepare and serve nutritious lunches for homeless people in our community and to provide food for special events, in collaboration with Christ in the City missionaries. Providing monthly lunches on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as serving at special events. Contact
Food Programs To supply nonperishable food items to six inner city food banks in the Denver Metro area. To pick-up food from several grocery stores. Contact
Forever Mores STM Senior Ministry To build community, foster fellowship and share their faith for all seniors over 60 years of age. Speakers, potlucks, entertainment, RTD bus trips, spiritual and social events, bridge playing, helping people less fortunate, various fun activities and making new friends among the St. Thomas More senior community. Contact
Greeters To welcome and provide parishioners the opportunity to learn more about the parish and the many events and ministries at St. Thomas More. Greet Mass attendees at church entrances 15 minutes prior to Sunday Masses. Be available in the narthex by the welcome desk after each Mass for 15 minutes to answer any questions and provide welcoming materials to visitors. Contact
Guitar and Voice Classes To allow studentsTo grow in their musical abilities andTo begin learning music used in STM’s Youth Ministry programs for the purpose of forming potential worship leaders. There are two guitar classes: beginning and intermediate, and a voice class. Private lessons are also offered.
Habitat for Humanity To help build a home for a family in need. Work one day per year to help build with our partner families. Attend social and information events to introduce partner families to the STM community and celebrate the completion of each new home. Contact
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Helping Hands To minister to grieving families by providing a reception after a funeral service. The coordinators and their teams provide a meal for the famiy and guests following a funeral. These responsibilities rotate. Contact
Indonesian Community To strengthen the faith life of members in their own cultural setting. Monthly meetings/instruction. Quarterly Masses.
Instrumentalists To provide instrumental accompaniment with choirs at Masses and Special Events throughout the year. Play as needed. Contact
Inviting Catholics Home To help inactive Catholics return to full participation in the life of the Church. Update on the teachings and practices of the Faith, and a Q & A session with a priest. Contact
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Knights of Columbus To bind Catholic men in a spirit of charity and service to the Church. To provide a social outlet as well as a means of caring for the sick STM members and families of the deceased. Meetings, retreats, fun activities and community service. Contact
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Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary To support the Knights in their various activities and works of charity within the local Council of the Knights of Columbus, the parish and the community-at-large. Sponsor a number of charities and help St. Thomas More with projects when needed. Contact
Knights of Columbus Men's Choir To assist the assembled believers to express and share the gift of faith that is within them by encouraging the sung prayer of the assembly. Knights of Columbus Men (Sing at the 8:30 a.m. Mass usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month all year round.) Contact
Lectors To proclaim the Word as a living dialogue that allows the assembly to hear and respond to God present among us at Eucharistic celebrations and Prayer Services. Reflecting on the Scriptures prior to proclaiming them at Sunday or daily Mass. Contact
Legion of Mary To enhance the spiritual development of members and to advance the reign of Christ through Our Lady. Pray the Rosary, the Magnificat and the Tessera at meetings. Attend nursing homes and make home visits. They attend retreats and days of reflection. Members also hand out rosaries, scapulars and literature. Contact
Little Flowers Girls Club To provide opportunities for prayer, faith formation and service for all girls from K–5. Pray one decade of the Rosary, study Sacred Scripture, virtues and the lives of the Saints, earn badges and make crafts, visit convents, sing at nursing homes, and participate in a May Crowning followed by a public procession. At the end of the year we host a potluck and Saint Super Bowl!
Living Rosary Crusade To further devotion to our Holy Mother and to appeal to Mary to intercede for us to God, our Father. Say a decade of the Rosary everyday for the intentions of all of the members of the Living Rosary. Contact
Magnificat Women's Choir To assist the assembled believers to express and share the gift of faith that is within them by encouraging the sung prayer of the assembly. Sing at Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass every Sunday September through May except the 3rd Sunday of the month. Contact
Marriage Preparation Couples To serve couples in discernment and preparation of the sacrament of marriage in the Catholic Church. Meet with engaged couples to support them in the preparation of the sacrament. Contact
Master of Ceremonies To assist the liturgical ministers during Mass and other liturgical celebrations in carrying out their responsibilities with order, reverence and decorum. Serve at weekend Masses and other special liturgies throughout the year. Contact
Men for all Seasons Our mission is to evangelize, educate, encourage, and strengthen Catholic men to live their call as sons of God, and to lead their families and others to Christ. Use of interactive programs that emphasizes both intellectual and spiritual formation. Contact
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Mentors Servant Leadership. To encourage juniors and seniors to work with middle school youth. To equip, disciple and nurture mentors in the Catholic faith, so that they can in turn teach the faith. Working with Middle School Youth Group.
Ministry of Praise To encourage the homebound to participate in parish life by praying for the intentions of St. Thomas More Parish. Daily prayers for the clergy and parishioners of St. Thomas More and prayers for the Pope and Pastor's intentions. Contact
Mission Trips To draw youth into a deep encounter with Christ in the poor through service, travel, and community life locally, nationally and internationally. Inner City of Denver mission trip, Mission Possible Spring Break mission trip, and Alternative Summer Break mission trip.
Moms and Tots To pray and worship openly with each other and the community; to educate members through speakers and group interaction; and to support and strengthen members as well as those in need. Scripture study. Speakers for moms while children are cared for in a classroom atmosphere. Community outreach projects throughout the school year and visits to parks in the summer. Contact
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Natural Family Planning (NFP) To receive instruction on a natural method to postpone or achieve pregnancy Informative meeting on methods of Natural Family Planning and Church teachings. Contact
New Life Senior Singles To provide a spiritual and social support group for the single, widowed, divorced and separated, (usually 50 or older), not limitedTo Catholics. Business/social meeting featuring varied speakers. Various weekly fun activities including potlucks, picnics, hikes, golf, concerts, Rockies games, card and swim parties, IMAX, and dinners out. Help with parish events. Annual dues of $12 support New Life activities. Contact
Newcomers’ Welcome To welcome new parishioners, to inform them about the parish and to offer them volunteer opportunities. To make follow-up phone calls and to attend dinners when possible. Contact
Novena to St. Peregrine and St. Jude To pray together for cancer patients and their families through the intercessions of St. Peregrine and St. Jude. Novenas, Mass and Rosary starting bi-monthly Contact
Office Volunteers To assist Parish Office with mailings, answering phones, copy work or other pertinent office duties. Same as purpose. Contact
Parents’ Day Out To offer a loving, faith-based environment for your little ones to learn and grow with friends while preparing for preschool and gaining independence. Assist in the social emotional development of children 18 months and walking to 3 years old by October 1st through age appropriate activities such as creative movement, circle time and outdoor fun. Contact
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Parish Health Ministry To promote the physical health of our parish. Life Line screening, speakers, health-related articles in the Sunday bulletin, flyers, health screenings, seminars, memory tests and health related events. Contact
Parish Library To further the parishioner’s knowledge of Christ and the Church. The library provides educational resources for all ages with books, DVDs, video and audio tapes donated by St. Thomas More parishioners. See the Sunday bulletin for library hours. Organize, maintain and work during scheduled library hours. Contact
Pentecost Now! To praise, worship and invoke the presence and power of the Holy Spirit through song, scripture and prayer. Grow in holiness through personal experience of the Holy Spirit with this Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group. Prayer, intercessory prayer, singing and scripture sharing at prayer meetings twice a month (second & fourth Wednesdays from 6:30–8:30pm) as well as Lord’s Day Celebration Meal potlucks. Contact
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Pew Brigade To straighten and clean prayer book holders; assist with distribution of pamphlets and forms. Assist with distribution and removal of materials and pencils when needed such as Stewardship, ACA, etc. Straighten and clean book holders of trash once per month. Contact
Photographer and Videographer To record special parish events. Attend assigned special events to take photos or videos. Contact
Prayer Line To pray for the intentions of STM parishioners. Daily praying for parishioner's intentions which are received daily by email. Contact
Praying Prodigals Hearts Home To pray for the return of our loved ones to the practice of the Catholic faith. Pray the rosary, have fellowship, and support each other on the journey. Contact
Project 600 To provide a Christmas Party for over 600 inner-city four and five year old children, andTo provide a chance for high school youthTo be involved with an event that expresses the true meaning of Christmas. A huge Christmas Party. Teens help run games, serve food and dress in costumes to help the children enjoy their trip to the North Pole. Wrapping parties are held prior to the event to ensure that gifts are ready for Santa to hand out.
Queen of the Apostles Mission Association (QAMA) To pray for the conversion of souls in the former Soviet Union, as well as the intentions of the evangelistic mission of the Queen of the Apostles Mission Association. Meet in the church, near the tabernacle, for one hour of prayer. Contact
Regnum Christi To reflect on Sunday readings. Hosts Spa for the Soul.
Respect Life To promote the dignity, and to respect the sanctity, of all human life by educating all with whom we come in contact on life issues, and promoting prayer for the conversion of our society from a culture of death to a culture of life. Rosaries prayed at an abortion clinic and at STM to end abortion; Holy Hours; STM Sunday bulletin briefs and More Informed articles; Prayer cards for Mother's Day; Pro-Life email network; Mass at the Cathedral; Pro-Life March on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.; Display white crosses at STM and other parishes; Special events for Religious Freedom Contact
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Restored Order of Sacraments Two year Preparation for children to receive First Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist. Year 1 First Reconciliation Ceremony during Lent. Year 2 Ceremony of both Confirmation and First Eucharist during the Easter Season/June. Contact
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Resurrection Choir To assist the assembled believers to express and share the gift of faith that is within them by encouraging the sung prayer of the assembly. Resurrection Choir (Sing at funerals when requested) Contact
Retreats To give teens opportunities to get away, in an atmosphere where they can feel very comfortable expressing their faith. For some, retreats are a life-changing experience. Peace Hut Retreat (Franciscan spirituality), Teens Encounter Christ (ages 16–24), Journey to Life, Servant Leadership Weekend (retreat for student leaders), Freshman Retreat, Graduating Seniors Retreat.
Road Trips To allow small groups of youth to build community and bond with each other. To challenge youth with certain obstacles (like climbing a 14,000 foot mountain. )To get away from everyday lifeTo enjoy God’s creations. Day hikes, mountain climbing, concerts, laser tag, bike rides, Six Flags Elitch Gardens, Water World, movies, Colorado Rockies games, bowling and more.
Rosary Makers To make rosaries out of string and metal for people locally, nationally and internationally in an atmosphere of sharing experiences and love for the rosary. Collect, repair and assemble rosaries. Contact
Service Projects To give youth a chance to give back to the community and those less fortunate. Hopefully, in doing these service projects, the youth will come to understand the importance of helping those who are poor, needy, lonely, sick, hungry and homeless. Service projects, Project 600 Inner City Christmas Party, Broadway Assistance Center for Soup Kitchen, building projects, and more.
Shepherd’s Promise Weekly Faith Formation programs for children in grades K-8; curriculum and supplies provided. Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are available. Lessons, prayer, crafts, Stations of the Cross, Mass, reconciliation, Marian Crowning, visits to church and Adoration Chapel. Contact
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Single Parent Community To provide spiritual support to single-parent families in a social setting. The ministry is offered to any family experiencing “single-parenthood,” both fathers and mothers: divorced or separated, widowed, never married, military families, or families with a spouse who must be frequently absent from the home. Single parents and their children meet once a month on Sunday afternoon for lunch, then kids gather for their own programs while parents enjoy a time of prayer, presentations & discussion about faith and family life. Meet new friends and build parish relationships while receiving practical support and resources to meet the unique challenges of a single-parent household. Contact
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Sisters of St. Paula To provide friendship, education and emotional support for widows. Monthly gathering with speakers, social activities and prayer. Contact
Small Group Ministry To invite teens into deeper friendships by providing opportunities for small group ministry. Guy’s group, hiking club, girl’s ministry, Theology of the Body, etc.
Softball To have fun playing sports in a competitive manner without all the stress of high school sports. Many youth are introduced to the Church through sports. This is just one more great tool to reach kids for Christ. Practice, games andTournament.
Spark To publish the Spark (youth newsletter), coordinate decorations for special events and advertise youth ministry events. Write articles and provide photography for publication.
Special Event Ambassadors To meet and greet visitors who come to STM for conferences and meetings. To extend a warm welcome to visitors who come to STM for conferences and meetings. May assist with reservations and check-in, and provide directions and information to various locations on campus. Contact
Special Events To comeTogether as a group for fellowship with each other. Sports nights (flag football, kickball, etc.) game nights, camping. sporting events (Rockies, Nuggets, etc.), road trips, skiing, house parties.
Special Needs Faith Formation To prepare for the sacraments and provide programs and activities for special needs children and their families. Prayers and activities relating to church. Contact
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Spirits, Ribs and Parables To provide faith-centered discussions in a small group setting over dinner. A couples dinner club of fellowship, fun, and spiritual discussion. Contact
Spiritual Direction To grow closer to God through one-on-one spiritual support. Prayer and discussion. Contact
St. John Paul II Youth Choir To allow youth to sing their praises to the Lord in a more contemporary Mass setting. Youth choir members are trained to be liturgical ministers, learning about all aspects of liturgy, and formed as young disciples. Singing and fellowship. Highlights of our year include our Christmas production of “Celebrate the Child—A Journey to the Manger of Christ,” our Lenten production of “The Nazarene” Stations of the Cross and our Holy Week and Easter activities.
St. John Paul II Youth Choir and Worship Team To assist the assembled believers to express and share the gift of faith that is within them by encouraging the sung prayer of the assembly. St. John Paul II Youth Choir and Worship Team (Sunday 5:30 p.m. LifeTeen Mass) Contact
St. Vincent de Paul To provide confidential financial assistance to people in need. Meet twice monthly for spiritual sharing and scripture readings; involves both financial and spiritual support. Contact
Stephen Ministry Caregivers To provide one-to-one Christian care to those facing a crisis or life challenge. 50 hours of training. Monthly team meetings. Time with carereceivers. Contact
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Stephen Ministry Carereceivers To receive individual Christian care in a confidential environment when facing crisis or life challenges. Prayer and meetings with caregiver. Contact
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STM Catholic To provide a Catholic Education for parish students. Academics, Athletics, Band program, Beta Club, Hot Lunch, Junior Great Books, Math Olympiad, Media Center (Library), Music, Speech, Spelling Bees, Yearbook, Parents in Prayer and more.
STM Preschool To provide an academic-based, Catholic environment preschool program for three, four and five year old children. Age appropriate activities to enhance the development of the children physically, mentally, socially, emotionally and spiritually. The Archdiocese of Denver and the Rules and Regulations set by the Division of Child Care, Colorado Department of Human Services provide guidelines for curriculum development.
STM Singles Scripture Study To nurture and share our Catholic, Christian faith with other singles (ages 40+) through spiritual and social activities. Host an annual, overnight, spiritual retreat at a site, such as St. Malo. Schedule and plan social i.e., Christmas “White Elephant” party, Bronco Brunch, summer pool party and barbecue, pizza-game night, pot luck suppers, etc. Spontaneous and less formally organized social activities as interests arise. Contact
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STM Stitchers To promote fellowship and community building. Help the parish with many sewing and knitting needs. Quilt, sew, knit, etc. Bring a sack lunch. Contact
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STM Young Adults To build fellowship between young adults and grow together with Christ. For ages 18–35. Praise and Worship, Bible studies, Theology of the Body, Topic Nights, social events, dances, Archdiocesan events (Theology on Tap, Vigil Praise, Illuminate) and Service Nights. Contact
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The U.C. To challenge juniors and seniors to grow deeper in their faith and prepare spiritually for college. Talks, testimonies, teachings, games, Bible studies, group discussion, prayer, and much more.
Ushers To exhibit a warm welcome to all worshipers, helping them to enter more fully into the Eucharistic celebration. Greeting, seating, assisting the physically disabled, collecting the offertory collection and assisting with the preparation of the gifts and the Communion procession. Contact
Vacation Bible School To give children a fun-filled week aimed at celebrating God’s love. For Pre-K thru Grade 5. Bible stories, music, crafts, snacks, outdoor games, reconciliation, Mass, and an end-of-week program. Contact
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Volunteer Opportunities Adult and youth leaders help with the various Middle and High School ministries. Participate in leadership role in various programs and ministries for Middle and High School students. Share Catholic faith and mentor youth.
World Youth Day To experience the Universal Catholic Church in a personal way and grow closerTo Christ through pilgrimage. Prayer, music, exhibits, sacraments, daily catechesis with a cardinal or bishop, festivals, service, immersion in the local Church and culture, lots of walking, talking with Cathoic youth from all over the world, Sations of the Cross, and Mass with the Holy Father.
Youth Mass To put the Eucharist at the center of our Youth Ministry program. A solid Catholic faith must be centered on the Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith. Contemporary music and homilies are gearedToward youth, but are relevant for all ages. Youth are encouraged to be involved in all liturgical ministries, from greeter and ushers to lectors, singers, instrumentalists and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
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