Exciting things are happening at St. Francis de Sales Parish. We offer ministries for those who are wanting to serve their neighbors (St. Vincent de Paul Society, Crafting Club), to deepen their faith (Rediscover Jesus Discussion Group, Online Scripture Study), and to use their talents (St. Francis de Sales Choir, Cantering, Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers, Crafting Club, Altar Servers, Coffee/Donuts/Pancake Fellowship).
Are you being called to help others hear the Word of God? If so, consider becoming a Minister of the Sacred Word. This beautiful ministry doesn’t just “read” the Word of God, those called to this ministry proclaim the Word so that others will be able to hear the message of God’s love to us either through Scripture or Prayers of the Faithful. If you are interested in becoming a part of this ministry, please contact Deacon Bill Ertmer at 303-744- 7211.
A cantor is first and foremost a minister; the cantor helps to lead the congregation to enter more fully into the mystery of God through music. The cantor leads into full song, and proclaims the Psalm with clarity and beauty. A cantor does not have to be a member of the choir, these positions are different parts of ministry. A cantor, however, is not a performer, in the conventional sense of the word. If you are interested in becoming a cantor, please call Lu Mayfield at 303-949- 0119.
What does an altar server do?
As an altar server, you are responsible for assisting the priest during Mass. Being a server means serving God and His people at the Mass. If you are interested in having your child be an altar server, please contact Deacon Bill Ertmer at 303-744- 7211.
A Deacon is an ordained minister of the Catholic Church. They are ordained as a sacramental sign to the Church and to the world of Christ, who came “to serve and not be served.”
The entire Church is called by Christ to serve, and the deacon, in virtue of his sacramental ordination and through his various ministries, is to be a servant in a servant-Church. For Information call Deacon Bill Ertmer at 303-744- 7211.
Eucharistic ministers prayerfully serve the people of St. Francis de Sales by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ during Eucharistic celebrations and to the Homebound. If interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister please call Deacon Bill Ertmer at 303-744- 7211.
Our church choir provides the beautiful music you hear during mass. Choir typically rehearses on Thursday nights, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Francis de Sales church.
The St. Francis de Sales Crafting Club meets every Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at the Parish Office where we perfect our crocheting and knitting skills. In the spirit of doing for others, our projects usually involve an aspect of service.
Currently, we are working on creating knitted fabric squares that will be turned into blankets for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Want to help out but can't make our meeting time? Feel free to knit at home and drop off your squares into the St. Vincent de Paul basket inside the church or at the church office.
If you can make the meeting time, we'd love to have you.
The purpose of our Community Food Ministry is to provide food for families and individuals who need assistance. If you are interested in helping with this effort, please call the Parish Office 303-744- 7211.
The Gabriel Project
The Gabriel Project is an outreach program committed to helping pregnant woman in need. It is a network of volunteers and churches working together to assist women in our community. Help can be material, spiritual and emotional. The Gabriel House Project is a ministry of Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver.
The St. Francis de Sales chapter of the Gabriel Project is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Donations can be dropped off anytime during office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Questions? Would like to volunteer? The Gabriel Project can be reached at this number: 720-450-7529
Homebound Ministry serves those members of our church body who, due to physical limitations, are unable to attend church regularly. Some are unable to leave home at all. They rely on caregivers who provide for their basic needs – but sometimes that just isn’t enough. Without regular social contact they begin to feel isolated, helpless, and lonely.
It is a great privilege to go encourage our homebound people. Please prayerfully consider taking this opportunity to serve. For more information about ministry to the homebound, call 303-744- 7211
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The goal of the St. Vincent de Paul society is to end poverty through systemic change. Through the gifts of St. Francis de Sales parishioners, we seek to help those in our neighborhood with a once-a-month food program.