Knights of Columbus

Imagine being a part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age or older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie. It is being involved with your community. It is supporting your local Catholic Church while enhancing your own faith. It is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Come and see what we are all about.

For more information about the Knights of Columbus, please contact Nick Calvano at 719.964.2063 or

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

If interested in this ministry for all Catholic women, please contact Julie Hatch at

St. Martin Food Pantry

The St. Martin Food Pantry helps those who are unemployed or underemployed who may need help getting to the first of the month. Limited food, clothing, and blankets are available on the third Sunday of the month from 11am-1pm in the Parish Center, as well as during the Taya’s Table Community Meal at 5:30pm on the first Saturday of the month.

The teens of our parish run this ministry so they may learn the value of assisting the less fortunate in our community.

Donations to the Center are always needed and are tax deductible, just ask. If you would like to donate items to the pantry, please click here for a list of staples the pantry needs to keep in constant supply.

Please contact Amanda Arndt at 719.377.0286 for more information.

Taya's Table Community Meal

Our Lady of the Woods hosts a free meal open to everyone in the community, regardless of faith or background every first Saturday of the month at 5:30 pm in our parish center.

Please contact Barry Mellen at 620.482.3206 for more information.

Fostering Hope

A team of volunteers from Our Lady of the Woods forms a substitute “extended family” to assist and support foster parents in Teller County in their task of caring for foster children. Any ability, talent or gift a person has can be utilized in a foster family. Volunteers step in and help with the practical needs the foster families have such as child care, occasionally providing a meal on foster parent’s busy days, driving children to appointments (counseling, visits with biological parents and trips to the dentist) and tutoring; the list goes on and on with ways that folks can make an impact on the foster family, while at the same time giving emotional and practical support to the foster parents. They befriend the foster parents, giving them a safe outlet to be themselves and a chance to feel less isolated.

With trust on both sides, the relationship grows and the children in foster care see and feel differences of calm, stability and nurturing within the household. They see adults modeling caring behavior with each other, something they may not have seen in their families of origin.

If you are interested in joining the Fostering Hope team, please contact:

Barbara Lara MSW
Program Coordinator
719-634-8588 X286

For more information:
Fostering Hope Foundation | The Need – Colorado Springs | Fostering Hope Brochure

Dress a Girl Around the World

Please contact Maria Stepien at 224.383.5742.

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