St. Joseph's Workers
The St. Joseph’s Workers is a group of men and women who care for the maintenance of the church campus buildings, and the surrounding grounds. Each person has their own gifts they bring to the team, whether it be carpentry skills, general maintenance skills, a love for painting, gardening, or just putzing with things. We need you all!
The team meets at least once a quarter to go over the list of repairs and needs, and make decisions about how they should be handled. On a regular basis the facilities manager will call the Job Coordinator, who has a list of people and when they are available to help with ongoing maintenance, such as hanging pictures, changing light bulbs, planting flowers, helping move furniture, etc. The team members keep close watch on the campus to see if there is anything in need of repair.
If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Danny Keuhlen at 719.687.2645.
Martha & Mary Ministry
Martha and Mary ministry is made up of a group of dedicated parishioners who are committed to prayer and caring for our church facilities. The following is a description of Martha and Mary ministry…
Weekly we come together to spend time cleaning various areas in the Church, Parish Center, and Administration buildings. Attention is given to polishing vessels, vacuuming, cleaning restrooms, dusting, and other details. We are always on the lookout for whatever additional cleaning is needed in our parish which includes three buildings. Another important aspect of this ministry is that we commit ourselves to praying for harmony and growth in our parish community. Each member/parishioner is asked to pray before the Blessed Sacrament and/or read the daily Gospel for a minimum of 15 minutes of meditation weekly. Thus, we can balance work and prayer.
With more volunteers, we are able to increase the time between scheduled cleaning dates. This ministry offers a “behind the scenes” way of serving. It also allows for families with children a way to serve together. Volunteering together strengthens the family by promoting positive values, creating new opportunities to communicate and focusing on the importance of teamwork. It is good for people who travel during the week or people who may only have a couple of hours to serve. Volunteering builds new friendships. If you would like more information about serving with this ministry please see the contact list.
Many hands make for light work. If you are interested in helping with this important ministry, please contact Marcella Sullivan at 719.648.1689.
The Angelic Mission:
To be a support to the administration staff, completing all assigned duties, and any additional tasks requested. To be a welcoming presence to all parishioners and visitors to the office.
Typical tasks include:
- Greeting visitors that come to the office
- Answering phones
- Inserting items in bulletins
- Stuffing envelopes for bulk mailings
- Recording Mass Intentions and Prayer Requests
- Making copies, faxes, and filing
- Watering plants (as needed)
- Loading and running or emptying the dishwasher (as needed)
Office Angels volunteer during office hours (Tues, Thurs, Fri. 9am – 2pm and Weds 12noon – 5pm). You may sign up as a substitute to cover the occasional shifts when a regular Angel is out sick or otherwise unavailable. Or, you may sign up for a specific day of the week and become a regular!
We are in need of substitute Office Angels.
If interested, contact Cathi Urban at 719.687.9345.
The Offertory Ministry consists of 4 teams of people who meet to count, record and deposit the offertory and special collections from the weekend. Each team has a different week to meet, and each team has a lead counter, with another 2 – 4 members to complete the team.
The count takes 1 ½ to 2 hours to complete. A new member must be trained by one of the leads before they begin regular duty. The church has a procedure document that must be followed to provide guidance relating to the method and process that is to be followed for counting and recording income and offerings.
If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Bev Jopek at 719.331.7234 or Cathi Urban at the parish office at 719.68.9345.