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 nick.calvano@hotmail.com.

Catholic Daughters of the Americas

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas local court “Our Lady of Peace #2728 “was installed Jan 2017 at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church.

CDA organization has been in existence since 1903, Our Lady of Peace #2728 is the newest and the 11thCourt in the State of Colorado. Our motto is Unity and Charity. Catholic Daughters engage in an array of activities in pursuit of our mission to fulfill our Circle of Love. Which consist of the following areas: Quality of Life, Spiritual Enhancement, Family, Youth, Education, Legislation & National Projects.

We welcome all Catholic women 18yrs and older to join us in working with our Parish, Teller County Community and Civic Programs. Come join in the fun and fulfilling ministry with us.

For info please contact: Regent, Julie Hatch at mtnmamajulie@yahoo.comor phone (719) 687-2594

St. Martin Food Pantry

The St. Martin Food Pantry helps those who are unemployed or underemployed, that need help getting to the first month.
Shelf stable food is available in the parish center, the third Sunday
of the month from 11a.m. – 1p.m. Donations to the center are always needed.

You may donate grocery gift cards or donate items to the pantry, please click here for a list of staples the Pantry needs to keep in constant supply.

Donations can be dropped off at the office during business hours: Tue.,Thurs., & Fri – 9a.m. -2   Wed., 12p.m.- 5 or in the Church after the weekend Masses.

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
Barbara.lara@ fosteringhopefoundation.org

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

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