Outreach Ministries: Serving the Community
Serving the community can take many forms. From picking up a stray piece of trash or helping your neighbor bring in their groceries to working at a soup kitchen or going on a mission trip. Sometimes the community we are serving is close to home and sometimes it's on the other side of the world. Below you will find information on volunteer opportunities to help our parish community, our Golden/Jeffco community, and our Archdiocesan community. We also have information about current collections as well as a list of organizations and programs our parish helps support. If you have questions, please call the Parish Office at 303-279-4464. If you are looking for a list of resources please click here for those in the Denver Metro area.
How you can Help
Outreach Volunteer Ministry
This ministry serves our volunteer needs at off-campus events. This may include off-site service projects, attending community outreach events, or helping fellow parishioners (by providing a meal, visit, driving them to a doctor’s appointment, helping seniors with yard maintenance/snow removal, or helping with a move). There is no need to commit to every event, just the ones that fit into your schedule and abilities. If you feel called to help, please join the Flocknote group “STJG Outreach Volunteer Ministry.”
Helping Hands Hustle
Since 2011, the we have organized the “Helping Hands Hustle” 5k race in Golden. Funds raised from this annual event help to fund the Christian Action Guild, Golden Backpack Program, and Golden Rescue Fund. Volunteers are needed to help with setting up for the race and handing out water, and of course you can help by participating in the event which is held in September or October. Please contact Teri Lauwers if you are interested in helping with the Helping Hands Hustle.
Family Promise Dinners
St. Joseph's Catholic Church is part of the Golden Family of Churches Health Ministries which provide meals for families that are sponsored by Family Promise of Greater Denver. Family Promise of Greater Denver is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization independently associated with a national organization comprised of more than 200 affiliates in 42 states. Family Promise partners with diverse congregations to provide shelter, meals, and hospitality to families experiencing homelessness.
St. Joseph's is responsible for providing four meals per year. For each meal, volunteers provide a dinner item, as well as sit down and visit with the families. We usually provide a meal for approximately 15 to 20 people. The meals are served between 5:30 to 6:00 pm at the Seventh-day Adventist Church gymnasium. If you are interested in this ministry, please join the "STJG Family Promise Dinners" group on Flocknote.
Food Collection Bins
Our parish collects food for the Christian Action Guild on an ongoing basis at all the entrances of the Church. The Guild provides assistance to all Golden residents and the parish office may refer our Golden resident parishioners when they are in need.
King Soopers and Safeway gift cards are available in the Parish Office during the week between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cards are reloadable. Both the Parish and Christian Action Guild benefit from the sale of these certificates and cards.
The Prison Ministry serves the spiritual and religious needs of Catholic inmates in our local prisons, as well as other inmates seeking to know about the Catholic faith and way of life. We provide this service through the chaplains and volunteers ministering in correctional facilities who receive the Bibles, newsletters, prayer cards, and other Catholic religious materials for use in their work. Please contact us if you are interested in joining this ministry.
The Catholic Worker Soup Kitchen serves its guests a nutritious mean consisting of soup, bread, salad, dessert, and a beverage and it does so with the dignity and respect to which we are all entitled as human beings. The guests are men and women who are generally unemployed or employed in low-income jobs and may be homeless. Every second Wednesday of the month, parishioners meet at the Education Center at 9:00 am to carpool to the Denver Soup Kitchen. Please join the "STJG Soup Kitchen" group on Flocknote to connect with this ministry.
For people who are interested in Pro-Life activities at our parish and around our community. We are working on building our Pro-Life Committee at the moment, but our Parish participates in Respect Life Month (October) and 40 Days for Life. Please join the Flocknote group “STJG Pro-Life Ministry” to be connect to these events and prayer opportunities for the respect for human life. Please contact us if you would like to become a ministry leader.
stewardship in action
2017-2018 Charity and Social Ministry Fund supported the following:
Funds from the Poor Box support the following:
Throughout the year the Parish and various parish groups organize collections for the following: