Samaritan House Sam’s Supper
Friday, August 25, 2017
Mile High Station
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Society of St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Bishop Machebeuf High School
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Archdiocese of Denver Giving Opportunities
Samaritan House Shelter for Women
Catholic Charities is in the process of purchasing a building near Smith Road and Monaco Street in northeast Denver to provide shelter and services for women seeking relief in time of need. The Denver City Council showed its support for Catholic Charities’ efforts by a unanimous vote in favor of a $1 million grant to assist with acquiring the shelter building.
The shelter, named Samaritan House Women’s Shelter, is an expansion of Catholic Charities’ Holy Rosary Women’s Shelter, which was first opened as a temporary shelter in 2015 in the Globeville neighborhood. After moving to Catholic Charities’ Samaritan House in downtown Denver, and offering an additional off-site shelter, the shelter’s capacity grew to 250. It has seen a steady increase in women coming through its doors. An average of 70 women per night sought shelter when it first opened, which has grown to over 200 women a night this year—as many as 30% of the shelter residents are women over the age of 60 years old. $3.5 million is needed to help serve 150 women each night by 2017.
Catholic Charities, through Marisol Home, formerly known as Father Ed Judy’s House, services single mothers with children who are experiencing homelessness mainly due to domestic violence. Marisol Home helps families restore their lives while providing shelter and basic needs, case management, supportive services, and post-shelter support services.
Marisol Home is expanding from 9 to 16 rooms and transitioning from its current location in south Denver to a new location donated by the Archdiocese of Denver on the St. Bernadette campus in Lakewood.
Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Restoration
Recently, a softball sized piece of the Cathedral’s facade fell to the front steps of the Basilica below. Fortunately, no one was hurt. However, investigators found cracks and gaps in the limestone facade and determined that the entire facade is in need of repair. This project marks the first exterior restoration of the over 100-year-old Cathedral.
Each week, the Cathedral provides three daily Masses and six Sunday Masses. Over half of those attending are from other parishes and cities. Annually, the Cathedral provides 50,000 to 60,000 lunches to the poor and homeless.
Camp St. Malo
The Archdiocese of Denver has announced plans to preserve and renew the beauty and history of St. Catherine of Siena Chapel (Chapel on the Rock), the Pope Saint John Paul II trail and a new visitor’s center at Camp St. Malo in Allenspark, Colorado. The Chapel was spared from a devastating fire that destroyed the majority of the retreat center in 2011 and, again, from rock slides in 2013, which heavily damaged the surrounding terrain.
In 1993, Pope Saint John Paul II prayed at the Chapel and blessed it during his visit to Denver for World Youth Day and hiked along the trails on the St. Malo Camp property. In 1999, Boulder County designated the Chapel as a historic site. Each year, thousands of people make their way to Camp St. Malo to visit the Chapel and its picturesque setting.
The Archdiocese of Denver is seeking $3 million to restore this historic site.
St. Patrick’s Renovation for Christ in the City
The Archdiocese is seeking $1,150,000 to fund major renovation efforts of the old St. Patrick’s school. Renovations are needed in order to provide lodging and to house the offices for Christ in the City staff. Its 20 plus college-aged missionaries are involved in a daily on the streets ministry which shows Christ’s love to the homeless.
Regina Caeli Clinical Services
Regina Caeli Clinical Services is a comprehensive, Catholic community-based psychological service ministry of Catholic Charities. It is seeking $800,000 to continue offering counseling and mental health services that are faithful to the Church. Through its counseling services, Regina Caeli helps to restore and strengthen the family and parish communities. The organization sees an average of 117 clients each month and has provided 3,077 counseling hours over the last fiscal year.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver has been a vital part of the Denver community since 1927. Thousands of people are served each year through its outreach to Women’s Services, Family and Child Care Services, and Housing and Shelter Services, from all faiths and all walks of life. Hundreds of volunteers donate their time and talent to this ministry, which collaborates with Catholic parishes, local business and nonprofit organizations, government agencies, medical facilities and educational institutions. Your gift can assist this healing ministry of Jesus Christ, which offers a continuum of care to anyone in need from conception to natural death.
Office of Hispanic Ministry
Centro San Juan Diego exists to help stabilize and improve the lives of all who pass through its doors seeking assistance, guidance, and love from our Church. The friendly community provides families the ability to grow in faith, find supportive networks, learn English, acquire U.S. citizenship, and achieve a higher education.
Denver Catholic Biblical and Catechetical School
The Denver Catholic Biblical School was founded 35 years ago to give adults the tools and skills they need to hear anew the invitation of the Lord in the pages of Sacred Scripture…to follow Him. To accomplish this, the Biblical School has assembled a first-rate team of well-educated and experienced instructors with a deep love for Scripture and the Catholic faith. Through lectures, small-group discussions and weekly coursework, master instructors guide students through the Bible and demonstrate the relevance of God’s Living Word in the world today. The Biblical School serves 1,100 students in 43 locations in the archdiocese of Denver and the diocese of Colorado Springs.
Archdiocesan Office of Evangelization
The mission of the Office of Evangelization and Family Life Ministries is to help parishes form intentional disciples and holy families.
The Office serves our Archbishop and the people of Northern Colorado by coordinating a range of ministries, producing media resources and training, and administering archdiocesan-wide events. In cooperation with the Holy Spirit, our goal is to empower you to better know, live and share your faith.
Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Schools
In the spirit of servant leadership, the Office of Catholic Schools provides vision, direction, and supervision to Archdiocesan Catholic school communities in order to assist them in the achievement of their mission to proclaim Christ and form authentic disciples.
The Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools give parents confidence that their investment in a Catholic School education will support their child’s complete development and personal success. A rigorous, time-tested curriculum taught by committed faculty in a faith-based and nurturing environment results in measurably accomplished academic achievement. Catholic teachings, faith and traditions are integral to a curriculum that reinforces what is taught at home, including virtues of discipline, respect and responsibility. These will provide guidance and inspiration as your child navigates life’s challenges.
Bishop Machebeuf High School
Bishop Machebeuf High School, one of the Archdiocese of Denver’s two high schools, strives to be an academic community of faith to form the hearts, minds and souls of students in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the living tradition of the Catholic Church. Its core values center around devotion to God, academic excellence, community service, ethnic and cultural variety and Christian morality. The Machebeuf community is extremely diverse with students from many backgrounds. Your gift can help those many Machebeuf families who are unable to pay full tuition.
Seeds of Hope
Many of the families attending our inner-city Catholic grade schools are living at or below the federal poverty line. With the help of Seeds of Hope tuition assistance, these families are able to send their children to school in a safe and loving environment. Seeds of Hope primarily supports nine inner city Catholic schools: Annunciation, Assumption, Guardian Angels, St. Bernadette, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Francis de Sales, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy, St. Therese, and Sts. Peter and Paul. Your gifts help Seeds of Hope’s endowment provide a long-term funding source so it can continue to be able to aid families in need.
A New Harvest
This fund has been established for the operations of both of our outstanding Seminaries in the Archdiocese of Denver – St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary – in support of their mission to prepare men for ordination to the Roman Catholic priesthood. Your gift will assist leadership of both Seminaries with operating needs for many years to come.
Priest Retirement Fund
Our Archdiocesan priests give up their lives for God and His work in the Church. Many of them choose to financially assist parishioners and others at times from their meager earnings during their years of active ministry. Your gift to this fund provides financial assistance to those who are living simply in their retirement.
The Society of St. Vincent DePaul Langenderfer Housing Fund
The Langenderfer Housing Fund was established by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and named after Len Langenderfer who was a long time Vincentian. Len left a portion of his estate to the Society and with those funds the Langenderfer Housing Fund was created. This fund is used by Conferences to help offset a portion of their cost to support Section 8 housing deposits, rent, and mortgage assistance for those in need. The goal is to provide these emergency services in order to keep individuals and families in their homes rather than becoming homeless. $100,000 is needed to help the fund continue to accomplish its goals.
Camp Wojtyla leads and challenges young people through adventures in the wilderness into a joyful and transformative relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. The camp’s Servant Leaders guide middle school and high school students, live in community with other counselors, and are challenged to live out the adventure of the Catholic faith in a way they’ve never experienced before. Camp Wojtyla teaches about God and His Church through incredible and unique adventure experiences designed to bring out the best in campers.
Overseas Catholic Community Foundation
Overseas Catholics Community Foundation is dedicated to promoting Christ’s Love, mainly in Cameroon with the financing of Priest Retirement Homes, the construction of Catholic Schools, access to Potable Water for parishes, the distribution of Healthcare Equipment, etc. Fr. Mathias Constant Bayiha at Queen of Peace parish is also looking for $3,000 to help 20 students in Cameroon attend Catholic school this fall.
The Avila Foundation
The Teresa of Avila Campaign for Spiritual Care is the first major fundraising effort by the Avila Foundation which provides transformational online spiritual education and formation to Catholics around the world in order to draw them into a deeper union with Christ and His Church. The Avila Foundation supports and promotes SpiritualDirection.com, a website serving millions worldwide with spiritual discernment resources; Divine Intimacy Radio, an EWTN-hosted radio ministry; and The Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, which has reached over 500 students worldwide, including priests and religious. The Institute offers graduate, personal enrichment, and continuing education courses in spiritual theology. Cofounders Dan Burke, (also executive director of the National Catholic Register) and Dr. Anthony Lilles (also dean of St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA and formerly at St. John Vianney Seminary) are seeking transformational gifts, including endowed professorships.
Vita In Ipso
The mission of In Ipso, Inc. is to lead souls to eternal life which is the knowledge of God in Christ and through Him to find the freedom and courage to follow wherever He leads them. This occurs through contemplative prayer facilitated by spiritual direction, personal mentorship, focused seminars, and life-changing silent retreats. Individuals who commit to the path of spiritual direction will be guided by competent Spiritual Directors. The co-founders, Peter and Dana Stur, will personally direct and mentor 40-50 individuals each per year.
Because In Ipso does not charge for its services, the bulk of its funding will come from ministry partners that understand the importance of the spiritual dimension of life. The first phase of funding for In Ipso will require $417,000, or $1.25 million over three years.
Community of the Beatitudes
Since its foundation in Denver 1999, the Community of the Beatitudes (founded 1973 in France) has worked with young people in Denver and beyond to help them take steps towards a religious vocation or towards rooting themselves in a life-long path of spirituality and mission. In the past four and a half years, the Community of the Beatitudes has developed a specific ministry for vocations discernment and formation.
As participants increase, the Community of the Beatitudes’ annual budget has grown $20,000 each of the past four years. The Community is seeking to establish an endowment for living expenses, subsidizing immersions, and to hire administration and development for the ministry.
Colorado Vincentian Volunteers
The Colorado Vincentian Volunteers are a community of faith and action that responds to the Gospel call in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul. Young men and women, ages 22-30, serve Denver’s poor, elderly, homeless, developmentally disabled and troubled youth. The year-long program offers an opportunity for spiritual, emotional, professional growth, and a way of discerning and living one’s Christian vocation.
Donations to the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers will benefit the CVV volunteers and those they serve, including: children in under-served schools; patients who need health care; hungry seniors; runaway youth; and families who are homeless in over 20 local non-profits, schools, clinics and agencies.
Catholic Radio for Colorado’s Front Range is offering free, over-the-air Catholic radio programming now through the Front Range. KRCN 1060AM can be heard clearly south of Castle Rock all the way through Denver and north as far as Cheyenne. Catholic Radio’s mission is to teach the truths and traditions of the Catholic Church, which is important as 50% of its listeners are non-Catholic. The radio network is running a capital campaign to raise $2 million to purchase its new station 1060 AM and currently has pledges just over $900,000. Donors have the opportunity to become founders of the new station for as little as $100 per month for three years.
Dominican Home Health Care provides AT NO COST, in-home and community-based nursing care to the poor, sick elderly who are uninsured or underinsured and without other resources or family support.
Little Sisters of the Poor Mullen Home for the Aged: Seeking funds for new beds and other resident needs.
Marycrest Assisted Living: Seeking funds to update resident apartments and other needs.
Mount Saint Vincent: Assisting children suffering severe behavioral/emotional challenges due to trauma and abuse.
Neighbor Outreach of Colorado: St. Mark’s Parish continues to encourage financial support for this mobile food pantry in Federal Heights.
Rachel’s Vineyard: New post-abortion counseling and retreat facility.
Augustine Institute: Seeking assistance with development and distribution costs for Symbolon Adult Faith Formation/RCIA and YDisciple Chastity Study educational programs.
Endow: Enhancing Catholic educational programs for women.
Families of Character: Seeking funds to broaden its discussion-based courses to assist parents in developing virtues in their families, creating generations of success.
Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS): Seeking contributions to transform the culture for Christ, impacting faith lives of tens of thousands of students through on-campus outreach and large-scale national conferences at 113 colleges and universities.
Intercessors of the Trinity: With profound testimonies of physical and spiritual healing from the work of this relatively new ministry, which gives honor to the Blessed Trinity, healings are documented from cancer, addictions and deep, inner wounds; seeking financial assistance to expand this work of the Lord.
The Rosary Fund: Distribution of Rosary booklets to prison ministries, retirement centers, parishes and schools.
JPII Adventure Institute–Outdoor Lab: Connecting youth to nature through faith, science, leadership and fun.
Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education: A group of ACE Teaching Fellows from the Notre Dame community is seeking a $10,000 subsidy for housing in Denver for the upcoming year.
St. Joseph Ministry Center: $8.7 million campaign, Building an Inheritance of Hope, to construct an addition to the School at Our Lady of Loreto parish to serve the needs and programs of the school, the poor and the community.
Capuchin Poor Clare Sisters: Seeking $1.5 million to relocate monastery to rural Denver, enhancing contemplative life and fuller participation in the monastic.
Saints Helena and Francis of Assisi parishes (Morgan County): Seeking funds for repairs and operations.
Jesus Our Hope Hermitage: Providing pastoral setting for retreat programs.
Marriage Missionaries: Seeking funds to help married couples discover how to live God’s plan for marriage, thereby strengthening their marriage, family and the fiber of our entire nation; accomplished through a process of communication, honesty, prayer, forgiveness and spiritual and physical intimacy.
OneBillionStories.com: Seeking pledges and funds to widen its internet video outreach and evangelization to youth and fallen-away Catholics through its global team of videographers; former Denver Auxiliary Bishop James Conley serves as chaplain.
Sisters of Life: Seeking $25,000 to complete funding of the renovation and furnishing of the St. Mary Magdalene Convent in North Denver.
Father Woody’s Haven of Hope: $2 million capital campaign for the construction of a new building to provide education and expand other services to the homeless; currently providing food, clothing and other needs, including 700 meals a day.
Holy Ghost Catholic Church: Providing assistance and food to indigent and homeless population in downtown Denver.