Ministries

Review our various ministries we have available to every parishioner regardless of age or station in life; there is something for everyone.

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“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” – Acts 20:35

Altar Linens

Volunteers work one month a year to launder and iron the altar linens for each of the Masses.

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Altar Server

Boys and girls who have celebrated the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are invited to assist at Mass as servers.

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Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir for 2nd – 8th grade boys and girls sings once each month at either the 4:00pm Saturday Mass or the 11:00am Sunday Mass. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 5:30pm from September through May in classroom 25 in the parish hall. Contact Betty Bergeron for more information.

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Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Lay ministers are mandated by the archbishop every 4 years and serve the parish by distributing the Holy Eucharist at Mass, parish nursing homes, and to the homebound. Candidates must be fully initiated into the Church with the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. They must be of sufficient Christian maturity, have a definite relationship to the parish or institution to be served, give evidence of a character and way of life that reflects a serious and well-formed faith and moral commitment, and are at least age 16. Lastly, the candidate must publicly affirm the magisterium of the Church and be in good standing.  If married, the marriage must be valid according to Canon Law.

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Lector

Lectors proclaim God’s Word during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Being a lector involves giving witness to God in His Sacred Word. Persons adept at public speaking and interested in assisting in this ministry are encouraged to volunteer.

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Ministry to Nursing Homes and the Homebound

Mandated Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs) assist in the distribution of the Holy Eucharist to Catholics in nursing homes and the homebound.

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Usher

Ushers serve the parish by assisting at the weekend Masses and holy days. They actively assist to ensure all parishioners are seated for Mass, help with the offertory collection, direct Communion flow, and distribute bulletins after Mass.

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Christ in the City Dinner Prep

Volunteers prepare a nutritious dinner once a month for homeless people in our community for the Christ in the City missionaries. Meals are delivered to the parish kitchen prior to a volunteer delivering them downtown. This project is coordinated by the Lord’s Supper Group.
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Food Bank of the Rockies

Second and fourth Thursdays of each month; volunteers needed from 2:15 to 5:00 p.m. Food Bank of the Rockies brings food to the Risen Christ campus on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.  The food is distributed to people in our local community. Parish Outreach interfaces with Food Bank of the Rockies and coordinates parish volunteers for this food distribution program; all parishioners are invited to volunteer.

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Food Ministry

Donation boxes in the vestibules allow parishioners to donate non-perishable food as well as men’s clothing items to our inner city food banks in the Denver Metro area. Additionally, volunteers pick up food from several grocery stores on
Monday and Friday mornings after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. For more information, email below.

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Parish Outreach

Recognizing the Gospel’s call to serve others, Risen Christ strives to match the skills and interests of our community to serve the needs of those who suffer from need in any of its many forms. Our projects include the Christmas Angel Tree, Food Bank of the Rockies Mobile Food Pantry (at Risen Christ), school supply collection, and others. We welcome all parishioners to participate in our activities.

Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.

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Respect Life

To promote the dignity and to respect the sanctity of all human life by educating all with whom we come in contact on life issues, and to promote prayer for the conversion of our society from a culture of death to a culture of life.
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Silverado Chorale

September through May.
The Chorale focuses on entertaining residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to bring joy to its audiences. Rehearsals are on Monday mornings in the St. Agnes room at RCCP with performances after rehearsals.  We meet on the Monday morning after Labor Day and finish our season the Monday prior to Memorial Day.

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Sunday Lunch Program

This program provides sack lunches for needy seniors through an outreach program downtown. Volunteers make 30 sack lunches, approximately 2 – 3 times a year. The church provides the meat and cheese.  Volunteers provide bread and dessert.

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Become Catholic

Becoming Catholic is one of life’s most profound and joyous experiences. Some are blessed enough to receive this great gift while they are infants, and, over time, they recognize the enormous grace that has been bestowed on them…

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Emmaus Men’s Group

The group provides opportunities to share and reflect upon faith topics utilizing books written by Fr. Mark Link, the Catechism, etc. The group meets on Tuesday mornings, following the 6:30 a.m. Mass, in the senior room.

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ENDOW

Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women is a program of 8-week book studies on the letters of Pope John  Paul II. Meetings are offered by each facilitator at various times. This program is run through the National ENDOW Center. For more information, email us below or visit the Endow website below!

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Patriarch Men’s Group

Our mission is to evangelize, educate, encourage, and strengthen Catholic men to live their call as sons of God and to lead their families and others to Christ. This men’s program focuses upon the development of authentic male leadership through weekly Bible studies. Patriarch considers men in their relationship to God, to their spouse, and to their children. Each man is placed in a small group for reflection, prayer, and accountability. Meets on Wednesday mornings during the fall and spring, from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

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Serra International

Serra International has three purposes. One is to foster new vocations to the ministerial priesthood and to all consecrated religious life in the Catholic Church. Another is to support and affirm existing religious vocations in the Catholic Church. Lastly, Serra seeks to further Catholicism by encouraging its members, in fellowship and through education, to fulfill their Christian vocation to service. Risen Christ belongs to the Denver Southeast chapter of the organization. Meetings are the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 12:00 p.m. at Piccolo’s Restaurant. Contact Renee Law for more information.

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Women of Risen Christ

Join this women’s organization, whose focus is Spirituality and Service to the parish. Meetings start with the Rosary and include a speaker and current service opportunities. Meetings are usually the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m.

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Knights of Columbus

This is one of the largest Catholic fraternal organizations in the world. Knights perform good works based on four core principles: charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. At Risen Christ, the Knights are engaged in a variety of activities and events that promote works of Charity for those in need. Annual events include a Golf Tournament and Lenten Fish Fry nights, which are fundraisers for the Knights of Columbus. In addition, the Knights host a brat and beer garden as part of the Parish Festival. Parishioners are encouraged to come to all events. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30.

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Ladies Auxiliary

All ladies are invited to participate in the Ladies Auxiliary We support the Knights, foster spirituality, perform works of charity, and grow in friendship. Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month, beginning with the Rosary at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program of the month, then refreshments while we socialize.

Silverado Club

All persons 55 and older are invited to participate in the Silverado Club. A variety of programs, tours, and activities are available through the SENIORIDE program sponsored by RTD. A variety of trips are available in the United States and in foreign countries. Luncheons with entertainment are held in the Parish Hall on the third Thursday of every month at 11:30 am. There is an evening dinner meeting in June. No meetings in July and August.

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Book Nook

The Book Nook is our parish religious gift and book shop and carries a wide assortment of religious gifts for all occasions: books, statues, jewelry, and greeting cards, among many other things. It is open Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We have a wonderful dedicated group of friendly volunteers and always welcome new volunteers who would like to join us in working once a month to greet and assist our customers and help in unpacking, pricing, and displaying merchandise.

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Donut Sundays

In addition to Donut Sundays hosted by parish organizations, families are encouraged to host a Donut Sunday. Volunteers come to the parish kitchen by 7:00 a.m. to put donuts on serving platters, start coffee, and set out juice, cups, and napkins. Volunteers maintain the refreshment tables after the 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. Masses. The parish provides donuts (delivered), coffee, juice, etc.

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Childcare for Sunday Masses

Child Care is available at the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Masses on Sundays.

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Funeral Luncheon Hostesses

Funeral Luncheon Hostesses minister to grieving families by providing a reception after a funeral Mass. Volunteers come to the parish kitchen at 8:30 a.m. on the morning of the reception to decorate tables and prepare platters of sandwiches, fruit and vegetables, and desserts. Volunteers maintain the food tables during the reception and clean up following the reception. Usually completed by 1:30 p.m.

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Parish Festival

The Parish Festival is held during the summer, following the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. All are invited to share a fun-filled afternoon with fellow parishioners. Over a hundred volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Check the bulletin and website for dates.

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Parish Service Projects

Held throughout the year to assist in the maintenance of parish grounds and facilities. Projects include kitchen organization and cleaning, weeding and planting the flower beds, and deep cleaning the parish hall chairs. Check the bulletin or the website for upcoming service projects.

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