Support Ministries

Now when Job’s three friends heard of all these troubles that had come upon him, each of them set out from his home . . . They met together to go and console and comfort him. (Job 2:11)

There are times in each of our lives that we need the support of other people; someone who can give us guidance and resources, and, more importantly, listen to us. Below are some of the ministries here at St. Mary Parish – or outside ministries that we work closely with – that are here to offer you their support and assistance.

Care and Support

  • Al-Anon
    Contact: Clare |
    A support group for those affected by alcoholism within their family or friend groups. We share experiences, strength, and hope. Meets every Wednesday at 11:30 am in the Pastoral Center.
  • Caregivers Support Group
    Contact: Faye Hargrave | 303.798.2018
    A support group for those caring for an elderly or ill family member at home or in a nursing home. Come for emotional help during this difficult time of care. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.
  • Divorce Support Group
    Contact: Caroline Chihoski |
    Join others for support in a program designed to help with stress, anger, blame, loneliness, and the discussion of how to remain Catholic while going through a divorce.
  • Footprints Grief Support Group
    Contact: Dottie Colbenson | 303.795.7217
    A group offering care and support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Pastoral Center.
  • Stephen Ministries
    Contact: Pastoral Center | 303.798.8506 and ask for the Stephen Ministry voicemail
    Trained ministers provide a listening ear to those in the parish and community encountering difficult circumstances in their lives. Please call to arrange for a minister to visit with you.
  • St. Mary School Caring Communities
    Contact: Anne Wagner |
    Our Caring Communities program is a unique opportunity for St. Mary faculty, staff, and students to build a sense of “family” within the school. It encourages camaraderie, builds friendships across grades, and creates informal opportunities for mentorship, support and service. These Caring Communities get together as often as once a month for prayer, service activities, socializing and fun.


  • Adopt-a-Family
    Contact: Pastoral Center | 303.798.8506
    A Christmas outreach program for families in need during the holiday season. Meetings begin in Mid-November; Gift collection begins in December.
  • Bus Drivers
    Contact: Ruth Wood |
    The Parish bus picks up seniors at specified times for weekend Masses. Please call the Pastoral Center or contact Ruth Wood for locations and times.
  • Mother of Mercy Ministry
    Contact: 303.798.8506 (Pastoral Center)
    We strive to promote true community within our parish family by offering opportunities for parishioners to serve and to be served. Some examples of services are housework, yard work, rides to Mass, childcare, and technical expertise.
  • Rachel’s Vineyard of Colorado
    Contact: Lori Frank | 303.904.7414
    A weekend retreat program to care for women who have been affected by abortion. The primary emphasis is for participants to enter and move through the process of grief, to recognize and deal with anger or numbness, to mourn the child(ren) they have lost, to renew their own spiritual life through the Living Scripture exercises, and to develop a spiritual relationship with their aborted child(ren).