Saint Michael

Parish Info

19099 E. Floyd Ave Aurora, CO 80013

 

Tel. (303)-690-6797 Fax (303)-690-6932

 

Office Hours:

 

Mon thru Thursday:

8:30am thru 4:00pm

 

Friday 9:00am thru 4:00pm


St. michael's MINISTRIES

 

The many Ministries/Groups of St. Michael’s are grouped under “Umbrellas” of like groups.  A staff person is assigned to each Umbrella and acts as a resource to the ministries/groups.  Each Umbrella chooses a representative to serve on the Pastoral Council.  The ministries/groups communicate with the Pastoral Council through their representative and their Staff Resource person.

If you are interested in volunteering for any ministry/group, click on the puzzle piece for a Ministry Responsibility Description (MRD), which is a description of the ministry expectations, responsibilities, training and requirements, and time commitment.  If there is no puzzle piece either an MRD has not yet been created, or the Ministry does not use volunteers.

 

Administration Umbrella

 

Responsible for coordinating the temporal affairs of the parish by overseeing how money is acquired, how it is spent, and how the physical plant is maintained.   Ministries/groups included under this umbrella:


Finance Council:  Assists the pastor, as advisors from the lay community, in all financial matters of the parish.  Contact the Parish Office.

Stewardship Committee:  Stewardship is to be a way of life, with an attitude of gratitude, vocation, responsibility, accountability, and generosity.  The Stewardship Committee promotes these attitudes within St. Michael’s.  Contact Teri Vasicek 303-690-6797 or stmtac@aol.com.

Teri Vasicek, Staff Resource

 

 

Community Social Life Umbrella

 

Includes various organizations and support or socializing groups in the parish.  Together, these groups build a deeper sense of Christian community for all ages and interest groups in the parish.  Ministries/groups included in this umbrella are:

Clubs

Bridge Club:  A fun group of people get together on the 2nd Saturday of each month.  Contact Lisa Snider at 303-690-1943

Knights of Columbus Archangel council #11732: The Council and Assembly support St. Michaels and the local community through funding and service projects, including special needs programs, Lenten fish fries, youth Work Campers, Seminarians, Veteran groups, and flags for Flag Day.

Contact: ChesterKiaha, Grand Knight at 303-931-1099, or ckiaha@earthlink.net and/or

Byron Cordova, Faithful Navigator at 303-617-0802 or cordox4@msn.com


Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary:  A Catholic, family-oriented organization whose goal is to assist the Knights of Columbus Councils in supporting our Bishops, Priests, and our Catholic values.  The auxiliary emphasizes charity, spirituality, and social enrichment.   
Contact:  Dee Fullmer at 303-513-4041 or fullmerdee@gmail.com  
       

Men’s Club:  Primarily a social organization, the Men’s Club sponsors several parish activities, including the popular pancake breakfasts.   
Contact: Bob Banker at bobbanker@comcast.net 
Or visit www.stmichaelsmensclub.com 

 

Wine and Dinner Club:  Meets quarterly to share food, recipes, and a good time. 
Contact Cheryl Parent at smdinnerclub@comcast.net
  

Women of St. Michael’s (Women’s Club):  Support the parish and community through spiritual and educational growth.  Activities include an annual bake sale, religious goods sales, and chili bingo for families of the church, making blankets for Children’s Hospital, speakers, and crafts.
 
Contact:  Stephanie Futrell at diddlesmom04@gmail.com
   
    

Parish Social Events

Parish Social Committee:  Focus on parish wide social activities such as Friday Gras, parish picnic, and parish dance in collaboration with other parish ministries and groups.  Contact:  Cindi Maestas at 720-939-6028 or cindim214@aol.com  
                  

Welcoming Newcomers

Ambassadors:  The mission of the Ambassadors Ministry is to strengthen the sense of belonging to our Christian community at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.  The goal of the ministry is to reach out within our parish community to nourish fellowship in our parish.  The ministry promotes opportunities for parishioners to become involved in our community life through ministries, local neighborhoods, and parish activities including the bi-annual new parishioner dinners. 
Contact:Doreen Olsen at dover7755@gmail.com or 720-638-6385
     

Teri Vasicek, Staff Resource

 

 

Formation Umbrella

 

Coordinates all levels of educational programming in the parish, children through adults, Catholic and public school children alike.  The Formation Department’s role is to foster cooperation, coordination, and communication among all groups and individuals involved in the education/formation ministries of the parish.  The Ministries/groups included under this umbrella are:

Adult Formation

 

Adult Confirmation: Click here to go to Adult Confirmation

 

Baptismal Preparation:  Click here to go to Baptismal Preparation

Bible Study GroupsSt. Michael's has several Bible Study groups.  The groups use the Great Adventures Bible study series by Ascension Press.  This program guides people to a fuller understanding of Scripture, through a realization of God’s living presence in the Sacred Scriptures.  For a list of groups click on the puzzle piece.

For additional information contact Jim Peters at jj.peters@comcast.net or 303-690-6797 ext. 315.


ESL:  Teaching English to non English speaking parishioners.  Contact Sylvia Gould at  Sylvia.gould@comcast.net or 303-690-6797 x 317 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):    Designed for adults (18 years and older) who are seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church.  The process includes instruction, sharing, prayer, and participation in social and charitable service.  An age appropriate adaptation of this process is offered for children and youth (7-18 years old) who are seeking full initiation into the Catholic Church.  The adapted process is family centered, with parents (guardians) and their children attending sessions.  Contact Jim Peters at jj.peters@comcast.net or 303-690-6797 x315

Marriage Preparation:  Helps engaged couples prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. Various programs are available within the Archdiocese, all of which focus on the theology of Catholic marriage as well as important life skills. 8-12 months before your wedding date please contact Jackie Morales at 303-690-6797 ext. 350, or jacqueline.morales@comcast.net

For more information, click here.

Servants of the Word:  Based on the the Great Adventures series, this program guides people to a fuller understanding of Scripture, and a realization of God’s living presence in sacred Scripture.  Contact Perry Monkelien at pdmonkelien@gmail.com or 303-699-1073, Gerry Pochowicz at 303-740-6105 or gerry.pochowicz@comcast.net or Vic Bliden at 303-699-1812 or salevic@q.com

That Man is You (TMIY):  An interactive men’s program focused on the development of men in the modern world.  Combining the best research from science with the teachings from the Catholic Faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop men who transform themselves, their families, and society.  Meets on Friday mornings at 6 a.m. – 7:30 a.m., from September through May.  Visit: http://www.paradisusdei.org/index.php/programs/tmiyy for more information.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter:  Provides a positive and personal experience for couples wanting to improve on their good marriage.  For more information visit http://www.wwme.org/ or Contact Peter and Danielle Smith at 303-627-4411.

 

Children and Youth

Elementary RE:  Click here to go to Education page

Confirmation Prep:  Click here to go to Sacraments page

First Communion Prep:  Click here to go to Sacraments page

First Reconciliation Prep:  Click here to go to Sacraments page

K to 8th grade RE:  Click here to go to the Education page

Liturgy of the Word with Children:  A Liturgy Presentation of Sunday’s scripture readings meaningful to children (age level K-5th grade).  This celebration is held every second Sunday of the month during the 10:30am mass.  The Father invites the children attending mass to come forward following the introductory prayers and then sends them forth to hear God’s word.  Contact Jim Peters at jj.peters@comcast.net or 303-690-6797 x315

 

Parents of Preschoolers (POPs):  Click here to go to Preschool page

Pre-School:  Click here to go to Preschool page

Quinceanera:   A Hispanic Catholic tradition to celebrate a girl’s 15th birthday.  Contact Sylvia Gould at Sylvia.gould @comcast.net or 303-690-6797 X317

Vacation Bible School: A week-long program of religious education in which children are immersed in Bible times.  Activities include Bible stories, religious songs, arts and crafts, skits, or puppet shows which cater toward elementary school-aged children.  Contact the Sylvia in the Parish Office at 303-690-6797 X317.

Youth Ministry

WorkCamp:  A year round youth ministry mission group that travels each summer to economically impoverished areas to repair homes.  Adults meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the conference room in the main office.  Youth meet the 1st Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. in Syrianey Hall.
Contact:  Amber McCullough at amber.mcculloch@comcast.net  

Youth Groups:  Click here to go to the Youth Web Page

Jim Peters, Staff Resource

 

Outreach Umbrella

 

Includes the ministries of pastoral care, social services, peace and justice, and evangelization.   Ministries/groups included under this umbrella:

Christian Service

Aurora Interchurch Task Force (AITF):  Collects food and non-perishable items brought to the church by parishioners the first weekend of each month.  These goods are taken to the food and clothing bank run by AITF. 
Contact:  Judy Barrow at 303 690-1367 or Office@aurorainterchurch.org  

 

Blood Drive:  Schedules community blood drives and volunteer donations for Bonfils Blood Center.
Contact Jane Gandy at janegandy@comcast.net or 303-400-5544  
 

Discovery Job Network (DJN):  A non-profit, faith based employment service based at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Centennial, CO.  Through St. Michael's sponsorship, parishioners are able to utilize DJN's resources in searching for employment.  Visit www.discoveryjobnetwork.org.  To log onto the site, the user name is SMI and the password is m11.
  

Habitat Helpers:  St. Michael’s volunteers work to support the construction of homes being built in association with Habitat of Metro Denver

Contact Stephanie Morrissette at steph_morrissette1@yahoo.com or 303-981-1947

Hearts Across the Miles:  St. Michael’s is a drop-off location for letters, food items, and gifts to be sent to U.S. troops via Hearts Across the Miles.  Contact Al Gonzalez at hatm@qmx.com or 303-690-9648

Knitting:  Parishioners gather to knit and/or crochet items for multiple charitable organizations.  Contact:  Donna Wallis at donnawallis@comcast.net

Sandwich Makers:  Make sandwiches three times each month for distribution at the Holy Ghost Sandwich Line in downtown Denver.  Over a year’s time that is 34,320 sandwiches!
Contact Kathy McAdam at kathleen-mcadam@comcast.net or
303-766-2942

 

Small Church Communities:  A small group of adults who gather to reflect on their lives in the light of the scriptures or the study of a book we have chosen.  Contact the Parish Office

St. Vincent de Paul:  Assists a broad range of individuals and families within parish boundaries who may find themselves in need of rent, mortgage, utility, fuel and food assistance to get through financially difficult periods.  The Society also has a growing eldercare program and provides some transportation.  To view their webpage, click here.
Contact David Jensen at 303-324-1726 or dapjensen@q.com  

 

Pastoral Care Team

Funeral receptions:  Provides assistance to bereaved families, coordinating the delivery and service of catered refreshments. 
Contact the Parish Office, 303-690-6797

Grief Support:  Reaches out to parishioners who have experienced the death of a family member or friend.  Conducts support seminars; supportive phone contact and reading materials are provided. 
Contact Minnie Lees at 303-690-6023 or witchwhichr412day@gmail.com  

 

Sick and Homebound:  Provide Mass or Communion Service at Cherry Creek Nursing Center, Cherry Creek Retirement Village, Beth Israel Shalom Park, Denver Hospice and St. Andrews Village.  Contact Jeanette Jamieson, 303-690-4301

 

Social Justice

Respect Life:  Stays in contact with the Archdiocesan Office of Respect Life; provides information and petitions when appropriate.  Contact the Parish Office at 303-690-6797

 

Fr. Terry Kissell, Staff Resource

 

Worship Umbrella

 

Includes groups that give direction to the liturgical life of the parish, as well as foster and promote the spiritual growth of all parishioners, enabling them to understand their baptismal identity as Catholic Christians.  The Parish Worship Council plans all worship activities for the parish.  Ministries/groups included in this umbrella are:

 

Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers:  Boys and girls, age nine or older, and having received their First Eucharist may serve at Masses. There can be opportunities to assist at weddings or funerals.  Formation conducted twice yearly. 
Click here for the current schedule.
Contact:  Rita Pickering at rita.pickering@comcast.net or 303-690-9946
 

Art & Environment:  Decorate and clean the church sanctuary and purchase and maintain floral arrangements.  Seamstresses, artists and talented people needed.
Contact Jim Denton at james_denton@outlook.com or 303-699-4857
 

Choirs, Cantors, & Musicians:  Provides voice and instrument music at Masses, confirmations, weddings, funerals, and special services during the year.  The Ministry includes cantors, choirs, including bell, and instruments such as piano, organ, guitar, trumpet, and drums. 
Contact Elizabeth Harris at st.michaelsmusic@comcast.net or 303-690-6797  

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:  Assist the presider in the distribution of the consecrated Body and Blood of Our Lord.  May minister to the homebound.  Formation conducted twice yearly.
Contact Rita Pickering at rita.pickering@comcast.net or 303-690-9946

For the requirements of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, click here.

Hispanic Liturgical:  Proclaim the word of God in Holy Scripture to those gathering for the Hispanic Mass each Sunday at 2:30 p.m.   
Contact: Laura Pack at Laura.estudillo.Pack@gmail.com or 720-447-8654

Ministers of Hospitality (Greeters):  Members are dedicated to representing the presence of Christ among us by welcoming people as they arrive for weekend Mass in a warm, caring, and friendly manner. By extending hospitality we are acting as Christ would want us to behave. 

 
Contact Marcia Wikoff at marciawikoff@msn.com

Ministers of Proclamation (Lectors):  Lectors, through prayerful preparation, proclaim to the assembly of the people the Word of God in Holy Scripture.
 Click here for a current schedule. 
 Contact Rita Pickering at rita.pickering@comcast.net or 303-690-9946

 

Music Committee:    Choir directors, cantor representatives, and instrumental representatives choose music for the liturgies.

 

Presenters of the Gifts:  Individuals and families present the bread and wine as part of the Offertory at weekend Masses.  
Contact:  Anna Marie Wiles at 303-617-1612 or amwiles@live.com 

Sound Technicians:  Operate the sound board, which controls the microphones, during Mass and at events held in the worship space. 
Contact:  Tom Sepan at tojosepan@q.com

 

Prayer Ministries

Adoration:  Exposition and adoration, every "First Friday". Contact the Parish Office for more information, or click "here" to visit our on line calendar.

Ambassadors of Mary:  Originating at Fatima on the 30th anniversary (5/13/47) or Our Lady’s first Apparition there, blessed replicas of the official stature of Our Lady of Fatima symbolize Mary as Pilgrim to the homes of the faithful.  A “Guard of Honor” visits a home where the statue was placed the previous week and prays the Rosary with the host family.  The “Guard of Honor” then ritualistically moves the statue to the next host home.  Visit www.ambassadorsofmary.com

 

Centering Prayer:  A small group whose simple method of prayer sets up the ideal conditions to rest in quiet awareness of God’s presence.  This way of prayer is alluded to in many passages in the Old and New Testaments.  Meets in the chapel on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m.  Contact Mary Jones at 303-699-7977 or Jim Peters at  jj.peters@comcast.net or 303-690-6797

Cor Jesu:  An internet prayer group.  Prayer requests may be submitted to dsd7512@gmail.com .  Requests are forwarded to all members of the prayer group to be included in their daily prayers.   Contact:  Diann Drelling at 720-876-0206 or dsd7512@gmail.com

Prayer Quilt (Prayers and Squares):  A prayer quilt ministry that is simple, yet powerful.  As a quilt is made for someone in need, a silent prayer is offered as each knot is tied.  The completed quilt is then given to the person in need.  Contact:  Jan Hallauer at 303-690-6797 or j.hallauer@comcast.net
 

Regina Maria:  Meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. to pray the rosary and for the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  The group also sponsors First Friday Adoration and first Saturday Rosary.  Contact:  Perry Monkelein at 303-699-1073 or pdmonkelien@gmail.com

Serra:  Its mission and ministry are to foster and promote vocations through prayer, awareness, affirmation and support.  Contact:  Lucy Kane at 303-671-3012 or lucykane4@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Harris, Staff Resource