Fr. Terry Kissell, Staff Resource

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

Charity Stewardship Committee

Do you know of a charity that our Parish should support?  We’d love to hear from you!  St. Michael’s Charity Stewardship committee assists our pastor in distributing funds to charities throughout the year.  Currently, St. Michael’s contributes 5% of offertory dollars to charitable organizations.  Our desire is to support programs that are near and dear to our parishioners.  To nominate a charity to receive funding, please fill out the donation request form using this link, or request a form from the Parish Office.  The Committee meeting meets quarterly in January, April, July, and October, and applications should be submitted by the end of the prior month.   Grants will be given after review and approval.  Please note that charities must have missions that are in line with Catholic beliefs.


Personal requests for assistance should be directed to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (303-690-6797 x344).

Christian Service

Aurora Interfaith Community Services (AICS)

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.

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Contact:  Judy Barrow at 303 690-1367 or jbarrow68@aol.com

Blood Drive

Schedules community blood drives and volunteer donations for Bonfils Blood Center.

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Contact Jane Gandy at janegandy@comcast.net or 303-400-5544

Habitat Helpers

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

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

Knitting and Crocheting

Parishioners gather to knit and/or crochet items for multiple charitable organizations.

Contact:  Donna Wallis at donnawallis@comcast.net

Relationship Ministry

Contact:  Amber Perzinski at amber.perzinski@yahoo.com

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!

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Contact Michele Soriano at mzsdesign@yahoo.com

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, 303-690-6797

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 a description of their Ministry, click here.

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For assistance, please call 303-690-6797 ext 344

To volunteer, contact Gary & Marion Trudell at 720-425-1773 or oldferd@q.com

Pastoral Care Team

Funeral receptions

Provides assistance to bereaved families, coordinating the delivery and service of catered refreshments.

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Contact the Parish Office, 303-690-6797

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.

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Contact the Parish office at 303-690-6797

Social Justice

Respect Life

Do you feel the Holy Spirit calling you to serve God’s people at every stage of life?  Would you like to learn more about the church’s teachings on life matters?  Do you want to help others understand God’s call to us?  We are reviving the Respect Life Ministry here at St. Michael’s, and we need your help!

Contact Jenna at the Parish Office, 303-690-6797, or email communications@stmichael-aurora.org for more information.