Outreach and Service

OUTREACH AND SERVICE

Blood Drive

Bonfils Blood Bank comes to All Souls approximately 3 times per year to collect blood donations.

Contact the parish office for the next blood drive at 303.789.0007

Food Bank

The All Souls Food Bank provides basic staples to individuals and families in need in the local community. The Food Bank is located at 520 East Grand Avenue at the corner of Grand Ave. and Pennsylvania St., and is open from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Food Bank serves the community within the following boundaries:

• North: Cornell Avenue
• South: Arapahoe Road
• East: University Boulevard
• West: Federal Boulevard (up to and including 3000 west only)

Donations of basic food items are always appreciated. If you don't have items on hand to donate, just leave the shopping to us. We accept donations of cash or checks made payable to the All Souls Food Bank. 

All food items are appreciated but here is a list of items that are always in great demand:

• Tuna
• Canned Fruit
• Mac and Cheese
• Dried Beans
• Saltines
• Pasta Products
• Peanut Butter and Jelly
• Canned Milk
• Ramen Noodles
• Rice
• Pancake Mix and Syrup
• Cake Mixes and Frosting
• Canned Meat Products
• Canned Vegetables
• Spaghetti Sauce
• Canned Beans

Food donations can be made directly to the Food Bank during operating hours, or dropped off in the little red wagon in the entryway of the church.

Funeral Receptions

The Funeral Reception Ministry provides a reception for grieving family and friends after the funeral of a loved one at All Souls.  There is opportunity for meaningful involvement of parish community by buying or preparing food for funeral receptions.  This is an easy, but extremely important function, and truly appreciated by friends and family of the deceased.

Contact the parish office to become involved in this ministry.

Jail Ministry

Parish members deliver the good news of the Gospel and general humanitarian support to those in who are incarcerated, the young and not-so-young.

Contact the parish office and we'll put you in touch with the Jail Ministry coordinator.

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood. Our active council, the Monsignor Omer V. Foxhoven council, was chartered in November 2007 and named after the founding Pastor of All Souls.

The council currently maintains a membership of 100 men and contributes approximately $20,000 and 5,000 man hours annually to the Parish and community!

For more information, contact Ed Newell at 303.783.1295. Also, visit our website and Facebook page.

Legion of Mary

This is a spiritual organization under patronage of Mary. The Legion of Mary helps to serve the spiritual needs of the parish by volunteering two hours per week to shut-in members of the parish, making hospital calls regularly, performing home visitations, assisting in taking residents of Cherrelyn Nursing Home to weekly Mass, visiting newcomers and leading the rosary at daily Mass.

For more information, contact Barbara Ceurvels at 303.220.7125.

Respect Life

The All Souls Respect Life Ministry is committed to educating and supporting the respect of life from cradle to grave. Being disciples of Christ, Respect Life has reverence for all aspects of life and values the fullness of the dignity of the human person from the moment of conception until a natural death.

Respect Life meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:00pm in the church to pray the rosary. The ministry also helps gather and distribute Easter basket goodies to the less fortunate, provides cards and a prayer book for the intentions of any friends and relatives that are moms and dads on Mother's Day and Father's Day and stays involved in pro-life activities as they happen.
 
For more information, contact the parish office.

"Remembering" Grief Support

Just as death is a part of life, so too is grieving.  At All Souls we believe that our grieving is a celebration of the life just lost to us.

"Remembering" Grief Support is a gathering of people who support each other in their time of need.  It is available to all who have lost a loved one through illness, sudden death, suicide, miscarriage, SIDS, etc. regardless of their parish membership or church affiliation. 

"Remembering" Grief Support meets regularly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in the school library.

Contact the parish office to be put in touch with the ministry coordinator. 

St. Vincent de Paul

Volunteers of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul - All Souls Conference work with local organizations to help people with emergency financial assistance such as rent, utilities and prescriptions.

Those in need should contact the parish office at 303.789.0007 to find out more details.

Brown Bags 4 Homeless

This ministry is a group of dedicated people who are answering Jesus’ call to “feed the hungry.” Brown Bags 4 Homeless meets 5 to 6 times a year, from 9:00am-11:00am in the school cafeteria, to prepare 250 sack lunches (sandwiches and fruit) to distribute to homeless individuals through the Volunteers of America (VOA) in downtown Denver.

This ministry is an excellent opportunity for families. You do not have to commit to helping every time. If you can participate only once a year, you are welcome to come and help.

If you cannot help in preparing the lunches, there is an opportunity on Sunday to deliver lunches downtown to the VOA shelter.

Look for upcoming dates in the All Souls Bulletin or call the parish office for the schedule.