Community & Parish Engagement

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Community & Parish Engagement 2017-07-27T12:30:34+00:00

a group of parish ambassadors

Community & Parish Engagement creates and shepherds community and parish-based programs to strengthen relationships with important constituencies.  This program ensures that Catholic Charities is able to develop necessary partnerships to serve those in need and to educate the community on the needs of those we serve.

Parish Ambassadors Program

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Parish Ambassadors serve as a direct line of communication between Catholic Charities and their respective parish.

Catholic Charities of Central Colorado seeks not only to walk with those in need, but to engage the community in the same. Catholic Charities is the charitable arm of the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs, and hence is an extension of the parish community as well. The people of the parish communities lift up the work that is done on a daily basis at Catholic Charities, and are a source of strength and connection through the Body of Christ which animates its very operation. Parish Ambassadors nourish that connection of the parish community to Catholic Charities and vice versa.

One or two volunteers serve as Parish Ambassadors to Catholic Charities from each parish. The current goal is for every parish to have an Ambassador. Those at the parish know best how that parish participates and works with Catholic Charities and are the best kind of Ambassador. If your parish still needs an Ambassador, please give us a call.

Contact: Corey Almond, 719-866-6510, calmond@ccharitiescc.org

To increase good communication and connection between the parishes and Catholic Charities for the benefit of all.
One meeting every quarter (2 hour)
1) Half-day training at Catholic Charities
2) Helping with communications, referrals, and any collaborative efforts (collaborative efforts are optional and different for each parish. An example would be a clothing drive or trip to the Marian House for parish staff). See “duties” below.
• To assist in establishing strong communication channels between Catholic Charities and the parish (placement of Catholic Charities materials at the parish, updating contact information for Catholic Charities and the parish).
• To help the parish pastor, staff, volunteers and parishioners understand Catholic Charities and how it can help assist those in need.
• To attend Parish Ambassador meetings every quarter.
• To share pertinent items from the parish at Ambassador meetings (initiatives and news of interest).
• To give feedback on items from Catholic Charities so that we can better our mission.

Candidates for Parish Ambassador will be selected and screened by Catholic Charities staff with the input of the parish pastor. An ideal Parish Ambassador will be involved with the life of the parish and have a desire to understand and speak about the work of Catholic Charities.

St. Anthony of Padua Prayer Society

The Prayer Society is designed to unite members in prayer around the work of Catholic Charities.  Members are asked to pray for Catholic Charities, those we serve, and those who support us.

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Mini Grants

Mini-grants of $500 – $2,500 are available from the diocese through Catholic Charities to support your ministry. Funds can be used for start-up or ongoing projects.

For more information, contact Corey Almond at 719-866-6510 or calmond@ccharitiescc.org

Partnerships

Community & Parish Engagement promotes networking and collaboration between parishes, deaneries, diocesan departments and ministries, and pertinent local, regional national and international organizations.