Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Providing help. Creating hope. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:33:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Marian House Needs Turkeys! Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:52:44 +0000 turkeyThe Marian House needs turkeys to be used for Thanksgiving Day meals at the Soup Kitchen, in holiday food boxes for families in need, and throughout the year in meal preparation at the Marian House. Please bring turkeys to The Marian House (14 West Bijou St) on Monday-Saturday from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm or to Catholic Charities Castle Rock (inside St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 2746 Fifth St, Castle Rock) on Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. You can also drop off turkeys at our First Annual Stuff the Bird Turkey Drive at the Marian House on Monday, November 17 from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Turkeys are being accepted NOW through Thanksgiving.

To provide monetary funds to purchase turkeys, text “Turkey” to 50155 to make a cash donation or click “Donate” at to make an online donation. Thank you for your support!

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Marian House Partners with Colorado Springs Food Rescue Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:29:20 +0000 Colorado Springs Food Rescue and the Marian House are on NBC! Marian House has partnered with Colorado Springs Food Rescue (CSFR) since it began in the Fall of 2013.  CSFR was originally founded  by Colorado College students concerned with food waste.  The concept is to redistribute perfectly good food such as day-old bread, blemished produce and unserved food normally thrown away by restaurants, grocers, cafeterias, etc., and deliver it to organizations such as the Marian House Soup Kitchen to be used in meals to feed those in our community who are hungry or food insecure.

Volunteers pick up the food daily and deliver it, usually by bicycle, to various outlets in the city. Recently, the organization has gotten the attention of not only the Colorado Springs local media, but of NBC’s Today Show. You can watch the video clip below:

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For more information, visit the CSFR website at   Here are links to stories in the Gazette and on KOAA. 

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Bright Beginnings Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:19:17 +0000 granpa reading to childCatholic Charities has entered into a partnership with Peak Vista Community Health Center’s First Visitor Program, the local sponsor of Bright Beginnings. During their first three years of life, children need special support in their physical, emotional, and intellectual development. Bright Beginnings provides parents with age appropriate tools and information to engage their children to support their early development during the critical first years.

Through three of our programs – Life Support Services, Life Connections, and Family Immigration Services – Catholic Charities serves nearly 1,000 children who are eligible for Bright Beginnings. Each program will provide age-appropriate materials to families with infants and toddlers with Bright Beginnings Kits.  Kits include material and information on how to best focus parents’ limited time for the benefit of their child. For more information, contact Life Connections at 719-866-6535

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Join us for the 4th Annual Diocesan Forum: An Evening with George Weigel Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:49:36 +0000 weigelPlease plan to join us for the 4th Annual Hanifen Center at Marian House Diocesan Forum, featuring George Weigel.  The event is FREE and open to the public.  Mr. Weigel was our featured speaker for our 1st forum and we are thrilled to have him back.  The forum is scheduled for November 21st at 7:00 at St. Patrick Catholic Church located at 6455 Brook Park Drive (near the intersection of Academy Blvd. and Dublin Blvd.).  His talk will be centered around his current book:  Evangelical Catholicism:  The Church in the Twenty-First Century.  There will be a dessert reception and book signing following the program.

George Weigel is an American author and political and social activist.  He currently serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center.  Weigel was the Founding President of the James Madison Foundation and is the author of the best-selling biography of Pope John Paul II:  Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, where he had unprecedented access to the Pope.  Other books, include Tranquillitas Ordinis:  The Present Failure and Future Promise of American Catholic Thought on War and Peace, The Courage To Be Catholic, The end and the Beginning, and many more.

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Becoming A Love and Logic Parent Classes Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:39:11 +0000 Join us for a FREE six-week parent training program designed by the Love and Logic Institute, Inc. This course is designed to give you practical parenting skills. Course materials are provided at no charge. Class are held on Wednesdays beginning October 15 through November 19, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Classes are located at the Marian House – 14 West Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. For more information, contact Helen Phillips, Office Manager: or 719-866-6511.

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Sponsor a Day at the Marian House! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:59:59 +0000 Thank you to our Marian House Sponsor a Day participants!  Your sponsorship  covers the cost of all meals served on the sponsor day at the soup kitchen.

The Marian House Sponsor a Day Program (MSP) enables businesses, churches, schools, fraternal organizations, board of directors, groups, families, and individuals to sponsor the meals served at the Marian House Soup Kitchen for a specific day.  The day can be sponsored or designated in honor of an entity such as an individual, organization, business, etc., by pairing the sponsorship with a meaningful day or anniversary.

The benefits to Marian House are obvious:  generate revenue to cover meal cost, allowing for funds for occasional food shortages, and expansion of Marian House programs.

For sponsors, the program not only provides a very low cost per thousand (CPM), a desired marketing outcome in any advertising program, it also enables sponsors to be seen as a caring community supporter:  a business with a conscience.

Sponsorships are $1,500 per day. Visit the Sponsor-A-Day page to learn more or to access the complete media proposal, click here:  Sponsor a Day proposal

For more information, call us at 719-866-6440.


Thank you sponsors:

Mathew Schell honored by Mike and Patricia Schell, First United Methodist Church, Mathew Schell honored by Andy & Gretchen Kraska, Springs Fabrication, Inc.,  Guns N Hoses Roofing, St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church,  Michael J. Wolfe and Our Lady of the Woods Church – Woodland Park.

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Free Prenatal Nurturing Class Mon, 06 Oct 2014 18:23:18 +0000 Catholic Charities is offering a FREE 8-Week Nurturing Program for Prenatal Families. Parents will learn how to bond with their baby, review ages and stages of infant development, and much more. The course is designed for both singles and couples who are pregnant and preparing for parenthood. Families will receive a diaper bag stocked with baby items for you and your newborn at course completion.

Classes are offered every Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning September 23rd through November 11th. To register, call 719-866-6535. As space is limited, early registration is encouraged.

Classes are held at Catholic Charities, 228 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

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Citizenship Classes – Register Now! Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:30:22 +0000 Come and learn everything you need to know about the Citizenship Application Process. You will learn about: the application process, civics and history, English, writing and reading test. Classes are held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2715 East Pikes Peak Avenue (ESL Program Area). Cost $25.

Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning October 7 through November 13. For more information or to register, call Jeniffer Shull at 719-866-6516.

Classes are sponsored by the Family Immigration Services of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado.

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13 Day Marian Shrines Pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain & France Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:26:50 +0000 trip to fatimaCatholic Charities (CC) will benefit from a planned 13-day Marian Shrines Pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain and France with a three night Mediterranean cruise embarking from Barcelona, Spain.  The trip, scheduled April 22 – May 4, 2015, will coincide with the 100th anniversary of Fatima.  Fr. Paul Wicker will join the group as the spiritual director.  Mass will be held at various locations throughout the trip.
Only 34 double occupancy spaces will be sold.  If the tour sells out, CC should receive $10,000.  Cost of the trip is $4,095 per person, all-inclusive, with additional options available.  The last day to commit is October 8, 2014.  The next information session is Friday, September 26th. For a complete itinerary, contact Cruise Planners – ABC Travel at 719-445-8698.  The tour is planned in conjunction with Catholic-Pilgrimage-Tours and Norwegian Cruise Line.

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Empty Stocking Fund Kicks off with Pizza with a Purpose! Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:20:56 +0000
CPK Pizza with a purposeThe Empty Stock Fund (ESF), which supports 15 local Colorado charities, is kicking off the holiday community fundraising event with a partnership with California Pizza Kitchen (CPK). You can enjoy a fabulous meal and 20% of your tab will be donated to ESF!  Enjoy lunch or dinner out and help someone less fortunate in your community just by DINING TO DONATE at CPK! You have to bring this flyer for it to count and it is good all day!  California Pizza Kitchen will be offering this deal the first and third Tuesday of Every Month from 9/23 – 1 / 6/15 All Day.
Don’t forget to print this flyer out and take it with you!
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