Mike lived in the shelter for a year. During that time, he ate at the Marian House Kitchen. When he found a job and an apartment, he began using the Marketplace food pantry to make ends meet. Mike is grateful that Catholic Charities accepted him and was there to help.
"Volunteering is called giving back to God," says Dick. "We look at it as our ministry."
Dick & Evelyn have volunteered at Catholic Charities for over 35 years.
No matter if it is a week or more, Catholic Charities values every one of our volunteers.
Check back for more information on the 2024 event.
Las Posadas is a traditional celebration symbolizing the search of Mary and Joseph for a place for Jesus to be born. Participants process from house to house, pretending to be Mary and Joseph. At each house, the “pilgrims” sing the traditional song asking for shelter. Each house refuses them until they are finally welcomed at the place of celebration.
Today, immigrants face increased rejection, yet we remain steadfast in our acceptance of immigrants to our community as part of our one human family.
The entire event will take place outdoors. Light refreshments will be available after the procession.
The event is free and open to the public.
The event is scheduled for December 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Helen Hunt Campus – 917 East Moreno Avenue, Colorado Springs.
We thank you for your continued support of Catholic Charities through the Las Posadas cultural event. Your support allows us to help so many of our vulnerable neighbors in need and to continue to host this event which showcases the plight of immigrants in today’s society.
We need your help more than ever. Consider making your 100% tax-deductible gift today to give hope to an individual or family in need today. If you would like to make a donation:
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