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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish

5450 S Lemay Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525

970-226-1303, www.seas-parish.org

·         We each have received many gifts from God.  How we share them with others is one way that defines us.

·         Be a part of the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.  Look for a ministry or ministries that allows you to share your talents.

 

Opportunities for Spiritual Growth 

Adult Confirmation:  Help adult, baptized, practicing Roman Catholics who desire the sacrament of Confirmation to prepare to receive the sacrament.

Debby Gavato, 970-267-7463, dgavatoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Dad’s Scripture Study:  A gathering of Dads who learn awesome things about the faith, get questions answered, and discuss how to lead their families and children into Christianity.  Wednesdays at 8:30pm in the Library.

Brian Rimar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Families of Nazareth Faith Sharing:   Reading reflections on the Scriptures associated with each Sunday’s readings, the Pope and the Saints.  Tuesdays 10-11:30am   

Joyce Pfaffinger, , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Korean Women’s Bible Study:  Study the Bible readings for the coming Sunday Mass in Korean, followed by fellowship.  Monica Brunswig, , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Men’s Study:  Learn about the Scriptures, enjoy time with other men & share a cold drink.  Mondays at 7pm.

Mark Fry, , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Moms Transmit the Faith:  Fellowship and faith discussion for all moms on the 2nd Thursday, 7:30-9:30pm.

Tiffany Kubat, , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Mothers Sharing Group:  Mothers of all ages meet to grow in faith, marriage, motherhood, child-rearing and overall well-being while making friends. Meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays, childcare available.

Katie Brennan or Abby Wilson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Neocatechumenal Way:  A post baptismal catechumenate consisting  of catechesis for growth of faith through community. 

Kaylee Sullivan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Northern Colorado Men’s Forum:  A quarterly, Friday night gathering for men in Seton Hall with New Belgium on tap and a guest speaker.  All men are welcome.  Check the website for dates and times.

Jason Taylor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.mensforumcolorado.com          

RCIA  (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults):  For those considering the Catholic Faith, serving as sponsors, or wishing to learn more about their Faith.

Deacon Rick, 719-651-0636

Scott Peacock

Margi Miller

Spiritual Encounters:  An opportunity for people to share and help each other grow spiritually through Scripture, love, prayer, and compassion.

Kay Easley

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends:  A unique approach aimed at revitalizing you marriage.

Randy & Betty Sullivan, , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Adult Faith Formation:  Lecture series, book studies, bible studies, special faith topics for adult spiritual growth.  Opportunities to participate.  Opportunities to share.

Deacon Don, 970-267-7468, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Opportunities in Prayer Groups 

Eucharistic Adoration:  In the main chapel. 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday—check the bulletin for times.   

Pam Valstad, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Fatima Prayer Cell:  All are welcome to come pray as a group:  the rosary, litanies, and the Divine Mercy chaplet in front of the Blessed Sacrament for a full hour. 

Wednesdays at 2pm  

Catherine Zwiener, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Morning Star Prayer Group & Shalom Prayer Spiritual Support and Study Group:  Meet with others twice a month to spend time together in prayer and support of each other. 

Mim Frisinger,

Prayer Network:  The Prayer Network accepts prayer request from anyone.  Praying is done on your time and in your home.  

Terry Ann Churchill,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

Opportunities with Youth 

American Heritage Girls:  A faith-based organization which offers scout-type programming for girls which teaches service, team-building and leadership skills in a safe, fun environment.  Meets various Mondays at 4pm.  Contact

Stephanie  at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or    www.AHGonline.org   

To Volunteer for the following ministries, contact:

Debby Gavato, 970-267-7463, dgavatoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Middle School Youth Group: grades 6-8, opportunity to meet with other students to grow in faith, service and friendship while having fun! Meets Wednesdays 6:15-7:30 pm. 

•High School Youth Group:  Youth Group for grades 9-12 to grow in faith, service, and friendship while having fun!  Meets Tuesdays at 7-8:30 p.m.. 

•Religious Education Catechist/Aides:  Passing on our faith to our youth.  It includes:

            -Religious Education classes at all levels

            -Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

            -Rite of Christian Initiation for Children

            -Summer programs and special events 

 

Opportunities in Special Groups 

Coffee & Conversation:  Meets Wednesday mornings after mass 8 a.m. and is open to everyone.

Sharon Engelbart,

Forever Young:  An Organization for those who are 50+, and those who like to hang out with them.

Aida Diaz,

Knights of Columbus:  A fraternal organization that serves the needs of our families, parish and community through a variety of activities. All Catholic men 18 and older are welcome to join.

Dick Freitas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jay Schippers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Married Couples Group: meets monthly for fellowship and spiritual discussion.

Seth & Elizabeth Timpe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

NOAH (Not Otherwise Attached & Happy):  Singles of all ages who are separated, divorced, widowed or have never been married, who gather for spiritual and social events.

Terry Gile,

SERRA:  The local Council of the International SERRA Club, dedicated to fostering and promoting vocations.  

Lois Carroll, 970-484-9782

Opportunities in Our Parish 

Coffee and Donuts:  Help serve after the 8 and 9:45am Sunday Mass. 

Russ Pallotti, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kellly Krapes, 970–227-7393, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Lenten Fish Dinner:  Help with our Lenten Fish Dinners each Friday during Lent.. Contact the office 970-226-1303 

Library:  Help with data entry for the new and donated books we receive. 

Deacon Don Weiss, 970-267-7468, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        

Nursery:  Volunteer and paid positions available for weekend Masses.

Melinda Slade, , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Parish Festival/Picnic:  This summer event provides many opportunities to share in our community spirit. 

Contact the office, 970-226-1303 

 

Opportunities for Outreach 

Catholic Charities Mission:  To help cook or serve at the Homeless shelter.  Our parish serves on the first Tuesday and the 3rd Saturday of the month. 

Ellie Murphy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elizabeth Ministry:  A movement that supports women and their families during the joys, trials, and sorrows of the childbearing years. 

Jennifer Wade, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Funeral Lunch Committee:  Offers a luncheon after funeral Masses of parishioners for family and friends.

Nancy Gaucher,

Claudine Ronquillo, 

Helping Hands:  Coordinating the needs of individuals with existing ministries and the talents of our parishioners.

Kelly Krapes, 970-227-7393, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deacon Don, 970-267-7468, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Jail Ministry:   Weekly one-on-one visiting, Bible Study, or Communion Services.

Deacon Don, 970-267-7468, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      

Kin Raising Kin:  Support and connections for grandparents and aunts/uncles raising children.  Meets the 4th Thursday of each month, 12:00-2:30 pm, Room 107 in Seton Hall.

Gail Engle, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kelly Krapes, 970-227-7393, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

Marriage & Family Life Ministry:  To support the pastor and parish in conducting programs and activities which strengthen marriage and the family by providing education and advocacy on issues related to the sanctity of marriage and family life.

Kelly Krapes, 970-227-7393, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      

Grief Support Group:  The healing comfort of God to all who mourn a loss of a loved one through death.

Deacon Don, 970-267-7468, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Meals Ministry:  Provides evening meals for families when they are experiencing death, illness, new baby, etc.

Jeanette & Ryan Bozek, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Parish Nurse Ministry:  Emphasizes health and healing within the parish community; blood pressure checks monthly after Mass; counseling in making health care decisions.

Laura Dvorak, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Prayer Shawl Ministry:   Our group gathers to prayerfully knit shawls and give them away to those in need and various charities. 2nd Wednesday, 1-3pm in Seton Hall, Room 107

Joan Schweizer,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

Respect Life Ministry:  A resource for Defend ng Life in Northern Colorado,  from conception to natural death.

Jeanne & Brian Thoms, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Simple Suppers:  Provides supper to families during Family Education Nights.

Deacon Don, 970-267-7468, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kelly Krapes, 970 227 7393, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

St. Anne Enrichment Club:  A Catholic ministry that seeks to supplement families’ at-home education with enrichment activities, a program utilizing the lives of the saints and doctors of the Church, and time with peers.  Thursdays at noon

Rosie Nazeck, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Stephen Ministry:  Caring relationships with a hurting person that lasts as long as the need persists.  (50 hours of Christian care giving training required.)

Marlene “Mo” Julian,

 

Opportunities in Parish Liturgy

Contact Deacon Don Weiss, 970-267-7468, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Altar Committee:  Responsible for cleaning altar linens, replacing altar and votive candles, and caring for plants and flowers. 

Altar Servers:  Servers assist the presider before, during, and after the Eucharistic celebration. 

Audio/Video Technical Support:  Setup, install, upgrade of electronics for liturgy and special events. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC):  Distribute the body and blood of Christ at Mass or to the homebound, hospitals and nursing homes. 

Greeters:  The goal of the greeting ministry is simply to welcome all to Mass every week. 

Media Ministers:  Run the computer projector at Mass. (On hold during construction)

Proclaimers (Lectors):  Proclaim the readings at Mass. 

Ushers:  “Official hosts”, meeting & greeting those attending Mass & providing a welcoming presence of faith.

Decorating Committee:  Assists with planning and decorating for major feasts, with special attention to the beauty and reverence of our worship space.

Cheri Gordon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Music Ministry:  Come sing or play an instrument.

Patrick Smith, 970-267-7462, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       

 

Opportunities in the Office 

Contact the Office                     970-226-1303

Maintenance Assistance:  Volunteers are needed for grounds and building maintenance. 

Money counters:  Help prepare the weekend collection for deposit. 

Mailings:  Join us for an afternoon or morning to help with the various bulk mailings done in the parish throughout the year.

Office Assistance:  Answer phones and other misc. office duties when substitutes are needed. 

Garden Helper:  Maintain outdoor flower bed. 

Kitchen Helper:  Maintain cleanliness and organization. 

Donations Closet:  Organization and coordination with charities.