Community Life and Outreach Staff
Our Mission: To provide a quick and efficient method that connects those in need with those who would like to give.
Our Beliefs: We believe that expression of our love of God is shown in our care for others. we believe that we are called to do as Jesus did - to be people of the towel and water (cf. John 13:15)
To Request Assistance: Call Karen Hoeft at 303-953-7784.
Formed in the early 1990's, with the mission to provide rosaries to anyone who asks. The group, working under the protection of our Blessed Mother, has sent rosaries to missions all over the world. Those who might have the time, talent and passion for making rosaries are invited to help. All supplies are provided and it is a great outreach opportunity.
For more information, please call Teresa at 303-988-6517
These groups provide direction, coordination and support for developing and implementing works of charity and works of justice in our parish. If you would like to volunteer to help in any of these ministries, please contact
Karen Mandolfo at (303) 978-1830
Mission: To bring volunteers together for fellowship and community while providing an opportunity to use our skilled hands and open hearts to make blankets and warm clothing for those in need of love, tenderness, and security.
Vision: We base our projects on wherever there is a need to help, but we primarily make baby layette items (hat, booties, blanket) and bereavement clothing for local hospitals and centers like Birthline, as well as warm hat/scarf sets & blankets for children and adults in need within our local area.
Email Karen Smoody (crocheting & knitting) or call 303-791-8385
Email Mary Kay Schumacher (sewing) or call 303-979-8310
Email Pat Padia (bereavement) or call 303-919-6808
Piecemakers Quilt Group
The desire to keep another warm, to comfort and nurture, to spend time on behalf of another and to give a gift of beauty.
“Lord, take the work of our Hands and bless it, And Thy Name let The Person who receives this gift, know that He is Lord…“
The Saint Frances Cabrini Piecemakers Quilt Group is an outreach ministry of women which began in 2004. This hands-on outreach group has a desire to bring comfort to those in need by using their craft and talents to blanket others with love. They produce quilts for infants, young children and families that live on the margins of society. Along with other organizations they help individuals and families to reenter a neighborhood community by independently supporting themselves. All quilts that are produced are given to those in need; from infants of low income families, veterans, to the low income elderly.
They are a wonderful community of women that support each other as well as support those in the community who need help. Most of the sewing needs such as patterns and materials for the individual projects are provided by the parish. They have a great help system to assist the sewing and quilting of their projects.
Piecemakers meet twice a month and some members sew at home as well. They do ask that you use your own machine and personal thread.
The Piecemakers hope to live by and follow the example of mercy and kindness in Matthew 25:
“When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison and visit you?” And the king will say to them in reply, “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” ~Matthew 25:38-4
For more info, call Karen Lotspeich in the Community Life & Outreach Office at 303-953-7765.
Angel Bed Project
Mission: In times of loss, many families do not have the financial means to afford a burial. The Archdiocese of Denver provides the services for stillbirths and miscarriages once per month and typically multiple burials are done at the same time. This works well. However, there is one glaring need - the casket. Currently, the "casket" is a container which is similar in appearance to a cooler.
This is where "The Angel Bed Project" comes in. The goal is to provide, at no charge, proper caskets, or Angel Beds as we prefer to call them, to those in need and give those families the dignity that they deserve.
For more information call Pat Padia at 303-919-6808