Outreach Ministry at St Mark

“The needy shall not always be forgotten nor the hopes of the poor be in vain.” Psalm 9:19.

The purpose of St. Mark’s Outreach Ministry and Partner Organizations is to help those in our community with food, clothing, financial assistance, blood drive, spiritual support and other needs through the Outreach Ministries Activities Fundraisers.

The success of our Outreach Ministry depends on the participation of our St. Mark family community.  Your generosity and involvement (volunteering) with Outreach Ministry Activities bring the love of Jesus Christ into people’s lives.

Outreach Ministry Contact Information

Sue Mattox                                               suemattox@msn.com
Celeste Lafferty                                        calaffe@comcast.net

Meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Teresa Avila Room.

We welcome new members anytime.  Please come and visit with us at one of our meetings.


Catholic Charities in Castle Rock   

St. Mark contact: Linda Flower                    flower.linda@yahoo.com

Providing help and creates hope to those who are vulnerable in Douglas County through programs and services.

Douglas County Domestic Violence Crisis Center

St. Mark contact: Sharon Andersen                   Sharon.Andersen@yahoo.com
Seeks to end domestic violence through advocacy, education and prevention.

Douglas County Community of Care      

St. Mark contact: Celeste Lafferty                     calaffe@comcast.net

Organizations & individuals that strive to assist Douglas County residents through their Resource Programs.

Help and Hope Center (Douglas/Elbert Task Force)


St. Mark contact: Celeste Lafferty                     calaffe@comcast.net

Provides assistance (perishable/non-perishable food, hygiene, cleaning supplies, clothing, crisis support & more)to those in Douglas/Elbert County who are in serious economic need, at risk of homelessness, or in a similar crisis.

Highlands Ranch Interfaith Ministry (HRIF)

St. Mark contacts: Mike & Sharon Andersen              Sharon.Andersen@yahoo.com

A network of local churches & organizations in Douglas County of various denominations who meet monthly to collaborate on community outreach initiatives.

Love INC (In The Name of Christ)

St. Mark contacts:  Celeste Lafferty                calaffe@comcast.net

This ministry provides services throughout various counties including Douglas County.  Ministries include but not limited to: IMPACT (FREE financial, life skill classes), free transportation & diaper/wipe provisions.

Shiloh House     

St. Mark contact: Sharon Andersen:                    Sharon.Andersen@yahoo.com
Provides comprehensive support for at-risk youths up to age 18 and their families impacted by abuse, neglect and trauma.

St. Elizabeth Pantry                                          

St. Mark contact: Celeste Lafferty                         calaffe@comcast.net
The Pantry is located at Pax Christi Catholic Church.  The Pantry provides non-perishable foods, toiletries, hygiene & cleaning supplies.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St Mark Conference (Ministry)      

St. Mark contacts: Scott or Jennifer Holladay        SVdP.stmarkhr@gmail.com
Inspired by gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul leads people to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person services to those in need.


These are the Outreach Ministry Fundraisers; but not limited to the Outreach Ministry activities are:

  • Advent Giving Tree Drive
  • Blood Drive
  • Cereal and Hearty Soup Drive
  • Clothing Drives (includes but not limited to coats & socks)
  • Diapers N Wipes Drive
  • Hygiene Drive
  • Laundry Pod Drive
  • Elizabeth Pantry Food Drive
  • School Supply Drive
  • Thanksgiving Caregiving Drive