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 mission of Outreach Ministry at St. Mark is to proclaim the love, dignity and worth of each person, respond to human needs, and strive to show the compassion of Christ. 

If you or someone you know is in need, please reach out to us.

The success of this ministry depends on the participation of our St Mark family community.  Your generosity and involvement (volunteering) with Ministries and Partner Organizations bring the love of Jesus Christ into people’s lives.

As of 2017, the Outreach Ministry collaborates with Christian churches and faith based groups in Douglas County.  

Outreach Ministry meets the 1st  Tuesday of every month at St. Mark

Outreach Ministry Activities 

Advent Giving Tree Drive:

Providing Veterans and active military families, Shiloh House and Catholic Charities Christmas presents/gift cards.

Blood Drive:

Providing safe blood supply for those statewide & beyond.

Burrito Sales:

The sales provide assistance to people in need.

Diaper N Wipes Drive:

Providing DnWs for Love In The Name of Christ (INC) & Catholic Charities.

Hygiene Drive:

Providing travel size hygiene products for Shiloh House, Catholic Charities & a Douglas Community of Care Organization (Douglas/Elbert Task Force).

Laundry Pod Drive: 

Providing laundry pods/quarters for Catholic Charities.

School Supply Drive:

Providing school supplies for our Catholic Charities.

St. Elizabeth Pantry:

Providing ongoing non-perishable food, toiletries, paper & cleaning supplies. 

Thanksgiving Caregiving Drive:

Providing St. Mark veterans & active military families a blessed Thanksgiving.


Outreach Ministries

Highlands Ranch Interfaith Church 

St. Mark Contacts:                     
Sharon Andersen                                         Sharon.Andersen@yahoo.com
Celeste Lafferty                                            calaffe@comcast.net
Deacon Ed DeMattee                                  dcned@icloud.com 
This network of churches mission is to collaborate with faith based activities & to share information. 

Military Outreach Ministry(MOM)

St Mark Contacts: 
Deacon Ed DeMattee                                    dcned@icloud.com     
Mark Strobl                                                      mrstrobl@comcast.net
Provides services to support veterans, active duty military, & their families at St. Mark that suffer  from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) & other life changing injuries.

Respect Life       

St. Mark Contact: 
John Whattman                                               JCWhat87@gmail.com    
Human life is a precious gift from God.  The gift of life brings responsibilities to God, self & others. 


Partner Organizations 

Catholic Charities                                       

St. Mark contact: Denise Zeroff-Smith          wezeroff@gmail.com
Provides services to people in need & to advocate for justice in social structures. 

Domestic Violence Crisis Center                  

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

Douglas Community of Care                         

St. Mark contact:Celeste Lafferty                     calaffe@comcast.net
A group of organizations & individuals that strive to assist Douglas County residents.  Resources include but not limited to: Veteran and Senior Services.

Love INC (In The Name of Christ)

St Mark contacts:
Mary Savage                                                              mhsavage@hotmail.com  
Celeste Lafferty                                                       calaffe@comcast.net
A Christian ministry that provides services throughout various counties including Douglas.  Ministries include but not limited to: IMPACT(FREE financial, life coaching classes), resource center, free transportation and free diaper provisions.

Shiloh House            

St. Mark contact: Sharon Andersen:                    Sharon.Andersen@yahoo.com
Youths and families impacted by abuse, neglect and trauma. 

St. Elizabeth Pantry                                           

St Mark contact: Celeste Lafferty                         calaffe@comcast.net
The Pantry Provides non-perishable foods, toiletries, hygiene & paper products.

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.