Church Housekeeping: Meets once weekly to clean the church and altar to maintain the cleanliness of the worship area. Activities include wiping down pews, removing wax from candlesticks, dusting ledges and cleaning other out-of-the way places. Contact: Stephanie Cain
Floral Ministry: Meets weekly to create floral arrangements that enhance the beauty of the Worship and Gathering space and create an atmosphere where the celebration of a liturgical Church season or feast is accentuated. Men and women are welcome. Contact: Barbara Norman 9704004875.
Pew Crew: is on-call 3-4 times a year for one hour each when volunteer help is needed to place items in the pews, like during Discipleship months – one weekend each in September-November.
Plant and Garden Ministry: Meets once weekly to maintain the parish’s indoor plants and garden. Activities include watering, pruning and rearranging flowers as needed in order to maintain the landscape beauty of the facilities. Contact: Lynn Burgess
Bereavement Ministry: is a group of volunteers that assists families in the immediate grieving and ongoing healing process, after the loss of a loved one. Contact: Nancy Shelton
Friends of St. Andrew is the only soup kitchen in Aurora, serving 30,000 people each year. It has been in the community for more than 30 years. Volunteers provide hot meals from 10am-1pm every weekday, food baskets, IDs, job assistance, and a mailing address where those who are homeless can receive mail. It is financially supported fully by Queen of Peace Catholic Parish.
Funeral Ministry: Volunteers assist families in funeral planning - from the initial contact, to organizing services (planning music, readings, etc.) Contact: Nancy Shelton
Gabriel House Project is a ministry of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Denver. Queen of Peace is part of a network of parishes that assist families throughout Northern Colorado. Volunteers offer material, emotional and spiritual help to pregnant women and families with young children. Contact: Norma Powers
Knights of Columbus are a fraternal organization focused on service, life insurance, and charity. They contribute to local, statewide, national, and international charities; the Knights are large supporters of the intellectual developmental disability community both financially and with volunteering. Each year, they give scholarships to elementary and high school students and organize multiple community events such as the weekly Friday Fish Fry during Lent.
Ladies Auxiliary is a group of women that support the Knights of Columbus in all their functions. Additionally, they contribute financially to St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Samaritan House homeless shelter, and provide school supplies for children before the start of each school year.
Marthas Ministry is a group of volunteers that organize funeral receptions. They cook and donate food, and set up the reception area, providing a warm place for families to gather and grieve together. Contact: Nancy Shelton
Spirit Ministry: Each Sunday, parishioners with physical and developmental special needs meet for three hours, for activities and a program tailored for them. They additionally have a designated Mass every month.
St. Vincent de Paul Society has been at Queen of Peace for more than 40 years. Five days a week, volunteers help people in need with temporary shelter, rental assistance, utility assistance, petty cash, local bus tickets, and grocery store food certificates.