St Clare Ministries & Organizations

St. Clare Parish

Liturgical Ministries: The Liturgy is central to our life together at St. Clare & St. Marys. There are many opportunities to participate in the ministries related to our worship such as Greeters, ushers, lectors, Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion, servers, musicians and Altar servers. If you want to become involved in liturgical ministries, please contact the following:


  • Lectors: Proclaim the word of God during the masses. Contact Tom Green @ 970-376-7182 or Pam Beaudin at  530-570-9393
  • Eucharistic Ministers: Assists priest and deacon with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ to the congregation. Services include: Communion to Homebound. If you see that extra ministers are needed, please feel free to offer your help or contact Tom Cristofulli  at
  • Ushers: Responsible for hospitality and meeting the needs of people at all. Needed at all weekend masses.
  • Music: Vocalists and instrumentalists minister at all weekend liturgies.
  • Children’s Choir: Open to St. Clare of Assisi School students. Contact Sr. Mary Andrea @  970-331-4211


Organizations and Religious Education

Adult Faith Formation: Ongoing adult faith formation is to be at the forefront of parish planning. Lifelong formation is always needed and must be a priority in the Churchs catechetical ministry. This program assesses adult needs of parishioners at all stages of adult life and seeks to respond to these needs accordingly to support a vital, mature and growing faith life within the parishes. Contact Gelasio Velasco @ 970-328-1133 or e-mail to  

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Catechetical formation for adults wanting to become Catholic. Included in this process are those who are un-baptized, those baptized in other Christian Churches and adult Catholics who have only been baptized. The length of the process depends on whether the person is un-baptized or baptized and how much they know about the Catholic Church. The usual length of time for someone who is un-baptized is approximately one year, contact Gelasio Velasco @ 970-328-1133 or e-mail to


Family Catechumenate Initiation for Children and Youth: This process, called the Family Catechumenate, is for those second grade through high school who have never been baptized or who have been baptized in other Christian Churches who want to become Catholic. It is also for baptized Catholics who are grade seven or older who have only been baptized Catholic and need to celebrate First Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist. If adults in the family also want to become Catholic or complete their sacraments they can do so. At least one adult needs to attend with the child or teen and will be responsible for working at home as a family as part of the process. Contact Gelasio Velasco @ 970-328-1133 or e-mail to
Hispanic Faith Formation: Contact in Español Ms. Carmen Fragozo at 970-328-3003 or


Prison Ministry: Contact Fr. Jesus Garcia  970-328-3003


Habitat for Humanity: Is an ecumenical, grass roots organization with the goal of eliminating poverty housing. It helps to build or renovate houses with as much volunteer labor and donated materials as possible. The home is sold to a family in need of decent housing, at no profit and no interest. The cost of the home is repaid over a fixed period of years; these house payments are recycled to build more homes. Habitats solution to low-income housing emphasizes partnership and participation. The home owners are required to participate in the construction of their own home and to help other prospective homeowners work on their homes. We invite parishioners to join work parties at Habitat sites. The parties meet and conduct an on-site workday monthly. See the bulletin for more information or contact Don Laughlin at 970-328-1098.


Women’s Organization: Contact Kay Nolte @ 970-328-1099


Prayer Line: The Prayer line informs members of the prayer requests. Each person on the Prayer Line is asked to pray that the will of God be done in the lives of those who request prayers. Please contact Jillian Lipovsky @


Missions/Second Collections: supports local, national and international groups involved in ministering to those who are in need of food, clothing, shelter, education and medical services. Through Second Collections we donate funds to a Columbian Mission.


For more information about any of these ministries, check the weekly bulletin, contact the person listed, or contact the Parish Office at 
970-926-1070 email at


Download Registrations here:

RCIA Baptismal Registration Form



RCIA Eucharist Registration Form



RCIA Confirmation Regsitration Form