Office of Social Ministry

The Office of Social Ministry promotes the Gospel message, the Works of Mercy, Catholic Social Teaching and the Church’s social mission. The Creed says of Jesus: “For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.” The Church sees in every person, the living image of God himself. We affirm that the inherent sacred dignity of the human person, who is made in the image and likeness of God and redeemed by Christ, is the foundation for a moral and just vision for society.

Director
Al Hooper
303-715-3220
Al.Hooper@archden.org

Program Associate
Fara Kearnes
303-715-3171
Fara.Kearnes@archden.org

You formed my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you for I am I fearfully and wonderfully made. [Psalm 139:13]

What We Do

In addition to being liaison to national service organizations of the Catholic Church such as the USCCB, CRS, and the Pontifical Mission Societies, the Office of Social Ministry collaborates with various ministries operating within the Archdiocese of Denver such as Rural Life Ministry, Catholic Deaf Community, Mental Health Ministry, and more. See Programs and Ministries for a more detailed description of these programs.

Catholic Jail Ministry

The Catholic Jail/Prison Ministry serves over 40 facilities within the territory of the Archdiocese of Denver, including county jails, youth detention facilities, State and Federal prisons, and private prisons.

Missionary Cooperative Program

As all of us are committed to the Propagation of the Faith and the worldwide mission of Jesus, the Social Ministry office coordinates the Missionary Cooperative Program, which assigns a Catholic mission group to each of our parishes every year, enabling the faithful to hear of the works of the Church and promote a universal missionary spirit.

Mission Spotlight

Kabinda Diocese Minor Seminary Improvements

Renovations and repairs are continuing in the Diocese of Kabinda (DR Congo) on the school buildings at the Minor Seminary. […]

St. Francis of Assisi Girls School

In the summer of 2017, Rev. Kimboi Dismas of the Archdiocese of Dar es Saleem, Tanzania, visited three parishes in […]

Team Africa Ties That Bind

Team Africa Ties That Bind (TATTB) has been building solidarity with about 800 Ugandan catechists in the Archdiocese of Gulu […]

Missionary Carmelites

The Missionary Carmelites of St Therese of the Child Jesus June 15 2017 The Missionary Carmelites of St Therese of […]

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