"In the sight of angels I will sing your praises, Lord" (Pslam 138)
Lay Leadership Committees
Guardian Angels’ Catholic parish offers several opportunities to serve on a committee through our Lay Leadership ministry. Parish members have the ability to submit interest in serving on our core committees and task force initiatives, including the Pastoral Council, Finance Council, Design Committee and many more. All interest in learning more about opportunities to serve our parish in one of the following roles at our parish, please contact the Parish Office.
Along with the Pastoral Council, the Finance Council is the main advisory body of parishioners to the pastor. They are mandated by Canon Law and governed by the diocesan norms of the Pastoral Handbook (available on line), Parts 7-11. They are entrusted with the stewardship of parish properties and all funds. Members are appointed by the pastor for three years terms, renewable; they must be Catholics in good standing with the Church. They meet on the second Thursday of the month. Karen Surbrugg, the parish business manager, attends the meetings without voting in order to provide and explain parish accounting, budgets, and spreadsheets to the members.
Financial Council Members
Norman Finke, Chair
The Pastoral Council is required in the Archdiocese, serves the pastor in a consultative capacity, and exists to help and support the pastor and the members of this staff in the accomplishment of the pastoral objectives. Members are appointed to serve for a three year period and may be named for one additional tem.
Pastoral Council Members
Alan Bracken, Chair
Jeff Yuska, Secretary
Frank Grout (Knights of Columbus)
This group will educate the parish on larger environmental issues, and how we as a parish can be the best environmental stewards of the more than seven acres of land. They will base their work on Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’” . If you are interested in this service ministry, contact the parish office at 970-535-0721.
The Family Life task Force will provide support and spiritual nourishment to family life in our parish, following up on the Year of the Family. If interested call the parish office, 970-535-0721.
The Evangelization Task Force organizes parish outreach, inviting through media and personal visits, one and all to join the Catholic Church. They work to ensure a personal encounter with Jesus Christ for members and visitors alike. Their texts are papal encyclicals and “Forming Intentional Disciples.”
The Poverty Task Force addresses the needs of the poor locally and in the parish. They work with other community groups to provide needed assistance to the poor. They meet on the third Thursday of every month. Contact the parish office if you wish to join.
Poverty Task Force Members
Sudie Kelly – chair
Fr. Alan Hartway
Ann and Dave Lamphere
Judy and Dave Sobinovsky
A certified and trained couple in the parish provides marriage renewal and strengthening for all the parish in northern Colorado at our parish. They meet monthly or by appointment with any couple seeking support and information about deepening and enriching their marriage.
For more information contact Fr. Alan Hartway 970.535.0721 or Pastor@meadangels.org
The Capital Campaign Committee began their work in March of 2015 under the direction of CCS, a fund raising consulting group. They solicit pledges, manage the campaign, educate the parish, and complete their work at the end of the five year capital campaign. The currently meet quarterly.
Capital Campaign Committee Members
Denise and Lou Bustamante – chairs
Sharon and Bill Bauer
Suzanne and Scott Cavey
Donna and Dave Staver
Wendy and Randy Wilson
The Women’s Group provides Donut Weekends, First Communion and Confirmation receptions, funeral dinners, and other events for the parish. We host an annual Chili Bingo fundraiser in February. We offer a yearly women’s retreat, prayer request lists, and facilitate donations for our community. We strive to be women of prayer, integrity, and generosity of spirit; using our God-given talents for the benefit of all. Please join us as all women of Guardian Angels are our members.
Women’s Group Officers
Ann Grenzenbach – President
Terri Valencia – Vice President
Kelly Alberts – Secretary
Maddy Wailes – Treasurer
These volunteers prepare the Church for the various Liturgical Season throughout the year.
Volunteers help vacuum, tidy pews, organize back of Church, clean sanctuary and sacristy, clean windows. and any maintenance needs of the church. Please contact the parish office to volunteer.
This ministry assists the Parish in the continuous upkeep of the Parish ground, Parish Center and Church when our facilities director needs help for larger projects and such things as mowing, snow removal, and other larger landscaping projects.
For more information please contact Jim Hejlik
Members in this ministry meet weekly, on a rotating basis, to count the church collection. They are appointed and approved by Fr. Alan for this work that requires trust and confidentiality.