Catholic Social Justice Topics

Local Community Services and Donation Locations/Points of Contact:


1.   Elbert County Coalition for Outreach (ECCO)

      336 Comanche Street

      Kiowa, CO  80117       

      (303) 621-2599


       2019 Christmas Gifts for Kids (for families in need in Elbert County)

       2019 Christmas for Kids Poster

       2019 Christmas for Kids APPLICATION

       2019 Christmas for Kids Donation Locations


 2.   Elizabeth Food Bank

       318 S. Banner Street

       Elizabeth, CO  80107

       (303) 646-4825


3.   Help & Hope Center (formally known as the Douglas / Elbert (Counties) Task Force (DETF))

      1638 Park Street

      Castle Rock, CO  80104

      (303) 688-1114


4.   Catholic Charities - Central Colorado   (Satellite Office)
      410 S. Wilcox Street

      Castle Rock, CO  80104

      (720) 215-4521


5.   "Swaddling Clothes"  (Infant/Child clothing and other needs)

       Christ our Savior Lutheran Church

       (The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod)

       4022 Park Lane

       Elizabeth, CO  80107

       (303) 646-1378 

       Announcement, Swaddling Clothes (Updated 122019)


6.   The Senior Food Box Program in Elbert County:  The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a USDA Program designed to improve the health of low-income people age 60 and older, by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods.  Eligible seniors receive a monthly food box along with nutrition education and recipes.  the box contains non-perishable protein, milk (powdered or UHT), juice, cereal, pasta or rice, canned or dried fruits and vegetables, and refrigerated cheese.  The Food Bank of the Rockies distributes directly and through partner agency/host sites (listed below).


Client eligibility requirements:


*  Be a Colorado resident; 60+ years of age.

*  Provide photo ID and proof of address.

*  Combined gross incomes does not exceed 130% of current federal poverty level.

*  Homebound clients may receive food via direct delivery and/or proxy (having someone pickup on the client's behalf).


The CSFP sites in Elbert County are listed below:


Harvest Bible Church  (Senior Food Pantry)

826 S. Elbert Street

Elizabeth, CO  80107-1598

(POC:  Robert Rowland, (303) 601-7608)


Kiowa Creek Community Church  (Seniors Food Pantry)

231 Cheyenne Street

Kiowa, CO  80117-0778

(POC:  Holly Haan, (303) 621-2376)


7.   St. Vincent de Paul Society of Castle Rock    (at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church)

      2746 Fifth St

      Castle Rock, CO 80104

      (303) 847-2606



Topical Information:


Call to Family, Community, and Participation (Food Pantry drive) (080814).pdf

Care for God's creation.pdf 

Care for the Environment #1.pdf 

Care for the Environment #2.pdf 

Catholic Climate Declaration/Covenant                USCCB, Ltr, Catholic Climate Covenant and We Are Still In (WASI) (042418).pdf

                            (We Are Still In (WASI) Campaign)


Catholic Social Teaching #1.pdf 

Catholic Social Teaching #2.pdf 

Catholic Social Teaching #3.pdf 

Catholic Social Teaching #4.pdf 


Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church    


Condition of Labor.pdf

Do Illegal Aliens Have U.S. Constitutional Rights (court cites).pdf 

Do Illegal Aliens Have U.S. Constitutional Rights and Catholic Social Teaching.pdf 

Do illegal immigrants really bleed us dry.pdf 

Economic Justice for All.pdf 



Fair Trade Products.pdf 

                  Fair Trade and Catholic Social Teaching.pdf 

                  Fair Trade Announcement (2018).pdf

Faith and Reason.pdf 

God Our Strength and Love.pdf 

Gods love.pdf 

Going Deeper into Human Rights.pdf 

Heaven and Earth.pdf 

Hispanic Presence.pdf 

Human structures.pdf 

Humanae Vitae.pdf 

Hunger and Poverty in the US.pdf 

Justice for Immigrants We are One Family Under God.pdf 

Killing a Human Being (Sr Helen Prejean).pdf 

Life and Dignity of the Human Person (Abortion).pdf 

Life and Dignity of the Human Person (Capital Punishment).pdf 


Life and Dignity of the Human Person (Racism).pdf 

Life and Dignity of the Human Person (Right to Life).pdf 

Life and Dignity of the Human Person.pdf 

Liturgy and Social Justice (7 keys to SJ teaching).pdf 

Liturgy and Social Justice (charity and justice footsteps).pdf 

Liturgy and Social Justice (list of SJ directives).pdf 

Liturgy and Social Justice (Liturgy and SJ).pdf 

Love thy neighbor.pdf 

Modern Technology and Moral Responsibility.pdf 

Option for the Poor and Vulnerable.pdf 

Option for the Poor.pdf 

Peace Making and Just War Doctrine.pdf 

Prayer for Peace and Justice.pdf 

Present Day Threats to Human life.pdf 

Renewal of social relations.pdf 

Respect Life.pdf 

Rights and Duties of the Church.pdf 

Role of Love and Justice.pdf 

Role of the Family.pdf 

Self Defense.pdf

Social doctrine and evangelization #1.pdf

Social doctrine and evangelization #2.pdf 

Society and the Gospel.pdf 

Strangers No Longer.pdf 


Take a Stand for the Common Good.pdf 

The Community of Christ.pdf 

The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers.pdf 

The Eucharist and Good Works.pdf 

The Poor.pdf 

The Stranger.pdf 

To Hunger and Thirst for Justice.pdf 

Transforming the World.pdf 

What is poverty.pdf 

Why is diversity important in the Church.pdf 

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.pdf