Northern Deanery parishes to host human trafficking awareness presentations
CASTLE ROCK. As a follow-up to the February 2021 article in the The Colorado Catholic Herald titled “St. Mark parishioners, Knights of Columbus Aid in Rescue of Trafficking Victims,” parishes in our diocese’s northern deanery will be hosting two Human Trafficking Awareness Presentations this summer.
The intent of these two-hour presentations is to raise the level of awareness in our communities of human trafficking and exploitation of youth.
These presentations are geared to our teenage youth and their parents, clergy, parish staff and volunteers, catechists, youth ministers, representatives from the Knights of Columbus, parish outreach ministers, St. Vincent DePaul Society members, Stephen and BeFrienders Ministers and any adult interested in expanding their understanding of the very real sexual exploitation of our youth in our parishes and communities.
Presenters will include representatives from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and From Silenced To Saved (FSTS) a non-profit organization committed to working with local law enforcement in serving young victims of human trafficking and their rehabilitation away from the exploitation lifestyle. The same information will be given at both presentations. The following dates, times, locations and Signup Genius links are provided:
• June 24 at 6 p.m. at St. Mark Parish in Highlands Ranch (lower level). Register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48AFA92CAAFAC07-24june
• July 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Ave Maria Parish in Parker (Dwyer Hall). Register at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48AFA92CAAFAC07-13july
For questions concerning the above presentations, or for more information, contact Deacon Ed DeMattee at Edemattee@diocs.net.