The story behind our logo

Are you hungry, are you cold, are you tired, are you sick? Do you need clothing? A place to sleep? Are you pregnant and need help? Those are the questions asked by Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Denver, which serves those with a need to give and a need to receive.

“We get to do all of that with the mercy and love of Jesus Christ as the guiding light behind everything that we do,” said Larry Smith, the president and CEO of Catholic Charities. “The crucifix is the most charitable symbol in the world, because the ultimate charitable act is to give yourself completely for others, as Jesus Christ did.”

His sacrifice on the Holy Cross for every person, for all time, is honored in the Catholic Charities logo, seen above. The image is inspired by the crozier carried by St. John Paul II. The image is a modified silhouette of such a crucifix, found at and used with permission.

Catholic Charities has served the Denver community since 1927 and now serves tens of thousands of people each year throughout northern Colorado in seven ministries: Marisol Services; Early Childhood Education; Shelter Services; Archdiocesan Housing; Sacred Heart Counseling; Family, Kinship, and Senior Services; and Parish and Community Relations.

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6240 Smith Road
Denver, CO 80216
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