The pastoral council is a team of
representative parishioners who are given
responsibility for communicating the needs
and desires of the people, reflecting on the
purpose of Church and setting priorities for
the local parish community. The Council members consist of one
representative form each of the ministry commissions;
a youth member, and ex officio members
(Pastor, Pastoral Associate, two trustees of the parish)
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
Special ministers of the Eucharist assist with the
distribution of Eucharist at parish celebrations of
the Eucharist and bring the sacrament to the homebound or
ill and in need,lead services of Eucharistic Exposition and prayer.
After a preparation program, the bishop appoints
Eucharistic ministers to a three year term of service and
they are commissioned in the parish.
A schedule of assignments for Sundays and holydays
is prepared and made available in the entrance of
church every other month and the schedule for the
following weekend is published weekly in the bulletin.
Lectors assist with the proclamation of the scripture at
celebrations of the Eucharist and other liturgical services.
A preparation program is provided for new lectors. A schedule for
lectors is prepared and made available in the entrance of church
every other month and the schedule for the following weekend
is published weekly in the bulletin.
Parishioners who are in the fourth grade or older
and have the support of their family to enable them to
be present for mass are encouraged to be servers.
Many family groups are now serving at Mass on a regular basis.
Training and updating is held as needed, at least twice a year.
Schedules for serving are placed in the front of
church every other month and also published by weekend in the bulletin.
Parishioners who are interested in assisting as
welcomers, providing seating arrangements and taking up
the offering at Sunday and holyday masses are welcomed
to become ushers/greeters. A list of people
and times are posted on the bulletin board in the front of church.
Families and individuals of the
parish are welcomed to assist with
bring the gifts of bread, wine and water and
offering to the altar at weekend and holyday masses.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Groups of adult parishioners interested in expanding
their understanding of the Bible and
their own relation to these foundational texts of our Church.
Sessions are discussion oriented and guided by structured
group materials. Topics are selected through a process based
on suggestions arising from group members and
a subsequent plan drawn up by the lay leader which is then adapted/accepted
within the group by consensus
Catechists are parishioners willing to serve
the Church by assisting parents in their
responsibility of educating children in
faith and practice. They teach formal classes
once a week for students of kindergarten
through eighth grade and for high school age
youth as specially scheduled. Catechist's aides,
who are high school age or older,
also assist-with the weekly classes.
Orientation, assistance and enrichment
opportunities are provided them.
GIVING TREE FOOD PANTRY
Assistance for the purchase of
food is available to those who are in need
because of special circumstances.
Monies are maintained through cash donations
from parishioners to provide the necessary supply.
SGM Life Teen is the high school
youth ministry for our partner parishes,
St. George, New Baden and St. Mary, Trenton.
We are open to any teen in 9th-12th grade,
regardless of religious background.
SGM Life Teen strives to bring our
faith to our young Church, where they are
in life. We have Life Nights every other
Sunday night, except when in a series,
and a Life Teen Word, a Bible study,
every Wednesday night. We participate
in relevant catechesis, relational
ministry, service projects,
retreat experiences, social excursions
ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
This MC informs the parish council of information regarding
the administration of parish temporalities (the secular property and assets of
the church)The building committee is part of the the
CHRISTIAN FORMATION AND EDUCATION
Religious education is a life long process. This MC informs
the parish council of religious education issues, needs and programs for all
parishioners. It includes: adult education, Liturgy of ther Word for children, PSR, Baptism preparation, and RCIA
EVANGILIZATION AND HOSPITALITY
This MC reachs out in welcome to all persons in our area;
welcome new members to the St George community of faith and promote their active
participation in parish life; invite all parishioners to a renewed commitment
and participation in the parish community The MC will focus on hospitality,
welcoming and communication. Collaborate with
the diocesan Hispanic Ministry Office.
FAMILY LIFE AND SOCIAL ACTYIVITIES
This MC plans activities that build parish sense of
community; provide a wholesome entertainment for all ages; coordinate parish
activities so as to promote hospitality, community building, and a spirit of
unity at St George"
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS (K of C)
KofC is a fraternal and charitable
organization of men who raise funds and
donate to charities and sponsor family
enriching activities for members and parish.
They meet on the second Wednesday of each
month in the parish center at 7:30 pm.