Saint George
Catholic Church

259 West 200 N, St George, Utah 84770

Ministries & Programs

Here at the Saint George Catholic Church we have many different ministries and social groups. From men’s organizations like The Knights of Columbus, or Boy Scouts, to organizations like the Youth Ministry. From helping the poor to welcoming new neighbors, there are so many ways to get involved! Take a look around and see the many different organizations we have to offer.

Ministries:

Programs and Groups:


Altar Servers

Altar Servers assist the priest/celebrant at Mass. At special celebrations, such as weddings, funerals and Holy Days, altar servers will assist and need to know the special liturgical rites and rituals.

Contact: Jill Luttrell at (435) 574-0462, children.rus@hotmail.com.

Cub Scouts

Cub Scout Pack 4802 is a non-denominational, community cub pack unit sponsored by the Saint George Catholic Church. It offers a Cub Scout Program for boys in Grades K-5. Usually there are three den meetings, or two den meetings and a “go see it” (field trip) and one Pack Meeting a month.

Kindergarten boys are Lion Cubs and must have an adult partner with them always. The present program is a permanent one, the result of a successful pilot program.  Lions meet two times a month in a den meeting and have an “outing” activity.

The adult leader of the group is the Lion Guide. The adult partners also participate in the planning of the meetings/outings.

First grade boys are Tiger Cubs and must have an adult partner with them on all adventures, including den meetings and pack meetings. Usually a parent is the adult partner, but there have been times that the partner has been a grandparent or other relative over 18 years of age. They follow the adventures from the Tiger Cub Book. The den meetings are a “shared leadership” meaning each family takes a turn in hosting the meetings for a month at a time. Tigers usually have two den meetings at the host home and the third meeting is a “go see it” that is arranged by the host parent and fits the adventure for the month.

Second grade boys are Wolves, while third grade boys are Bears. Fourth and fifth grade boys are Webelos. Fifth grade boys can earn the highest rank in Cub Scouting - the Arrow of Light award.

Each level of Cub Scouts has its own handbook with the required adventures that need to be completed (in order) to earn belt loops or pins. When a boy finishes all the required adventures, he is presented the patch for the rank earned. These adventures are worked on at the weekly den meetings. However, not everything can be accomplished at the den meeting, so the boys need support at home.

At the end of the month, all the dens and leaders come together for a Pack Meeting where the boys are recognized for their accomplishments during the month. Pack meetings are a family affair – parents are an important part of the awards ceremony.

Pack meetings are on the 4th Thursday of the month except for November, December, and May when the meeting is on the 3rd Thursday. Meetings start at 7 pm in Kuzy Hall and last just about an hour.

Pack 4802 is a “uniformed” unit. Leaders are expected to be in scout uniforms. The boy’s uniform is the scout shirt, neckerchief for the den level, slide, belt, and dark pants or shorts and socks. Since the boys grow so quickly, we do not require the scout pants during this age/grade level of boys.

Pack 4802 follows BSA Policy of Two Deep Leadership. If there is a time when there is not an assistant Den Leader present, parents are asked to rotate turns to assist at Den meetings.

Parents are encouraged to become a part of the leadership of the Pack. To do so, one needs to complete a BSA registration form and complete Youth Protection Certification. A thorough background check is completed by our Utah National Parks Boy Scout Council. However, before the BSA registration form is signed by the Church and submitted to our District Office, we request authorization to complete a preliminary background check.

Registered leaders are expected to complete BSA leadership training for their position. All training is now done on-line. A host of information is available on scout websites and in the program leader books which are supplied by the Pack.

The Pack leadership also holds a monthly committee meeting to insure a quality program for the boys. Parents are always welcome to attend as well.

The registration fee for either a scout or a leader is $33 annually. A prorated fee is applied for the boys/adults who join during the year.

Need more information? Call Jackie Comeau (435) 652-3882 or (435) 632-6238.

Eucharistic Adoration

Each Tuesday through Friday at 8:30am following Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is put into exposition until 7:00pm.

The intent is to never leave the Blessed Sacrament unattended. Ideal conditions would be to have two to three people always in attendance.

You can sign up in the vestibule of the church by putting your name on the chart by the hour that you will commit to.

You may also sign up for a particular hour by contacting the person in charge of the Eucharistic Adoration. You will find the contact name and phone number listed below:

Cy Curran, (435) 634-1432

Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers

Contact: Carole Drake, (435) 668-9202, caroledrake49@gmail.com

Helping Hands

The people involved in the “helping hands” ministry are willing to help members of the Parish with minor chores such as...

This assistance is intended primarily, but not limited to, seniors. For more information or if you would like to get involved please contact Cy and Margaret Curran (435-634-1432) or call the church offices.

Knights of Columbus

Lector

The Lector or Reader is the link between God, God’s word, and the Parish at each celebration. The reader has a unique calling: to clearly and completely interpret the print on the page for the audience, and to read respectfully and with meaning, the word of the Lord.

For information: Carole Drake, (435) 668-9202, caroledrake@gmail.com

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry at the Saint George Catholic Church welcomes new instrumental and vocal talent. Music is provided at all of our Masses.

If you are interested in joining the music ministry call the church office or call:

Erin Tolli, Music Coordinator, (435) 313-3992
Carol Frost, Choir Director, (435) 628-6795

Our Lady of Peace

Every Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. our prayer group to our Lady meets in front of the Blessed Sacrament for one hour to honor and venerate our Blessed Mother.

This group was started 14 years ago and has met every Tuesday since except when a funeral is scheduled.

The hour consists of rosary, petitions from the group, Mary’s way of the Cross, Divine chaplet of Mercy and the litany of the Blessed Mother.

All Parishioners are welcome to attend.

Prison Ministry

The Deacon visits Purgatory Correctional Facility on the first three Sundays of the month for SCAP Services and will do one-on-one counseling, if requested by an inmate.

Deacon is also on call for emergency situations.

The inmates have the right to request a one-on-one visit with clergy. The inmate must submit a request for the visit.

For more information regarding the Prison Ministry call Deacon Mark Bourget Sr., (435) 656-3437

Religious Education - CCD

Ministry to the Sick

Our Goal is to provide presence, prayer and administer Communion to parishioners who are home-bound or residents of local nursing homes. As our parish community grows, so grows our need for compassionate and faithful people to fulfill this very rewarding ministry.

The Sacrament of Healing, which can only administered by a Priest, is given periodically to all shut-ins.

Contact: Art Hurtado at (435) 680-5701.

Emergency calls should be made to
Fr. Martin (435) 673-7354
Church Office: (435) 673-2604

Thrift Store

Traveling Madonna

A statue of our Blessed Mother rotates weekly between households. Each household is asked to pray the rosary each day while the Madonna is at their home.

The Madonna is passed each week at a Sunday Mass.

Anyone wishing to participate and have the “Traveling Madonna” in their home, please call Gary Stolz, (435) 688-1056, or call the church offices.

St. George Catholic Women’s Group

St. George Catholic Women’s Group (SGCWG) is dedicated to providing spiritual and social support for each other and all members of our parish and community. Our numerous activities include spiritual retreats and presentations, monthly meetings and luncheons, a Christmas toy drive for the San Pablo Mission in Beryl Junction, annual “Diaper Drive” for the Hope Pregnancy Care Center, annual Palm Sunday Bake Sale, and a Food4Kids drive for needy children in our local schools. We also provide receptions following funerals and other parish events. Our Sunshine and Hospitality Committee makes monthly visits to parishioners in local hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers and the veterans’ home in Ivins, and provides prayer shawls and other items of support and sympathy for the sick and bereaved.

Engagement in the greater community of Catholic women throughout Southwestern Utah, the Diocese of Salt Lake City, and the entire nation is a great source of inspiration and strength. SGCWG is part of the Southwestern Deanery of the Diocese of Salt Lake City Council of Catholic Women (DCCW). Besides our own activities, we participate in spiritual retreats and other activities sponsored by the Southwestern Deanery, giving us an opportunity to interact with Catholic women from Christ the King Church in Cedar City, St. Christopher’s Church in Kanab, and St. Paul’s Catholic Center in Hurricane. Every April, we attend the statewide DCCW Convention in Salt Lake City and organize the selection of St. George’s Catholic Woman of the Year, who represents our parish at the Convention. The National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) is an association of Catholic women from every diocese of the United States. Our members are invited to fill leadership roles in the Deanery, diocesan and national councils.

St. George Catholic Women’s Group meets in Kuzy Hall at 6:30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month. Please join us there or at the monthly luncheons announced in the parish bulletin.

National web site: www.nccw.org
State web site: www.dccwutah.org