Join us during our year-long celebration of 150 Years of Family and Faith!
Family Faith Formation
St. George Family Faith Formation (formerly known as Religious Education) has been completely restructured for 2021-22. We are very excited about the new format, which is a hybrid of the following: Family Sessions, Teaching Masses, In-Person classroom sessions and on-line learning. Our Family Faith formation program is available for children in grades K-8.
CONTACT: Denise Dillard 815-939-1851 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (“RCIA”) is a program where catechists, sponsors and directors accompany adults on their faith journey. They are guided to enter or to complete their initiation. They are prepared to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
All are welcome to join in the Journey in Faith. Many ordinary parishioners find the sessions helpful to develop their knowledge of their faith and their understanding of its traditions.
CONTACT: Father Dan 815-939-1851
Family Ministry partners with families to help them develop a strong family faith life. We strive to assist families to act on the values shown to us in the Gospel. We encourage all types and in all the stages of the family life cycle, to share their talents with the community. Together we can create a sense of belonging for all. Family Ministry sponsors many fun activities for all to enjoy!
CONTACT: Debby Absher 815-939-1851 or email@example.com
Pastoral Care Team
Our Pastoral Care team visits and distributes Eucharist to the homebound and those in nursing homes at least once a week and visits those in the hospital. If you know someone who is in need of this Ministry or if you would like to assist with this Ministry, please contact Deacon Milt Leppert.
CONTACT: Deacon Milt Leppert 815-939-1851
Art & Environment Committee
St. George’s Art & Environment Committee is responsible for the beautification of the St. George Church. As the liturgical seasons change, the committee decorates God’s house with flowers, greenery, etc. This committee at St. George prides itself on being open and welcoming to new members.
CONTACT: Linda Mancuso 815-939-1851
Are you a friendly outgoing person? Do you like to read aloud? Are you interested in serving others? These questions can all be answered by participating in the liturgy. Greeters and Ushers are the first impression people have of St. George as they attend Mass. Profess the Word of God by being a lector. Sacristans prepare the Eucharistic Table for all the Masses. Eucharistic ministers serve during Communion.
CONTACT: Parish Office 815-939-1851 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students may be altar servers (they must be going into the 4th grade and have received First Communion). This is a way children are able to serve and be an active part of their parish community.
CONTACT: Parish Office at 815-939-1851 or email@example.com
Music Ministry is open all ages. We have both adult and children's choirs. We also offer instrumental accompaniment.
CONTACT: Maggie Prendergast firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT: Maryann Kingsnorth 815-939-1851
Peace & Justice Committee
CONTACT: Janet Fogarty/Cathy Trezise 815-939-1851
Holy Name Society
CONTACT: Mark Dumas 815-939-1851
CONTACT: Anne Neal 815-939-1851
Martha & Mary Ministry
CONTACT: Father Dan 815-939-1851