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Ministries

Social Responsibilty

The purpose of the Social Responsibility Commission is two-fold: to reach out to those in need and to help eliminate the causes of social problems.

Advent Giving Tree

This ministry's goal is to encourage members of the parish to participate in Christmas gift donations to share the Christmas joy with those less fortunate. The parish supplies ornaments during the Advent season that state the gifts requested based on lists provided by several area agencies. Parishioners are needed to help make and hang ornaments and sort and distribute gifts from our annual program to provide Christmas gifts to the needy. 
Commitment: generally lasts from Thanksgiving to Christmas
Contact: Rosemary Guptill, 225-761-4145, EMAIL


All God's Children

This ministry is a partnership with Redemptorist Elementary providing resources for teaching and learning.
Commitment: Late July to early August
Contact: Joyce Jackson, 225-293-6250, EMAIL


Bereavement Committee

This group assists St. George families during times of bereavement by preparing food and offering support.  Volunteers are needed for reception servers, contact people, and food preparers.
Commitment: varies as needed
Contact: Nancy Proctor, 225-752-5524, EMAIL


Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA)

This organization works closely to make real the ideals put forth in the National Mission Statement: "CDA strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality, and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all.” Court St. George's annual fundraiser is the Pancake Breakfast with Santa, and funds raised support many good causes, such as providing the Bishop Ott Shelter with meals, as well as donations to St. Vincent de Paul and national CDA projects.  All women (over the age of 18), regardless of parish or faith, are invited to join CDA. The group meets on the third Sunday of every month (except July) at 7:15 p.m. in the St. Elizabeth room in the KAC.
Contact: Karen Sellers, 225-636-5105, EMAIL


Elizabeth Ministry

The Elizabeth Ministry is an outreach to parents in special times of parenthood.  The purpose of the ministry is to affirm, support, encourage, and assist families in response to their needs during childrearing years. Volunteers offer experience with infertility, adoption, childbirth, crisis pregnancy, child loss, miscarriage, single parenting, grandparenting, etc.
Contact: Janelle Dufrene, 225-936-7602, EMAIL


Homebound Ministry

Eucharistic Ministry to Homebound Parishioners, Long Term Care Facilities, and Hospitals

This ministry serves homebound parishioners, several area nursing homes, and hospitals. Volunteers are commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers who bring the Eucharist to residents or patients and homebound parishioners.
Commitment: Weekly visits to the homebound; Monthly visits to long term care facilities and hospitals
Contact: Kristel Neupert, 225-293-2212, EMAIL


Habitat for Humanity

This nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry seeks to eliminate substandard housing in the Baton Rouge area. Participants can provide volunteer labor or help with monetary support to build homes for the needy in our city.
Commitment: Saturday workday in the Spring
Contact: Bryan Theriot, 225-802-9448
Habitat for Humanity Website


Hospital Visitation

This teams visits, shares encouragement, and prays with parishioners who are ill at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.
Commitment: once every four to six weeks
Contact: Linda Rispone, 225-235-3352, EMAIL


Interfaith Federation

This is an interfaith group that advocates changes in laws and attitudes when appropriate, sponsors race-relation activities, and promotes ecumenism. The St. George group serves meals twice a year at the Holy Grill in August and March.
Commitment: varies depending on project
Contact: Kristel Neupert, 225-293-2212, EMAIL
Holy Grill: Jimmy Lamy (if you would like to serve at the Holy Grill), 225-293-2725
Interfaith Federation Website


Knights of Columbus Council #4030

The KCs are a national organization that performs charitable works in the parish and local community. The KCs provide an opportunity for fellowship and prayer for its membership.
Commitment: meets monthly, time for KC projects
Contact: Don Pourciau, 225-810-3010 or 225-573-2257
KC Council 4030 Website


Prayer Blanket Ministry

Parishioners sew, crochet or quilt blankets for parishioners facaing serious illness. Patterns and fabric are provided.
Contact: Beryl Dupre, 225-751-9709


Prison Ministry

The St. George Prison Ministry team currently visits the men incarcerated at Louisiana State Penitentiary  at Angola on the second Saturday of every month.  The visits include attending liturgical services in the chapel, offering Holy Communion and visiting  the Catholic men in cell blocks, and visiting the men on Death Row.  The monthly visits usually begin by leaving Baton Rouge around 5:45 AM and returning by 4 PM.
Commitment: monthly
Contact: Jay Jackson, 225-293-6250, EMAIL


Respect Life

This committee works to foster a deepening respect for all human life by raising the consciousness of parishioners through various projects and printed materials.
Commitment: meets as needed, with emphasis in October and January
Contact: Kristel Neupert, 225-293-2212


Safe Families for Children

This is a program of Catholic Charities. It offers a sanctuary to children, minimizing the risk for abuse or neglect and giving parents the time and tools they need to help their families thrive. The ultimate goal is to strenghten and support parents to they can become Safe Families for their own children. Volunteers are needed to be host families or offer support to host families.
Contact: Anne Clouatre, 225-291-5119, jerryanne@bellsouth.net
WEBSITE


St. Vincent de Paul

This charitable organization provides assistance to individuals and families within parish boundaries. The Parish assists financially with clothing, food, and furniture.
Commitment: meetings every other week, emergency help calls handled immediately
Contact: Therese Friederichsen, EMAIL


Together Baton Rouge

Together Baton Rouge is a broad-based coalition of institutions in the Greater Baton Rouge area, bringing together and developing leaders from across our community to address problems and achieve justice for the common good.                               
Commitment: varies according to issues
Contact: Dianne Hanley, 225-291-9142, EMAIL

 


Visitation to Long Term Facilities

This ministry serves several area retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. Volunteers help to gather residents for Eucharistic Services and Masses and to help set up the environment. Service is needed any day of the week that the volunteer chooses.

Assisted Living, Nursing Homes and Hospitals

These are facilities within the St. George boundaries served by our parish:

  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center - Bluebonnet Center
  • Carrington Place - 8225 Summa Ave.
  • Health South Hospital - 8595 United Plaza Blvd.
  • Haven at Windermere - 8225 YMCA Plaza Dr.
  • Heritage Manor - 9301 Oxford Place Drive
  • Jefferson Manor - 9919 Jefferson Hwy.
  • Amber Terrace - 8585 Summa Ave.
  • Landmark - 9105 Oxford Pl.
  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center - Essen Lane
  • Sunrise - 8502 Jefferson Hwy.
  • Sunrise  - 9351 Siegen Lane, 225-765-7538
  • Whealdon Estates - 8680 Jefferson Hwy.
  • Village Woods - 5323 Blair Lane

Commitment: once a week or once a month
Contact: Kristel Neupert, 225-293-2212, EMAIL


Bringing Your Gifts to Church - With You!

Have you done a home inventory lately and noticed that you own clothes, toys, small appliances or other miscellaneous household items you never use? Would you like to donate them to those who might need them more? If so, the St. Vincent de Paul Society has a large, metal bin in the parking lot located near the northwest entrance of the church for you to conveniently drop these items off.

The entrances of the church also have barrels for you to drop off non-perishable food items to help feed the needy. These items are also picked up on regular basis and delivered to those in need.

 

Contact

St. Geoge Catholic Church
225-293-2212

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