Spiritual Life

The purpose of the Spiritual Life Commission is to deepen the spiritual life of the parish by helping the individual and community to respond to the presence of God in one's life - allowing people to grow, act and share.

For more information on the below ministries please contact the Parish Office at (225) 293-2212.


This apostolate prays before the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel on Thursdays from 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM. This work strengthens the community by their prayers and enables other parishioners to visit as they are able.
Commitment: One hour each Thursday or as an occasional backup.
Contact: Jennifer Beall

Adult Confirmation

If you are an adult and have never been confirmed, it is never too late. There are four classes and an evening of prayer that will be offered in the spring. The sacrament of Confirmation takes place on Pentecost Sunday each year at St. Joseph Cathedral. Please indicate if you are interested in being part of this adult learning group. Catechists are always welcome to help with the classes.
Contact: Karen Fawley

Adult Faith Formation / Evangelization

Adult Faith Formation

An evangelization outreach that helps Catholics reconnect with their Catholic faith. The sessions foster reflection, prayer and honest sharing in a setting of hospitality and acceptance. Meetings are held on Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Parish Office.
Contact: Karen Fawley

Bible Study

Bible Study is offered throughout the year. There are day-time and night-time sessions. Those interested in being part of a study group are asked to sign up. Facilitators will be trained to lead the groups.
Contact: Karen Fawley

Baptismal Formation Team

This is a team of parishioners who meet on a rotating monthly basis with expectant and new parents in a seminar setting to share faith and to prepare them for the sacrament of Baptism. The team also assists with the celebration of Baptism by greeting, giving instructions to, and escorting families as they celebrate the sacrament both during and after weekend Masses on various weekends during the year.
Commitment: three times a year.
Contact: Pamela Lerch

Baptismal Hospitality Team

The team assists with the celebration of Baptism by greeting, giving instructions, and escorting families as they celebrate the sacrament both during and after weekend Masses on various weekend during the year.
Commitment: Once a month on a rotating basis
Contact: Pamela Lerch

Baptismal Bibs - St. Anne's Hands

This ministry is a group of seamstresses who make Baptismal bibs. The embroidered bibs become keepsakes for families. Committee members are expected to sew bibs for baptisms twice a month.
Contact: Sandra Bergeron


Catechists are needed to do weekly presentations to those in RCIA on Monday nights. All catechists must be Diocesan certified or working on certification.
Contact: Karen Fawley

Confirmation Team (High School)

This group helps to prepare juniors and seniors to receive the sacrament of Confirmation by serving on the coordinating team, acting as a mentor/sponsor for a student, or as a catechist to facilitate sessions and teach.
Commitment: six sessions during a four-month period, attendance at a retreat and catechist formation during the year.
Contact: Pat Chidester

Lord, Teach Me to Pray

These couples, chosen by the pastor, meet with about four individual engaged couples per year to share faith and to assist engaged couples in preparation for married life.
Commitment: two to four times a year
Contact: Leslie Barksdale

Parish Mission Team

Many parishioners are needed to assist with your annual Parish Mission held in January each year. Help is especially needed in the areas of liturgy, publicity, hospitality, environment, etc. The team meets in the fall to prepare for the Annual Mission.
Commitment: determined by the team
Contact: Karen Fawley

Prayer Line

The St. George Prayer Line supports the community in its concerns and specific needs through personal home prayer. The names are offered up in prayer daily. Please call the parish office with your request. You can also go to the website to submit your request.
Commitment: as needed
Contact: Mary Tauzin & Kathleen Vince-Zumo

RCIA: The Catechumenate

This initiation ministry works with those who are interested in finding out more about the Catholic faith. Sponsors are chosen from the parish to walk the journey of faith with the candidate or catechumen. RCIA meets weekly on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Sponsors are always needed in this ministry.
Commitment: weekly
Contact: Karen Fawley

RCIA Scripture Sharers

Those who are willing to share scripture with those going through the RCIA process on Sunday mornings when they are dismissed from the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Your turn comes up once every 2-3 months. Resources are provided to help you with this ministry.
Contact: Jeanne Schexnayder

Rosary Prayer Group

The primary mission of this group is to pray and promote Marian devotions and the Rosary. The group prays the Rosary 30 minutes before weekday Mass and participates in and promotes First Saturday Devotions.
Commitment: as determined by group
Contact: Anita Miller

Small Christian Communities

These are small groups of people who gather regularly in homes to reflect on the Sunday scriptures, share faith, and connect everyday life with their faith. You have the option of seasonal groups or ongoing groups. 

All of the meetings include prayer in various forms and may include other activities such as bible study, reflection, meditation and journaling. Members are invited to share their life experiences, feelings, views and faith; however, some members may simply listen if they choose. Some groups offer programs that resemble "mini retreats," and some groups perform community service, such as preparing meals for the Bishop Ott Shelter.

The schedule and content of the meetings is a decision of the group itself. There are no rules for SCC's but there is guidance and initial training from members of the parish's SCC Core Team to help new groups get started. Each group is connected to the the Parish through a representative of the group who serves as the Pastoral Contact (PC). PCs from different groups and the SCC Core Team meet to share resources to help support the SCCs.
Commitment: determined by group
Contact: Karen Fawley

St. George 20/30

St. George 20/30 is a community of married and single Catholic adults in their 20s and 30s who come together to grow in faith and friendship through spirituality, fellowship and service.
Contact: Sr. Ileana Fernandez or Donna Bryant

That Man Is You!

That Man is You! is a 26 week interactive Bible study focused on the development of men in the modern world. It combines the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of authentic men capable of transforming society. The program is divided into two 13 week sessions. The Fall session emphasizes the development of the Scriptural vision of man, especially in his relationship to his family and society while the Spring session emphasizes the practical means of becoming that man.  We gather on Friday mornings @ 6:00 AM in the Kleinpeter Activity Center.  Register for this free program at the door. 
Contact: Travis Fabre & Kevin Gregoire



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