Ministry & Organizations

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Ministry & Organizations 2017-10-22T21:11:45+00:00

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The Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St. George Catholic Church is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.
Contact: Maureen Wikete and Patricia Simon

Academic program assists parishioners in understanding how the Church came to be and developed to the present time.
Contact: Deacon Jim Murphy 353-7629 x31
Spiritual programs implemented to educate and form adult Catholics.
Contact: Deacon John Beckmann 353-7629 x30
An ecumenical Christian food pantry serving the poor in the Affton area. St. Dominic Savio is a member church. The pantry is located on the parish grounds of St. George Parish 4980 Heege Road Affton, MO., Call 314-580-3138 to schedule an appointment or visit the website at
SDS Contact: Rebecca Mohs
Ministry in which people are trained to assist the priest and other liturgical ministers with the preparation and celebration of the Mass and other services. Training begins in 5th grade and is open to both boys and girls. Adult servers minister at 7:00 a.m. Masses.
Contact: Father Paul Rothschild 314-353-7629 X 16
Teams of parishioners who take turns cleaning the church on Saturday mornings after the 8:00 a.m. Communion service. The job includes light cleaning such as dusting, vacuuming and general straightening.
Contact: Judy Heaton
Giving a reasoned explanation for our faith, these sessions help you understand, explain, and defend your Catholic faith.
Contact: Deacon John Beckmann 353-7629 x30
Decorates church in accordance with Liturgical seasons.
Contact: Eileen Bunse
Developing self-discipline, sportsmanship and team work in our young people.
Main Contacts: Tom Shaver – Rick Bakersmith. Visit the website at
Baseball: Wayne Holtzman
Basketball: Tom Harmon
Soccer: Joe Meyer
Softball: Wayne Holtzmann
T-ball: Bill Book
Track: Julie Miles
Volleyball: Jeanette Reyes
Equipment: Ken Lammert
Secretary: Nicole Handshy
Treasurer: Frank Reyes
Concession Mgr: Carrie Harmon
First time parents are required to participate in these instruction sessions prior to the birth of their child.
Contact: Deacon John & Cindy Beckmann 353-7629 x30
Group of parishioners who visit funeral homes, assist with funeral liturgies, and donate/prepare food for the family after the funeral.
Contact: Sandy Gerley
Adult and children volunteers lead the congregation in song at Mass. Cantors, choir members, and instrumentalists are welcome.
Contact: Peggy Pancella
Clothing collections in the spring and fall are delivered to parishes in need.
Contact: Joe Tuthill
Parishioners who assist with the distribution of the Holy Eucharist to fellow parishioners at Mass, and to the homebound.
Contact: Rose Murphy 353-7629 x33
Annual summer youth trip to assist the Habitat for Humanity organization in building homes for the needy.
Contact: Deacon Jim Murphy 353-7629 x31

Parishioners who serve as greeters and ushers for Sunday Masses.
Contact: Meredith O’Connor

Parishioners who proclaim the Word of God at Mass.
Contact: Mike Brancato
Volunteer catechists who present the Gospel to children grades K-2 during the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Mass.
Contact: Gail Jones
Small communities of married couples that gather monthly to share support and pray with each other.
Contact: Deacon Jim & Rose Murphy
Assisting engaged couples in preparation for marriage.
Contact: Fr. Paul Rothschild 353-7629 x16
Lends crutches, walkers, wheelchairs and other medical supplies at no charge to parishioners.
Contact: Phyllis Kent
Caring for the sick, homebound and hospitalized of the parish. Volunteers visit parishioners in hospitals and nursing homes, as well as in their own homes, taking Communion and remembrances for birthdays and anniversaries.
Contact: Rose Murphy 353-7629 x33
Parishioners praying for your needs.
Contact: Marianne Burnes
Challenges parishioners to reflect on the dignity of human life through education, advocacy, blood drives and baby showers.
Contact: Joanie Peroutka
Quilting to raise funds for the parish takes place in the Lower Huhn Center each Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Hilda Ruppe
A process to prepare those interested in initiation into the Church; non-Catholics, inactive Catholics, and Catholics interested in a fuller understanding of the faith.
Contact: Deacon John Beckmann 353-7629 x30
Volunteers help parishioners who have physical limitations with snow and leaf removal and minor household repairs.
Contact: Deacon Jim Murphy 353-7629 x31
Yearly retreat in April at the White House and other retreat opportunities for men.
Contact: Mike Brancato
Responsible for the care of our sacristy and altar.
Contact: Jan Casey

Programs for boys and girls that build Christian values, leadership skills and service to the community.
Boy Scouts: Chris Merris
Cub Scouts: Patrick Jones

Provides spiritual, material, and financial support for missionaries with former affiliations to St. Dominic Savio parish.
Contact: Jack Magee
Volunteers organize and serve at special receptions for Communal celebrations.
Contact: Joanne Mattler
Volunteers work at St. Cronan Food Pantry one Saturday morning a month organizing and distributing food to pantry clients.
Contact: Paul Unnerstall
Members are involved in many programs to help the poor; monthly soup and stew collections, helping to stock food pantries, assistance with utility bills or rent, clothing drives, Linus Blanket collections, and annual Thanksgiving collections. Parishioners can help by making donations to St. Vincent DePaul SDS conference.
Contact: Sandy Gerley 353-7629 x38
This auxiliary group of the St. Vincent DePaul Society hosts various events (bake sales, raffles, and craft fairs) to raise money for the poor. They meet the first Tuesday morning of each month to work on various craft items for their sales.
Contact: Shirley Brinker
One Tuesday evening every other month, volunteers prepare and serve a meal at St. Vincent’s parish in south city.
Contact: Tom Kelly
Membership is open to men and women over 50 years of age. The V.I.P Club provides a wide range of social, spiritual, educational and civic opportunities.
Contact: Don Bohnert
Assist engaged couples in planning for their church wedding at St. Dominic Savio.
Contact: Reathia Hoefl
Social gatherings for parishioners who have lost their spouse.
Contact: Jan Ferguson