Boys and girls, 4th grade and above, are eligible for this ministry. Training sessions are held quarterly throughout the year. Altar servers serve on schedule all weekly masses, weddings, funerals and school liturgies. Altar servers arrive at least 15 minutes before Mass dressed in Sunday best ready to serve the church and assist the priest.
Lectors / Readers
Lectors are individuals who boldly and effectively proclaim God’s Word and share the good news of His saving love within the context of liturgical worship at St. George Church. Volunteers read assigned readings at Sunday worship and other special liturgical celebrations. Lectors must be outgoing, friendly and be good readers and communicators with a strong voice. They must have received Confirmation, be in good standing with the Catholic Church, a registered members of St. George Church. An audition is necessary and attendance to 1 seminar per year is required. Lectors average 2-3 readings per quarter and they must spend time preparing for their readings with the help of a guidebook. schedules are prepared quarterly.
The St. George Fil-Am Choir contributes to the spiritual growth of the religious services by leading and providing music combined by the Samoan Choir at the 10:30am Sunday Mass and other special Masses throughout the year. Anyone over the age of 18, with singing ability or who can play an instrument is welcome. The choir rehearses 7:00-9:00 p.m. every other Thursday night in the Rainbow Room.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy communion assist the priest with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass and by taking Holy Communion to parishioners who can not attend Mass. Any Catholic over 18, who is in good standing with the church and who has been a member of the parish for at least one year may apply. Ministers distribute the Blessed sacrament, do pre-mass setup and after mass cleanup. All members must be approved by the pastor. Initial training is done with follow-up as needed. Ministers sign up to serve at least one or two masses per month.
Ushers-Greeters / Hospitality
These men and women make Mass at St. George an enjoyable and beneficial experience for all who attend. They are there to greet and seat people, pass out bulletin, and direct communion. other responsibilities include taking-up the collection, straightening-up pews after Mass, selecting the honor family and assisting people with health emergencies as needed.