Families are invited to the Guilford Green at 9:30 AM to gather with local churches for a blessing. We will return to St. George for the 10:00AM Mass. After the blessing of the palms at Mass, children in grades PreK – Grade 3 will gather at the altar and Father will dismiss them downstairs where we have a special Palm Sunday class. We will have a bible lesson, make palm crosses and end with an egg hunt on the lawn.
Parents will meet their children in the Church Hall after Mass for a pancake breakfast provided by the Knights of Columbus. Please RSVP to Cara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-453-2788 ext 204 to let her know if your children will attend this event.
Tuesday, April 16 11am
All parishioners are invited to attend the Chrism Mass on Tuesday, April 16 at 11:00AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford.
Please note that the Parish Office will be closed that day so the staff is able to attend the Mass.
Pallet Design & Wine
Friday, April 26 7pm in the Church Hall
All materials are provided to create a pallet sign. You will be able to choose from 6 designs when you register online. Prepayment is required. Registration closes April 19. Submitting your stencil choice and prepayment will reserve you a spot for this fun night. Please feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert to share. For any question and to RSVP for appetizer or dessert, please email Cara Correll or call 203-453-2788 x204.
The Big Sleep Out
Saturday, April 27
The Big Sleep Out is an awareness project that aims to spread consideration for the cause of homelessness by “sleeping out” on the Green in order to experience a night without a home. The evening will also consist of activities, some educational, and some hands on, and a traditional Columbus House meal. Sign up alone or in teams. Sleep Out for the entire night, or almost sleep out (attend presentations/ workshops and meal, but don’t sleep over on the Green). All ages welcome! Youth groups with members not yet in high school must be accompanied by at least one adult. For more information or to register, please visit The Big Sleep Out
Summer Service Camp
July 15-19 8:15am-1:15pm
For Students entering grades 5-8
Each day will begin with Mass and include a service project and group activities. Some of the projects this year include; “Box of Joy” and “A Place Called Hope” as well as local organizations. Camp t-shirt, snacks and water are provided. Please pack a lunch (refrigeration and microwave are available). A camp fee of $25 per student will be used to support daily activities. Space is limited to 25 students. Please complete and return the registration form to St. George Church, 33 Whitfield St., Guilford, CT 06437 .Registrations are processed as received. A waiting list will be created if necessary. Please contact Lori or Cara at 203-453-3496 for more information.
VIRTUS:Protecting God’s Children Workshop
Wednesday, May 8 6-9pm
Our Catholic Church and our own Parish of St. George have made the commitment to provide the safest possible environment for all minors and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care. The Archdiocese of Hartford has chosen Virtus: Protecting God’s Children for Adults as the program to be implemented for all employees and volunteers who have contact with minors or vulnerable adults. In this training you will learn best practices for keeping children and vulnerable adults safe while in your care, as well as how to identify behaviors that may indicate a child or vulnerable adult may be experiencing abuse in another area of their life and what to do if you suspect such activity.
In order to be in compliance with our Safe Environment Polices, all priests, deacons, diocesan school employees, parish employees and any volunteers who have contact with children or vulnerable adults must undergo a background check and attend Virtus: Protecting God’s Children workshop. Please note, those not in compliance will not be able to continue in their respective ministry until Safe Environment requirements are fulfilled. Please register online or call Lori at 203-453-3496