The function of the Pastoral Council is to build bridges for a healthy communication between the pastor and the laity of the parish community. The Council provides opportunities to deepen our partnership for a more active lay involvement in the parish. Valuing the knowledge, resources, and contributions of its members, the Council advises and assists the Pastor in the administration and development of spiritual and material matters of the parish.

The Council consists of fourteen (14) members, nine (9) of whom are chosen by lottery, three (3) members appointed by the pastor and the remaining two (2) members are peer ministers chosen by their peers. Each year one third of the Pastoral Council (3 chosen by lottery and 1 appointed) member’s term expires. Parishioners are encouraged to take the opportunity to make a difference by considering serving your parish community. Nominations take place in April and the lottery is held in May. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you think would be a valuable resource on the Council. Mother Theresa wrote, God has not called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful. Be faithful to the Community of St George by sharing your talents, gifts and expertise consider serving on the Pastoral Council.

Current Pastoral Council Members: Anthony Sicignano (President), Maureen Goss (Vice President), Tammy Afragola (Secretary), Margot Burkle (Trustee),Mary Hally, Helen Keiser-Pedersen, Chris Kranick, Cara Moore, Tony Pinto, Brooke Sheldon, Kathy Thomas, Francine Wainer, Susan Weady (Trustee), and Paul Wettemann.

Contact: Anthony Sicignano, President 203 458-0290

Daily Bible Verse

  • Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
    Psalm 103:1  (NIV)

Church Staff

Father Stephen Sledesky, Pastor
Father Faron Calumba, Parochial Vicar
Deacon Robert Tartaris

Office Hours: Mon 10am-4:30pm / Tues – Fri 9am-4:30pm

Contact Us

St. George Church
33 Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437
Church Office: 203-453-2788
Fax number: 203-453-1707