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SIGN - Service In God's Name (7th and 8th Grade Students)

"SERVICE IN GOD’S NAME” (SIGN) is a community service program required for middle school students at St. George. The community service requirement was developed to help students become aware of and involved in their community. The community at-large offers students a variety of placements for which they can volunteer while learning about the needs, concerns, and challenges existing in their community. It is our hope that this initial experience will spark an interest in our students to continue pursuing community projects.

SIGN Program Update
August 2021

Dear St. George Families,

As we begin a new school year, we look forward to being able to return to a sense of normalcy in our routines. Sadly, COVID-19 is still a factor in our decisions as we plan for this new year, and this includes the impact on the service hours that our 7th and 8th graders would normally be required to obtain. Taking into consideration the guidelines put forth by the Diocesan Schools Office, as well as the protocols that many of our charities still have in place, we are continuing the suspension of service hours for this school year. Should things improve enough to enable our students to pursue service hours, we will let you know and will adjust the requirements accordingly. 

Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy have been a hallmark of our Catholic faith for millenia, and we do not make this decision lightly. Please know that there are numerous opportunities for us all to live out our faith by showing mercy to those in our own family, to our neighbors, and to the wider community. Students, please do not let the fact that you are not “getting credit” for service hours deter you from actually performing Works of Mercy. Rest assured, The Lord notices, and He will richly reward you for your efforts.

Thank you so much for your understanding, and may God bless you and your family abundantly. 

Sincerely,

Lynn Blanchard
Coordinator of Religious Education 

Michael Mire
Catechist

Josie Duke
Catechist