Welcome to St. George Catholic Church of Hartford, SD, located ten miles west of Sioux Falls, SD . Founded in 1882, we are older than the state of South Dakota and the Diocese of Sioux Falls. Though old, in 2010 we built a brand new and beautiful church to accommodate the growth of the Hartford area. We are a growing and thriving parish made up of many young families who wish to know, love, and serve God and his Church in this life and forever in the next. Currently we have 370 families and we are always adding more each month. All we need to have a perfect parish is you! Click here to learn how to join!
Assumption of Mary
St. George Parish: Tuesday 5:30 p.m.; 7 a.m., 7 p.m.
Christ the King Parish: 7 a.m., 12 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Holy Spirit Parish: Tuesday 5:30 p.m.; 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish: Tuesday 6 p.m.; 7 p.m.
Risen Savior Parish (Brandon): Tuesday 5:30 p.m.; 7 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Cathedral Parish: 6:45 a.m., 12 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
St. Katharine Drexel Parish: Tuesday 6:30 p.m.; 8 a.m., 6 p.m.
St. Lambert Parish: Tuesday 6 p.m.; 8:30 a.m., 7 p.m.
St. Mary Parish: 8 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
St. Michael Parish: Tuesday 5:30 p.m.; 8:15 a.m., 12 p.m., 7 p.m.
St. Nicholas Parish (Tea): 6:45 a.m., 6 p.m.
St. Therese Parish: Tuesday 6:30 p.m.; 7 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Saturday @ 5:30 pm
Sunday @ 8:00 am & 10:30 am
Tuesday & Thursday @ 5:30 pm
Wednesday & Friday @ 8:00 am
1st Saturday @ 8:30 am
First Saturday: Before and after 8:30am Mass
8:30 am-1:30 pm
A Reflection from Father King
This Wednesday we will celebrate the solemn feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Assumption is a very ancient part of our belief about the special place of the Blessed Virgin in God’s plan and the very special treatment she received as a result. This belief was made a dogma – truth contained in divine Revelation or which is necessarily connected with those truths that has been defined by the Church’s teaching authority and which we are obliged to give the adherence of faith – in 1950. In that year, Pope Pius XII declared that the "Immaculate Mother of God, the ever-virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory."
The earliest writings we have about what happened to the Blessed Virgin show that the early Christians held this belief from the very beginning. We believe that she was free from all sin, including original sin, by a special gift of God. Therefore, the Angel Gabriel calls her “already transformed by grace, who is one with the Lord.” God became a man through her – she is the spotless vessel who carries the Word made flesh who dwelt among us. She showed her sinlessness in her ever-faithful relation with her Son right up until His death and resurrection. And it has always been understood that she did not share in the normal fate of humans after death because Jesus’ promise that the body would rise again has already been given to her. Indeed, there are many ancient accounts that on her death her body disappeared from the view of those present with her.
Fr. William Saunders summarizes the faith of the ancient Church which is still ours today: “Since Mary was sinless and a perpetual virgin, she could not suffer bodily deterioration, the result of Original Sin, after her death. Also, if Mary bore Christ and played an intimate role as His mother in the redemption of man, then she must likewise share body and soul in His resurrection and glorification.” Her Assumption gives us hope – that what He gave her at the end of her time on earth will one day be given to us. Fr. Saunders again summarizes our hope: “The Feast of the Assumption gives each of us great hope as we contemplate this one facet of the beautiful woman of faith, our Blessed Mother. Mary moves us by example and prayer to grow in God's grace, to be receptive to His will, to convert our lives through sacrifice and penance, and seek that everlasting union in the heavenly Kingdom.”
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St. George is raising money for Pro-Life billboards in the Sioux Falls area. If you would like to donate to help cover expenses please make checks payable to Pro-Life Across America and give to Zach.
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