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!
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Mass Times

Sunday Mass
Saturday @ 5:30 pm
Sunday @ 8:00 am & 10:30 am

Daily Mass
Tuesday & Thursday @ 5:30 pm
Wednesday & Friday @ 8:00 am
1st Saturday @ 8:30 am

Confession Times

Thursday: 6:15-7:00pm                                                                Saturday: 4:00-5:00pm                                                                             First Saturday: Before and after 8:30am Mass

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday
8:30 am-1:30 pm

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Saint George Holy Week Schedule

**Confession April 18; 5:15-6:15pm

**Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper April 18;7pm

    *Altar of Repose until 10pm

**Divine Office April 19; 8am

**Stations of the Cross April 19; 12pm

    *Divine Mercy Novena recited after Stations

**Confession April 19; 5:15-6:15pm

**Good Friday Service April 19; 7pm

**Divine Office April 20; 8:30am

**Confession April 20; 12-1pm

**Easter Vigil April 20; 8:30pm

**Easter Sunday Mass April 21; 8am* and 10:30am

    *Divine Mercy Novena recited following rosary

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A Reflection from Father King

Today we celebrate the solemn and joyful Feast of Easter Sunday – the day of Jesus’ resurrection. We may be joyful that our Lenten fasting and sacrifices are over, and that Easter heralds the coming of Spring and warmer weather; but we are – or should be – joyful today and throughout the Easter season because Jesus has risen from the dead.

In our time, Christmas is given the status of the most important of our feast days and Lent is seen as the most spiritual time. But Easter has always been, and continues to be, the central feast. If Jesus had not risen from the dead after the Romans had killed him on the cross, then at Christmas we would be celebrating the birth of just a normal man. And Lent is a time to prepare to remember and receive the fruits of what Jesus did for us on the cross and in the tomb when He loved us to the point of death and then defeated death by rising from the dead.

During this time of the year we will see issues of the National Geographic and Time Magazine as well as TV programs trying to explain away what happened after Jesus died. They will say that Jesus didn’t really die, the Roman soldiers were mistaken into thinking that he was dead when he was actually unconscious; that he was resuscitated by a doctor after everyone had left the tomb; that the disciples of Jesus suffered from mass hysteria and convinced themselves that he had come back as a ghost; or that the disciples had a dreamy vision of Jesus’ spirit rising up to heaven so that they could say “He is still alive somewhere in heaven.” There are answers to each of these arguments including that Roman soldiers were good at killing and knew when their man was dead; and that suffering mass hysteria will not last for a long time so that the apostles could not possibly have suffered and undergone martyrdom for a dream or something they knew was a delusion. The Anglican bishop and theologian N.T. Wright writes: ‘The best historical explanation is that Jesus of Nazareth, having being thoroughly dead and buried, really was raised to life on the third day with a renewed body (not a “resuscitated corpse,” as people sometimes dismissively say), a new kind of physical body, which left the empty tomb behind…and which possessed new properties that nobody had expected or imagined.’ It is the resurrection that convinces the Apostles and the disciples that Jesus is more than a great man – He is the Lord who has defeated death and now calls us to receive that new kind of life. Today we celebrate Jesus the Lord’s victory over death and the new life He won for us when He broke open the tombstone.