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 has made Online Giving available for our weekly offerings, as well as other parish collections. Donating is simple, safe, and secure and take less than five minutes.You’ll be able to give to any of our collections and view complete financial records at any time. Set up a one-time or recurring donation by following these three easy steps:

  1. Click on the Online Giving link.
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  3. Enter your payment information.

That’s it. You can return at any time to edit your donation or to view your financial records.

Please contact Rechelle if you would like assistance.

A Reflection

The book “A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts” by Andrew Chaikin is a historical account of the Apollo space program that culminated in the first moonlanding on July 21st 1969 by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin followed by five more landings. We are approaching the 50th anniversary of that extraordinary moment in the nation’s history.

The mission director of Apollo 11 was a man named Gene Kranz. He was made in famous in the movie Apollo 13, being played by Ed Harris who imitated his crew cut hair style, and his famous white suit vest. He led the mission team that guided Apollo 13 to safety after its near fatal explosion on the way to the Moon. He coined the phrase “Failure is not an option” during that dramatic mission.

Chaikin relates that on the morning of July 21st, 1969, Kranz did what he did every morning before going to Mission Control – he attended Mass. He was a daily Mass goer, and he was not going to miss Mass on that day no matter how historic it may be or how much needed to be done. It was essential to him to have the strength to lead his team and the crew to safety and success. In a recent interview, he said that his greatest pleasure nowadays is to sit in the evening to pray the rosary. I just wanted to mention this for two reasons. Firstly, Gene Kranz shows that devotion and science and great human traits can and do go together. Secondly, he shows that no matter how busy our schedules and duties may be, it is important and possible to make time for Mass. There were many, many reasons for him to skip Mass on July 21st, 1969, and yet he didn’t do so. The Mass for him, was and is what it should be for all of us – the center of his life, the source of courage, strength, light and peace in the midst of his daily struggles and endeavors. It is Christ who comes to us in Mass, no matter how distracted or preoccupied we may be, and it is He who assists to do the great and little things well and more than well.

As we enter the summer season with all its projects and jobs, tournaments and camps, trips and vacations, I would ask you to learn from Gene Kranz who shows us that no matter how busy or preoccupied we may be, that we can and must find time for the Mass. If he could go to Mass on the day he led Mission Control to direct Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the surface of the Moon, I think we can do it during our busy summer weekends.

This week some parishioners were targeted by a group of scammers. I wish to thank you for your patience and understanding. Please note that the parish’s database or WeShare site were not hacked or used by the scammers. I also want you to know that I would never ask you for gift cards, or would I ask you for donations by text, or demand that you give me assistance with charitable work. If you have any questions, please let me know.