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!
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
For online books, movies, bible studies, talks and more sign up for the free parish program called FORMED.
Use the parish code: Y883W7
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:
- Click on the Online Giving link.
- Select the collection you wish to donate to and click to make a donation.
- 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.
At Saint George Parish we are pursuing new opportunities to foster a stronger parish life and better engage the New Evangelization. As a part of these efforts we are happy to announce that Saint George Parish now has it's own app for Apple and Android phones.Our new app will allow us to send you useful and important messages throughout the week regarding our parish life and events, and allow you to reply to messages or RSVP for events.There will be no need for parishioners with smart phones to remember to silence their phones before Mass. The app will send you a reminder to silence your phone 20 minutes before the Mass you select. Many more great features will be a help to all of us, such as, daily Mass readings, Catholic news, prayers and prayer reminders, quick access to online tithing, Confession reminders, and our weekly bulletin.
A Reflection from Father King
Last week I addressed the first of the symbols given to a baptized person, which is the anointing with sacred chrism. The second symbol is the baptismal garment. This a white gown or robe placed over the baptized person. There are many families that retain a beautiful tradition of keeping a baptismal gown that all members of the family are baptized in. If you do not have that tradition, perhaps you could consider starting such a family custom.
The baptismal garment is a sign of the state of the soul of the baptized – washed of all sin and in union with God. It is a reminder that this is how the soul should be at the end of life – still clean of sin and in close union with God, ready to enter into His heavenly kingdom.
The Church asks the baptized, parents and godparents to strive to keep the soul unstained by the ugliness of sin. That is a key element of our Christian life. Sometimes we can look on the Church’s moral teachings as just a bunch of rules to control us. However, how we live our lives directly affects our soul – either keeping us clean of sin and in union with God, or stained and tarnished by sin and separated from God. Our moral life is an expression of our desire and our decision to trust in God and love Him; and to truly follow His way, live by His truth and seek His divine life. That is a daily undertaking with frequent struggles and falls but always with the chance to turn back to the compassion and mercy of Jesus who is always present to help us in this task. A key to keeping our soul in union with God is to harbor a hatred for sin – we should not hate but this is the one thing that we should regard with the greatest aversion so that it will not enthrall us and drive us far from God.