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
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Use the parish code: Y883W7
A Reflection from Father King
We are approaching the beginning of Advent and this will be a time when we will make a significant change that all of you will notice. From the First Sunday of Advent, December 2nd, we will be using a new hymnal called the Saint Augustine Hymnal. It will not be like the current music issues and missals that we presently use. It will be a permanent hymnal with hymns and the readings and prayers of the Mass all in one volume.
The reasons for the change are the following:
- Cost: The new hymnal will bring significant savings to the parish. We will pay for the new hymnals over a three-year period at the same annual fee that we currently pay for the yearly music issue and missal. After that, we will no longer have to pay annual fees for new missals and music issues.
- Avoiding waste: While the annual missals and music issues were sent for recycling at the end of each year, they still constituted a poor use of material resources – both of paper and transportation. Having a permanent hymnal is an efficient way of caring for our natural resources.
- Music: The hymnal contains a mixture of traditional and contemporary hymns, many of which you will already know. There will be new hymns to learn, but that is already the case with our current yearly music issues that introduce new hymns every year. However, having a stable repertoire of music will allow all of us – musicians, cantors and congregation – to become very familiar with the hymns that we sing throughout the year, and therefore sing with even greater perfection with time.
It will take a little getting used to, especially finding the readings for each Sunday, but we will let you know what page to go to at the beginning of each Mass and we will include the page numbers in the bulletins. I invite you to give this change time to accustom yourselves.
Finally, we will have Mass at 9:00am on Thanksgiving morning. I hope that you will be able to attend so as to begin this special day with family and friends in a holy way – the Mass is our greatest act of thanksgiving to God who is the source of all blessings. Thanksgiving weekend is the time that many of you put up your Christmas decorations. I would like to invite you to keep aside some final decoration for Christmas Eve so that your home reflects that Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas.