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!
Saint George Parish Directory~Schedule your family session
Click HERE to view available dates and times and schedule your photo session. If you are planning a mulit-generational photo session, please contact the office to schedule.
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
A Reflection from Father King
This week Tri Valley and West Central begin the new school year. It is hard to believe that the summer vacations have come to an end. I hope that all of you have had a very enjoyable and restful summer season, and that our farmers are looking forward to very good harvest this year. I pray that all our teachers, school staff and students will be safe throughout the coming school year, and that this year will be a year in which each student – from kindergarten to college senior – grows in knowledge, wisdom and virtue.
Each new school year brings it challenge, whether it be a child beginning preschool, or a college freshman learning to live away from home with a very demanding workload, or a college senior preparing to enter the world of professional work. Whatever the challenge, whether for student, parent, or teacher it is always important to bring God into our response to that test.
Bringing God into our school life can be a very simple process – a simple prayer at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day, and simple prayers throughout the day. Even the shortest prayer opens our minds and wills, our hearts and souls to the presence and help of Jesus. Here are some simple suggestions:
At the beginning of the day, before setting of for school:
O my God, I offer thee all my thoughts, words, and actions of this day for thy greater honor and glory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (This takes less than 30 seconds to say together).
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God's love commits me here, ever this day, be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
Some simple prayers during the day:
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for me.
Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, be merciful to me a sinner.
At the end of the day:
An Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, and Act of Contrition.
This is a very simple prayer regime but whatever our prayer we are always calling on the Lord Jesus to come to us and bless us. I hope that this can become an essential part of your school life – as individuals and families.