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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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
Last week Bishop Swain celebrated his 75th birthday. Canon Law requires that he submit a letter of resignation to Pope Francis when he reaches his 75th year. He has done that and will continue to serve as the bishop of the diocese until his successor is named. In a letter to the priests of the diocese he thanked all the faithful in the diocese for their support throughout his twelve years as our Bishop. He has asked us to pray for the Holy Spirit to guide the selection of our new bishop. He recommended a prayer that dates back to the time of Bishop Hoch’s retirement as Bishop of Sioux Falls in 1978:
Heavenly Father, you sent Jesus to shepherd your people and the Holy Spirit to make your people one. Look with favor upon those who will select our new bishop. Give them your vision and let their judgment be clear. Speak your will to them. We thank you for our past shepherds and the blessings they have been for the people of this diocese. Lord, send your Holy Spirit to anoint our new bishop that he may continue the work of renewal in the Church, and unite our parishes, priests and people in love, truth and wisdom. Give him a true shepherd’s heart like that of Jesus, that he may give strength to the weak, heal the brokenhearted, console the lonely, bring back the wandering and be a power against the evil of our day. In the powerful name of Jesus we pray.
Finally, I would like to announce that Ann Gooley will be our Music Director, who will take on the responsibilities that Pat McMahon and Val Horacek have been fulfilling for a long number of years. Pat has selected the music for all our Masses and Val has scheduled our cantors and accompanists for all Masses for a long number of years. I thank them for their generous dedication and support of the parish in such an important part of our liturgies. Ann is Music Director at Saint Michael’s Parish in Sioux Falls and has extensive experience in liturgical music. I am very glad that we will be able to count on her knowledge and capabilities.