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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.
Christ is Risen!
For anyone whom I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Travis Crotty and I am a seminarian for the Diocese of Sioux City in my third year of theology studies in preparation for the priesthood. I will be ordained a transitional deacon in Sioux City on May 31st. I began studying for the Diocese of Sioux City eight years ago and after one year in college seminary my family moved to Hartford. For the past seven years I have continued to study for the Diocese of Sioux City but call Hartford my home.
It was such a joy to spend the Sacred Triduum with the parish community of St. George. I have been so blessed as you have all received me into this community with open arms and great hospitality. The joy of Jesus, crucified and risen, shines in the St. George community. But in a special way this Easter joy shines as Mike and I prepare for ordination to the transitional diaconate. We have been preparing for a long time and look forward to receiving this special sacrament as we continue toward the holy priesthood.
The diaconate is a unique ministry within the Church that dates back to the Acts of the Apostles. The Apostles chose seven reputable men to assist them in their ministry. The word deacon comes from the Greek word for servant. Today there are two types of deacons in the Catholic Church. A permanent deacon is a man, usually older and married, who experiences a special call from the Lord to serve in His Church later in life. The permanent diaconate is a ministry of service that is usually concretized in assisting and preaching at Mass, baptizing children, and witnessing marriages outside of Mass. The transitional deacon however is a man who is in formation for the priesthood. A seminarian is ordained a deacon one year prior to his ordination to the priesthood. He will serve in a parish in his diocese for a summer and then back in the diocese where he goes to seminary for his final academic year.
The diaconate is a ministry at the service of the bishop and his priests. As a transitional deacon I will be given the responsibility of proclaiming the Holy Gospel at Mass, preaching homilies on occasion, baptizing, and witnessing marriages. I will be assigned to Mater Dei Parish in Sioux City this summer and look forward to being fully immersed in the life of the parish community and learning how the Lord wants to use me as an instrument of his grace and goodness in the lives of his people.
Please continue to pray for Mike and me as we humbly approach our bishops to receive the sacrament of Holy Orders in the coming weeks. Please continue to pray with us for an increase of Holy vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and marriage in the Dioceses of Sioux Falls and Sioux City.
God bless, Travis Crotty
This week both Mike Kapperman and Travis Crotty will be ordained to the diaconate. Mike will be ordained on May 30, at 11:00am at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Sioux Falls. Travis will be ordained on May 31, at 5:00pm at the Cathedral of the Epiphany, 10th and Douglas Streets, Sioux City. I hope that you will be able to attend one of the ordinations – it is always a very inspiring and grace-filled moment. Mike will assist and preach his first homily at the 8am Mass on June 2. The Knights will provide a breakfast afterwards during which you will have the opportunity to greet Mike. Travis will assist and preach at the 8am Mass on August 18. The Knights will provide breakfast after the 8am Mass at which Travis will be present to say hello to you. Please keep both Mike and Travis in your prayers.~ Fr King