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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Saint George Catholic Church

Saint George Parish Annual Turkey Dinner 

408 S. Western Ave Hartford, SD 

Turkey and Dressing, Potatoes, Gravy, Beans, Coleslaw, Cranberries, and Desserts 

Sunday, October 27th Serving 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

Country Store and Raffle 

Adults- $10.00~ 6-12 - $5.00~ 5 and Under- Free

Carry-Out meals will be available.

Staff

Mass Times

Sunday Mass
Saturday @ 5:30 pm
Sunday @ 8:00 am & 10:30 am

Daily Mass
Tuesday & Thursday @ 5:30 pm
Wednesday & Friday @ 8:00 am
1st Saturday @ 8:30 am

Confession Times

Thursday: 6:15-7:00pm                                                                Saturday: 4:00-5:00pm                                                                             First Saturday: Before and after 8:30am Mass

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday
8:30 am-1:30 pm

For online books, movies, bible studies, talks and more sign up for the free parish program called FORMED.

 Register HERE. Use the parish code: Y883W7

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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:

  1. Click on the Online Giving link.
  2. Select the collection you wish to donate to and click to make a donation.
  3. 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.

Donation link for Elaina Wegleitner, St George parishioner who is participating in NET MINISTRIES for the next year. Thank you for your donation!

A Reflection

Next Sunday, October 20, we will hold a conference on the topics of funerals and preparing oneself or a loved one as life comes to an end. The conference will be in the Parish Hall from 3pm to 5pm. I hope that you will be able to attend.

This is an important issue. For a long time, every community had a defined routine for dealing with the death of someone and for the funeral rites. Over a number of generations those routines or traditions have disappeared or changed. There are many reasons for the changes including the greater distances family members have to travel to attend a funeral, and the fact that many employers do not allow their employees much time for bereavements. These and other factors have created changes in the ways that people schedule funerals as well as how they approach the organization of a funeral. Another factor that has affected how funerals are celebrated has been the loss of faith among many people. Any observer will have noticed over the past years that less and less funerals are held in churches, and that church funerals are increasingly marked by rites or activities that are more secular than religious in nature. For example, we hear more and more of “celebrations of life” rather than “funerals.” Behind this simple title lies the idea that there is nothing after this life, so all we have to commemorate is the memory of the life that has just finished. There are other issues such as how to respect the remains of a loved one in a Christian way, and the proper spiritual care of a dying person. These are all important issues that we will try to touch upon in this conference.

Deacon Glenn Ridder, who is a doctor, will address the moral considerations around end of life issues. I will address the sacramental and spiritual preparation, of the dying, for death; and the basic marks of a Catholic funeral and how they are to be lived out in our own parish. Finally, Kelly Benson, a Sioux Falls lawyer, will talk about power of attorney and wills; and Andrew Bartell from the Catholic Foundation will speak about considering the Church in your will. We will have our local funeral directors present, and we will offer you the opportunity to collect the materials you need to plan your funeral Mass.

These can be hard things to consider. We would rather leave them aside but they are best prepared for so that the funeral rites are celebrated in a truly Catholic way. ~Fr King