We will continue to post updates on the Website & Facebook page (St. George Parish).
WHAT NOW? CELEBRATION OF SACRAMENTS, RESOURCES & MORE:
Mass - There are several options to attend Mass online. Sunday Mass will be streamed on Keloland at 10 AM Sunday morning. Visit the Diocese Website for more information & the Mass links.
Looking for Daily Mass? - Bishop Robert Barron will be celebrating Mass online each day here!
Looking for a place to pray in quiet? St George will be open from 7 AM - 9 PM everyday. Please practice social distancing if you are using the church. For our brothers and sisters, do not come to the church if you may have been exposed or are ill. You can virtually login to an adoration chapel here! Another great way to focus on Christ's presence and a great aid to prayer is sacred art. You can google sacred images of Christ if you do not have any at home or can pray while you focus on a sacred image in your home.
Other Free Prayer Resources:
iBreviary – Download the App in the App Store. The Prayer of the Church – The Liturgy of the Hours. When you pray the Liturgy of the Hours you are uniting your prayers with the prayers of the Church!
To access FORMED: Go to formed.org, Click on the "find out more" message in the middle of the screen., Enter our parish code: Y883W7, Fill out the registration form and you are eligible for all of the programs on FORMED for free!
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will still be offered. The Reconciliation schedule can be found below as well as on the MyParish app and in the Bulletin. Once again, if you come for the Sacrament, please be practice social distancing. Father King will hear confessions behind the screen only for this purpose as well.
The Bulletin will be released for the week each Thursday. We will post it on the MyParish app and the website. Please contact Rechelle if you would like a copy mailed to you each week.
Download MyParishApp through the App Store or Google Play! The Saint George App is one of our major modes of communication for our parish. PLEASE CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND ENABLE NOTIFICATIONS. By doing this, you will receive the latest information available from the parish.The bulletin will be available on the app every Friday. There are many resources available on the app so please take a look around and see what is offered!
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:
That’s it. You can return at any time to edit your donation or to view your financial records.
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
As we begin our second full week dealing with the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, I wish to address an important need in this time. I have been calling parishioners over the past days, and I will continue to do so throughout the coming weeks. I am very glad to hear that our parishioners, especially the elderly and sick, are very well looked after by their families and friends. It is a sign of the strong family ties and bonds of friendship that mark community. However, there are members of our community who may not have strong links to the rest of the community – newly arrived individuals and families to Hartford, people living in rented premises, etc. They need our particular attention. Perhaps now is a good time to reach out to them with a note, letting them know that you are available to help if they need assistance.
Our pantry is also available for anyone in need. It is there for all the members of the parish and the wider community. To help prevent the spread of the virus, we ask that whoever wishes assistance call the office with the list of needed items; we will pack them and leave them at the south entrance of the church for pick-up. Over the coming weeks we will also list items that we need to replenish our stocks.
Finally, I have an important announcement to make – one which I had hoped to make last week in person to you during Masses, but events determined otherwise. This week the parish began advertising for applicants for our DRE position. Zach will be moving to full-time teaching. He has done a great deal here to develop our religious education for all ages, and discipleship programs. He has contributed much to the deepening of the faith among many parishioners, and I know that he will be missed by many of our teenagers, who greatly liked him. I wish Zach much success in his future work and he will continue helping us over the coming years. The notice for the position will be on our website and the bulletin. Please pray that we will find an excellent replacement to Zach, who has been such a great DRE for Saint George.
Prayer of St Thomas More
O Lord, give us a mind that is humble, quiet, peaceable, patient, and charitable, and a taste for your Holy Spirit in all our thoughts, and deeds. O Lord, give us a lively faith, a firm hope, a fervent charity, a love for you. Take from us all lukewarmness in meditation and dullness in prayer. Give us fervor and delight in thinking of you, your grace and your tender compassion toward us. Give us, good Lord, the grace to work for the things we pray for. Amen.