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

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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

This coming week is marked by a tradition that older Catholics may remember but younger Catholics (and not so young Catholics) will not remember or know of. That tradition is known as Ember Days. There are four sets of Ember Days throughout the year – in the weeks after the first Sunday of Lent; after Pentecost; after the third Sunday of September; and after December 13, the feast of Saint Lucy. Ember Days are the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of those weeks. They are days set aside to fasting (as on Ash Wednesday with one full meal and two small meals) and prayer. These days are not observed in the United States but continue to be observed in other countries. They can still be observed on a personal or family basis.

The purpose of the Ember Days is primarily to offer prayer and sacrifice for a good harvest, in thanksgiving for the harvest, to pray for the needs of mankind (whether for the end of wars or for those afflicted by disasters and plagues), and to pray for priests and vocations. They are also a time of spiritual renewal as these more austere days, with a greater focus on prayer, help all who practice it to re-focus their minds on God and His things with consequences for the good of others. The intentions of Ember Days (crops, wars, disasters and plagues, vocations and priests) remain as valid as ever. Perhaps we need to pray more than ever for these intentions as our world struggles with conflict and the threat of conflicts in many places; where we know ourselves that a good harvest is never a given; where pestilence is still a constant presence for many in our world today; and when we live in a time of crisis for vocations to the priesthood and the religious life. Fasting adds to our prayers.

It is a tradition that no one is obliged to, but if you are looking for a time and observance to pray for our farmers and crops, for the needs of many millions in distress in our world, and for priests and vocations, this is a great way to offer prayers to God in petition and thanksgiving.

                                                                                             ~Fr. King     

Due to the devastation created by Hurricane Dorian, a special collection envelope is available in the foyer for any assistance you wish to donate. Funds will be forwarded to the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. The diocese will then forward them to the USCCB.