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.
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
Thursday: 6:15-7:00pm Saturday: 4:00-5:00pm First Saturday: Before and after 8:30am Mass
8:30 am-1:30 pm
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Please contact Rechelle if you would like assistance.
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.
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