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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COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE

**The Saint George Food Pantry is open to anyone who is in need during this time. It is open during office hours & by appointment; call & leave a message for Rechelle. Please specify what items you need & they will be bagged & waiting for pick up in the entry. Please spread the word that we are available and ready to help.

**Senior Meals are available for delivery to your home for anyone 60+ during this time of the COVID-19, thru your Senior Dining program. Please contact your senior diner  for further information to get signed up. Recommended meal cost is 4.00 (605) 528-3999

**Donations in support of St George can either be mailed, deposited at the drop box between the bulletin boards at the south entrance or by online giving. If you are interested in setting up online giving, please contact Rechelle.

Prayer sheet for home use.

Director of Evangelization

Saint George Parish, Hartford, South Dakota is seeking a Director of Evangelization who will oversee and direct the parish’s religious education programs in addition to guiding and equipping discipleship leaders within the parish. Candidates should be willing to effectively make known the Catholic Church’s teachings through the different activities of the parish, and give outstanding personal witness to the Catholic faith in their lives. Candidates should have a knowledge of Church teachings – a degree in Catholic Theology is preferred but not required – and experience in building community and intentionally investing in individuals. For more information please see the parish website (www.stgeorgehartford.com) or contact Fr. King at 605-528-3902 or [email protected]

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: 

Magnificat: https://us.magnificat.net/free

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.

Staff

Office Hours

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

Mass Times

Sunday Mass
Saturday
Sunday

Daily Mass
Tuesday & Thursday
Wednesday & Friday
1st Saturday

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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.

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

A Reflection

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.