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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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

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 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.

A Reflection

In last Sunday’s Gospel reading Jesus sends out the seventy-two disciples to preach, expel demons, and cure the sick in the villages and towns that He would visit. He reminds them that the harvest is rich but the laborers are few. He sends out the disciples to tell the people that the Kingdom of God is very near, and Jesus wants the people to become part of His Kingdom. Being a part of His Kingdom is the way to the everlasting life which is free from sin, sorrow and death.

That desire of Jesus is for every person of every place and age. He wants us to receive the life of grace that wells up to eternity which is given at baptism. Jesus tells us at the Ascension to “Go out and baptize all nations.” That divine command was meant for all His disciples – the Apostles, the Bishops and priests, religious sisters and brothers, and lay people. That has always been the case, and generations of Catholics have done this in their homes, in their communities, and among the people they know and mingle with. We are all called to do this even now – “to give reason for the hope we have within us” as Saint Peter tells us. That hope is expressed by our actions and our lives, and  our words by which we speak of Jesus and the life He gives us through the Church. Lay people do not baptize, unless in emergencies, but you take part in this great mission by speaking of the faith to your children and to others, by inviting people to be baptized or to enter the Church, by encouraging people to take part and persevere in the RCIA program, and by being a sponsor for someone who asks to be baptized and helping them as they prepare to receive the sacraments.

To do this has always been a challenge. At certain times in history that challenge is more daunting than at other times but it is never impossible. I would like to encourage you not to be afraid to show you are a Catholic by your actions and words. Your faithfulness will be a powerful sign that will attract souls to Jesus. Taking up this challenge will help you to deepen in your faith and in your moral life. It will provide you with opportunities to see the grace of Christ working in your own life and the lives of others. We are all called to speak of Christ and to be an ambassador for Him so that others will be won over to Him. I invite you to take up the mission that Jesus has given all of us: to proclaim the Good News to all creation and baptize all nations in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. ~ Fr. King