Welcome to the Church of St. George

LIMITED EUCHARISTIC ADORATION RETURNS

Wednesday, 3pm-7pm

Saturday, 12pm-4pm

We are offering parishioners the opportunity twice per week to spend some time in the church engaged in Eucharistic Adoration or private prayer.  All parishioners are welcome, even those who are not current Adorers.  We are providing for appropriate social distancing and cleaning protocols that meet CDC guidelines. A head Adorer will be available to give instructions and answer questions.  As we cannot have more than 10 people in the church at one time, we hope that you understand that you may need to wait in your car for a time until someone leaves or when the next hour begins so that we do not exceed the 10 person capacity.

The Archdiocese wants us to remind parishioners that those 65 years and older and those with chronic conditions are encouraged to stay home.  Do not come to church if you are sick, have a fever, or have been exposed to Covid-19.  We recommend wearing a mask and using your restroom at home before coming to church to limit your points of contact while you are here.  Everyone entering the church for prayer is asked to sign a one-time waiver that acknowledges that they accept risks associated with potential exposure to Covid-19.  Please click here for the waiver:  http://stgeorgelonglake.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Pandemic-Waiver-.pdf .  Signed waivers can be emailed to stgeorge@msn.com or dropped off in the basket at the back of church.  We also have hard copies in church if you need to fill one out.

Wait to enter the church until the door is propped open for you.  Be sure to maintain a 6 foot distance from others who do not belong to your household.  Use the hand sanitizer provided at the entrance to the church.  The pews are cordoned off to provide for social distancing.  The head Adorer for the hour will give instructions how to disinfect your pew with an alcohol-based solution that we will provide before you sit down.  Let the spray dry.  You may sit with only other people from your household and must keep a six foot distance from all other people.  You will disinfect your pew and kneeler (if you have used it) again before you depart, and you will use hand sanitizer as you leave as well.  Please ask the head Adorer if you need assistance or have any questions.  Do not congregate or visit with others in the parking lot.  These measures are for everyone’s protection and to stop the spread of Covid-19. God bless you all!

 

ADORACIÓN EUCARÍSTICA LIMITADA

 Miércoles, 3pm – 7pm

 Sábado, 12pm – 4pm

Estamos ofreciendo a los feligreses la oportunidad, dos veces por semana, de pasar un tiempo en la iglesia para la adoración eucarística u oración privada. Todos los feligreses son bienvenidos, incluso aquellos que no son adoradores actuales. Estamos proporcionando protocolos apropiados de distanciamiento social y limpieza que cumplen con las pautas del CDC (Centro de Control de Enfermedades). Un adorador principal estará disponible para dar instrucciones y responder preguntas. Como no podemos tener más de 10 personas en la iglesia a la vez, esperamos que comprendan que tal vez necesite esperar en su automóvil por un tiempo hasta que alguien se vaya o cuando comience la próxima hora para que no excedamos la capacidad de más de 10 personas.

 La Arquidiócesis quiere que les recordemos a los feligreses que los mayores de 65 años y aquellos con afecciones crónicas son alentados a quedarse en casa. No venga a la iglesia si está enfermo, tiene fiebre o ha estado expuesto al Covid-19. Recomendamos usar una máscara y usar el baño en casa antes de venir a la iglesia para limitar sus puntos de contacto mientras esté aquí. A todos los que ingresan a la iglesia para orar se les pide que firmen una exención única que reconoce que aceptan los riesgos asociados con la posible exposición al Covid-19. Esta exención se distribuirá a través de Flocknote y en nuestro sitio web. Las exenciones firmadas pueden enviarse por correo electrónico a stgeorge@msn.com o dejarse en la canasta en la parte posterior de la iglesia. También tenemos copias impresas en la iglesia si necesita completar una.

 Espere para entrar a la iglesia hasta que la puerta esté abierta. Asegúrese de mantener una distancia de 6 pies de otros que no pertenecen a su hogar. Use de inmediato el desinfectante de manos provisto en la entrada de la iglesia. Los bancos están acordonados para proporcionar distanciamiento social. El adorador principal del momento le dará instrucciones sobre cómo desinfectar su banco con una solución a base de alcohol que le proporcionaremos antes de sentarse. Deje que el spray se seque. Puede sentarse solo con otras personas de su hogar y debe mantenerse a una distancia de seis pies de todas las demás personas. Desinfectara su banco y rodilla (si lo ha usado) nuevamente antes de partir, y también usará desinfectante para las manos cuando salga. Pregúntele al adorador principal si necesita ayuda o si tiene alguna pregunta. No se congregue ni visite a otros en el estacionamiento. Estas medidas son para la protección de todos y para detener la propagación de Covid-19. ¡Dios los bendiga a todos!  

Haga click al enlace de abajo para obtener exencion en español :

http://stgeorgelonglake.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Pandemic-Waiver-in-Spanish.pdf

 

PARISHIONER EMERGENCY FUND

FOR FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS IN NEED

The parish applied for and received a grant from the Catholic Community Foundation through the  Minnesota Catholic Relief Fund (MCRF), which provides grants to parishes during the pandemic. The grant we received will help us provide direct support to families experiencing financial need arising from the economic impact of COVID-19.  Direct support grant funds are distributed directly to individuals and families to help with rent, food, medical bills, or other emergency expenses.   If you have been greatly impacted by Covid-19, you may apply for assistance through this fund.  Applicants must be active St. George parishioners

To apply, please contact:

Melba Reyes Chavarria at 612-296-7584 or  mreyes.stgeorge@hotmail.com 

OR Sara Dore at 952-473-1247 or stgeorge@msn.com 

for a brief interview.  If you get our voicemail, please leave a message with a callback number.  

All applications are confidential.  These one-time grant amounts will be based on a variety of factors including the number of applicants, the number of people in a household, the type of need requested, individual  circumstances or extenuating factors.  Church staff may contact you for additional information if necessary.  Please pray for all our families who are in need.

 

FONDO DE EMERGENCIA PARA FAMILIAS E INDIVIDUOS EN NECESIDAD DE LA COMUNIDAD DE SAN JORGE

 

 
La parroquia solicitó y recibió un donativo de la organización Catholic Community Foundation a través del Fondo de Ayuda Católico de Minnesota (MCRF), que proporciona ayudas a las parroquias durante la pandemia. El donativo que recibimos nos ayudará a brindar apoyo directo a las familias que tienen necesidades financieras derivadas del impacto económico de COVID-19. Los fondos de apoyo se distribuyen directamente a individuos y familias para ayudar con el alquiler, la comida, las facturas médicas u otros gastos de emergencia.                                              
                                                                   
Si usted ha perdido su trabajo, si sus horas se han reducido o si ha incurrido en facturas médicas, puede solicitar asistencia a través de este fondo. Los solicitantes deben ser miembros activos de la parroquia de San Jorge.
 
 
Para aplicar, por favor contacte a:
 
Melba Reyes Chavarria al 612-296-7584 o mreyes.stgeorge@hotmail.com
 
O Sara Dore al 952-473-1247 o stgeorge@msn.compara una breve entrevista.
 
Si recibe nuestro correo de voz, deje un mensaje con un número de teléfono para devolver le su llamada.
 
Todas las aplicaciones son confidenciales. Estos montos de asistencia solo se pueden dar una vez y se basarán en una variedad de factores que incluyen la cantidad de solicitantes, la cantidad de personas en un hogar, el tipo de necesidad solicitada, las circunstancias individuales u otros factores atenuantes. El personal de la Iglesia puede contactarlo para obtener información adicional si es necesario. Recomendamos aplicar lo más pronto posible ya que los fondos son limitados.

Oremos por todas nuestras familias durante este momento difícil de incertidumbre para que Dios nos guie y nos ayude. 

Holy Communion at the Church of St. George 

Father Mark Juettner and Deacon Bruce Bowen will be distributing Communion in two locations, the church and the community center.  When you arrive, they will provide instructions how to receive the Eucharist in a safe manner.  For their protection and yours, please wear a mask.  Each 10 minute appointment has only 1 sign up slot, either for an individual or for a family who lives in the same household.  Please sign up for the next available slot — do not leave a gap.  Sign up only once to provide other individuals and families an opportunity to receive the Eucharist.  You may, however, sign up again if there is a slot remaining 1 hour prior to the start of Communion. If you do not have access to our website via your computer or phone, call the parish office and leave a message that you would like to sign up.  A staff member will call you back. 

To enter the church, please enter through the front doors of the church.  To enter the community center, enter through the single door that opens directly into the community center.  Do not arrive early; please remain in your car until your scheduled time and until the person or family ahead of you has exited the building.   Our foremost concern is for the safety of our parishioners and Father Juettner and Deacon Bowen.

Click on this link to sign up via Sign Up Genius: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040544AEAB2CAA8-holy

 

Sagrada Comunión en la Iglesia de San Jorge

 

 El Padre Mark Juettner y el Diácono Bruce Bowen distribuirán Comunión en dos lugares, la iglesia y el centro comunitario. Llevarán máscaras y guantes, y cuando llegue, ellos le darán instrucciones sobre cómo recibir la Eucaristía de manera segura. Para su protección y la de ellos, use una máscara. Cada cita de 10 minutos tiene solo 1 espacio de registro, ya sea para un individuo o para una familia que vive en el mismo hogar. Regístrese para el próximo espacio disponible para que no haya un vacío en el registro. Regístrese solo una vez durante la temporada de Pascua para brindar a otras personas y familias la oportunidad de recibir la Eucaristía. Sin embargo, puede inscribirse nuevamente si queda una cita abierta 1 hora antes del inicio de la Comunión. Revise los espacios disponibles a continuación y haga clic en el botón para registrarse. ¡Gracias!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040544AEAB2CAA8-holy  

 

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE CANCELLED

The annual Memorial Day service in the St. George Cemetery has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the limit of 10 to public gatherings.  While a group gathering is not possible, you are welcome to visit the cemetery to pray and pay tribute to your loved ones.  Respect social distancing by maintaining a 6-foot distance from anyone who is not part of your household.  You can also still honor our veterans in a different way this year.  Even though the service is cancelled, we encourage you to reach out by phone or email to a veteran or to the family of a deceased veteran that you know to thank them for their service and sacrifice.  God bless our veterans and their families.

COMMUNITY MEAL AT TRINITY  Thurs, May 28, 5:30-6:30pm

Trinity Lutheran Church will be providing a free picnic meal of hamburgers, chips, baked beans, and pickle with curbside pick up. They will be providing 200 meals on a first come, first serve basis.   They are planning future meals on some Thursdays.   

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The parish staff is preparing for Mass and the reopening of the church with all proper health and safety guidelines in place.  We are waiting for information and direction from the Archdiocese and hope to have our full plan in place for you by the end of next week.  Check out our Covid-19 Update page link below for Resources for Mass to find a TV or online Mass.

Please click here to read the Catholic Bishops’  letter regarding resumption of Mass: Minnesota Bishops’ Letter 05 20 2020

Please click on the link Covid-19 Parish Update page for further resources during this difficult time.

 

CHURCH/OFFICE CLOSED BUT PARISH MINISTRY CONTINUES

The parish office and the church will be closed, but parish personnel will continue to be available, working remotely to answer phone calls and emails and to continue the operations of the parish.

Father Juettner will also continue to minister to pastoral needs. In keeping with directives from the Archbishop, Father Juettner will continue to hear confessions, though he will be hearing “drive-thru” confessions. Right now times for the Sacrament of Penance will be:  Saturdays from noon until 1:00 pm and Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  

Father will also continue to administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick to those who request it.  Please contact the pastor, by email: juet79@hotmail.com or parish emergency line:  612-356-2246 to detail the circumstances of the patient or resident and entry requirements to hospital/senior care center.  If someone is sick at one of the area hospitals, usually there is a priest chaplain on duty who serves the patients and administers the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick there.  Contact the nurses station to learn how to contact the resident chaplain on duty.   With many facilities not allowing visitors at this time, it is important to determine if a chaplain is available at the facility.

CONTINUED FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Please click here to read an important message from Father Mark Juettner and the Finance Council: Stewardship 

We ask that you prayerfully consider continuing to support the the parish’s ongoing ministries and operations by mailing in your envelope or setting up electronic donations online. To participate in online giving, click here:  Online Giving

STAY CONNECTED

We are here to support you spiritually and to provide updated information and resources:

  • Watch for emails with current information.   If you are not currently receiving emails from us, contact the parish office at stgeorge@msn.com or 952-473-1247.
  • The parish office will continue to produce a weekly bulletin and post it on this website.  Bulletins can be found under Our Parish in the menu at the top of the homepage.  If you know someone who would cannot access the bulletin online but would like to receive a bulletin, please have that person call the parish office. 
  • Sign up for Flocknote, a digital communications tool, that the parish is adopting to keep touch in with parishioners. We invite parishioners to join Flocknote for FREE, to receive regular digital communications from the church via email or text, whichever method they choose.  You can SIGN UP FOR FLOCKNOTE by texting STG133 to 84576 OR by emailing bookkeeper Lynn Johnston at ljohnston.stgeorge@gmail.com and providing your cellphone number and email address OR by clicking on this link:  https://ChurchofStGeorge1.flocknote.com/Parishioners

 

EMERGENCY LINE TO FATHER JUETTNER: To report an after-hours medical emergency and request the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick or to report a death when the office is not open, please call 612-356-2246 and leave a detailed message with a call back number. Google Voice will ask you to state your name and then will connect you with the emergency line voicemail.  Leave a detailed message with a call back number so that Father Juettner can call you back.

 

Mission Statement: We express and embrace the Divine Will in caring for each other, liturgy, Eucharistic Adoration, ministries, stewardship, outreach, social gatherings and prayer. 

 Please join us – all are welcome!

Church of St. George
133 North Brown Road
Long Lake, MN 55356

stgeorge@msn.com
Phone: 952- 473-1247

Emergencies only: 612-356-2246

 

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