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Church of St. George Guide to Returning to Masses
Now that the church has reopened for Mass, we have a video for your review to show you what coming back to Mass looks like. Thanks to Nuriel Abdenur for putting the video together and our volunteers for participating. Back To Mass Procedures Video
En Espagnol: Bienvenidos a Misa!
Archbishop Hebda’s Video Regarding Masks
If you have not already seen this video which we distributed via Flocknote, please click here to see it: Archbishop Mask Video
The Mass schedule for this weekend is:
Saturday 4pm Mass
Sunday 9:15am Mass
Sunday 5:00pm Mass in Spanish
Father Juettner and the parish staff understand that some parishioners are eager to celebrate our faith by attending Mass and that others prefer to worship at home for now. We all want to safely worship God, practice our faith, serve in ministries, and see one another again. The Archbishop wants us to remind you that the obligation to attend Mass continues to be suspended during the pandemic and that the Archdiocese encourages people over 65 and those with pre-existing health conditions to stay home and avoid public gatherings, including Mass.
Holy Communion for those not attending Mass
For those who are not ready to return to a full Mass and plan to watch a livestream or TV Mass, Father will also distribute communion starting at 10:10am on Sundays — you may call the parish office for an appointment or sign up on Sign Up Genius: Holy Communion Sign Up
CITAS PARA RECIBIR LA COMUNION
Para aquellas persona que no se sienten cómodas asistiendo una Misa completa y planean ver una transmisión en vivo o una Misa por televisión, el Padre también distribuirá la comunión a partir de las 10:10 a.m. los domingos; puede llamar a la oficina de la parroquia para una cita o inscribirse en Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040544aeab2caa8-holy9
Liturgical Helpers Needed for Masses in July
Please sign up via Sign Up Genius or call the parish office for more information, 952-473-1247. No experience is necessary! We ask volunteers to come 30 minutes early for training and to sign forms.
Stay home if you or household member is sick: Anyone who feels sick, has an unexplained cough, or has a fever must stay at home. Anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, who has any symptoms of Covid-19 including loss of taste or smell, and anyone living with someone who has tested positive or is symptomatic, must quarantine for 14 days. All parishioners should continue to follow hygienic practices both at home and church by washing or sanitizing their hands often, avoiding touching their faces, and covering coughs and sneezes.
Entering the church safely: Wait for the doors to the church to be propped open before entering. Please use bathrooms prior to coming to the church, wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and use hand sanitizer as you enter.
Please follow ushers’ instructions: Seating will be assigned by ushers who will fill the pews from front to back. At the end of Mass, the ushers will dismiss one pew at a time, starting from the back and moving toward the front.
No choir and no congregational singing: Because singing emits aerosol particles with more force and distance, only the one or two music ministry singers will sing.
Communion will be distributed after Mass as you leave. Once the usher dismisses your row, walk to the communion station near your exit one person at a time, making sure to maintain social distancing with anyone who is not part of your household. Since communion is optional, if you do not wish to receive communion, you will still need to wait to be dismissed, but can then bypass the communion station and proceed immediately to your car.
Please follow all instructions for receiving Holy Communion. You must keep your mask on. You will hold out your two outstretched hands underneath the bottom of the plexiglass and the Eucharistic Minister will drop the host into your hands without any physical contact. Step 6ft away, pull down your mask to consume the host, replace your mask and then sanitize your hands as you exit.
Communications: All plans and procedures are subject to change — please see our website for the most up-to-date information. Our bulletins will be offered only in an electronic version or mailed by the parish office. Contact the parish office if you would like a bulletin mailed to you.
We have missed you and are very excited to welcome you back to Mass!
LIMITED EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
We are offering parishioners the opportunity 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.
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 email@example.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. 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, 12pm – 8pm
Haga click al enlace de abajo para obtener exencion en español :
COMMUNITY MEAL AT TRINITY Wednesdays in July from 5:30-6:30pm
Trinity Lutheran, the Church of St. George, and Calvin Presbyterian will be providing a free meal with curbside pick up at Trinity. They will be providing meals on a first come, first serve basis. The meal will be available curbside at Trinity.
COMIDA COMUNITARIA EN TRINITY todos los miércoles en el mes de julio de 5:30-6:30pm
La iglesia Trinity Lutheran, la Iglesia de San Jorge y Calvin Presbyterian proporcionarán una comida gratis que se podrá recoger en la acera en la iglesia de Trinity, 2060 County Rd 6, Long Lake, MN 55356. Se proporcionarán comidas por orden de llegada. Por favor de llegar temprano.
CORN DAYS TO GO
Saturday, August 8th, 11am-6pm (Raindate: Sunday, August 9th)
The State Fair may be cancelled, but the Spirit of Corn Days lives on with an event which will involve the curbside pick-up of roasted (still in the husk) or fresh corn in the parish parking lot on Saturday, August 8th from 11am-6pm for a free will donation. (Sunday, August 9th is the rain date.) Please save the date on your calendar! We will be putting out a call in the next few weeks for volunteers to detassel and help distribute the corn. We very much look forward to August of 2021 when we hope to celebrate together again, but for now we just happy that we can maintain a “kernel of Corn Days” through our Corn Days To Go event.
Please click on this link for a map which describes how this event will work: Corn Days To Go
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 will continue to 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. Be sure to send an email or leave a message on the church voicemail so that a staff member can call you back. Most business with the parish office can be conducted via phone or email. Meetings with parish staff are by appointment only. Any visitor to the parish office will need to have his/her temperature take and must complete a health questionnaire.
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.
The parish will also continue to facilitate the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick to those who request it. Please contact the pastor, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or parish emergency line: 612-356-2246 to detail the circumstances of the patient or resident and entry requirements to hospital/senior care center. 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 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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Phone: 952- 473-1247
Emergencies only: 612-356-2246