Liturgical Helpers Needed for Ash Wednesday and Masses During May:
WOMEN’S COUNCIL RUMMAGE SALE
Wednesday, May 26th, 10am-5pm
Thursday, May 27th, 9am-11am (Bag Day)
The Women’s Council is excited to announce that it will hold its annual rummage sale this spring, though due to Covid-19 safety concerns, we are limited as to what we can accept. We thank you in advance for being respectful of these donation limitations as items that we cannot accept result in additional expenses and volunteer time to dispose of them. The sale on 5/26 will take place under tents outdoors; the bag day sale on 5/27 will be in the community center with limited numbers permitted indoors at each time.
Collection Dates are as follows:
Saturday, May 22nd, 9am-5pm
Sunday, May 23rd, 9am-5pm
Books (hard and soft covered) CDs, DVDs, Games, Puzzles Toys: wooden, plastic, metal
Kitchen Items: dishes, glassware, utensils, pots and pans, cutlery
Furniture: wood, metal, plastic or wicker
Sports equipment: current season only golf, baseball, tennis, bikes, small weights, balls, yard games (ie. croquet, badminton)
Tools: household or garden tools Jewelry, gifts, decor: frames, pots, candles, trays, wine racks, cards
ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT:
We cannot accept any clothing, coats, shoes, boots, luggage, handbags, linen, fabric, stuffed animals, dolls, costumes, winter sports equipment, large workout equipment (ie. rowing machine), small appliances or any item requiring electricity (including TVs, DVD players, CD players), fabric or stuffed furniture, cushions or pillows, cribs, carpets, curtain rods, blinds
Items must be dropped during collection hours only. Thank you for being respectful of the Women’s Council by following guidelines.
Knights of Columbus Scholarship 2021: Greg Ehalt Memorial Scholarship program
This year the Knights of Columbus scholarship(s) will be awarded in honor of Greg Ehalt. Greg was instrumental in initiating our Knights of Columbus scholarship program. He helped organize and manage this program every year since its inception in 2012. Fundraisers allow the Knights to support charitable causes, as well as our scholarship program. Since we have not been able to have fundraisers because of the pandemic, we are relying on direct donations to keep the program going this year. If you wish to donate to the scholarship fund, you can do so by check made out to “Knights of Columbus scholarship fund”. You can send the check to the Church of St George or put it in the collection basket. The number and the value of scholarships will be determined later this summer. St. George high school seniors, current college or vocational technical students are eligible to apply. Students can find the application form at the front entrance to the Church or here: http://stgeorgelonglake.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/APPL-FOR-ST-GEORGE-KC-SCHOLARSHIP-FUND-2021-1.pdf
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
Lunes, de 9 am – 8 pm
Miércoles, 9 am-8pm
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Sign Up for Flocknote Today!
Sign up for Flocknote, a digital communications tool, that the parish is using 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. Flocknote messages bring you important information about parish events, announcements, and Covid-19 protocol updates. Father Juettner will also be announcing an exciting adult faith formation opportunity that is only available via Flocknote. You can SIGN UP FOR FLOCKNOTE by texting STG133 to 84576 OR by emailing bookkeeper Lynn Johnston at email@example.com and providing your cellphone number and email address OR by clicking on this link: https://ChurchofStGeorge1.flocknote.com/Parishioners
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.
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: 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.
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.
Communications: All plans and procedures are subject to change — please see our website for the most up-to-date information.
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 and open by appointment only, 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. Father Juettner will hear confessions in the library, which is larger than the confessional. Please enter the building via the parish office exterior door. Right now times for the Sacrament of Penance will be: Saturdays from 3:00pm-3:45pm and Wednesday nights from 6:00pm 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
Covid 19 Response