CHURCH DIRECTORY PHOTO SESSIONS
UNIVERSAL CHURCH DIRECTORIES
SIGN UP TODAY!
MARCH 11, 12, 13
APRIL 25, 26
The church code is mn218 and the password is photos. You may sign up here for your professional portrait session: https://ucdir.com/schedule/login.php
Please note that the online sign up is disabled over the weekend so that people can sign up after Masses. Or you may call the parish office to make an appointment. We want all families and individuals to be represented in our new parish directory.
Be sure to sign up so that you will receive not only your free 8 X 10 portrait, but also your free directory. You may also wish to purchase additional pictures of your photo session.
If you want a directory, you must sign up for your photo session. If you cannot be here on the picture-taking dates, you may submit a picture of yourself or your family for a fee of $10 to receive a directory.
For those of you who have already paid a $10 fee to submit a bulletin picture rather than having your picture taken, we can either refund that fee now or roll it over the next directory. Please contact the parish office at 952-473-1247 or firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you would like to do.
With so many members moving or changing phone numbers and so many new members joining since the last directory, we hope that you will all support the new directory by participating in photo sessions in 2022! Thank you.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for PHOTO DIRECTORY
We need hosts and hostesses to check people in on the dates of the photo sessions in March and April. Please sign up after Mass in the back of the church or call the office. We appreciate everyone’s help to make this project successful!
FORMED PARISH SUBSCRIPTION
Diving into the beauty of the Faith has never been easier: at home, on the go, or from any internet connected device. Discover thousands of books, audio talks, movies, documentaries, and studies… there is something for every member of the family to help them grow closer to Christ and His Church. Check out the Advent resources available on FORMED! There are 3 easy steps for parishioners to Sign Up on FORMED. Contact the parish office for more information and how you can get access to FORMED!
FORMED Pick of the Week: https://leaders.formed.org/files/potw-vert.html
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16th
CELLPHONE SUNDAY at 9:15am
BRING YOUR CELLPHONE TO MASS!
DONUTS AND DOWNLOADS, After 9:15am Mass
The Church of St. George is giving you a special gift, a subscription to FORMED that can be used by every member of your family. Do you want to find out more about your faith or to be able to explain your Catholic faith to anyone who is asking you what it means to be Catholic? This App will give you a library of movies, videos, programs and learning tools for everyone in your family. This App from the Augustine Institute it is a great way to better understand and grow in your Catholic faith. FORMED staff will be handing out flyers with all the information to download this wonderful App and will also be available to help you to access FORMED on your phone or a tablet. Gather in the Community Center to enjoy donuts and your favorite beverage and learn how to download this App while viewing one of the great videos from The Augustine Institute.
LIMITED EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IN THE CHAPEL
We are offering parishioners the opportunity to spend some time in the chapel engaged in Eucharistic Adoration or private prayer. All parishioners are welcome, even those who are not current Adorers.
ADORACIÓN EUCARÍSTICA LIMITADA
Lunes, de 9 am – 8 pm
Miércoles, 9 am-8pm
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
Church of St. George Guide to Returning to Masses & End of Dispensation
As the pandemic subsides, and public gathering restrictions and safety protocols are lifted, it is time to gather as the Body of Christ once again. Therefore, the bishops and diocesan administrators of the Minnesota Catholic Conference reinstated the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation in July of 2021. Read about this decision, and find examples of special circumstances when a dispensation would still apply in Archbishop Hebda’s Letter to the Faithful (English):
Archbishop Hebda’s Letter to the Faithful (en Español):
The bishops do realize that there are reasons why a Catholic might continue to have a dispensation from the Sunday obligation, including when he or she is ill, serving as caretaker for one who cannot attend Mass, or required to quarantine. These faithful who do not attend Mass in person are asked to find a Mass on TV, the radio or online and make a Spiritual Communion. Where that is not an option, it would be appropriate to pray the Liturgy of the Hours or the Rosary. But for most of us, it is time to return to worshipping with others and receiving Holy Communion.
While livestreaming, watching Mass on TV, and listening to it on the radio have been suitable ways to celebrate the Lord’s Day when we could not come together in person and will continue to have their place when necessary, they lack one key piece: Jesus Himself. During the holy sacrifice of the Mass, Jesus Christ becomes truly present in the Eucharist. The bread and wine are not simply signs that lead us to Christ, but completely transform into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
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. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrances and where Holy Communion is distributed.
These are St. George’s current policies:
• MASKING: Masks are encouraged, not required, according to direction from the Office of Worship; Eucharistic Ministers will continue to wear masks when they distribute communion.
• DISTANCING: To allow those who are more comfortable continuing to distance, the barriers will remain on the west side of the church.
Thank you to everyone for your cooperation with our protocols and your caring and consideration for fellow parishioners during the pandemic. We invite all parishioners back to church and look forward to seeing you!
Communications: All plans and procedures are subject to change based on Archdiocesan, city, and state mandates.
Please click on the link Covid-19 Parish Update page for further resources during this difficult tim
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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
Emergencies only: 612-356-2246