Lenten Events, Holy Week Schedule, Fasting and Abstinence:
A Sign Up for Holy Week Masses will be available on this website in the coming weeks.
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.
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
Haga click al enlace de abajo para obtener exencion en español :
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 MassesNow 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.
En Espagnol: Bienvenidos a Misa!
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: 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.
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: email@example.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. 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 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
Phone: 952- 473-1247
Emergencies only: 612-356-2246