Welcome home to St. George! Join us in inviting others to come to the Lord’s table and fully receive him once again. We also invite you to celebrate with us after this Sunday’s 9:15am Mass with a cake reception for our graduates, Confirmands from 2020 and 2021, and our First Communicants from 2020-2021. Everyone is invited!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FATHER’s DAY BREAKFAST: Sunday, June 20th, 8:30am-11am
Enjoy a wonderful pancake and sausage breakfast, as well as the fellowship we have missed so much! Free will donation.
BACK TO MASS GATHERING: June 26th after 4pm
Join us in the community center for a chance to socialize with fellow parishioners while nibbling on fruit, meat, and cheese. Beverages also provided.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR! CORN DAYS IS BACK! Saturday, August 7th from 1pm-10pm
We are excited to announce that the Parish Council has determined that Corn Days will be held on Saturday, August 7th from 1pm-10pm. While the event has been scaled back to one day and there will be no outside vendors or children’s games, we believe that providing live music and corn, brat, and beer booths for nine hours will create the fun Corn Days vibe that so many of us love, even if it’s not a typical Corn Days. We are excited to start planning this special event and to welcome everyone back to the grounds!
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 IN THE CHAPEL
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.
ADORACIÓN EUCARÍSTICA LIMITADA
Lunes, de 9 am – 8 pm
Miércoles, 9 am-8pm
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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 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 have decided to reinstate the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation beginning the weekend of July 3-4, 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: Starting 5/22, masks will not be required, according to direction from the Office of Worship, “Those fully vaccinated are not at significant risk for contracting or spreading the coronavirus and need no longer wear facemasks” except in places where it is legally mandated — Long Lake does not have a local mask mandate. “Those not vaccinated are safer if they continue to wear masks” but are not required to do so. “Individuals who are more comfortable wearing a facemask may continue to do so.” Eucharistic Ministers will continue to wear masks when they distribute communion.
- DISTANCING: Starting May 29/30, barriers will be removed from the main section of pews in the church, as well as on the north part of the choir side. To allow those who are more comfortable continuing to distance, the barriers will remain on the west side of the church. We will also maintain the divider down the middle of the choir side pews since we are still required to maintain a 12 foot distance between our music ministry and congregants.
- WEEKDAY MORNING MASSES, Tuesday-Friday: Starting on June 1st, morning Masses at 8:30am will resume the four-day schedule.
- CONFESSIONS IN THE CONFESSIONAL: Starting on June 1st, Reconciliation will no longer take place in the library but will move back to the Confessional. Reconciliation takes place each Wednesday from 6pm-7pm and each Saturday from 3:00pm-3:45pm.
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 SUMMER HOURS:
The parish office will be open this summer on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-12pm and by appointment. Parish staff will be in the office at other times as well, so be sure to send an email or leave a message on the church voicemail so that a staff member can call you back.
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.
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
Covid 19 Response