WELCOME TO OUR NEW PASTOR, FATHER SHANE STOPPEL-WASINGER
The Parish is delighted to welcome Father Shane to St. George. Father Shane is the seventh pastor of St. George since it was declared a parish during the tenure of Fr. William Nolan. Click here to learn more about Father Shane: Father Shane’s Bio
WOMEN’S COUNCIL RUMMAGE SALE 2022
Wednesday, May 25th, 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday, May 26th, 9 AM – 11 AM at half price! 11AM-12PM (Bag Sale $5!)
The Women’s Council’s Annual Rummage Sale is around the corner, so start your spring cleaning! We are looking for gently used donations that we can sell to raise funds for the Women’s Council. Please carefully read information about drop off dates and items that we can accept. As much as we would like to take everything offered, some items just don’t sell and/or are costly to have dispose of if they don’t sell, so please understand that there are items that we cannot take. We are thankful and appreciative of all that you can offer!
Collection dates are as follows:
Saturday, May 21st, 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, May 22nd, 9 AM – 5 PM
Note: Due to fewer volunteers at drop off, we ask you (if you have the time and the physical ability) to carry items in and help us set up your donations at the proper locations; each table is marked, and it would be very helpful to us and would reduce the sorting time.
Books (hard & soft) CDs, DVDs, Games, Puzzles
Toys: wooden, plastic, metal
Children’s Clothing, infant to size 10/12 (clean, gently used clothing items only)
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, etc.
Linens, Fabric and Household décor items
ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT:
We cannot accept any adult clothing, coats, shoes, boots, luggage, handbags, stuffed animals, dolls, costumes, winter sports equipment, large workout equipment (ie. rowing machine), fabric/stuffed furniture, cushions or pillows, cribs, car seats, baby gates, carpets, curtain rods, blinds, mattresses, computers/printers, vases and personal care items (e.g. shampoo, lotion, etc.)
Items must be dropped during collection hours only. Thank you for being respectful of the Women’s Council by following guidelines.
If you have any item that falls under the items that we cannot accept BUT IT IS NEW, HIGH END, OR ESTATE WORTHY, please take a picture and text it to Catherine Schmid at 612-594-6027 to see if it can be donated. Thank you for your understanding!
KELLY, THANKS FOR THE MUSIC!
Please join in celebrating Kelly Kadlec’s 10 years of service to our community as we thank her for the music! We will be enjoying treats and music in the Community Center after the 9:15 AM Mass on Sunday, May 29th. This will be Kelly’s last Mass in direction of our Music Ministry, so make sure to stop by to bid her a fond farewell.
Monthly Community Dinner
Calvin Presbyterian Church, 177 Glendale Dr, Long Lake, MN 55356
Thursday, May 26, 5:30-6:30pm
Calvin Presbyterian, St. George and Trinity Lutheran unite to provide a monthly meal for the community of Long Lake and their church members. All people are welcome! This is a great way to meet people from your community. Dinner and beverages are provided; there is no cost for the meal but donations will be accepted if you wish to give. The location varies from month to month as the churches rotate hosting duties. Father
Ralph Huar Memorial Scholarship program
Deadline July 15th
This year Knights of Columbus scholarships will be
awarded in honor of Fr Ralph Huar. Fr Ralph was a
member of the KCʹs and was a strong supporter of the
scholarship program which was initiated during his
tenure as our Pastor. The number and value of the
scholarships will be determined later this summer. St
George high school seniors, current college or vocational
technical students are eligible to apply. Applications must
be turned into Grand Knight Steve Cox by July
15th. Scholarships will be awarded during Corn Days in
August. Applications can be found at the front or side
entrances of the church or at this link: 2022 KC Scholarship Application
Additionally, anyone who wants to contribute to this fund
to honor Fr Ralph, who passed away this fall, can do so by
making out their checks to the KCʹs (Fr Ralph memorial
listed on the memo line) and placed in the collection or
sent to the church office in an envelope marked KC
Scholarship. Thanks for your generosity.
Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Fund
Our St. George Knights of Columbus Council 12293 has created a fundraising team that will allow anyone to contribute to the Ukraine Solidarity Fund. 100% of donations go directly to those most in need. If you are inclined to help, you can type the following address into your computer address bar. It will take you to the donation page for our St. George Council Team (KC Council 12293). Then you can donate any amount via a credit card at this link:
Our team has already donated $1,100, placing us 7th in the nation for KC Teams. Your donation will help inspire others to help this important cause. Here is a message from Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly announcing the program.
The Knights of Columbus announced a commitment of $1 million for immediate distribution to support Ukrainian refugees, including Ukrainian Knights and their families impacted by the recent Russian invasion of their country, according to a press release.
Located in New Haven, CT, the organization has also launched the Ukraine Solidarity Fund, an international fundraising campaign among its members that will match all funds raised up to an additional $500,000.
In a message to Knights around the world, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly encouraged the organization’s more than two million members to respond with continued prayers and material support.
“The situation in Ukraine is dire and worsening. The people of Ukraine and our brother Knights in that nation need our help,” Supreme Knight Kelly wrote.
According to the release, the relief funding will be used to provide shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing and religious goods, as well as other humanitarian needs.
The Knights will work with both the Latin and Greek Catholic Churches in Ukraine, with dioceses and Knights of Columbus councils in Poland, and with international humanitarian aid agencies to address needs quickly and effectively, they said.
“In this time of intense danger, know that your brother Knights of Columbus around the world are praying for you, your families and all the people of Ukraine,” Supreme Knight Kelly said in a video message to the more than 1,800 members in Ukraine.
Please help the Ukrainian people in their time of need!
FORMED PARISH SUBSCRIPTION
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LIMITED EUCHARISTIC ADORATION IN THE CHAPEL
Monday, 9am-8pm, Wednesday, 9am-9pm, Thursday, 9am-9pm
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
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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. 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. There are currently no Covid restrictions in place at St. George, though people who wish to continue to wear masks may do so.
Communications: All plans and procedures are subject to change based on Archdiocesan, city, and state mandates.
EMERGENCY LINE TO FATHER JUETTNER: To report an after-hours medical emergency, to request the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick or to report a death when the office is not open, please call 952-473-1247 and press 9 at the main menu. Please leave a detailed message for Fr. Juettner with a call back number.
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
Emergency Line: Dial 952-473-1247 and press 9 at the main menu.