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Here’s a good (and brief) prayer service to pray at home. Pray well!

Ways to tithe:

  • 1. Switch to online giving (either credit card or ACH/bank account). Form can be found here
  • 2. Mail your tithe to the Parish Office: PO Box 49, Linn, MO 65051
  • 3. Legends Bank has offered that our parishioners are welcome to drop their tithe into the night deposit slot at their main bank location and they will collect for the Parish

The official daily prayer of the Church is called the Liturgy of the Hours and consists of five prayer times throughout the day:

  • Office of Readings
  • Morning Prayer
  • Day Prayer
  • Evening Prayer
  • Night Prayer

It is primarily composed of Psalms, a brief Scripture reading, and intercessions. Point your smart phone at this QR code and a pdf of the prayer for that time of day will automatically come up on your phone. Pray well!

May 24, 2020 Sunday Mass Recording

Many Helpful Resources from the Diocese

Additional Resources for Prayer at Home

March 2020 Letter From Father Dan

Fr. Dan and members of our Parish have formed a Parish Response Team. Any parishioner able and willing to volunteer to help in some capacity the members of our Parish and community are encouraged to contact the Parish Office with your name and contact information. You can also sign up on the diocesan website and your information will be directed to our Parish:

If you are in need of assistance in some fashion, please contact the Parish Office and our newly formed Response Team will contact you. You can also sign up on the diocesan website for help at this link:

Father Dan Merz

Message from Father Dan Merz

Saint George! A saint, a parish, a school. Nearly 150 years of holiness, sacraments, and education.

Saint George! We are a family of faith, a community of service…and a field hospital for sinners--and every one of us who joins St. George belongs to that family, is wanted for that service, and is in need of that hospital.       Read More

Contact Information Update

It is easier than ever to update us of contact information changes. Click the link below to update your information with the parish office.

Update Contact Information


We still have many sesquicentennial souvenirs for sale. The items include soft cover history books, cookbooks, hats, visors, ornaments, wine glasses, decanters, beer mugs and t-shirts.

If you wish to purchase any of these items, please contact the parish office at (573)897-2293.

Formed Registration

Give Online

Online giving available for the church, the school, and the home and school association. Click below to see how easy it can be!

St. George Online Giving

Sign-up for Liturgical Assignments

We want to give individuals who feel comfortable to come to mass and be included in liturgical assignments the ability to sign-up for what works best for them.

Sign-up here!

Public Masses Returning!

St. George is restarting public Masses beginning May 4! ­čśÇ
But with the following mandated restrictions­čś×:

You can read the full Instructions from Bishop McKnight at this link on the diocesan website: Mass Instructions


  1. All the faithful are obliged to wear face masks for Mass. Please obtain your own masks. We have some, but not enough for all.
  2. Doors will be propped open before and after Mass for entering and exiting without having to touch the door.
  3. Ushers will wear gloves in passing out bulletins and in directing people to pews. If you have been receiving an electronic version of the bulletin, we encourage you not to take one at Mass.
  4. We are required to maintain the social distancing rule of six feet between households (not individuals, but households) throughout the service, so we can only use every third pew. This will limit us to about 22 pews per Mass (instead of the normal of 57). We don’t know the best way to do this, other than the ushers will help to seat people until we’re full. We could then direct others to the church hall downstairs (with at least audio available) and bring Holy Communion down at the appropriate time. Please be patient, because this is all new and strange. Also, keep in mind that the obligation to attend is lifted through June 30. So, if you would really like to come to Mass, but are concerned with the crowd and there being enough room, you could come during the weekday Masses and receive Holy Communion then.
  5. There will be no offertory procession and no sign of peace. Communion will be in the hand only. Collection baskets will be placed at all the entrances for donations.
  6. All the hymnals have been removed to a table in the chapel. If you would like to take a hymnal and make it your own personal hymnal during this time period, then please take one, sanitize it, and take it home with you. You can bring it back each time you come back to church, but please be sure to take it back home with you afterward.
  7. Confessions will resume in the church before Saturday evening Mass. Each penitent is asked to use a Clorox wipe to sanitize the kneeler after your confession.
  8. The parish will sanitize pews, doors and knobs, bathrooms, light switches, elevator call buttons, etc., after each service.

If you are homebound and would like to receive Holy Communion, please contact the parish office.

Spiritual Tips & Ideas

  1. Family rosary at home for Coronavirus victims
  2. Praying the divine mercy chaplet for an end to the pandemic
  3. Read the daily readings
  4. Live-stream the Mass (many places are offering this)
  5. Pray the Divine Office
  6. Use social media to share how your family or community is praying
  7. Host a video live-stream for members of your parish to pray the rosary
  8. Take time on Fridays to pray the stations of the cross on your own, connecting your struggles with isolation with Jesus’ solitude in carrying his cross to Calvary
  9. Watch a movie about the life of Christ and spend time reflecting on this image of Jesus and what it can teach you about your faith and your life

Reach Out!

  1. Call or email (or socially network with) your parents and grandparents, relatives, and any friends who may feel isolated, living alone, or who may be susceptible to the Coronavirus to provide a kind word, to see what help they need, or to provide your love and support in these challenging days.
  2. Offer to get groceries or other necessities for those who cannot go out.
  3. Check on friends who live alone to see if they need anything.
  4. Have compassion for those most at risk and advocate for vulnerable populations in society (the elderly, those in poverty, homeless persons, persons with disabilities, those already sick or hospitalized, those with compromised immune systems, among others)

Children's Liturgy

Do you have a passion to shape childrens' minds and help them understand GOD through the weekend readings. If so, we are looking for you!

We are looking for individuals to spend 20 minutes of their time to help with the Children's Liturgy during Sunday mass. To learn more, please review the sign-up link.

Children's Liturgy sign-up

Calling all alumni of St. George

Please register to help us keep our records up to date, and we can also keep you informed (with your permission) of how your grade school alma mater is doing!

Alumni Registration

Shop Scrip for parish and school

The St. George Scrip program purchases gift cards from participating local merchants and the Great Lakes Scrip Company at a reduced price and then sells them at face value. To learn more about the scrip program and how it helps the church and school, visit St. George Scrip Program.

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