Statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of South Dakota

Appointment of the Executive Director of the South Dakota Catholic Conference.
The Most Reverend Robert D. Gruss, Bishop of Rapid City, and the Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls are pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Motz as the first executive director for the South Dakota Catholic Conference. This newly created Conference will serve as the official voice of the bishops of South Dakota on issues of public policy, providing explanations of Church teaching and their practical application.

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Bishop's Cup

August 28, 2017 - Minnehaha Country Club - Sioux Falls

The newly renamed Bishop’s Cup is one of the areas premier golf tournaments played this year at Minnehaha Country Club in Sioux Falls! You can choose to play in one of two different formats:

Bishop's Scramble: is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top two teams in each flight. A crystal-cup traveling trophy will be awarded to the team with the low net score.
Bishop's Challenge: is a four-person team. Each golfer plays own ball, with the two best balls, scored hole by hole. A crystal-cup traveling trophy will be awarded to the team with the low net score.

All of the proceeds from this charity event go to benefit Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center for the Diocese of Sioux Falls.


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Sunday TV Mass - August 20, 2017

The Sunday TV Mass is produced and broadcast weekly by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. Our goal…

Bishop's Statements

The recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia saddens and shocks all people of good will. It also ought to prick our consciences. Racism, especially in this instance of white supremacy, is sinfu...

Posted: August 14, 2017, 12:03 am


Bishop's Homilies

This has been another week filled with sadness, violence, and disrespect for life around the world and in our own country. We pray for all those adversely affected in any way and for reconciliation...

Posted: August 20, 2017, 1:50 am

PodCasts & Radio


Catholic Radio Programs

Catholic Views – August 20, 2017

We talk to Jeff Simmons, president of the Aberdeen Catholic Schools, about preparing teachers and students for the upcoming school year.

Catholic Views – August 13, 2017

We talk to Jan Feterl about upcoming events and news from the Catholic Community Foundation.


Ignition 325 – A Father’s Story

  Dr. Chris interviews Fr. Andrew about his faith journey.

Ignition 324 – Bible Stories!

  Dr. Chris and Fr. Andrew discuss some of their favorite passages from the Bible.


This Month's Issue

Striving to be Healthy and Holy Families View this month’s edition of The Bishop’s Bulletin

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Posted: July 28, 2017, 9:27 pm

Bishop Swain's Column

We pray in the Our Father: “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” It is a high standard indeed and a humbling one: our forgiveness of others will be the standard b...

Posted: July 28, 2017, 9:30 pm


Fr. Mike's Column

In a few weeks, we will be sitting in stands again, watching local high school and college football teams compete. In a few weeks, we will be amazed as these young men work as a team, winning or lo...

Posted: July 28, 2017, 9:32 pm


Bulletin Extras

Bulletin Headlines

Local News - Diocesan Events

Recitation of the rosary planned

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Rite of Consecrated Virginity

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