Advent is the liturgical season in the Church meant to help us prepare for the coming of Christ. The coming of Christ at Christmas is called the Incarnation – the Son of God assuming human nature and becoming a man in order to save us.

Read this featured article and much more in this months The Bishop’s Bulletin.

Scheduling Change:  Due to Bishop Swain’s participation in the liturgies commemorating the life of Bishop Robert C. Morlino, the 4th Bishop of Madison (WI), the monthly rosary offered outside Planned Parenthood’s facility will be held on Tuesday, December 18 beginning at noon.


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Emily Wilson will be joining us as our keynote speaker at the Aberdeen Youth Rally on March 24th, 2019! Emily is a speaker, author, and musician..

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Check out these amazing people who are going on pilgrimage to the March for Life in Washington D.C. January 16-20, 2019. Click on their photos..

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Sunday TV Mass - December 9, 2018 - The Second Sunday of Advent

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

RSS Bishop’s Statements

RSS Bishop’s Homilies

  • Sunday TV Mass Homily – December 2, 2018 December 1, 2018
    With the Christmas holiday and holyday less than a month away, many will identify with the verse in today’s Gospel: “beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.” Sadly the hubbub and expectations of our cultural […]

Upcoming Diocesan Events

  1. Christmas at the Cathedral

    December 13 - December 16
  2. Bishop Praying at Planned Parenthood

    December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  3. March For Life

    January 16, 2019 - January 20, 2019

PodCasts & Radio


Catholic Radio Programs

Catholic Views – December 16, 2018

  We are joined by Dr. Chris Burgwald to talk about the Pope’s December prayer intention, “In the service of the transmission of faith”.

Catholic Views – December 9, 2018

  We are joined by the gift planning officers from the Catholic Community Foundation to discuss year-end giving.


Ignition 361 – The Case for Jesus, Part XI

  Dr. Chris and Fr. Joseph Scholten conclude their occasional series on Dr. Brant Pitre’s book, The Case for Jesus, and its importance of us as disciples today.

Ignition 360 – The Case for Jesus, Part X

  Dr. Chris and Fr. Joseph Scholten continue their occasional series on Dr. Brant Pitre’s book, The Case for Jesus, and its importance of us as disciples today.


RSS This Month’s Issue

  • December 2018 Pondering the Incarnation: God is with us
    View this month’s edition of The Bishop’s Bulletin Pondering the Incarnation: God is with us is the featured article in the December edition of The Bishop’s Bulletin. The post December 2018 Pondering the Incarnation: God is with us appeared first on The Bishop's Bulletin.

RSS Bishop Swain’s Column

  • May we use these days of Advent to see more clearly
    For unto us a child is born… Christmas is a day and season for rejoicing. We celebrate with gifts and music, flowers and lights, family meals and gathering with friends and their friends. However it is easy to get caught up in the secular swirl of the season and neglect its source and meaning. Doing […]

RSS Fr. Mike’s Column

  • We bring meaning to the words
    On a lovely November afternoon nine years ago, at the glorious age of 46, I stood in the chapel on Camp Rapid in Rapid City, raised my right hand in front of Chaplain Lynn Wilson and swore an oath. In that moment, I joined the South Dakota Army National Guard and, even more important, I […]