National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Adoption brings together two different families for the common good. It brings emotions of happiness, sadness, and excitement… often felt at the same time by both the couple and the birth parents.

Since 1961 Catholic Family Services of South Dakota, as a licensed Child Placement Agency, has helped thousands of families seeking adoption support. Find out more or make a donation by going to their website at


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Sunday TV Mass - November 19, 2017

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

RSS Bishop’s Statements

  • 2017 White Mass Homily October 18, 2017
    Thank you for being with us today as we celebrate this “White Mass’ where we recognize, honor and pray for all those in the healing ministry of health care, Catholic and not. It is named the White Mass because of the tradition of wearing white garments, although that is less common these days. We priests […]

RSS Bishop’s Homilies

  • TV Mass Homily 11/19/2017 November 18, 2017
    What do you want out of life? What do we all want? Today’s gospel reading challenges us to think about it. Where does our culture suggest fulfillment can be found: in material stuff, in pleasure, in financial security, in popularity or power. I must admit there was a time when I bought into all of […]

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Catholic Radio Programs

Catholic Views – November 19, 2017

  We talk with Mark Conzemius and Dan Goeller about this year’s Christmas at the Cathedral concert.

Catholic Views – November 12, 2017

  We talk with Deacon Roger Heidt about cemetery ministry, praying for the faithful departed and deacon formation.


Ignition 337 – Read Well!

  Dr. Chris interviews Marcie Stokman, founder of Well Read Mom, on what makes great books great.

Ignition 336 – Read More!

  Dr. Chris interviews Marcie Stokman, founder of Well Read Mom, on the spiritual value of reading.


This Month's Issue

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Posted: November 1, 2017, 9:36 pm

Bishop Swain's Column

November is a time when we pray in thanksgiving for all those saints who though imperfect and not formally raised up by the Church sought to live holy lives. We also remember all those who have die...

Posted: November 1, 2017, 9:39 pm


Fr. Mike's Column

We sat in quiet as the sun was setting, casting its autumnal light through the colors of the stained glass windows surrounding us. We sat in the beautiful quiet of St. James Church in Chamberlain, ...

Posted: November 1, 2017, 9:44 pm


Bulletin Extras

Bulletin Headlines

Identifying the gifts of stewardship

Posted: November 10, 2017, 4:42 pm
Make sure the Church is part of funeral preparations

Posted: November 7, 2017, 9:11 pm
Sioux Falls parish celebrates centennial

Posted: November 2, 2017, 3:34 pm
Institution of Acolytes at Cathedral of Saint Joseph

Posted: November 1, 2017, 10:02 pm

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