Prepare the Way - Advent Season is Upon Us

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.

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Christmas at the Cathedral

December 19-22, 2019

Christmas at the Cathedral, the nationally acclaimed Christmas celebration, will be performed six times Thursday through Sunday, December 19-22, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls. There is no better tradition within our community and no better way to prepare for the Christmas season than attending Christmas at the Cathedral.

RSS Bishop’s Statements

  • Joint Statement Regarding the Execution of Charles Rhines November 4, 2019
    Bishop Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, and the Very Reverend Michel Mulloy, Diocesan Administrator of Rapid City. Pursuant to a Warrant of Execution, today the state of South Dakota intends to execute inmate Charles Rhines. On this occasion, as the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls and the Diocesan Administrator […]

RSS Bishop’s Homilies

  • TV Mass Homily 12/01/2019 December 1, 2019
    I pray that you all had a thanks filled Thanksgiving Day and took the opportunity to count your blessings and thank God for them. Someone said that gratitude is the memory of the heart. Every Thanksgiving day I try to remember who helped shape my life – my grandparents and other relatives, teachers, friends, some […]


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RSS Bishop Swain’s Column

  • The entry of God into our lives continues every day
    From the Gospel of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was […]

RSS Fr. Mike’s Column

  • Making our support tangible
    Several years ago I was standing in the Exchange store at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. I was a few days away from graduating from the Army Chaplain School and was there to pick up my dress uniform from the tailor. I also knew I was just a few days from leaving for my deployment to […]


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Sunday TV Mass - December 1, 2019 - First Sunday of Advent

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

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Catholic Radio Programs

Catholic Views – December 8, 2019

  This week, Fr. Jeff Norfolk discusses the importance of prison ministry in our diocese.

Catholic Views – December 1, 2019

  This week, Jerry Klein welcomes back Dr. Chris Burgwald. Jerry and Chris discuss St. John Henry Newman, and how his teachings are still relevant to this day.


Ignition 381 – Fr. Paul Rutten, what does it mean to be Christian?

  Dr. Chris talks with Fr Paul Rutten about what it means to be Christian

Ignition 380 – Love the one you’re with

  Dr. Chris talks with Chris Motz about how loving others begins with loving the actual, specific people we encounter on a daily basis.

Upcoming Events

6:30 pm Grieving a Loss during the Holidays
Grieving a Loss during the Holidays
Dec 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Grieving a Loss during the Holidays-Six Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.November 5– December 10, 2019 at Catholic Family Services, 523 N Duluth, Sioux Falls. Directed by Dr. Marcie Moran. This program is for adults who have lost loved ones and are grieving during the holiday season. The program is designed to be educational[...]
all-day Seminary visit to St. Paul MN @ St. John Vianney Seminary
Seminary visit to St. Paul MN @ St. John Vianney Seminary
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
Seminary visit to St. Paul MN February 14-16, 2020 Visit St. John Vianney seminary and/or St. Paul Theological seminary in St. Paul MN with Fr. Jordan Samson. Who: Males 16-25 years of age. When: Friday morning February 14th. Return Sunday afternoon February 16th. We will leave from Christ the King parish parking lot in Sioux[...]
all-day Seminary visit to Winona @ Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
Seminary visit to Winona @ Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary
Mar 14 – Mar 16 all-day
Seminary visit to Winona March 14-16, 2020 Visit Immaculate Heart of Mary seminary in Winona, MN with Fr. Jordan Samson. Who: Males 16-25 years of age. When: Saturday morning March 14th. Return Monday afternoon March 16th. We will leave from Christ the King parish parking lot in Sioux Falls Saturday the 14th at 8:00am. Cost:[...]