The 44th Annual March for Life will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017. The Diocese of Sioux Falls will be participating in the March and invites you to come along. The pilgrimage will include participation in the March, the Catholic youth rally, some free time to visit sites at our Nation’s Capital, and time at the National Basilica. Visit our Youth Page for more information.

Bishop's Statements

We come together this Veterans Day to remember those living and dead who have sacrificed in defense of liberty and in loving concern for others and to remember those who supported them in and out o...
Posted: November 11, 2016, 10:40 pm


Bishop's Homilies

“Here I am Lord, I come to do your will,” the psalmist sings. We are now praying in what the Church liturgical calendar calls Ordinary Time, having last week ended the season of Christmas. The Chur...
Posted: January 15, 2017, 12:00 am

PodCasts & Radio


Catholic Radio Programs

  This week’s guest is Daryl Thuringer, the newly appointed Delegate for Discipleship & Evangelization and Director of Parish Services.
Posted: January 12, 2017, 5:58 pm
  Dr. Chris Burgwald joins us with tips on improving your spiritual life in 2017.
Posted: January 9, 2017, 6:06 pm



    Dr. Chris and Fr. Andrew discuss the importance of being patient with yourself and with God in your spiritual growth.
Posted: January 11, 2017, 5:34 pm
  Dr. Chris interviews guest Cameo Anders about her journey of faith.
Posted: January 4, 2017, 6:09 pm


This Month's Issue

2017_january_cover“Opening The Gate” This months issue features the sacrament of baptism. View this months Bishop’s Bulletin
Posted: January 1, 2017, 8:17 pm

Bishop Swain's Column

After the Magi had left, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise and take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to sea...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 8:25 pm


Fr. Mike's Column

For the last four months, I have been reflecting on the five regrets often felt by those who are dying as they have been identified by hospice nurses. The first regret is: “I wish I had let myself ...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 8:28 pm


Bulletin Headlines

Bishop Paul J. Swain (center, on the left) during the celebration of Mass and institution of the ...
Posted: January 12, 2017, 8:24 pm
Students at St. Katharine Drexel School, Sioux Falls, listened and learned from a story their pri...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 10:34 pm
Kindergarten through 6th grade students from St. Joseph the Workman Parish, Huntimer dazzled pare...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 10:32 pm
The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House received a big boost recently from students at O’Gorman High ...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 10:31 pm
The Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, recently welcomed and assisted shoppe...
Posted: January 1, 2017, 10:30 pm