With a short forth week of Advent next week, be sure to contact your local parishes for Christmas Mass times.

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(We do not have Christmas Mass times posted on this site.)


Catholic Conversations - Encountering God Through Scripture

Encountering the Lord is such an important part of building our relationship with God. So often in our longings to hear him we forget that he..

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Sunday TV Mass - December 17, 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

  • Sunday TV Mass Homily 12/17/2017 December 16, 2017
    “Rejoice in the Lord always, I say it again, rejoice” St Paul advises us. This third Sunday in Advent is called Gaudete or Rejoice Sunday drawing from those words of St. Paul. That uplifting message is not always well received in the midst of so many pre-Christmas activities and with the heaviness that is in […]

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Catholic Radio Programs

Catholic Views – December 17, 2017

  We talk with the Planned Giving staff from the Catholic Community Foundation about year-end giving opportunities and benefits.

Catholic Views – December 10, 2017

  We talk with Emily Leedom from the Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life about the upcoming March for Life pilgrimage to Washington, DC.


Ignition 340 – Santa Claus and the Elf on the Shelf

  Dr. Chris and Fr. John Rutten talk about subtle ways that we end up distorting the meaning of Christmas and of Christianity in general.

Ignition 339 – Holiday Wars!

  Dr. Chris and Fr. John Rutten talk about the holiday wars and a different way to respond to them.


This Month's Issue

Happy New Church Year! A Time for Renewal View this month’s edition of The Bishop’s Bulletin

The post December 2017 appeared first on The Bishop's Bulletin.

Posted: November 30, 2017, 10:29 pm

Bishop Swain's Column

As the theme of this edition of The Bishop’s Bulletin makes clear the seasons of the Church calendar are an opportunity for us to reflect with varying emphasis on the fullness of the pascal mystery...

Posted: November 30, 2017, 10:34 pm


Fr. Mike's Column

When I was a wee lad, Grandma and Grandpa Hagerty lived in White Lake and Grandma Griffin lived in Mitchell, so several times a year, the Griffin clan in Aberdeen would drive down Highway 281 to vi...

Posted: November 30, 2017, 10:36 pm


Bulletin Extras

Bulletin Headlines

Youth conference draws crowds in Brookings

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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

Local News - Diocesan Events

Youth conference draws crowds in Brookings

Posted: December 12, 2017, 4:31 pm
Brandon parish choir performs in the area

Posted: December 12, 2017, 4:17 pm