June 4 – Big Stone City, SD | June 11 – Perre, SD

It may still look like winter out, but the 22nd Annual Bishop’s Fishing Tournament is right around the corner!

RSS Bishop’s Statements

  • Decree of Erection: Saint John Paul II Parish, Harrisburg, South Dakota April 8, 2018
    Now therefore, having fulfilled all requirements set forth and in accord with the authority entrusted to my office in can. 515, §2, I hereby decree the erection of Saint John Paul II Parish, Harrisburg, South Dakota in recognition of the widely-recognized and admired Petrine ministry of this contemporary and courageous saint, defender of the Faith […]

RSS Bishop’s Homilies

  • TV Mass Homily 04/15/2018 April 14, 2018
    Thank you hardy souls for praying with us today. For those joining us by way of television and social media and wonder where all  the people are, you should know that as this Mass is being prayed and recorded, we are in the midst of a blizzard with heavy snow and strong winds. It is […]

Upcoming Diocesan Events

  1. Surviving Divorce Sioux Falls

    April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Children’s Grief Program

    April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Surviving Divorce Sioux Falls

    April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Living with Chronic Illness

    May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

    May 5 @ 8:00 am - May 7 @ 5:00 pm

PodCasts & Radio


Catholic Radio Programs

Catholic Views – April 22, 2018

  This week we visit with Jackie Sempek and Kris Sees from Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center about the opportunities for spiritual growth provided by their ministry.

Catholic Views – April 15, 2018

  This week we visit with Chris Motz, Executive Director of the South Dakota Catholic Conference, about his work during this year’s legislative session.


Ignition 347 – From Mr. Smith to Fr. Smith: One Man’s Journey into the Catholic Church and the Priesthood

  Dr. Chris interviews Fr. Timothy Smith about his conversion to the Catholic Church and his ordination as a Catholic priest.

Ignition 346 – Bringing Order to the Chaos: Lent and the Evangelical Counsels

  Dr. Chris and guest cohost Fr. Andrew Dickinson discuss the connection between prayer, fasting and almsgiving and poverty, chastity and obedience.


RSS This Month’s Issue

RSS Bishop Swain’s Column

  • Easter is a time of hope, of new life and of new beginnings
    When I was in my twenties and just beginning my profession as a lawyer and certainly before my conversion, some friends and I after a long Wisconsin winter went on vacation to Jamaica. Easter occurred during our stay. Most of my young friends had no interest in celebrating this Christian landmark. Some things do not […]

RSS Fr. Mike’s Column

  • We can’t do everything for ourselves
    One of the things that I had to consider when I moved back to Aberdeen a few years ago was where I was going to get my hair cut. Since I was in the military, regular haircuts are mandatory and the style of haircut is not open to a great deal of personal expression. So […]