Respect Life“The month of October is annually observed by the Catholic Church in the United States as Respect Life Month. We are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning of life to its end, and at every point in between.

Yet this year, as we approach Respect Life Sunday on October 7, our hearts are heavy with revelations of how those who should be most trustworthy have not only failed in this regard but have inflicted immense evil. As USCCB President Cardinal Daniel DiNardo expressed, ‘the Body of Christ is lacerated.’

At such a time as this, we become even more aware of the need for messengers of God’s love and instruments of His healing. We realize again, with renewed urgency, our personal call to help others encounter God’s transforming, life-giving love and to defend the sanctity of every person’s life, at every stage and in every circumstance.”

-Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Chairman for the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities

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Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls

Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Be sure to take a prayerful walk through Falls Park tonight. #respectlifemonth #sfdioceseforlife

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Going Deeper - Youth Discipleship and Evangelization

We can’t wait for the Going Deeper retreat for teens this weekend! Is there someone on your heart whom you feel called to invite? There is still..

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Sunday TV Mass - October 14, 2018 - Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

RSS Bishop’s Statements

  • USCCB Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority September 20, 2018
    Bishop Paul J. Swain shares with you this statement from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative committee on proposed actions related to recent sexual abuse concerns.   WASHINGTON–The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following statement today in response to the recent sex abuse scandals. In the statement, the […]

RSS Bishop’s Homilies

  • TV Mass Homily 10/07/2018 October 6, 2018
    October is Respect Life month and today we celebrate Respect Life Sunday. Every year the Church asks us to raise up in a very direct way the sanctity of all human life. This year’s theme is ‘Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent’. When Respect Life Sunday was first established many years ago, the focus was on […]

Upcoming Diocesan Events

  1. Diocesan Youth Rally – Sioux Falls

    November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Diocesan Youth Rally – Huron

    November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. Living with Chronic Illness

    November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Grieving A Loss During The Holidays

    November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Grieving A Loss During The Holidays

    November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Catholic Radio Programs

Catholic Views – October 14, 2018

  An interview with Fr. Peter John Cameron, Editor of Magnificat, who is currently leading our priests and deacons on retreat at Clergy Days.

Catholic Views – October 7, 2018

  An interview with newly appointed Associate Vocations Director Fr. Jordan Samson about vocation and discernment. More information can be found at


Ignition 353 – The Case for Jesus, Part V

  Dr. Chris and Fr. Joseph continue their occasional series on Dr. Brant Pitre’s book, The Case for Jesus, and its importance of us as disciples today.

Ignition 352 – The Case for Jesus, Part IV

  Dr. Chris and Fr. Joseph continue their occasional series on Dr. Brant Pitre’s book, The Case for Jesus, and its importance of us as disciples today.


RSS This Month’s Issue

RSS Bishop Swain’s Column

  • Many long for the promise of Christ to be fulfilled
    The theme for this issue of The Bishop’s Bulletin is the influence for good or ill of “screens” which is a sound bite for the technical reality of the dominance of the communication vehicles of our day – cell phones, Facebook, Twitter, the web and so much more. There is value in all of them […]

RSS Fr. Mike’s Column

  • It is a good thing, each harvest season, to remember
    A few months ago the parish Pastoral Council decided our parish should have a stronger online presence. It is a prudent and modern-necessary endeavor; and so we began to work on our Facebook page and began to build a web site. I began by seeing what was on the internet in regards to the parish, […]