Upcoming Events

Ordination to the Diaconate
Thursday, May 24 at 11:00 am

This will be a ticketed event with limited number of tickets available. Reserved seating with tickets until 10:45 a.m.

The Cathedral of Saint Joseph
Reception to follow in school gymnasium


Ordination to the Priesthood
Friday, May 25 at 11:00 am

The Cathedral of Saint Joseph
Reception to follow in school gymnasium

Open to the public.


Mater Ecclesia Monastery Open House

Please join us for guided tours and fellowship.

Tuesday, May 29 - 4:00-7:00 pm
Wedsnesday, May 30 - 4:00-7:00 pm
Saturday, June 2 - 1:00-4:00 pm
Sunday, June 3 - 1:30-4:00 pm




Sunday TV Mass - May 20, 2018 - Pentecost Sunday

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

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 05/20/2018 May 20, 2018
    Veni, Sancte Spiritus, Come Holy Spirit, we pray. How does the Holy Spirit come? In the reading from the Acts of the Apostles He comes through driving wind and tongues of fire. In the Gospel of John, He comes in the peaceful breath of our Lord. The dove is often associated with the Spirit. I […]

Upcoming Diocesan Events

  1. Living with Chronic Illness

    June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Grieving a Loss from Homicide

    June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Life Chain Link Prayer

    June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  4. Grieving a Loss from Homicide

    June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Confirmation Retreat – Aberdeen

    June 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

PodCasts & Radio


Catholic Radio Programs

Catholic Views – May 20, 2018

  This week we are joined by Deacon Roger Heidt to talk about his retirement as Director of Deacon Formation and the upcoming ordinations in the diocese.

Catholic Views – May 13, 2018

  This week we are joined by Eric Gallagher to catch up on summer Youth Events in the diocese.


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

  • May 2018
    May 2018 Celebrating the Eucharist View this month’s edition of The Bishop’s Bulletin The post May 2018 appeared first on The Bishop's Bulletin.

RSS Bishop Swain’s Column

  • Consider how we view Pentecost and Memorial Day
    Two significant commemorations occur in May this year, one a holy day, Pentecost on May 20, and one a holiday, Memorial Day on May 28. PENTECOST When I was in seminary I had the privilege of visiting the Holy Land and celebrating Pentecost in Jerusalem. It was a bright and sunny day. We were in […]

RSS Fr. Mike’s Column

  • Celebrating the Eucharist
    Over the past few years, The Bishop’s Bulletin has had reflections on each of the Sacraments; these moments of grace and glory that transform and transfix our lives. This month we will focus on the Eucharist. We wanted this reflection to share the experience of the Eucharist from a stand point that only 139 people […]