Safe Environment Commitment to the Diocese of Sioux Falls

…in order to be effective in fulfilling the Church’s mission to evangelize and to remain true to Christ’s calling for us all, believes its ministries and institutions must be safe places for children and adults. The Diocese, therefore, pledges to preserve safe environments in all of its facilities and catechetical programs. Those clergy, religious, diocesan, parish and school employees, and volunteers who collectively carry out the Church’s ministries, remain dedicated to fulfilling its pledge to protect those children entrusted to her for formation in the Catholic faith.

Aware that some who have ministered in the name of the Church have caused harm, the Diocese of Sioux Falls also pledges to assist any who may have been harmed. As a diocese, we desire to help individuals heal from injury that has been caused to them. If you or someone you know has been abused, regardless of who caused the harm, please contact us. We pledge to cooperate with civil authorities in any investigation and we pledge to do our best to help facilitate a process for healing. Whether the need is for counseling, an opportunity to tell your story or something else, as a diocese, we stand ready to assist.

Our chancellor or victim assistance coordinator can be reached toll free at
1-800-700-7867 or 605-334-9861. We will do our best to help.

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    St Paul urges us to be “imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.” What a beautiful description of Christian discipleship. Do we offer a fragrant aroma of Chris’s love to those we […]

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  This week we are joined by Chris Motz, Executive Director of the South Dakota Catholic Conference, to discuss economy and families.

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  This week we are joined by Andrew Hoerner and Mary Messerli of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Sioux Falls.

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  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.

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  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.

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