Resources for Home and Parish

Helps during the Covid 19 pandemic

Until we can again attend public Mass, remember that there are many ways to stay connected to our Lord and to practice our Catholic faith.  This page offers access to the Sunday TV Mass, other online Mass opportunities, a wealth of video messages from Bishop Donald DeGrood and others, prayer options and resources offered through various diocesan ministries. 

Please also remember to be good stewards of your time, talent and treasure by reaching out to the lonely and isolated, praying for the sick and suffering, first responders and healthcare workers, and supporting your parish and other ministries.

We are making this page available to all to help in this time of need. In the event you need any of the resources available on our original diocesan homepage click the home button.

Begins airing live here and on YouTube at 4:00pm (CDT) on Saturday, March 28.
Also on your local KELOLAND TV station at 10:00am (CDT) on Sunday, March 29.

April 5, 2020 - Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion

Opening Hymn – All Glory, Laud and Honor
First Reading – Isaiah 50:4-7
Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24
Response: My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
Second Reading – Philippians 2:6-11
Gospel – Matthew 27:11-54
Offertory Hymn – O Sacred Head, Surrounded
Closing Hymn – When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Preparing at Home for Mass

Open wide the doors of our Domestic Church for Christ! Emily Leedom, Director of Marriage, Family and Respect Life for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, goes through some helpful steps for those of us finding our spiritual time and family life are intertwined.

During this unusual time there are ways you can support your parish through online giving, support the much needed Sunday TV Mass and other needs. Click here to see how.

Online and Televised Liturgies

The Sunday TV Mass

Mass: Sunday, 10 a.m. KELO

The Sunday TV Mass is produced and broadcast weekly by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. Our goal is to bring the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy to those who are homebound or shut-in and unable to join their local community for Mass. The Mass is recorded at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, streamed live to YouTube and here on our website.
If you would like to follow along at home with readings, they are available on the USCCB Website

YouTube Live

YouTube Channel –


Mass: Sunday, 7 a.m. both TV & radio



TV Channels for EWTN – Midco (99), DirecTV (370), Dish (261)


Real Presence Radio

Mass: Sunday, 7 a.m. 

Local Listings

Stations – Sioux Falls/SE SD (FM 94.5 and FM 91.3), Aberdeen (FM 88.9), Rapid City/West River (FM 89.9 and FM 94.7) 

Holy Week Schedule
Holy Thursday: 4:30pm CT
Good Friday: 11am, 1:30pm CT
Holy Saturday: 7pm, 10pm CT
Easter Sunday: 4am, 7am, 11am CT

Changes in Light of the Suspension of Public Masses

Suspending public Masses and public events that are parish- and diocesan-sponsored comes with many ramifications.  The following list clarifications is offered specifically for the Diocese of Sioux Falls.  This list is subject to amendment and revision with time and as Bishop DeGrood gathers more insights from pastors and parish experiences.

Messages from Bishop Donald E. DeGrood

Message to the More Seasoned in Life

Message to Parents and Children

Feast Day of the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

Feast Day of the Saint Joseph

Mass Suspension - Covid-19 Response

Prayer Resources

Alternatives to Mass when Dispensed from the Obligation

Liturgy of the Hours

Rosary –

Litany of the Saints – Litany of Saints in PDF format

Great Resources for Prayers

Daily and Sunday Readings –

President of the USSCB Reflection and Prayer –

Collection of Prayers for use at Home – COVID-19 Prayers

At Home Video Resources

Preparing at Home for Mass

Intercession to Mary

Spiritual Communion: What and How?

Resources Available through our Diocesan Offices

Discipleship & Evangelization

Resources for Adults, Families and Youth!

Finance Office

Parishes looking for Financing Resources

Office of Technology

Helpful tips for staying in touch with technology

Office of Human Resources

Got questions for HR, check out our online page of resources

Catholic Community for Eastern South Dakota

In response to Bishop Donald E. DeGrood’s request that we unite as brothers and sisters in the Lord and have great confidence in Him, the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota has established the COVID-19 Relief Fund.