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.
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 – https://www.youtube.com/sfdiocese/live
YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/sfdiocese
Real Presence Radio
Mass: Sunday, 7 a.m.
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
Alternatives to Mass when Dispensed from the Obligation
Liturgy of the Hours – http://universalis.com
Litany of the Saints – Litany of Saints in PDF format
Great Resources for Prayers – https://catholic.org/prayers/
Daily and Sunday Readings – http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/
President of the USSCB Reflection and Prayer – http://www.usccb.org/about/communications/usccb-president-reflection-and-prayer-during-coronavirus.cfm
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!
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