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March 2015

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by - 3/2/2015

Since the previous publication of The Bishop’s Bulletin, the Most Reverend Paul J. Swain has made the following decrees:

After consultation with the faithful and in accord with the Laws of the Church, Saint Anthony of Padua Church in Hecla as well as Saint Joseph Church in Lake City were relegated to profane but non-sordid use. This act of deconsecration permits the local pastors to pursue sale or repurposing of the respective church buildings.

Upon receipt of formal notification from the Superior General of the Missionary Society of Saint Columban that he has been dispensed from the formal oath of permanent membership he made before the society and at his personal request, Reverend Cathal Gallagher has been incardinated into the Diocese of Sioux Falls.

Consultation - Request of the Faithful
In preparation for the Synod on the Family to be held in October of 2015, Pope Francis has asked bishops around the world to consult with the faithful regarding pastoral matters that impact the family. In order to receive the requested consultation in a timely way, individuals are invited to share their thoughts directly either in writing to the Office of the Bishop or by participating in an online survey that can be found at A list of questions along with reference documents can also be found on the website.

Respectfully submitted,

Mr. Matthew K. Althoff