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Welcome to the Home Page of the Office of Marriage, Family & Respect Life.  Blessed John Paul II began his encyclical, Evangelium Vitae, by saying "The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as "good news" to the people of every age and culture." The mission of the Office of Marriage, Family & Respect Life is to spread this "good news" to the people of Eastern South Dakota through prayer, education and action so that we might help support marriages, families, and build a culture of life in our diocese and beyond.

 

 


 

 

 

FEATURED

Re-Statement from the Roman Catholic BIshops of South Dakota
Regarding Proposed Legislation on the Death Penalty

January 23, 2014
Saint Vincent, Deacon and Martyr

 
Bishop Paul J. Swain
Diocese of Sioux Falls
  Bishop Robert D. Gruss
Diocese of Rapid City
UPCOMING EVENTS

LIFE CHAIN LINK PRAYER WITH BISHOP PAUL J. SWAIN

April 22, 2014

12:00 noon, Planned Parenthood on 41st Street, Sioux Falls

To learn more and to sign up to participate in this prayer ministry, please visit the Life Chain Link Page of this Website.

 

ENGAGED ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS

For a listing of all weekends for the Diocese of Sioux Falls CLICK HERE.

 

ALL IN GOD'S PLAN

April 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm, Holy Spirit Parish, Sioux Falls

All in God's Plan is an explicitly Catholic program to partner with families in fostering the virtue of chastity, respect for life, and developing a deeply respectful understanding of human sexuality in age-appropriate ways. The first phase is geared to families whose children have recently entered puberty or will soon enter puberty.  CLICK HERE to register or for more information.

 

NFP FUN NIGHT OUT - **EVENTS CANCELLED**

April 25, 2014, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Vermillion - CANCELLED
May 2, 2014, Christ the King Parish, Sioux Falls - CANCELLED

Join us for hors d'oeuvres and beverages (wine and beer for those of age) in a relaxed atmosphere as we learn about the great gift of Natural Family Planning.  Each event begins at 7:00 pm and lasts approximately 2 hours.

 

WORLDWIDE  MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND

September 12-14, 2014, Broom Tree Retreat Center, Irene SD

October 24-26, 2014, Rapid City, SD

Make the time to allow God to strengthen, renew and rekindle your marriage relationship.  Sign up today to attend the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend.  For more information contact John and Dawn Elsinger at (605) 362-0924 or applications@sdwwme.org

 

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