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Welcome to the Home Page of the Office of Marriage, Family & Respect Life.  Saint 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.

 

 


 

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SACRED HEART PARISH MISSION WITH CHRIS STEFANICK
November 12-14, 2014, Yankton, SD

Click here to learn more about this event!

Click here to learn more about the youth event on Wednesday, November 12th!


WORLDWIDE  MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND
November 21-23, 2014, Stewartville, MN

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.

 

DIOCESAN 125TH CELEBRATION EVENTS

November 21, 2014, Presentation College & Roncalli HS, Aberdeen

Visit our office booth for a variety of resources.

 

LIFE CHAIN LINK PRAYER WITH BISHOP PAUL J. SWAIN
November 25, 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.

 

COUPLES RETREAT WITH FR. JOE VOGEL

December 5-7, 2014, Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center

During this retreat couples will have the blessed opportunity to spend time together receiving from the very heart of God. The environment at Broom Tree makes for a perfect couples get-away...no TV, no radio, no phones or computers, just beautiful, peaceful surroundings, good food, and all the time and good direction you need to experience renewal in your marriage. Register early by calling 605.263.1040 or emailing broomtree@sfcatholic.org.

 

ENGAGED ENCOUNTER WEEKENDS

For a listing of all weekends for the Diocese of Sioux Falls click here.

 

MARCH FOR LIFE
Thursday, January 22, 2015, Washington D.C.

The Diocese of Sioux Falls will be participating in the March for Life. We invite youth and adults to come along with us. We will be traveling by bus, leaving Sioux Falls on January 20 and returning on January 24, 2015. The pilgrimage will include participation in the March, the Catholic youth rally, and some free time to visit sites at our Nation’s Capital. For more information, call Mary Andersen at 605-988-3766 or visit our website at: www.sfcatholic.org/youth.
 
RETROUVAILLE
February 27-28, and March 1, 2015, The Abbey of the Hills near Marvin, South Dakota
A confidential weekend that offers hope and help for a couple to heal and renew their marriage relationship.  Retrouvaille is a peer to peer ministry and has helped couples who experience chronic communication problems, as well as those who thought they were beyond hope, already separated, or even divorced. Please check the website for other regions if looking for a different date.  For more information, or to register, contact 988-3755.
 

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