VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Describing the Amazon rainforest as “vital for our planet,” Pope Francis joined the regions bishops in praying for action to extinguish the massive fires burning there. “We are all worried about the vast fires that have developed in the Amazon,” the pope said Aug. 25 after leading the recitation of the Angelus prayer. […]
Sunday, August 25 – A centennial celebration of the St. Rose of Lima Parish church building in Garretson will include Mass at 10:30, a meal, group photo and inflatables for the kids.
Sr. Desirae Purissima, SV, professed first vows as a Sister of Life on August 4 with Bishop Richard Henning of the Rockville Centre Diocese (NY) celebrating the Mass of Profession. The Sisters of Life are a religious congregation located in the New York area dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the sacredness of human […]
This amazing group shared and grew in their faith. They enjoyed Mass, Confession, adoration, talks given by youth and adults from our diocese, music and games, and much more. Thank you for all the prayers that went their way for a successful weekend.
MINNEAPOLIS (CNS)—Five years after the Islamic State invaded northern Iraq and began systematically persecuting the country’s Christians, the Knights of Columbus are continuing their work of supporting Iraqi parishes that are rebuilding, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said in his annual report Aug. 6 at the Knights’ 137th Supreme Convention in Minneapolis. “The road ahead for […]
VATICAN CITY (CNS)—Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow clergy members who betrayed the trust of their flock through sexual abuse and abuse of conscience and power. In a letter addressed to priests around the world Aug. 4, the pope said that many priests […]
Located at Holy Spirit Church, Sioux Falls, the retreat is a student led program featuring talks, skits, music, opportunities for confession, and celebration of Mass. All high school and college age students and adults are welcome. Contact 605-371-1478, SiouxFallsSearch@gmail.com or www.siouxfallssearch.org for more information.
Avera leads the way in behavioral and addiction care in the region. The Addiction Care Center will open later this year in Sioux Falls allowing patients an option for detox and a 28-day program focusing on the whole person—body, mind and spirit—to get them on the road to recovery. Thomas Otten, assistant vice president of […]
The Most Reverend Paul J. Swain has decreed the following priest assignment changes effective July 10, 2019: Very Reverend Charles Cimpl to serve as the Temporary Administrator for Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (St. Mary), Sioux Falls. Assignment changes effective August 7, 2019: Reverend Thomas Hartman, in addition to serving as Pastor for St. Elizabeth […]