As humans, we have a deep ache to be known and loved

I remember pulling on my lime green wellies and trekking across town in perhaps the worst blizzard of my lifetime. Even if five people can make it, I prayed, all this work will have been worth it. I arrived at the women’s conference venue to discover no less than 20 men—fathers, brothers and husbands—hard at […]


The Most Reverend Paul J. Swain has decreed the following priest assignment changes effective July 10, 2019: Reverend Timothy Cone to Parochial Vicar for St. Michael Parish, Sioux Falls upon his ordination to the priesthood. Reverend Brian Eckrich from Parochial Vicar for Immaculate Conception Parish, Watertown to Parochial Vicar for Cathedral of Saint Joseph. Reverend […]

Cathedral of Saint Joseph celebrates centennial

The Cathedral of St. Joseph celebrated the centennial of its dedication earlier in the spring. The centennial events included a presentation on the restoration of the Cathedral that featured Duncan Stroik, lead architect of the Cathedral restoration (pictured above), an archive display, a historical presentation, and celebration of the 100th anniversary Mass. (Photo by Phil […]

You are invited to consider God’s love for you

“The more the Spirit quenches our thirst, the thirstier we become.” This quote by one of my favorite authors, Father Wilfrid Stinessen speaks to my desire for the young people (and all people for that matter) of the Diocese of Sioux Falls. When one encounters Jesus Christ, they are changed. I encountered Jesus Christ, as […]

SmartLab debuts in Watertown at Immaculate Conception School

Immaculate Conception School, Watertown , recently debuted and opened SmartLab for their elementary school. SmartLab is an engaging program where students explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (or STEM). Thanks to a generous benefactor, the school was able to reach its goal rather quickly to get the project open. Students are getting an introduction to […]