Avera Addiction Care Center

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 […]

Sharing the joy of the Gospel is amazing work

Every summer I have the same conversation with my sister. Like me, she is a teacher and the exchange usually comes while floating on an air mattress, enjoying the July sunshine. Sooner or later one of us asks “have you done much for school?” Try as we might, it is difficult to push thoughts of […]

Camp Sydney helps kids and parents face grief from loss

Children and their families learned to cope with grief associated with losing a loved one during their time at Camp Sydney in June. Offered at Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center by Catholic Family Services, 18 campers and 14 parents from 13 families spent three days working together. They worked with 23 volunteers learning ways […]

Taste the Goodness August 24

The event previously known as “Legacy: A Tasting Exerience” has undergone some exciting changes this year, starting with a new name, “Taste the Goodness.” The event will be held at a new location—outdoors at the Avera Tech building on 11th street in downtown Sioux Falls. Running from 5 to 9 p.m., you’ll experience a wide […]

Bishop’s Cup August 26

The Bishop’s Cup golf tournament is coming fast. One of the premier golf tournaments in the area, the tournament benefits Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center. Choose to play in one of two different formats. Play the Bishop’s Scramble This format is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top two teams in each […]

Catholic Daughters institute new court

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) instituted the Court St. Joseph, #2754 July 1 at St. Ann Parish in Miller. This court had 43 members take the membership pledge. Fr. Paul Josten was installed as the court chaplain by Father Russell Homic, South Dakota State Chaplain, Ipswich. After the Mass of Institution, the membership […]