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Connect deeply in your marriage by being reckless

Are we bored? There we stood, on the grand staircase of what is affectionately called the “Castle of the Canadian Rockies.” We were coming to the end of five days, sans children, in perhaps the most beautiful place I’ve ever been. Our careful watch of cheap flights had finally paid off and we committed to […]

Christmas concert performed at St. Anthony of Padua

The Christmas on the Prairie concert brought the season to life at St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hoven, on December 8. This year’s theme was “O Morning Star.” The concert featured soloists Robin Steitz and Lilly Karrer, and Tom Roberts as the narrator. It also featured members of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, the Northern […]

Youth deliver fruit baskets to area families

St. Peter Parish, Colman, religious education students delivered fruit baskets to families in the area before Christmas. Students in grades 7-12 handed out 25 baskets to families in Colman. St. Elizabeth Court #1362 of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas donated the fruit baskets. St. Elizabeth Court has been making these fruit baskets and teaming […]

Advent mission energizes Watertown parish

Immaculate Conception Parish in Watertown hosted a three-day Advent Mission in early December featuring Monsignor James Patrick Shea. Monsignor Shea, president of the University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota, spoke on the topic, “Our Blessed Mother Compared to the Air We Breath.” The Advent Mission also included daily Mass celebration, confession, exposition of the Blessed […]

Deacons in formation installed as lectors

Six men of the diocese were installed as lectors as part of their formation to be ordained permanent deacons. Bishop Paul Swain installed the men during the 11 a.m. Mass on December 8 at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls. During deacon formation, candidates move through three installations before being ordained permanent deacons. These […]

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic schools around the Diocese of Sioux Falls will be celebrating Catholic Schools week January 26 through February 1. It’s an opportunity to celebrate all that Catholic schools offer and contribute in their communities, dioceses and country, this year under the theme “Catholic Schools, Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” “There is a strong tradition of Catholic […]