July 2019


Program gives educators tools to teach about Holocaust, anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (CNS)—A group of 35 teachers from Catholic middle and high schools around the country went back to school briefly this summer to learn how to better approach anti-Semitism and the Holocaust in the classroom. In its 24th annual summer conference, Bearing Witness—a partnership between the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Catholic Educational […]

Des Moines bishop retires; priest of Dubuque named successor

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, and named as his successor Father William M. Joensen, a priest in the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa. The resignation and appointment were announced July 18 in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican nuncio to the United States. […]

Corpus Christi procession in Aberdeen

The Aberdeen Catholic community celebrated their 25th year of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at their annual Eucharistic Procession on Corpus Christi Sunday. It was followed by a social event at Sacred Heart parish hall.  (picture furnished by David Vetch)

Sioux Falls parish hosting rummage sale

July 19-21 – St. Lambert Parish, East 16th and Bahnson, Sioux Falls, will host its Rummage, Book and Bake Sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hours are Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch served Friday and Saturday.

Forgiveness and Mercy Healing Retreat set

July 19-20 – Located at St. Benedict Parish, Yankton, participants can expect to ‘Experience the healing love of God’ in a retreat led by Oblate Fr. Richard McAlear beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday with an opening Mass and conference. Saturday will consist of a series of talks, reconciliation and prayer ministry concluding Saturday evening […]

KC host trap shooting tournament

Sunday, July 21 – Come test your skills in a Trap Shooting Tournament hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 16802 at the Izaak Walton League in Sioux Falls. Warm up starts at 11 a.m. with registration and lunch at noon followed by a safety meeting. Shooting begins at 1:30 p.m. Price is $100 per […]

Religious communities receive $28 million toward retirement needs

WASHINGTON—In June, the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) distributed $28 million in financial assistance to 360 U.S. religious communities to help underwrite the care of aging members. The funding is made possible by the Retirement Fund for Religious collection, an annual, parish-based appeal benefiting some 30,000 senior religious and their communities. The latest appeal was held in […]