March 2019

USCCB Migration chairman endorses proposed legislation that gives permanent legal protection to dreamers and temporary protected status (TPS) holders

Washington. D.C. – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration endorsed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6), legislation that would provide permanent legal protection and a pathway to citizenship for qualifying Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. “We need a permanent […]

The Gift of Hope concert happening soon

The Gift of Hope concert is set for March 23 and will include two shows at 3 and 7 p.m. this year. The shows will be hosted at the O’Gorman Performing Arts Center, Sioux Falls. The Gift of Hope concert supports the work of Catholic Family Services. Returning this year for the concert is Christian music […]

St. Lambert Parish, Sioux Falls, hosting parish dinner

Sunday, April 14 – St. Lambert Parish, 16th and Bahnson, Sioux Falls, will host its parish dinner. Serving will be 10:30 a.m.-1:3o p.m. Tickets available in the parish office or call 605-336-8808 for more information. The dinner is slated for Palm Sunday, April 14 and will feature turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green […]

Co-Chair of USCCB dialogue with National Council of Synagogues issues statement regarding opening of Vatican archives

Washington, D.C. – Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Co-Chair of the USCCB’s dialogue with the National Council of Synagogues, praised Pope Francis’ recent announcement regarding the opening of the Vatican Archives from the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII. “I am grateful to His Holiness for taking this welcome step and allowing […]

Sisters from the diocese helped serve migrants at Southern Border

Sister Clarice Korger, Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton and Sister Myra Remily, Presentation Convent, Aberdeen, recently spent time volunteering near the southern United States border working with and aiding refugees there. The sisters spent two weeks helping and serving El Paso’s Annunciation House. The sisters were not alone but part of a broader group from across […]

Residents Encounter Christ weekend set

April 5-7 (March 15 sign up deadline) – Residents Encounter Christ (REC), a prison ministry, is looking for volunteers. As it says in Matthew 25:36 – “I was in prison and you came to visit me.” No formal training necessary, just a desire to live out the Gospel and see these men for who they […]