Pancake breakfast set for Colman

Local, March 2019
Sunday, March 3 - St. Peter Parish, Colman, will host a pancake breakfast at the St. Peter Parish Hall. Serving will be 9-11:30 a.m. A free will offering will be accepted with proceeds going to the St. Peter Parish youth group.
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Sausage supper set for Mitchell

Local, March 2019
Sunday, March 3 - Maher Council 1079 of the Knights of Columbus, Mitchell, will host its 51st annual sausage supper. The event will be held at John Paul II School auditorium. Serving will be 3-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults; $4 for children (12 and under).
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Sioux Falls parish hosting adult education

Local, March 2019
Tuesday, March 5 - Holy Spirit Parish, Sioux Falls, will have adult education on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room. The presenter will be Father Kristopher Cowles, pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Sioux Falls. Father Cowles will discuss “Our Lady of Guadalupe and the end of the Reign of Darkness.” There will be an opportunity for questions after the presentation. Contact Kathy Davis at 371-2320 for more info.
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Catholic Family Services is hosting a Living with Chronic Illness group

Local, March 2019
Tuesday, March 5 and Tuesday, April 2 - Catholic Family Services is hosting a Living with Chronic Illness group. This is a free educational supportive group that meets the first Tuesday of each month, for those living with chronic illness and their caregivers. The group meets at Catholic Family Services 523 N. Duluth Ave. Sioux Falls. For details please call Catholic Family Services, 605-988-3775.
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An Elegy

An Elegy

Fr. Mike Griffin's Column, March 2019
On the first day of November in the year 2006, a puppy was born. I was, of course, totally unaware of this event. He was born, wet and blind and whimpering for milk, beginning a life-long obsession with food. He grew as puppies do, growing into his pure puppy cuteness. I have seen, and taken, many pictures of him, but the one blurry picture of him sitting as a puppy, looking at the camera long before I would ever meet him, has always broken my heart. I have a fleeting memory of meeting him, a few years later, grown into early doghood, but certainly not the large dog he would become. I was visiting my best friend Ted and his family, and I knew they had gotten a yellow Labrador…
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Lent is a time for honest reflection

Lent is a time for honest reflection

Bishop Swain's Column, March 2019
The penitential season of Lent is upon us. Below are excerpts from my past columns in The Bishop’s Bulletin encouraging taking full advantage of this special time in the Church calendar. From March 2010: When I was growing up I was not a Catholic and attended public schools. In my mind, there was something intriguing and mysterious about the Catholics in my class. They were special. It was especially apparent when the kids would come to school on Ash Wednesday with smudges on their foreheads. The ashes we understood, but the thought that they would go to church before school was impressive. They already had been tagged lucky because of released time. Once a week they would leave school early to go to the Catholic Church for religious education while…
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