Ordination to the Priesthood May 25 at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph

The ordination to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Sioux Falls is scheduled for Friday, May 25 at 11 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls.

Rev. Mr. Patrick Grode is to be ordained.

Grode was born on July 14, 1981 in Sioux Falls to William and Jean Grode.

Patrick has two younger sisters, Kathleen and Mary.

Patrick’s father’s employment required moves and the family moved to Ardmore, OK and then Rohnert Park, CA for a few years before moving to Rapid City.

Patrick graduated from St. Thomas More High School in Rapid City and then attended college at South Dakota State University in Brookings and Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, MI.

Patrick passed the South Dakota bar exam in 2007. He practiced law in Pierre and worked in the Deputy State’s Attorney’s office in Rapid City.

Patrick’s maternal grandparents grew up on farms in Codington County, and his paternal grandfather grew up on a farm in Day County. Patrick’s parents still live in the Rapid City area.

Patrick is related to five Sioux Falls diocesan priests on his mother’s side and one on his father’s side.

In August, 2014 Patrick was sponsored by the Diocese of Sioux Falls to begin classes in theology at the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, MA.

The ordination is open to the people of the diocese.