The Ordination will be available to everyone via a live stream on the diocesan YouTube Channel @SFDiocese, and on Real Presence Radio.

The ordination and installation of Bishop-elect Donald E. DeGrood will be February 13, 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. 

A public reception will be held following the ordination at the Sioux Falls Convention Center from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Cathedral of Saint Joseph
521 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 – Google Map Link

Sioux Falls Convention Center
1201 N West Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 – Google Map Link

Due to space limitations, the Mass will be a ticketed event. With the assistance of pastors from all 120 parishes and Newman Centers in the diocese, tickets will be provided to two representatives from each parish so that the Diocesan Church will be fully represented during the liturgy.

Masses of Thanksgiving

Two dates and locations are being planned for Masses of Thanksgiving to be prayed by the new bishop.

February 14 

noon – Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls

February 16

2 p.m. – Cathedral of Saint Paul, St. Paul, MN


A busing shuttle service will be provided to and from the Cathedral of Saint Joseph for the ordination Mass. Parking provided at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

For all attending events in Sioux Falls, a block of rooms have been set aside at the following hotels. They are listed under “DeGrood Ordination/Installation”.


Holiday Inn City Center – 100 W 8th Street
Online Reservations
605-339-2000Google Map Link

Sheraton Sioux Falls Hotel – 1211 Northwest Ave
Online Reservations
605-331-0100Google Map Link

Best Western Ramkota –  3200 W Maple Street
Online Reservations
605-336-0650Google Map Link