Office of the Marian Apostolate
Established on July 1, 2009 during the Year for Priests by His Excellency the Most Reverend Paul Joseph Swain, D.D., the Bishop of Sioux Falls, the Office of the Marian Apostolate is to increase awareness of and appreciation and love for the presence of Mary the Mother of God in the Diocese of Sioux Falls.
"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." (Saint Luke 1:46)
- O Heart of Mary, Please Lead us to the Heart of Jesus, your Son, in the Most Blessed Sacrament: Saturday, March 28, 2020 March 28, 2020J.M.J.From the Reverend Christopher Hughes:To keep me from sin and straying from HimGod has used devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.My life vows destined to be spent in the light irradiating from the Tabernacle.And it is to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus that I dare go for the […]
- "The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary": Solemnity of the Annunciation, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 March 28, 2020J.M.J.With good reason, the Solemnity of the Annunciation has been saluted as the “Feast of our Redemption.” The Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity took flesh in the chaste womb of the Virgin of Nazareth when she consented to the Lord’s astounding proposal as announced through the Archangel Gabriel. Our golden chance to be […]
- Our Lady, Health of the Sick, Please Save Us from COVID-19: Commemoration of Saint Patrick, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 March 17, 2020J.M.J.Pope FrancisOn the Occasion of the Day of Prayer and FastingVideo Message delivered at the Shrine of Our Lady of Divine Love, RomeWednesday, March 11, 2020To Our Lady, Health of the Sick, for Protection from COVID-19O Mary,you always shine on our pathas a sign of salvation and of hope.We entrust ourselves to you, Health of […]
- An Office for Our Lady: Commemoration of Saint Casimir, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 March 3, 2020On July 1, 2009, during the Year of Priests, the Most Reverend Paul J. Swain established the Office of the Marian Apostolate (O.M.A.) in the Diocese of Sioux Falls to increase awareness of, and appreciation and love for, the presence of Mary, the Mother of God, in the Diocese. The O.M.A. takes its inspiration from […]