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 Mother, Please Present Me to Our Lord!: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Temple, Saturday, November 21, 2020 November 20, 2020J.M.J. Dear Friends in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary near Saint Joseph, “‘When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, He will sit upon His glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before Him.’”Jesus Christ is Our Lord and King. He is a gentle, gracious, loving and merciful Sovereign. Yet, […]
- O Woman of the Eucharist, Help Us to Love Our Eucharistic Lord: Sunday, November 15, 2020 November 14, 2020J.M.J. 1. Attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, even daily if possible. 2. Prepare well for every Mass by: abstaining from food and drink (medicine and water may be taken) for at least one hour before receiving Holy Communion; going to Confession to a priest and stating any and […]
- O Mother, Help Us to Share Our Master's Joy!: Our Blessed Lady, Saturday, November 14, 2020 November 14, 2020J.M.J.Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, “‘Come, share your master’s joy.’” Imagine hearing Jesus say those words to you. Is that possible? Yes! Christ wants us to be in Heaven more than we ourselves desire this Gift. By receiving the Church’s Sacraments worthily and often, we proceed along the path to Paradise. V. O Ever-Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven and earth. R. […]
- O Mother, Teach Me the Way to Heaven!: Sunday, November 8, 2020 November 7, 2020J.M.J. As young children we learned that God freely created us for Himself and desires that we be genuinely happy here on earth and one day with Him in Paradise. This cherished truth, which is solidly based on Sacred Scripture and the Apostolic Tradition, can never change. But as often as we have heard this […]