Area Respect Life Events

The events listed here are not sponsored or affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. To be listed here, the event must fully represent the Church’s teachings on the sacredness of life.

If you would like to submit an event to the calendar, please email Teri ( with the date, location, name of event, short description and contact.

But Should We?:  The Ethics of Artificial Reproductive Technology

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
3601 E Dudley Lane
Sioux Falls SD

Renowned ethicist and film director, Jennifer Lahl, will be in the Diocese offering education on the ethics of reproductive technology.  All are welcome to join us for this engaging presentation on the dignity of human life – starting at conception.

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Back for One Night Only – “Unplanned” the movie

September 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
West Mall 7 Theaters
(a donation basket for a free will offering will be passed)

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South Dakota Right to Life – Annual Convention

September 21, 2019
Mueller Center, Hot Springs SD

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40 Days for LIFE Campaign

September 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
Sioux Falls First – 6300 West 41st St

The speaker is Gianna Jessen – go to Bring a carload – price is the same for everyone “FREE” Please go to the Facebook page 40 Days for LIFE campaign – Sioux Falls and reserve your seats. Use the blue “RESPOND going” tab.

Gather to kick off the 2019 fall campaign which starting on Wednesday September 25 on the sidewalk in front of the abortion facility. You can message us or go to to sign up for hours on the sidewalk at the abortion facility (as seen in the movie UNPLANNED)

Life Chain 2019

Sunday, October 6, 2019 @ 2:00-3:00 pm
W 41st St (from Sertoma to Kiwanis Ave.)

Take a Stand and Pray!
On the first Sunday of October, churches nationwide gather to take a public stand and pray to end abortion.  Participants hold a sign with a life-affirming message while they stand quietly and pray.  Strollers for babies/tots! Chairs for the elderly.

To Participate:  1-Sign-up at your parish and you can be added to the block area assigned to them.   2-Individuals should call 605-929-6531 for a block assignment or stop by one of our check-in stations along the route by 1:45 pm on Oct. 6 to get a spot and a sign. Go to our website at or call our number, 605-929-6531 for more information.  

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Praying at Planned Parenthood

It is a beautiful witness to have community members present and praying at Planned Parenthood. Please consider signing up at the Life Chain Link.