About the Diocese

Established on November 12, 1889 by Pope Leo XIII comprising all of South Dakota. Since 1902, comprises that part of the State of South Dakota East of the Missouri River.

Bishop Donald DeGrood

Ordained and Installed as our ninth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls on February 13, 2020. Meet Bishop Donald DeGrood.

Diocesan Parishes

Visit our list of over 120 parishes that span across our vast diocese. Get Mass times and other important Parish information.

The Cathedral

The Mother Church of our diocese, the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. Completed and dedicated on May 7, 1919. It is truly a beautiful Beacon of Hope.

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By policy of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, priests and deacons will not request financial assistance for their personal needs (cash or gift cards) from you via text message or email.  As many have posed as our clergy while trying to scam parishioners of funds, we urge individuals to first verify they know the sender before ever giving money.  If you are in doubt, please call the parish’s office.

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How to Find Godly Peace in Trying Times

Find some time to just be with the Lord. Find time to receive from the Lord all that He wants to give you. Doing so will help bring you great interior peace and joy.

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me.” -Psalm 23

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The Sunday TV Mass

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Liturgy Guide for the Week from the Cathedral of Saint Joseph
(contains readings and music verses to follow along)

Opening Hymn – Praise to the Lord
First Reading – 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19
Response – Here am I, Lord; here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.
Second Reading – 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20
Gospel Reading – John 1:35-42
Offertory Hymn – All Creatures of Our God and King
Closing Hymn – God, We Praise You

The Sunday TV Mass is produced and broadcast weekly by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. Our goal is to bring the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy to those who are homebound or shut-in and unable to join their local community for Mass. The Mass is broadcast all across South Dakota on the local CBS affiliate and many thousands participate each week.

Begins airing live here and on YouTube at 4:00pm (CDT) on Saturday’s.
Also on your local KELOLAND TV station at 10:00am (CDT) on Sunday’s.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when the Mass begins.

Calendar of Events


For a full list of diocesan events and links

  • Catholic Conversations: Looking Ahead to Lent January 23, 2021 at 9:30 am – 11:30 am St. Lawrence, Milbank, 113 S 6th St, Milbank, SD, 57252, United States Lent is already looming! As Ash Wednesday approaches, now is the time to reflect on how we can make this season a fruitful one. Join Dr. Chris as he leads us in a conversation about how to prepare our minds & hearts for the Holy Season of Lent.
  • SEEK Conference – Save the Date! February 5, 2021 – February 7, 2021 SD What if there’s more to your story? The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) hosts an annual discipleship conference attended by thousands of college students from around the country. In recent years they created a track for parish mission, and this year they are partnering with the diocese to bring the conference to you. Join…
  • Through God’s Love – Save the Date! April 24, 2021 at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm SD Saturday, April 24, 2021, we will be hosting a day-long conference that unpacks Bishop DeGrood’s vision for our diocese. More info to come in January, but for now save the date. We would love to see you and your parishioners there.

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