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.

Diocesan News

Sioux Falls/Rapid City (October 22, 2020)
Yesterday, it was reported that Pope Francis personally endorsed civil unions for same-sex attracted persons. According to the initial media report, these comments were offered in a Spanish-language documentary film. At this time we do not know the accuracy of the translation or the context of the Holy Father’s words. As with past media reporting on informal remarks by the Holy Father, further communications may be forthcoming from the Holy See or the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The bishops of South Dakota will provide counsel or teaching as needed at such time that complete information is available.

Contact: Chris Motz, Executive Director, cmotz@sdcatholicconference.org

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Listen to a short discussion between Dr. Chris Burgwald and Chris Motz on this subject.

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The Sunday TV Mass

30th 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 – Exodus 22:20-26
Response – I love you, Lord, my strength, my strength.
Second Reading – 1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10
Gospel Reading – Matthew 22:34-40
Offertory Hymn – Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Closing Hymn – Holy God, We Praise Thy Name

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.

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Calendar of Events


For a full list of diocesan events and links

  • Christmas at the Cathedral December 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Cathedral of St. Joseph
  • Christmas at the Cathedral December 18, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Cathedral of St. Joseph
  • Christmas at the Cathedral December 19, 2020 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Cathedral of St. Joseph
  • Christmas at the Cathedral December 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Cathedral of St. Joseph

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