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

Dear Faithful of the East River South Dakota (i.e. Diocese of Sioux Falls),

Thankfully, the anticipated magnitude of the serious effects of COVID-19 have not been as extensive in South Dakota as was initially projected. These past months have caused hardship not only for those who have had serious effects from the virus and their families, but also for those who have been in isolation and health care workers. Also, I am mindful of those who attend to those who are vulnerable in their families. To varying degrees, I sense we have all been affected physically, psychologically and spiritually by the various measures implemented to limit the spread of the virus.

Throughout this experience, I have kept close to mind the risk to those most vulnerable to harm and also my duty to provide for the care and nourishment of all souls, including those who can reasonably attend Mass. Therefore, it was a great joy for me to permit the resumption of public Masses beginning on May 15, though then leaving the Sunday Mass dispensation in place.

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The Sunday TV Mass

19th 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 – Faith of Our Fathers
First Reading – 1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a
Response – Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.
Second Reading – Romans 9:1-5
Gospel Reading – Matthew 14:22-33
Offertory Hymn – Jesus Shall Reign
Closing Hymn – To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King

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

  • Bishop's Cup Golf Event August 24, 2020 Held at the Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, SD
  • Taste the Goodness August 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Downtown Sioux Falls
  • Bishop's Charity Hunt September 21, 2020 – September 22, 2020 Horseshoe K Ranch – Kimball, SD
  • Christmas at the Cathedral December 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Cathedral of St. Joseph

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