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Called to be holy – Sunday TV Mass

Called to be holy – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
Do you desire to be holy? This past weekend in his homily, Bishop DeGrood explains how we are to respond to the desire to grow in holiness, and how it requires cooperation with the Lord and to seek that which is true, good and beautiful.
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Mary, Mother of God – Sunday TV Mass

Mary, Mother of God – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
Does it amaze you that Jesus has a mother? Jesus, who in his divinity has always existed, has a human mother. That is something to marvel at. On this Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Bishop DeGrood talked about why Mary is the most dignified and honored human being. He also explains what we can learn from Mary and her disposition, and why art and statues often include an apple and a snake.
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You have a choice to make – Sunday TV Mass

You have a choice to make – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
You have a choice to make. To live your life with Jesus as the king of your life, or to serve yourself. This past weekend, Bishop DeGrood talked about what it means to live in cooperation with God's perfect plan, and what the pitfalls are of living for ourselves. Will you choose the path of Lucifer, who chose to serve himself? Or will you choose true freedom? The choice is yours.
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Looking for love in all the wrong places – Sunday TV Mass

Looking for love in all the wrong places – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
Did you know the shepherd's staff had two purposes? It wasn't used just for walking. The end of the staff was used to keep dangers away from the herd, and the hook was used to reign in stray sheep. This weekend in his homily, Bishop DeGrood explained the correlation between Moses's staff and the bishop's crosier.
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The Shepherd’s Staff – Sunday TV Mass

The Shepherd’s Staff – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
Did you know the shepherd's staff had two purposes? It wasn't used just for walking. The end of the staff was used to keep dangers away from the herd, and the hook was used to reign in stray sheep. This weekend in his homily, Bishop DeGrood explained the correlation between Moses's staff and the bishop's crosier.
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Ambassadors to God’s Love – Sunday TV Mass

Ambassadors to God’s Love – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
We are living in a time that is not so different from the apostles. Our society struggles to believe that there is one true God, and that there are objective truths. Ideologies such as secularism, relativism, agnosticism, witchcraft, etc. are on the rise. This weekend in his homily, Bishop DeGrood called us to be ambassadors of God's love, to discover the truth God has already revealed and to frequent the sacraments so we may bring God's love to the world.
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Respect Life month

Respect Life month

Statements and Documents
Memorial of Our Lady of the RosaryDear Brothers and Sisters,How fitting it is that October, designated “Respect Life Month,” opens with the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux. Known by her nickname, the Little Flower, because she humbly considered herself one of the smallest flowers in God’s garden, St. Therese died at the young age of 24. Despite her short and hidden life as a cloistered contemplative sister, she became a great Doctor of the Church because of her insight that all persons can become holy by doing the smallest of things with great love. St. Therese’s “Little Way” is a testimony to the great value of each and every human life, even those with little or no value in the eyes of the world. Created in the image of…
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Having faith in the midst of difficulty – Sunday TV Mass

Having faith in the midst of difficulty – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
Discipline and tough love can be difficult to deal with. Regardless of whether you're on the giving or receiving end of tough love, it can be hard. It's even more difficult in today's world to give discipline and tough love because of the influences of relativism. This weekend in his homily, Bishop reflected on the tough love of his mother, and how we need discipline in our lives. He also encouraged us to embrace the gift of discipline of the laws of God so that our lives might be rightly ordered.
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Official Listing August

Official Listing August

Officials
  In recent months, the Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood, Bishop of Sioux Falls decreed policies governing the Incardination of Priests and conformance with Church Teaching on Human Sexuality in Educational Settings into effect; and based on the testimony of his good standing of his bishop, granted faculties for public ministry to Deacon Mark Harriman, a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Richmond (VA), and with the consent of his bishop assigned him to OLG Parish, SF; as well as based on the testimony of his good standing of his bishop, granted faculties for public ministry to Deacon Peter Cote, a permanent deacon of the Diocese of Fall River (MA), ), and with the consent of his bishop assigned him to CTK Parish, SF. Respectfully Submitted, Mr. Matthew K. Althoff…
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