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10/02/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

10/02/2022 – 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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08/21/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

08/21/2022 – 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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08/14/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

08/14/2022 – Sunday TV Mass

Homilies
The influences of the world are all around us, and they're powerful. This weekend in his homily, Bishop DeGrood encouraged us to not grow weary, to not lose hope, or to give in to the cultural mindset of relativism. Instead, he encourages us to keep our eyes on Jesus, the perfecter of faith.
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Gifts of the Divine Creator: on being Male and Female

Gifts of the Divine Creator: on being Male and Female

Statements and Documents
Memorial of Saint John Vianney To all Catholic Faithful of the Diocese, God’s love, by its very nature, seeks the good of others through a communion of loving friendship. God created human beings with unique and complementary features as males and females. God’s love, reflected in the very order of his creation, is generative. By leading us into a communion of friendship with himself and others, divine love fulfills what we most long for. In baptism we are blessed with the very gift of God’s own spiritual life. Created in God’s image and likeness, and with the help of the grace we receive through the sacraments, we can truly live as we were made to live, sharing in the communion of loving friendship with God and others. When we receive…
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Priest Assignment Change Effective July 1 2022

Priest Assignment Change Effective July 1 2022

Officials
  Since publication of the Priest assignment changes in the June 2022 Bishop’s Bulletin, the Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood decreed the following revision to a previous appointment given to a new ordinand and instead made the following assignment effective on July 1, 2022:   Reverend Nicholas Haiar to Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart and St Benedict Parishes, Yankton.  Thank you for holding each of these priests and deacons in prayer as they undergo these transitions in their ministry.   [icon name="file-pdf-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""]View Printable Official Statement
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Statement of the Bishops of South Dakota on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling

Statement of the Bishops of South Dakota on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling

Joint Statements
June 24, 2022 Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The court’s majority overturned its prior rulings in the cases of Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), which asserted that a right to abortion exists in the U.S. constitution. The Dobbs ruling is a momentous decision that will once again allow the sanctity of life to be protected by law. We are grateful for this decision. It honors this country’s highest aspirations to be a society that secures “liberty and justice for all.” From the moment of conception, there exists a whole, separate, unique human life with an immortal soul given by God. This life is…
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Priest Assignment Changes Effective July 1 2022

Priest Assignment Changes Effective July 1 2022

Officials
  The Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood has decreed the following appointments effective July 1, 2022: Those who will be continuing ministry as Senior Priests: Reverend Charles L. Cimpl, granted his request to retire from his assignment as Pastor, Holy Spirit, Sioux Falls. Reverend Cathal Gallagher, granted his request to retire from his assignment as Pastor, St. Paul, Marty, St. Mark, Lake Andes, and St. Paul, Armour. Reverend David Krogman, granted his request to retire from his assignment as Chaplain, Avera McKennan Hospital & University Medical Center. Those who will be serving in new pastoral and specialized/chaplaincy ministry assignments: Reverend Timothy Cone from Parochial Vicar of St. Mary and Sacred Heart Parishes and St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, Aberdeen to Parochial Administrator of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Leola,…
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Remembering 9/11 on the 20th Anniversary

Remembering 9/11 on the 20th Anniversary

Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcT3lNJdHJg Remembering 9/11: Recommit to peace and justice As a fellow US citizen as a Catholic bishop on the Eastern side of South Dakota as we remember September 11th of 2001, many of us remember it was a great tragedy indeed. Nearly 3,000 people died that day from terrorist attacks. We think of all those families and all those souls that were lost and all those who since that time have made so many sacrifices in America and Beyond to try to protect the innocent, to try to protect life. We think of the nearly 2,300 people who died in Afghanistan, those military personnel who made sacrifices let alone all those who were affected in other ways. As we remember this sobering reality may be also be filled with a…
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