Officials

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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Priest Assignment Change Effective July 1 2022

Priest Assignment Change Effective July 1 2022

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  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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Priest Assignment Changes Effective July 1 2022

Priest Assignment Changes Effective July 1 2022

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  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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Priest Assignment Changes -July 2021

Priest Assignment Changes -July 2021

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Effective July 1, 2021, the Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood has decreed the following appointments which relieve the following priests from assigned ministry and thus permit them to retire: Reverend Jerome Kopel, from Pastor of Sacred Heart, Gettysburg and St. Pius X, Onida, to Senior Priest. Reverend Kenneth Koster, from Pastor of Holy Rosary, Kranzburg, and St John, Castlewood, to Senior Priest. Reverend Michael Schneider, from Pastor of Holy Trinity, Huron, to Retirement. Reverend Andrew Swietochowski, from Pastor of St. James, Chamberlain, and St. Margaret, Kimball, to Senior Priest. Reverend James Zimmer, from Chaplain Sanford Hospital and Health System to Senior Priest. Effective July 1, 2021, at the recommendation of the Pro Ecclesia Sancta community and the endorsement of their religious superior, the Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood has decreed…
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Priest Assignment Changes -May 2021

Priest Assignment Changes -May 2021

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Effective May 1, 2020, the Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood has decreed the following priest assignment change: Reverend Brian J. Eckrich, from Parochial Vicar of Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Dell Rapids, Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Garretson, and Saint Joseph the Workman Parish, Huntimer. Reverend Jeffrey T. Norfolk, while remaining Chaplain to the South Dakota State Penitentiary, from Pastor, Risen Savior Parish, Brandon to Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish. Reverend Shane D. Stevens, to be relieved as the Temporary Administrator, and appointed as the Pastor, Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Garretson and Saint Joseph the Workman Parish, Huntimer while remaining Pastor at Saint Mary Parish, Dell Rapids. Reverend Andrew W. Young, after completing his service to the United States Air Force,…
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Priest Assignment Changes -August 2020

Priest Assignment Changes -August 2020

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Effective July 27, 2020, the Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood has decreed the following priest assignment change: Reverend Joseph Scholten, from Chaplain, O’Gorman High School, Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish, and Discernment Assistant in the Office of Vocations to a voluntary leave of absence. Effective August 10, 2020, the Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood has decreed the following priest assignment changes: Reverend Mark Axtmann, in addition to his appointment as Chaplain, Avera St. Luke’s Hospital to Sacramental Minister at St. Mary Parish, Aberdeen Reverend Andrew Thuringer, from Parochial Vicar, St. Mary Parish, Aberdeen to Chaplain, O’Gorman High School, Sacramental Minister, Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish, and Discernment Assistant in the Office of Vocations. Thank you for holding each of these priests in prayer as they undergo these transitions…
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Guidelines for Public Masses

Guidelines for Public Masses

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Effective May 1, 2020 Public Masses, that is Masses prayed with congregants participating in the nave of the church or chapel, may begin on May 15, 2020 or later. Prior to their start, pastors should work to make estimates of their seating capacities so as to provide adequate spacing and introduce measures to uphold healthy social distancing. During this time, the faithful remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sunday until further notice. This measure is in place so that you can prudently discern your own attendance. If you feel unsafe, you should feel no guilt or shame in staying home. Similarly, you should feel a freedom to permit others who are comfortable attending to do so. The following measures are intended to promote social distancing, good…
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Priest Assignment Changes

Priest Assignment Changes

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Effective April 14, 2020 The Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood has decreed the following priest assignment changes to become effective on May 1, 2020: Reverend Dana CHRISTENSEN, from Pastor, St. Mary of Mercy, Alexandria, St. Stephen, Bridgewater, and St. Martin, Emery and Chaplain to Mary of Mercy and St. Joseph Monastery to Parochial Vicar, St. Mary of Mercy Parish in Alexandria. Reverend Kenneth LULF, in addition to his current assignment as Pastor, Holy Family Parish, Mitchell, to Pastor of St. Mary of Mercy, Alexandria, St. Stephen, Bridgewater, and St. Martin, Emery. Monsignor Charles MANGAN, from Director of the Marian Apostolate to Parochial Vicar, St. Mary of Mercy, Alexandria, St. Stephen, Bridgewater, and St. Martin, Emery and Chaplain to Mary of Mercy and St. Joseph Monastery. Reverend Robert WULLWEBER, from leave…
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