Pallium Mass for archbishop includes Diocese of Sioux Falls connection

Pallium Mass for archbishop includes Diocese of Sioux Falls connection

Headlines, January 2017
Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda (on the left), of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis stands with Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, during the Pallium Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul as the banner from the Diocese of Sioux Falls is carried in to the cathedral. The pallium is a small vestment used only by archbishops and was conferred upon Archbishop Hebda by Archbishop Pierre during the Mass. The pallium signifies an archbishop’s special relationship with the pope and the archbishop’s authority over the archdiocese where he serves and the connection to the broader geographical province that includes the states of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota and dioceses in those states. (Photo by Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit, St. Paul)
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20th Annual “Christmas at the Cathedral” concerts set tone for the season

20th Annual “Christmas at the Cathedral” concerts set tone for the season

Headlines, January 2017
Tenor Scott Piper and soprano Marni Raab perform during the 2016 Christmas at the Cathedral Concerts at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. Above right, the Christmas at the Cathedral Choir sings at this year’s concerts. This year’s theme was “Re-Imagine Christmas.” Proceeds will benefit the Cathedral of Saint Joseph and the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House ongoing care and maintenance endowments. (Photos by Brian Cooper, Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota)
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Retrouvaille: a program of re-discovery for marriages

Retrouvaille: a program of re-discovery for marriages

Headlines, January 2017, The Church
Deacon Tim Tracy St. Agnes Parish, Vermillion Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life With Pope Francis and the recent Synod of Bishops attempting to place marriage and the family at the heart of evangelization, it is an excellent time to consider the ways in which we can strengthen and protect our marriages against the stresses, misunderstandings and conflicts that tend to break them apart. Our diocese facilitates a program called Retrouvaille to assist couples in healing and renewing their marriages and I am blessed to work with that program. The word Retrouvaille is a French word meaning rediscovery. The program offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship. Thousands of couples headed for cold, unloving relationships or divorce have successfully overcome their marriage problems by attending the program.…
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Opening the Gate: The Sacrament of Baptism

Opening the Gate: The Sacrament of Baptism

Featured, Headlines, January 2017
A precious baby being held by parents and godparents is the sweet image which most likely comes to mind when you think about baptism. But the true image of baptism is much more radical than that; it is our rebirth as Christians and it opens the gate to all the other sacraments and to faith itself. Since most Christians are baptized as babies, we tend not to think all that much about this profound reality. “Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made…
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Mount Marty College recognizes family of the year

Mount Marty College recognizes family of the year

December 2016, Headlines
Mount Marty College, Yankton recently recognized the Neswick family of Sioux City, IA, as the college’s Family of the Year. Pictured are: the Neswick family with Mount Marty College President, Dr. Marcus Long, Ph.D. (in the middle). Mount Marty’s Family of the Year recognizes an alumni family that excels in three categories: the family’s loyalty to MMC, to their church and to civic involvement. (Photo courtesy, Mount Marty College,Yankton)
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Newman Center Knights of Columbus Gather in Brookings with Bishop

Newman Center Knights of Columbus Gather in Brookings with Bishop

December 2016, Headlines
Pope Pius XII Newman Center, a Catholic mission to the campus of South Dakota State University, Brookings, recently hosted Bishop Paul J. Swain, for the celebration of Mass to mark the 5th anniversary of the establishment of a college council of the Knights of Columbus. Joining current college students and Knights were founding members of the college council. Also on hand were members of the fledgling college council of the Knights of Columbus from St. Thomas More Newman Center, a Catholic mission to the University of South Dakota, Vermillion. (Photos courtesy, Father Andrew Dickinson, director, Pius XII Newman Center, Brookings and Cailyn Schreurs, student, South Dakota State University, Brookings)
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Benedictine sister receives national award

Benedictine sister receives national award

December 2016, Headlines
Sister Adrienne Kaufmann, OSB, Mother of God Monastery, Watertown, recently received the Vocation Ministry Recognition Award at the biannual convocation of the National Religious Vocation Conference (NRVC), in Overland Park, KS. Sister Adrienne’s eleven years of service as vocation director included work at the local, regional and national level. Sister Adrienne said, “NRVC has a membership of 900 vocation ministers. To be singled out in this membership of magnificent women and men, is indeed humbling.” Pictured above (left to right): Sister Hannah Vanorny, OSB, Bismarck, ND, Sister Adrienne Kaufmann, OSB and Brother Ronnie Hingle, SC, Chair of the NRVC Board, Baton Rouge, LA. (Photo courtesy, Mother of God Monastery, Watertown)
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Cathedral fund raiser brings together parishioners and others

Cathedral fund raiser brings together parishioners and others

December 2016, Headlines
Satires and Spires, the Cathedral of St. Joseph annual parish fundraiser, was held recently in the parish gymnasium. The event included a live and silent auction, entertainment, dinner, dancing, and more. This year’s proceeds will help send the Cathedral choir on a tour of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic next summer. In the past, money raised has also gone to benefit the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, Cathedral religious education programs and ongoing Cathedral maintenance. (Photo courtesy, Cathedral of Saint Joseph Parish)
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Youth conference draws hundreds to Brookings

Youth conference draws hundreds to Brookings

December 2016, Headlines
The annual diocesan youth conference welcomed 1,700 participants from across the diocese for a day of music, dynamic speakers, prayer and Mass with Bishop Paul J. Swain. Jason Evert, an internationally renowned speaker, captivated participants with stories of the saints and what authentic relationship truly is. Nic Davidson also had participants laughing out loud as he revealed the beauty and power of the Mass. This led directly into Holy Mass with Bishop Swain which was a highlight of the day. (Photo by Bill Sealey)
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