Saturday, March 23 - Spring Theology Institute is scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon, in the monastery chapter room. There is no charge, but registration requested for planning purposes. Call 605-668-6000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will view and discuss the film “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” directed by noted film director, Wim Wenders.
Sunday, March 24 - Contact your parish leader to register for the Aberdeen Youth Rally on March 24. Emily Wilson, a Catholic speaker, author, and musician who travels the world sharing her faith through witness and worship will be featured. Sign up for an afternoon of fun, prayer, and a great message about becoming a witness of truth. Details can be found at www.sfcatholic.org/youth/.
Saturday, March 30 - Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Christina #2336 (Lennox, Canton,Worthing & Tea) presents “Grow where you are Planted” salad luncheon, card party, raffle and door prizes. The event is set for Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Nicholas Parish Hall, 140 West Brian St., Tea. Tickets are $8. For reservations, call Diane Biver at 360-4679.
The season of Lent will began March 6 with Ash Wednesday. It gives Catholics pause to reflect, pray, sacrifice and work toward the celebration and beauty of Easter. For Father Joe Forcelle, pastor for St. Leo the Great Parish, Tyndall and St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Springfield, preparation for the Lenten season had been underway for a while as he worked to inspire his parishioners to get the most from the season. “St. Leo and St. Vincent parishes have been using a number of resources to help people have a spirit-filled Lent,” said Father Forcelle. “Right now we are collecting old blessed palms from the people which will be burned for the ashes we will use on Ash Wednesday.” In addition, the ashes left over in those parishes will be…
March 22-24 - A major relic of St. John Vianney will be in Sioux Falls on Friday, March 22. Reception of the relic and the celebration of Mass will be at noon. Veneration of the relic will be from 1-7 p.m. Stations of the Cross will at 7 p.m. All liturgies and events will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. The relic pilgrimage is being sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Saturday, March 23 - “God in my Paintbrush” will be offered at Mother of God Monastery, Watertown, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. No artistic talent is a requirement. All materials will be provided. Contact Sister Emily Meisel at 605-886-4181 for information or to register.
Photo descriptions and credits from left to right: Part of the congregation in attendance at All City Catholic School Mass at the Elmen Center, Sioux Falls at the conclusion of Catholic Schools Week 2019. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop Paul J. Swain. (Photo by Doug Basche, O’Gorman High School, Sioux Falls) Students from at St. Mary School, Dell Rapids, participate in a bunny hop during Catholic Schools Week, among many other fun activities during the week. (Photo courtesy, Kristine Fiegen, St. Mary Catholic Schools, Dell Rapids) At St. Joseph School, Pierre, students held a penny war as part of Catholic Schools Week and collected $1,801 for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Sioux Falls, as it works to rebuild after a December fire. (Photo courtesy, St. Joseph School, Pierre) At…
Sunday, March 10 - Church of the Epiphany will host its 56th annual sausage supper on Sunday. Serving will be from 3-7 p.m. Cost for adults (12+) is $9. Cost for children (ages 6-11) is $4. Cost for preschoolers is $1.