Additions to the Necrology of the Diocese of Sioux Falls

Bulletin Extras, November 2019
Artesian, St. Charles Donald K. Scott, Nov. 7, 2018 Joan L. Gaston, Nov. 29, 2018 LaVern Baysinger, Feb. 11, 2019   Highmore/Harrold, St. Mary Gloria Beastrom, Oct. 12, 2018 Julie Gutzmer, Feb. 22, 2019 Douglas Hageman, March 18, 2019 Etta Pascoe, April 13, 2019 Dorothy Beck, July 1, 2019   Wessington Springs/Duncan, St. Joseph Dorothy A. Willman, Sept. 20 2018 Viorene A. McEldowney, Dec. 31, 2018 Pearl M. Burg, March 4, 2019 Charles W. Yost, July 3, 2019   Woonsocket, St. Wilfrid Marie B. Rankin, Nov. 21, 2018 Robert T. Budde, Dec. 31, 2018 Leonard O. Steichen, Jan. 2, 2019 Albert P. Schmidt, Jan. 22, 2019 Margaret D. Cummins, Feb. 4, 2019 Nikole R. Haiar, Dec. 25, 2018 Ledoris Parker, May 11, 2019    
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Reality-based discernment helps vocations become clear for all

Reality-based discernment helps vocations become clear for all

Headlines, November 2019
[caption id="attachment_4277" align="alignright" width="300"] Father Jordan Samson, vocations director for the Diocese of Sioux Falls, pastor at Christ the King Parish, Sioux Falls[/caption] As the new vocations director for the diocese I’ve had to think a lot about discernment. People ask me how to discern, what it means to discern, how it’s done well, etc. Most of the time it’s in the context of knowing how to decide rightly one’s vocation; however, we can and should have a discerning heart even about things not connected to the decision for celibacy or for married life. Discernment also involves deciding about careers, family life, and really, we should have a discerning heart that considers Christ in every decision. This consideration should free us, not stop us in our tracks with anxiety. Let’s…
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Adoption: A choice to bring beauty and life to others

Adoption: A choice to bring beauty and life to others

Headlines, November 2019
By Renae Kranz Adoption is a beautiful choice that gives two families exactly what they need: one side has the ability to give their child a safe and loving birth, while the other side adds a new and eagerly awaited member to their family. November is designated National Adoption Awareness Month to recognize the heroic role birth mothers and adoptive parents play in this process. [caption id="attachment_4538" align="alignright" width="235"] Christy Vander Woude, pregnancy and adoption counselor[/caption] Christy Vander Woude, pregnancy and adoption counselor for Catholic Family Services, understands intimately the decisions, heart ache and joy involved with adoption. She always speaks with her birth mothers in a way that respects the dignity of the child they carry. “When women come in, we always say it’s an unplanned pregnancy, not unwanted.…
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Officials

Officials

Headlines, November 2019
The Most Reverend Paul J. Swain has decreed the following assignment changes effective October 10, 2019: At the request of Father Terry Weber, the local pastor, and with the endorsement of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, assigned Deacon Thomas DeRienzo for diaconal ministry to St. Michael Parish in Sioux Falls. Respectfully submitted, Matthew K. Althoff Chancellor
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Anthony Klein ordained to diaconate in Rome

Anthony Klein ordained to diaconate in Rome

Headlines, November 2019
Anthony Klein was ordained to the diaconate Oct. 3 in the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome. Bishop Robert P. Deeley of the Diocese of Portland in Maine celebrated the ordination Mass for Klein and 30 other seminarians from the Pontifical North American College, which serves as the American seminary in Rome. During ordination, the new deacons promised to live a life of prayer, celibacy and obedience to their diocesan bishop and his successors.
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Faithful venerate St. Padre Pio relics

Faithful venerate St. Padre Pio relics

Headlines, November 2019
Approximately 2,000 people braved drizzle and wind to venerate the relics of St. Padre Pio at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph. The relics have been making their way across the country through the sponsorship of the St. Pio Foundation. Photo: Chris and Hannah Motz pray at the relics with daughters Lucia, Magdalene and Frances. (Photo by Phil Eisenberg)
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Successful Bishop’s Charity Hunt raises funds for Catholic Campus Ministries

Successful Bishop’s Charity Hunt raises funds for Catholic Campus Ministries

Headlines, November 2019
Hunters from across the diocese gathered in September for the annual Bishop’s Charity Hunt sponsored by the Catholic Community Foundation of Eastern South Dakota. Eighty hunters hunted pheasants, enjoyed fellowship and meals and celebrated Mass with Bishop Paul J. Swain. Approximately $45,000 was raised for Catholic Newman Ministries at universities in the diocese.
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Woonsocket Catholic Daughters host stress management program

Woonsocket Catholic Daughters host stress management program

Headlines, November 2019
The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Holy Heart, invited Dr. Marcie Moran to speak about stress management and grief at their Fall Festival in Woonsocket Sept. 28. Programs like these are available through Catholic Family Services to help farmers and their families work through stressful seasons. To find out more about scheduling a program in your area, call 605-988-3775.
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