July 13, 2024

65th Anniversary

Monsignor James Andraschko

65th Anniversary Monsignor James Andraschko
Monsignor Andraschko was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and was raised in Watertown. He was ordained on May 24, 1959, after attending Nazareth Hall prep seminary and two years of college. He has served in many parishes around the diocese. Most notably, he was the founding pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Sioux Falls, where he remained pastor for 17 years. In his retirement, he winters in Arizona, where he assists with Mass and other liturgies in Sun City. During the summer months, he can be found helping out at Holy Spirit Parish in Sioux Falls.

60th Anniversary

Father Jim Bream

Father Bream was raised on a farm near the west side of Sioux Falls. He attended country grade school and then Cathedral High School. He was ordained on May 24, 1964. Father Bream has served at many parishes across the diocese. Notably, he was pastor at St. Therese Parish in Sioux Falls, where he assisted families during a strike at John Morrell meat packing plant. In his retirement, he resides and ministers at Avera Prince of Peace in Sioux Falls.

60th Anniversary

Father Ken Lulf

Father Lulf was born in Gregory. His family moved to Jefferson, where he attended elementary school at St. Peter Catholic School. After graduating from Jefferson Public School, he attended the University of South Dakota, where he obtained a degree in accounting. Answering God’s call to the priesthood, Father Lulf was ordained on June 11, 1999. He has served at parishes in Yankton, Mitchell and in many parishes in the northern part of the state. He currently serves as pastor of Pastorate 5.

 

Father John Short

Father Short was raised on a farm near Aurora. He attended lower elementary at the Catholic school in Elkton before graduating from Elkton Public School. He was ordained on June 11, 1999. His assignments have included parishes in Mitchell and Watertown and surrounding communities. He currently serves as pastor of Pastorate 3, which includes the parishes in Redfield, Mellette, Miller, Faulkton, Polo and Highmore.