https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RI963Lr4uBMThe third in Bishop DeGrood's series on Truth, Goodness and Beauty focuses on the great gift of charity and how we can use it to love and respect others just as God made them. After watching the video, click the links below for more information. Love of Others - Information Guide
Message to the Catholic Faithful Explaining the Rationale of New Priest Assignments: Intentional support of priestly life and ministry to foster healthy, happy and holy priesthood and ministry There is a great saying “As the shepherd goes so too the parishioners.” It has been on my heart and in my prayer to find ways to help our clergy be as healthy, happy and holy as possible so they can help each of you be healthy, happy and holy. After listening to insights from clergy, laity and members of the Clergy Personnel Committee, as well as discerning the gifts of priests and insights in prayer, I am changing our approach to priestly assignments for a variety of reasons. Read Priest Changes and Bishop's Statement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiBHhU9lVQ4 Please join us for our upcoming Gift of Hope fundraising event, benefitting Catholic Family Services, on Saturday April 10th on Duluth Avenue in front of the Cathedral of St. Joseph. This will be an outdoor candlelight vigil, “Lighting the Path to Hope and Healing”, bringing people together to hear inspirational messages from Bishop Donald DeGrood and CFS Exec Director Emily Leedom, along with beautiful praise and worship music from Jon Konz. A moment of remembrance will take place to honor long-time CFS Director, Dr Marcie Moran, who passed away January 21st. Gift of Hope Information
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkFvIWV3DPw The second teaching in Bishop DeGrood's series on Truth, Goodness and Beauty focuses on the Mass, the Real Presence of Jesus and all the graces we receive from being truly present to receive the Eucharist. After watching the video, click the links below for more information. The Mass - Information Guide Dispensation Lifting Statement
Effective May 1, 2021, 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,…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hStb7n3ro9s Bishop DeGrood offers a beautiful teaching on the value of human life by sharing with us some of his favorite people and their impact on his life. Please read below the Pastoral Letter on Love for Pregnant Women and Unborn Children. Letter to the Faithful
How to Find Godly Peace in Trying Times https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v92sEQX8dSo Find some time to just be with the Lord. Find time to receive from the Lord all that He wants to give you. Doing so will help bring you great interior peace and joy. "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me." -Psalm 23
It's not just for college students this year! FOCUS is partnering with the Diocese of Sioux Falls to offer a local in-person experience of the annual SEEK Conference. Enter a space alongside others who are seeking a new encounter with the Lord, a new chance to pursue holiness, a new moment for our Church. Come away knowing Jesus Christ and have the confidence and tools to share and live the Gospel in your day-to-day life. There will be Mass and Adoration, livestreamed keynotes from world renowned Catholic speakers, and a closing keynote from our very own Bishop Donald DeGrood. February 5-7, 2021 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Downtown Sioux Falls. Find all the details here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHsCSJh2FNU COVID Vaccinations: Must I, May I? Bishop Donald DeGrood along with Bishop Peter Muhich of the diocese of Rapid City, have put together documentation on whether or not the current COVID vaccinations meet a standard of obligation or morality as a faithful catholic. [icon name="file-pdf-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""] Joint Statement on COVID Vaccinations from the South Dakota Catholic Conference [icon name="file-pdf-o" class="" unprefixed_class=""] FAQ Documentation on the COVID Vaccines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6o-8NLrQ1g Bishop Donald DeGrood sends a message of well being on this Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2020. Bishop also offers an announcement that is to be made this coming Saturday the 12th, also the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.