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.
For those looking for an online Mass for the Immaculate Conception Holy Day of obligation, the Diocese of Sioux Falls will not be streaming Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, however we invite you to seek out other opportunities that are available online. Or you may check with your local parish to see if they may be streaming as well. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Live on YouTube at 10:45AM(CST) EWTN - provides a stream from their website, or their YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXmcn9041sg The Mass of Christian Burial for Monsignor Richard Mahowald, November 11, 2020 at 10:00AM from the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Sioux Falls, SD. Litgury Guide Available Opening Hymn: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty First Reading: Daniel 12:1-3 Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 23 Response: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 Gospel Reading: Luke 24:13-16, 28-35 Communion Hymn: Taste and See Recessional Hymn: For All the Saints
On October 21, 2020, media reported on a 20-second video clip from a Spanish-language documentary film about Pope Francis. In the film, the Holy Father was shown stating, as translated into English, “Homosexual people have a right to be part of a family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable because of it. What we have to create is a [convivencia civil]. That way they are legally covered.” Later reporting indicated this video was compiled from several separate segments in a 2019 interview the Holy Father gave to a Mexican journalist. This footage had never before been played publicly.Yesterday, we became aware of several clarifications offered at the direction of the Holy Father through his representatives (apostolic…
Dr. Chris Burgwald joins host Chris Motz for a short discussion to help us respond well and find peace in light of the Holy Father’s reported comments on same-sex civil unions. [embed]https://www.sfcatholic.org/audio/faithandpolitics/FaithAndPolitics_2020-10-27_MINI.mp3[/embed]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DleCFrGGTE Dear Faithful of the East River South Dakota (i.e. Diocese of Sioux Falls), Thankfully, the anticipated magnitude of the serious effects of COVID-19 have not been as extensive in South Dakota as was initially projected. These past months have caused hardship not only for those who have had serious effects from the virus and their families, but also for those who have been in isolation and health care workers. Also, I am mindful of those who attend to those who are vulnerable in their families. To varying degrees, I sense we have all been affected physically, psychologically and spiritually by the various measures implemented to limit the spread of the virus. Throughout this experience, I have kept close to mind the risk to those most vulnerable to harm and…