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Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate

Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0nvfc3W8II The Ordination of Jonathan Scott Eckrich, Bradley Elvin Palmer, Peter Jude Sexton, Daniel Guy Sherban, and Jeffrey Paul Swank the order of Permanent Deacon. May 15, 2021 at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Sioux Falls, SD. Program for the Ordination for Viewing or Download
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Loving Ourselves as God Made Us- Truth, Goodness and Beauty

Loving Ourselves as God Made Us- Truth, Goodness and Beauty

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5nnPVtQMu8 The fourth in Bishop DeGrood's series on Truth, Goodness and Beauty focuses on the great gift of our own creation in God's image, specifically where it applies to our sexual identity. After watching the video, be sure to read Bishop's teaching letter on this topic by clicking the link below. Love Ourselves - Information Guide
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2021 Ordinations

2021 Ordinations

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The month of May is filled with Ordination events. May 15, 2021 we will ordain 5 men to the Permanent Diaconate. Jonathan Scott Eckrich, Bradley Elvin Palmer, Peter Jude Sexton, Daniel Guy Sherban & Jeffrey Paul Swank. May 27, 2021 is our Transitional Diaconate Ordination for Nicholas Allen Haiar, Mitchell James McLaughlin & Zachary Keith Schaefbauer. May 28, 2021, Deacon Jacob Doty, Deacon Scott Miller & Deacon Jeffrey Schulte will be ordained as priests for the diocese. All ordinations will be held at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Sioux Falls and are set to begin at 11:00 am. All ordinations are open to the public. If you are not comfortable around large crowds yet, we are also livestreaming these ordinations and will be available to watch live and afterwards…
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Rosary for Healing from Abuse

Rosary for Healing from Abuse

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Rosary for Healing from Abuse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dhn-a9Y7dhE Prayed Live at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph at 10:00am April 13, 2021. Together, we can ensure that all are safe from secual abuse and provide assistance and support to survivors who are on the path to healing. You can help in these efforts by offering your prayers for healing and protection. This rosary will help you to life up their needs in prayer, offering them to God through Mary who offers her loving protection to all her children.
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Message to the Catholic Faithful Explaining the Rationale of New Priest Assignments

Message to the Catholic Faithful Explaining the Rationale of New Priest Assignments

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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
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2021 Gift of Hope

2021 Gift of Hope

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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
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The Mass-Truth, Goodness and Beauty

The Mass-Truth, Goodness and Beauty

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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
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