Public Masses with Social Distancing

Public Masses with Social Distancing

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Everyone should know Bishop DeGrood has dispensed the Sunday Mass obligation due to pandemic conditions. Live streamed Masses will continue for those at risk and unable to attend in person. Pastors, with guidance, may begin to offer Masses starting May 15 or later with social distance measures in place. Check with your local parish for more information. We are grateful for all you have endured and thank you in advance for your good decisions as we continue through this experience. Who should stay home? Those at risk due to age or other conditions that weaken you. Those who care for those at risk. Those still uncomfortable in public settings with others. Those with fever or coughs similar to COVID-19 symptoms. Those living with people with fever, coughs or other symptoms.…
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All Catholic Schools Virtual Mass

All Catholic Schools Virtual Mass

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FlX2tsjnPg May 6, 2020 - Join Bishop Donald DeGrood to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with all of the students in Catholic Schools across the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls. A Liturgy Guide is available to follow along [button-blue url="https://www.sfcatholic.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Catholic-Schools-Virtual-Mass.pdf" target="_blank" position=""]Open Liturgy Guide[/button-blue] Opening Hymn - Christ the Lord is Risen Today First Reading - Acts 12:24-13:5 Responsorial Psalm - O God, O God, let all the nations praise you! Gospel Reading - John 12:44-50 Offertory Hymn - Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks Communion Hymn - The King of Love My Shepherd Is
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Resuming Public Masses

Resuming Public Masses

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[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Video_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] Message to the Faithful - Plan for resuming public Masses Bishop Donald DeGrood delivers this message to the faithful regarding the plan for resuming public Masses once social distancing and hygiene practices are in place. Public Masses will not begin before May 15.   [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] JOINT STATEMENT: THE SPIRITUAL LEADERS OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESES OF SIOUX FALLS AND RAPID CITY Plan for resuming public Mass once social distancing and hygiene practices are in place Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Our decision on March 17, 2020 to suspend public Masses was made after much prayer, consultation, and after having reviewed the recommendations of public health authorities. This decision was focused on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus especially for the most vulnerable. We know this…
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COVID-19 Relief Fund

COVID-19 Relief Fund

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COVID-19 Relief Fund https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c636Gj3LAeQ The Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota, in partnership with the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, has established the COVID-19 Relief Fund which will provide financial resources to people in eastern South Dakota who are impacted by the Coronavirus. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the COVID-19 Relief Fund through the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota. Funds raised will be used to provide financial assistance to individuals who have been impacted by the physical, spiritual, and/or economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Needs will be identified in one of the 120 Catholic parishes in eastern South Dakota. All needs will be verified by local pastors. [button-blue url="https://ccfesd.org/covid-19-relief-fund/" target="_self" position="center"]Click for More Information[/button-blue]
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Priest Assignments

Priest Assignments

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Priest Assignment Changes The Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood has decreed the following priest assignment changes to become effective on May 1, 2020: Reverend Dana CHRISTENSEN, from Pastor, St. Mary of Mercy, Alexandria, St. Stephen, Bridgewater, and St. Martin, Emery and Chaplain to Mary of Mercy and St. Joseph Monastery to Parochial Vicar, St. Mary of Mercy Parish in Alexandria. Reverend Kenneth LULF, in addition to his current assignment as Pastor, Holy Family Parish, Mitchell, to Pastor of St. Mary of Mercy, Alexandria, St. Stephen, Bridgewater, and St. Martin, Emery. Monsignor Charles MANGAN, from Director of the Marian Apostolate to Parochial Vicar, St. Mary of Mercy, Alexandria, St. Stephen, Bridgewater, and St. Martin, Emery and Chaplain to Mary of Mercy and St. Joseph Monastery. Reverend Robert WULLWEBER, from leave from…
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Palm Sunday and Triduum Liturgies

Palm Sunday and Triduum Liturgies

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Palm Sunday and Triduum Liturgies Earlier this week, I informed the clergy of my decision to continue the suspension of public Masses, including through the upcoming Holy Week.  The suspension will remain in effect until further notice.  This decision was based upon recent clarifications regarding social distancing practices that have been provided from our elected officials and those competent in public health that contributed to their development.  For your reference, an outline of the directives and clarifications regarding liturgies to be celebrated during Holy Week which I provided clergy has been posted on the Diocesan website and can be accessed here. View Bishop's Full Statement
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Joint Statement on Dispensation

Joint Statement on Dispensation

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Joint Statement of Dispensation - March 13, 2020 Resources are available online Praying at Home – the Mass and Other Prayer Ideas Dispensation from the Obligation to attend Sunday Masses due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus until further notice Earlier this week and in our respective capacities as spiritual leaders of the two dioceses in South Dakota, we announced measures for limiting the spread of illness during Masses. These statements were circulated within parishes and can be accessed on the two diocesan websites. With public health officials providing additional guidance this week that has led to the cancellation of sporting and cultural events, we write to offer further clarification and guidance. While the Church has not been asked by government officials at this time to suspend the celebration of Masses, these additional…
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