Join us March 31 and April 1, 2017 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. This annual conference is for those adults seeking to respond to the call of the New Evangelization in their homes, workplaces and parishes. Whether you are directly involved in parish ministry or simply seeking to be a disciple in your daily life, this conference is for you! This year’s theme is the Heart of the Gospel. Each participant will gain a greater understanding of what the Gospel is and how to proclaim it most effectively through the lens of discipleship-focused ministry. Deacon Ralph Poyo and Bob Rice, two of the nation’s top evangelists, will be joining us to share their incredible insights. Click here for more information.
Statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of South Dakota Introducing the South Dakota Catholic Conference. The Most Reverend Robert D. Gruss, Bishop of Rapid City, and the Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls announce their intention to establish the South Dakota Catholic Conference (SDCC). The Conference will serve as the official voice of the bishops of South Dakota on issues of public policy, providing explanations of Church teaching and their practical application. Read Full Statement
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 2:00 p.m. (one show only) O'Gorman Performing Arts Center Sioux Falls, SD Benefiting Catholic Family Services Proceeds from the event go to Catholic Family Services’ Gift of Hope Fund to enhance the work of CFS. Through this Fund, people of all faiths, ages and walks of life receive help, hope and healing. Music is a powerful means of bringing beauty, hope and healing to a world that desperately needs it. The Gift of Hope Concert provides a powerful way to raise awareness and funds for the Gift of Hope Fund, while enriching the lives of the people of Eastern South Dakota. [button-blue url="https://ccfesd.weshareonline.org/GiftofHope" target="_self" position="left"]Purchase Tickets Online[/button-blue]
[embed]https://youtu.be/T4ClU8G0BnQ[/embed] One Faith. One Family. Catholic Family Sharing Appeal 2017 This theme underscores the truth that our shared spiritual heritage is grounded in our one faith in Jesus Christ crucified and risen. He is at the center of who we are, how we live and therefore how we love our neighbor. We have rich examples of how we do that - from seminarian education to Newman centers and youth discipleship programs, and so much more, the Catholic Family Sharing Appeal touches all our lives. We invite you to watch Bishop Swain's message and learn more here.
March 3-5, 2017 Going deeper is retreat is for youth who are actively involved in their parish or have participated in other retreats and events and who have a fervor to grow in the faith. The hope is that participants will experience a much deeper understanding of how to pray and how to know what God is desiring in their life. Further, participants will discover the beauty and practice of God’s heart speaking to yours each and every day. We will be spending time in silence and prayer, sharing in small groups, and having the opportunity to receive the Sacraments. For more information or to register, visit our Youth Site.
It's Catholic Schools Week January 29 - February 4. Contact your local parish or school for a list of events going on in your community. We'd love to see how your school celebrates Catholic Schools Week. Be sure to share your photos on our Facebook site @SFDiocese. (photo from Sacred Heart School, Yankton, SD)
March for Life Pilgrims Head Out The 44th Annual March for Life will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Washington D.C. You can follow along with them through our social media, either facebook or twitter. Photos will be posted periodically to keep us update on their travels.
The 44th Annual March for Life will take place on Friday, January 27, 2017. The Diocese of Sioux Falls will be participating in the March and invites you to come along. The pilgrimage will include participation in the March, the Catholic youth rally, some free time to visit sites at our Nation’s Capital, and time at the National Basilica. Visit our Youth Page for more information.