Chancery Updates

  • The Peter’s Pence collection date is suggested to be the Sunday nearest the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul (June 29), so this year means the weekend of June 29-30.
  • A reminder as summer travel season begins, please review your Mass time schedule to make sure it is current on the diocesan website. Please send any changes to Brianna at

Upcoming Events

  • United States Catholic Conference of Bishops General Meeting – June 11-15
  • National Eucharistic Congress, Indianapolis – July 16-21
  • Clergy Picnic – July 24
  • Priest Council – July 25
  • Clergy Days – Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

Upcoming Bishop’s Charity Events

Registration is now open for the upcoming Bishop’s Cup Golf Tournament and the 10th Annual Taste the Goodness!

Bishop’s Cup Golf Tournament
Benefitting Broom Tree Retreat & Conference Center
Monday, August 19 | Minnehaha Country Club & The Country Club of Sioux Falls

Taste the Goodness
Benefitting Bishop Dudley Hospitality House
Saturday, August 3|Downtown Sioux Falls
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Download the bulletin announcements for these events

Other upcoming events:

Bishop’s Charity Hunt
Benefitting Newman Catholic Campus Ministries
September 16-17|Horseshoe “K” Ranch, Kimball

Christmas at the Cathedral
Benefitting Bishop Dudley Hospitality House & Cathedral of St. Joseph Endowments
December 12-15|Sioux Falls

For more information on each event, visit our website at or call 605.988.3765

We’re Hiring!

Explore a career with the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota!

Are you a Catholic leader who is ready to put your deeply rooted Catholic values to work with a team that is focused on furthering the mission of the Church? Join the Catholic Community Foundation on our quest to ensure the vitality and continuity of the Catholic community by applying your expertise and passion to make a lasting impact in the lives of countless individuals! We are currently looking to fill the following positions on our team:

Chief Finance Officer

Director of Development

To learn more about the Catholic Community Foundation and these positions, visit

Open positions in the diocese

Several positions are still open around the diocese, including in pastorates, and we’d love to fill them with good Catholics from your parishes! Please consider including a short blurb with our QR code in your next bulletin. Thank you in advance!

Possible bulletin blurb: Have you ever considered joining your work with your faith? Many open positions exist in our diocese that allow you to do just that! Positions include teachers, principals, business managers, graphic designers, directors in music liturgy, clinical directors and so much more. Browse all positions by scanning the QR code or visiting and clicking the employment opportunities link in the top right corner.

29th Annual Bishop’s Fishing Tournaments

There’s still time to register!

Register now or register onsite for the 29th Annual Bishop’s Fishing Tournaments! We’ll have activities for all ages, so bring the whole family! All proceeds will benefit seminarian education and formation. The Diocese of Sioux Falls currently has 12 men discerning their call to the priesthood. Your participation in these tournaments helps cover the cost of their education and formation, which on average costs $47,700 per seminarian each year.

Not a fisherman? Not a problem! Join us in the afternoon for Mass with Bishop Donald DeGrood, a seminarian meet and greet, games, activities, a silent auction and an outdoor prime rib dinner.

There are two options to participate. Join us for oneor bothevents!

Monday, June 3
Big Stone City | Douthitt Park

Monday, June 10
Pierre | Oahe Downstream Recreation Area

Can’t join us but want to support seminarian education? Consider purchasing a raffle ticket – need not be present to win!

For more information and to register now, visit or call 605-988-3765.


New Safe Environment Coordinator

The Diocese of Sioux Falls is pleased to announce that Grace Tibbetts has accepted the full-time role of Safe Environment coordinator effective Tuesday, May 28. Alison Conemac (current Safe Environment coordinator), has completed her master’s in social work and has accepted a role with The Lourdes Center starting in June.
Grace Tibbetts enters this role with a great background of experience including a theology degree, her long engagement with our diocesan discipleship and evangelization team, and close work with all locations in the diocese. Grace can be reached through her current email and at the same safe environment phone number: 605-988-3722. She will continue to proactively support all locations throughout the diocese to know and understand the Safe Environment Policy and support implementation efforts. 

Discipleship and Evangelization

Upcoming Events

D-Camp 2024 – Broom Tree
June 16-19 (High School) – SOLD OUT
July 7-10 (High School) – SOLD OUT
July 11-14 (Junior High) – SOLD OUT

Confirmation Retreats
June 22 – Vermillion
July 27 – Elkton

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage
May 17 – July 16

National Eucharistic Congress
July 17-21 – Indianapolis, IN

Search – Sioux Falls
August 2-4

More Info

School of Missionary Discipleship – Prayer Class starting in August
People have been raving about Father Scott’s prayer class Fall in Love, Stay in Love, Let Love Make All the Difference. Over 100 people have written in to say it has changed their life.

If you have a desire to learn how to pray, to grow deeper in your prayer life, or even just need a refresh, you won’t regret taking this class. This is for YOU! Learn to pray like never before by having a personal relationship of growing intimacy with God.

Anyone is welcome to take this 12-week online class. Each week you will watch a one hour video lecture and then have a one hour class via Zoom. Father Scott will answer questions and then send you into small groups for discussion.

Save the date! Classes run August – December. Registration will be sent out next month. If you have questions, please visit our webpage. You can also contact our office at 605-988-3714 or

Confirmation Retreats
Lumen Christi is offering two Confirmation retreats this summer: June 22 in Vermillion and July 27 in Elkton. These
retreats are focused on deepening the understanding and preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. For more information and to register, visit our webpage at: 

Bulletin Blurb: Lumen Christi is offering two Confirmation retreats this summer. Check out the dates and register today by visiting:


SEARCH Retreat 
SEARCH is a Christ-centered community of high school youth and college-aged young adults grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church. A SEARCH  retreat is an opportunity to share Christ, make new friendships, pray, ask questions, and have fun. The next retreat is August 2-4 at Holy Spirit Church in Sioux Falls. Register here. If you have any questions, please contact the SEARCH board at


National Eucharistic Procession
As part of the National Eucharistic Revival, there will be eucharistic processions happening from the four areas of the country, joining together at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis. You are invited to join part in the routes and make your own eucharistic pilgrimage. Come as a family, youth group, men’s/women’s group or individually. You can find all the details here.


Gallup CliftonStrengths Inventories – Attention Pastors
As you begin to put together your pastorate leadership teams, we wanted to remind you that we have an amazing opportunity for you to help your team members understand their own gifts and the gifts of the team.

The diocese maintains a Gallup access platform that makes it easy to invite your team to take the CliftonStrengths inventory and generates reports for each individual as well as the team as a whole. We also have two trained Strengths coaches on staff to help you interpret what the results mean for each person as an individual and as a team. 

Inventories are $60 per person. Coaching is free. 

If you would like to use this tool to help empower your team, please go through the diocese instead of contacting Gallup on your own. For more information or to set up the inventories for your team, please reach out to the Office of Discipleship & Evangelization, 605-988-3714 or


PCL Email List
If you are a new Parish Catechetical Leader or newly diving into our offerings, we invite you to join the PCL email list. You can sign up on the diocesan For Parish Leaders webpage.

PCL Portal 
We have a PCL portal that serves as a one stop shop for all the active Parish Catechetical Leaders in the diocese. PCL’s are DRE’s, youth ministers, OCIA coordinators, and those who lead discipleship and evangelization initiatives in a parish or pastorate.

This portal houses many useful resources, the Power Hour recordings, RE curriculum guidelines and suggestions, and much more.

If you are an active PCL in the diocese and have not been added to this portal, please reach out to our office to request access. We can be reached either by phone at 605-988-3714 or by email at

Awake My Soul Revival Event


You are invited to the Awake My Soul Revival Event on Saturday, August 3, from 6-10 p.m. at the New Ulm Civic Center in New Ulm, Minnesota. This significant evangelization event will bring the energy from the National Eucharistic Revival Congress back to Minnesota and ignite the third year of the Eucharistic Revival – the Year of Going Out on Mission! The evening will feature nationally known speaker Jeff Cavins and musician Matt Maher. There will be opportunities for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Reconciliation, praise, testimony and fellowship. Before the event, Mass will be celebrated at 4 p.m. by New Ulm’s bishop, the Most Rev. Chad Zielinski, at the Church of St. Mary in New Ulm.

Invite your family and friends – everyone is welcome! Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth ages 7-17. Children under 6 are free. For more information and to register, visit

Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center Events

Silent Retreats:
Women’s: July 25-28, October 3-6, November 7-10
Men’s: September 19-22, November 21-24

Day of Recollection: Broom Tree Days of Recollection begin at 10 a.m. and include conferences, time for adoration, Mass, and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The day ends in mid-afternoon. Because lunch is served, we ask that you please register. A prayerful donation is requested.

2024 Days of Recollection
July 23 – Eucharist in Daily Life, directed by Joshua Burks with Fr. Andrew Dickinson
August 13 – August Saints: the Big Deal in Holiness, directed by Fr. Bob Lacey
September 10 – “Our Guardian Angels: God’s Gift,” directed by Dr. Teri Kemmer

Healing Retreats
October 11-13
Undone: A Healing Retreat- directed by Fr. Scott Traynor
This retreat will assist participants in becoming aware of Jesus’ desire to bring restoration in their lives.

Couples Retreats
November 15-17, TBA

During this retreat, couples will have the blessed opportunity to spend time together receiving from the very heart of God. The environment at Broom Tree makes for a perfect couples get-away: no TV, no radio, no phones or computers, just beautiful, peaceful surroundings, good food, and all the time and good direction you need to experience renewal in your marriage. Register early.