Out-reach Programs

Weekly Catholic Ministry

  • Only the prison chaplain is allow inside for limited ministry at this time at the Sioux Falls locations ( The Hill & Jameson)
    Mondays night Bible Study at the Hill: starts with Evening Prayer followed by Lectio Divina with the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel
  • Saturdays: morning Mass at Jameson followed by one-on-one visits and evening Mass at the Hill
    Confessions and other one-on-one conversations are allowed when social distancing is possible throughout the week/weekend

Priest, Prophet, King Discipleship Group

  • A Catholic group for men post-incarceration (while on parole or having finished their sentence)
  • For men who desire to learn more about the Catholic faith upon their release and grow in fraternity
  • For more information email by clicking here.

Residents Encounter Christ (REC) Retreats

  • Started in 1981 by Bishop Paul Dudley 
  • A weekend retreat where the inmates participate in Mass, small group discussion, hear talks, sing, pray the Stations of the Cross, and share in fellowship
  • Retreats are typically held 2-3 times per year in Sioux Falls at the Hill and Jameson (Retreats have also been held in Springfield and Pierre over the years)
  • Volunteers are welcomed

Christmas Prison Fudge

  • Each year we join with other Christian churches to make fudge for the inmates
  • If you’d like to participate by making fudge, please follow the recipe exactly
  • The inmates are grateful to be remembered during Christmas through this small gesture

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If you have any questions regarding this ministry, please contact the diocesan offices at 605-334-9861 or send us an EMAIL.