The Church October 2018

Postponed: Life is Good Conference
The Life is Good Conference previously scheduled for this weekend has been postponed. We hope to reschedule for a better time when more are able to attend. Thank you for your understanding.

Father Jordan Samson
Director, St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center,
Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Westport,
Associate Vocations Director

In addition to serving at the Newman Center at Northern State University in Aberdeen and as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Westport, I am excited to join Father Shaun Haggerty in promoting vocations to the priesthood for our diocese.

Splitting the vocations director position is not unheard of, and we have done it here in Sioux Falls in the past. Father Haggerty and I have been in discussion about how we can work together using our own particular gifts. We will be doing our best to serve our diocese in this role, and we continue to ask everyone for their prayers and encouragement for more good and holy vocations to the priesthood. We all share in this responsibility to foster a culture where young people can hear the ways in which God is calling them to serve.

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Upcoming seminary visits:

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona, MN – November 10-12, 2018
  • St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, MN – November 15-17, 2018.

These are great opportunities for a young man to discover new evidence of a potential call to serve the Lord in this capacity.

You can learn more about all the Vocation Office opportunities at