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Journey into spiritual growth program offered in Watertown  
Friday, July 31, 2015  3:03 PM
Beginning in August - The program begins with a six day retreat and continues with guided prayer.

The entire program is comparable to making a Thirty Day retreat.

It is for anyone who wants to grow in their personal relationship with God.

For more information contact Sister Emily Meisel at 605-886-4181.  

Annual anniversary Masses planned  
Friday, July 31, 2015  3:02 PM
Sunday, Aug. 2 and Sunday Aug. 9 - Couples celebrating 25, 50, 60, and 65 plus years of marriage are invited to join in a celebration of marriage at one of two locations.

The Aug. 2 Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Parish, Aberdeen at 1:30 p.m. and the Aug. 9 Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact your parish or the Office of Marriage, Family and Respect Life at 605-988-3755. 

Rocky Mountain expedition scheduled  
Friday, July 31, 2015  3:01 PM
Monday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, Aug. 8 - The Vocations Office of the Diocese of Sioux Falls is coordinating a vocation retreat/expedition into the Colorado Rockies for men 16 years of age and older.

The St. Pope John Paul II Wilderness Expedition (JP II Expedition) will be led by vocations director, Father Shaun Haggerty, a few priests, and several seminarians.

There will be the celebration of Mass each day, praying of the rosary, liturgy of the hours, and the sacrament of penance.

Cost is $325; register by calling 605-988-3772. 

Living with chronic illness group to meet  
Friday, July 31, 2015  2:59 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 4 - Catholic Family Services invites you to join its Living with Chronic Illness group, an educational supportive group meeting each month at St. Lambert Parish, 1000 S. Bahnson Ave., Sioux Falls.

For details call Margi at Catholic Family Services, 605-988-3775. 

Grieving the loss of a parent group set  
Friday, July 31, 2015  2:58 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 4 through Tuesday, Sept. 8 - 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Catholic Family Services, 523 N. Duluth, Sioux Falls.

This program is for adults grieving the loss of a parents and are trying to cope with the pain of the loss.

Call 988-3775 or 1-800-700-7867 to register or with questions. 

Sculpture unveiled, blessed at Sacred Heart Parish, Aberdeen  
Thursday, July 16, 2015  3:28 PM
Recently, Sacred Heart Parish, Aberdeen, unveiled, dedicated and blessed a sculpture of Our Lady of Sorrows.

The work was sculpted by Benjamin Victor.

Father Shane Stevens, pastor at the time at Sacred Heart Parish is pictured blessing the sculpture following the unveiling.

Grieving the loss of a loved one retreat set  
Thursday, July 16, 2015  3:18 PM
Friday, Sept. 18-Sunday Sept. 20 - Weekend non-denominational retreat for adults who have lost a loved one and are trying to understand and reconcile their grief.

Retreat starts Friday at 7 p.m. and concludes Sunday at noon at Broom Tree Retreat Center, Irene.

Directed by Dr. Marcie Moran and guests.

Call 988-3775 or 1-800-700-7867 or email cfs@sfcatholic.org for more information or to register.

Registrations limited. 

Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis Visit and Papal Mass  
Thursday, July 16, 2015  3:16 PM
Sept. 22-28 - Attend a pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

The group will participate in the WMOF Conference, visit the St. Katharine Drexel Shrine, join Pope Francis in his first visit to the US, and attend a Papal Mass.

Visit www.sfcatholic.com/respectlife for more information or call 605-988-3755.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land being hosted by Watertown pastor  
Thursday, July 16, 2015  3:15 PM
Oct. 29-Nov. 6 - Father Michael Wensing, pastor, Holy Name Parish, Watertown is hosting a pilgrimage to the Holy Land Oct. 29-Nov. 6.

You may call Peter’s Way (the tour agent) at 1-800-225 7662 for more information and to see if there is room.

The trip is limited to 50 travelers.

Ask for Amy Choi, the tour planner.

The group will fly from and to Sioux Falls. 

Bishop ordains six to the Diaconate, one as Transitional, five as permanent  
Friday, July 10, 2015  11:26 AM
Pictured at right top: Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls (in the center), with newly ordained permanent deacons.

Pictured are (l. to r.): Deacon Roger Heidt, director of Diaconal Ministry, Deacon Joseph Tegethoff, Platte, Deacon William Kappler, Huron, Bishop Swain, Deacon William Radio, Sioux Falls, Deacon Roger Puthoff, Huron and Deacon James Bregel, Chamberlain.

Pictured at right, bottom: Bishop Swain places his hands upon the head of Barry Reuwsaat during the liturgy of ordination to the Order of Deacon.

Rev. Mr. Barry Reuwsaat will enter his final year of seminary study in the fall anticipating ordaination to the priesthood next year.

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