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Year of Mercy Prayer  
Wednesday, February 03, 2016  2:17 PM
Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee

Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us,
the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession
of Mary, Mother of Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father
and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
Amen.

Mother of God Monastery hosting workshop  
Wednesday, February 03, 2016  2:15 PM
Februqary 5-6 - ”Who Am I and Who is My Neighbor”, a Myers-Briggs workshop will be Saturday and Sunday at Harmony Hill Hall, Watertown.

Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m.

The workshop will provide participants with the basic understanding of their own personality and more.

The suggested donation is $70 (which includes room and board); $40 for commuters.

Contact Sister Emily to register 605-886-4181. 

Sioux Falls parish hosts morning of renewal  
Wednesday, February 03, 2016  2:13 PM
Saturday, Feb. 6 - Holy Spirit Parish, Sioux Falls will host a women’s morning of renewal on Saturday from 9:15-11:30 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church.

Mary Harper from Magnificat Women’s Ministry in Lincoln, NE will speak on developing a relationship with Holy Spirit.

Join for the talk and a time to respond in prayer.

Call Julie Cady at 605-521-5782 or e-mail julie.quillan@gmail.com for more information. 

Sioux Falls Knights hosting fundraiser  
Wednesday, February 03, 2016  2:12 PM
Saturday, Feb. 6 - The Marquette and Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus will host their 10th annual Mardi Gras Casino night on Saturday.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish, 3601 E. Dudley Lane, Sioux Falls.

Ticket prices include a gourmet New Orleans style buffet, $20,000 in KC bucks and more.

There will be a silent auction, games for everyone, a grand prize raffle and door prizes.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

For advanced tickets, call 605-529-5205 or 605-929-2551.

Proceeds directly benefit seminarians in the Diocese of Sioux Falls.  

Parish celebrates its patroness' feast day  
Monday, January 11, 2016  11:12 AM
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Sioux Falls, recently celebrated its parish feast day with a two day event.

The parish celebration began early in the morning on the actual feast day with songs for Mary and a rosary at 6 a.m. followed by refreshments.

Mass was celebrated at noon followed by a celebration in the parish gymnasium with food and games.

Pictured at right, Bishop Paul J. Swain (on the left), the Knights of Columbus, altar servers, children of the parish and Father Kristopher Cowles, pastor (on the right), following the celebration of Mass.

On Sunday, the parish held a food sale for parishioners and the public.



Worldwide Marriage Encounter being offered at Broom Tree  
Monday, January 11, 2016  10:59 AM
February 12-24 - There will be a Worldwide Marriage Encounter in February at Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center.

The event is scheduled for Friday through Sunday. 

It is a weekend of discoevry and a lifetinme of love.

You can find out more by visiting SDWWME.org or by calling 605-362-0924.

Discernment retreats being offered by Benedictine Sisters in Watertown  
Monday, January 11, 2016  10:56 AM
February 18-24 - The Benedictine Sisters of Mother of God Monastery, Watertown are hosting and offering discernment retreates in the months ahead. 

The first discernment retreat of the new year is being offered February 18-24.

For more information or to register, contact Sister Adrienne Kaufmann, O.S.B. at 605-886-4159 or at vocations@dailypost.com or on the community website, www.watertownbenedictines.org.



Retrouvaille weekend being offered by diocese  
Monday, January 11, 2016  10:52 AM
Retrouvaille... A Lifeline for troubled marriages is being offered by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls.

The opportunity for help is being offered march 18-20

Is your marriage tearing you apart? Retrouvaille can help.

Sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, call 605-988-3755 for more information or to register.

Retrouvaille is a program to help couples heal and renew their marriages.



Diaconate candidates participate in Rite of Candidacy  
Friday, January 08, 2016  10:02 AM
Seven men of the Diocese of Sioux Falls recently stood before Bishop Paul J. Swain during Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls, celebrating the Rite of Candidcay for the permanent diaconate.

The Rite of Candidacy is where the men are formally admitted as candidates for the diaconate. 

Community leaders, students pitch in to help Bishop Dudley Hospitality House  
Friday, January 08, 2016  9:59 AM
The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House received a couple of big boosts rcently from community leaders and students at O’Gorman High School, Sioux Falls.

Community leaders gathered one night during Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month and slept out overnight to raise awareness about the issue.

Pictured, at right, are the students and staff of O’Gorman High School who gathered items to stuff more than 200 individual stockings for the guests of the shelter, filling them with basic essentials like shampoo, conditioner, soaps, razors, toothbrushes and paste, wash cloths and sox, hats, gloves, scarves, toys for the kids and small gifts for the teens who call the homeless shelter “home”.

The students also filled more than 40 large boxes with food and many of the necessary items that the Bishop Dudley House needs to take care of their residents, including kitchen supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, bedding, towels and more.

A group of teachers and their families also decorated the homeless shelter for the holidays.

To make a donation, volunteer or to learn more about the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, check out the updated website, bdhh.org.
 

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