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Mother of God Monastery opens its doors for visitors  
Tuesday, March 10, 2015  3:17 PM
The Benedictine sisters of Mother of God Monastery in Watertown recently celebrated the day Pope Francis declared as World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life by opening the doors of the monastery to the community for tours and refreshments.

Although their doors are always open, it was a special day as the sisters formally explained more about their monastery, their history, their ministries and their life style with visitors.

At right, top, Sister Teresa Ann explains about the Multicultural Center to visitors.

At right, bottom, Sitser Clarice visits with visitors to the monastery’s chapel.

Diocesan schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week I  
Tuesday, March 10, 2015  3:02 PM
At right, on top: during Catholic Schools Week, Sister Louise Marie from Sacred Heart Monastery came over to talk with the St. Agnes School students about vocations.

At right, on bottom: third grade students at St. Thomas School, Madison perform a play for their parents and other family members on hand.

Diocesan schools celebrate Catholic Schools Week II  
Tuesday, March 10, 2015  2:50 PM
At right, top: the St. Lambert robotics team won the Teamwork award at the state robotics tournament at the start of Catholic Schools Week.

Twenty-eight teams from across the state participated including 3 teams from SFCSS.

At right, bottom: the Knights of Columbus and altar servers prepare for the celebration of the Catholic Schools Week all school Mass in Aberdeen.


Confirmation liturgies celebrated across the diocese  
Tuesday, March 10, 2015  2:20 PM
Confirmation liturgies continue to be celebrated and the sacrament bestowed upon young people of the diocese.

At right, top, the confirmation class of St. Michael Parish.

The class came to the Cathedral of Saint Joseph to receive the sacrament.

At right, bottom, Bishop Paul J. Swain bestows the sacrament of confirmation upon Samuel Babcock at St. Mary Parish, Sioux Falls.

Students from diocese attend event in Tennessee  
Monday, March 09, 2015  4:08 PM
Some 140 Catholic students who attend South Dakota State University recently traveled to Nashville, TN to attend SEEK 2015.

SEEK is a gathering of college students on a journey.

It is a place where students can come together to take on some of life’s bigger questions and, like guides along the way, students learn from one another where wisdom and experience lead.

Life is meant to be lived and in order to live it to the fullest, we need to heed the wisdom that calls us to ‘ask, seek and knock’ to discover who we are, where we’re going and what motivates us.

SEEK is presented by FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.

Sioux Falls parish hosting annual turkey dinner  
Monday, March 09, 2015  4:04 PM
Sunday, April 12 - St. Mary Parish, Sioux Falls, will host its annual parish turkey dinner with the all trimmings from 10:45 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.

The event will be held in the parish hall at 2109 S. 5th Ave., Sioux Falls.

Take outs are available.

Tickets are $8 in advance for adults ($9 at the door) and $5 for children (4-11 years old). 

Annual “Walk to Mary” set for May  
Monday, March 09, 2015  4:02 PM
May 1-3 - The annual “Walk to Mary” will occur near the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in New Franken, WI.

The walk is being coordinated by the Office of Marian Apostolare.

A weekend of prayer and friendship is scheduled.

Plans for a group from the Diocese of Sioux Falls are being made.

If interested, please contact Teri Kemmer (301-633-3844; terikemmer@yahoo.com). 

Marian Apostolate and Sioux Falls parish hosting pilgrimage to Wisconsin  
Monday, March 09, 2015  4:00 PM
June 16-18 - Holy Spirit Parish in Sioux Falls and the Office of the Marian Apostolate will sponsor a pilgrimage this year to the three Marian Shrines of Wisconsin.

The pilgrimage will run June 16-18.

Please contact Kathy Davis for details at 605-371-2320 or at kdavis@HolySpiritsf.org.

Lenten season to be marked by Sacred Arts series  
Friday, March 06, 2015  3:18 PM
The Cathedral of Saint Joseph choirs will mark the season of Lent with a performance of Franz Liszt’s Via Crucis.

The performance is part of the Sacred Arts Series offered at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph.

The Lenten performance will be held Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m.

The Via Crucis (“Way of the Cross”) is a set of musical meditations on the 14 Stations of the Cross, for organ, choir and soloists.

The choir will be joined by Dr. Richard Fitzgerald on the organ

Admission to the performance is free.

In April, the Sacred Arts Series will feature “Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah” with the South Dakota
Symphony and Symphony Chorus on Friday, April 24 and on Saturday, April 25 with each performance starting at 7:30 p.m.

For more information and tickets for the April event, visit the South Dakota Symphony website, www.sdsymphony.org.

St. George Parish, Hartford, hosting fish fry  
Friday, March 06, 2015  3:15 PM
Friday, March 27 - St. George Parish, Hartford, will host a fish fry from 5-7:30 p.m. at the parish center, 408 South Western Avenue, Hartford.

A free will offering will be accepted.

Questions or for more information, call Carolyn at 528-6532 or 366-4600 or via e-mail at spiel@unitelsd.com.

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