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Diocesan residents attend Ash Wednesday liturgy  
Wednesday, February 25, 2015  4:29 PM
Father Anthony Urban, diocesan Master of Cermonies distributes ashes on Ash Wednesday to one of the faithful who attended the celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph that day.

Ash Wednesday begins the 40 days of Lent leading up to the celebration of the Easter Resurrection of the Lord.



Living with chronic illness group to meet  
Wednesday, February 25, 2015  4:26 PM
Tuesday, Mar. 3 - Catholic Family Services invites you to join its Living with Chronic Illness group, an educational supportive group meeting each month from 1-3 p.m.

The group meets at St. Lambert Parish, 1000 S. Bahnson Ave., Sioux Falls.

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

CFS hosting grieving the loss of a child  
Wednesday, February 25, 2015  4:25 PM
March 3-April 7 - Catholic Family Services will host its “Grieving the loss of a child”, six Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The program is for adults who are grieving the loss of a child.

Meetings will be held at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 523 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls.

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

Cost is a donation.
 

Sioux Falls parish hosting adult ed  
Wednesday, February 25, 2015  4:23 PM
Tuesday, Mar. 3 - Holy Spirit Parish, Sioux Falls will host adult education at 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room.

The topic will be “The Church and Islam: A Lesson in History and Theology” with Father David Stevens, pastor of St. Therese Parish, Sioux Falls.

If you have questions, contact Kathy Davis at 371-2320. 

Lenten regulations for Catholics:  
Monday, February 23, 2015  9:31 AM
Lent began on Wednesday, February 18 with Ash Wednesday.

The Christian faithful are to do penance through prayer and fasting, abstinence and by exercising works of piety and charity.

All Fridays through the year, especially during Lent, are penitential days.

Abstinence: All who have reached their 14th birthday are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays of Lent.

Fasting: All those who are 18 or older, until their 59th birthday, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Only one full meal is allowed on days of fast.

Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s need; but together, they should not equal another full meal.

Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids are allowed.

The obligation does not apply to those whose health or ability to work would be affected seriously.

People in doubt about fast or abstinence should consult their priest. 

Catholic Family Services hosting grieving the loss of a child sessions  
Monday, February 23, 2015  9:17 AM
March 3-April 7 - Catholic Family Services will host its “Grieving the loss of a child”, six Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The program is for adults who are grieving the loss of a child.

The meetings will be held at the Catholic Pastoral Center, 523 N. Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls.

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

Cost is a donation. 

Sioux Falls parish hosting adult ed  
Monday, February 23, 2015  9:14 AM
Tuesday, March 3 - Holy Spirit Parish, Sioux Falls will host adult education at 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room.

The topic will be “The Church and Islam: A Lesson in History and Theology” with Father David Stevens, pastor of St. Therese Parish, Sioux Falls.

If you have questions, contact Kathy Davis at 371-2320. 

Boy Scouts hosting dinner and silent auction  
Monday, February 23, 2015  9:13 AM
Saturday, March 14 - St. Michael Boy Scout Troop 346 will host its spaghetti dinner and silent auction.

The event will be held Saturday from 5-7 p.m. in the St. Michael School Gym in Sioux Falls.

Safe environment commitment of the Diocese of Sioux Falls  
Wednesday, February 11, 2015  10:36 AM
In order to be effective in fulfilling the Church’s mission to evangelize and to remain true to Christ’s calling for us all, believes its ministries and institutions must be safe places for children and adults. The Diocese, therefore, pledges to preserve safe environments in all of its facilities and catechetical programs. Those clergy, religious, diocesan, parish and school employees, and volunteers who collectively carry out the Church’s ministries, remain dedicated to fulfilling its pledge to protect those children entrusted to her for formation in the Catholic faith.

Aware that some who have ministered in the name of the Church have caused harm, the Diocese of Sioux Falls also pledges to assist any who may have been harmed. As a diocese, we desire to help individuals heal from injury that has been caused to them. If you or someone you know has been abused, regardless of who caused the harm, please contact us. We pledge to cooperate with civil authorities in any investigation and we pledge to do our best to help facilitate a process for healing. Whether the need is for counseling, an opportunity to tell your story or something else, as a diocese, we stand ready to assist.

Our chancellor or victim assistance coordinator can be reached toll free at 1-800-700-7867 or 605-334-9861. We will do our best to help.

Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls
523 N. Duluth Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
webpage@sfcatholic.org

Wellsprings of the Deep Heart: A Lenten Retreat being offered in Yankton  
Wednesday, February 11, 2015  10:35 AM
Saturday, February 28 - Enter into the desert of solitude and discover the wellsprings of grace that lie hidden there.

This retreat will be held at the Benedictine Peace Center, Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton on Saturday, February 28, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The suggested donation is $15.

For more information and to register, go to our website, www.yanktonbenedictines.org/center-events/, call 605-668-6292, or e-mail benedictinepeacectr@mtmc.edu.
 

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