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Anniversary Mass draws crowd to Cathedral of Saint Joseph  
Tuesday, July 29, 2014  5:03 PM
Ben and Theresa Arens, Sacred Heart Parish, Yankton, raise their left hands during Bishop Paul J. Swain’s blessing of 109 couples in attendance at the diocesan anniversary Mass, held at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, celebrating the sacrament of marriage.

The Arens celebrated their 68th anniversary on July 8.

The Arens and all of the couples in attendance followed Mass with a reception and photos with the bishop.


Respect life group hosting a concert  
Tuesday, July 29, 2014  5:00 PM
Sunday, August 3 - Yankton Catholic Respect Life will present Collin Raye and his Faith and Freedom Acoustic concert.

The event will be held at the Summit Theater in Yankton at 7 p.m.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.collinrayeyankton.eventbrite.com.

You can also contact Dave at Sacred Heart Parish with any questions: 605-665-3655.

Living with chronic illness group to meet  
Tuesday, July 29, 2014  4:59 PM
Tuesday, August 5 - 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.

Grieving the loss of a parent group set  
Tuesday, July 29, 2014  4:58 PM
August 5-September 9 - A six week program will be held every Tuesday evening from 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

The group will be hosted at Catholic Family Services, 523 N. Duluth Ave., Sioux Falls.

To register or questions call 605-988-3775 or 1-800-700-7867.

Pierre students visit Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls  
Tuesday, July 15, 2014  11:13 AM
The fifth grade class from St. Joseph School, Pierre, traveled to Sioux Falls to tour the Cathedral of St. Joseph before the end of the school year.

Father Kristopher Cowles was their tour guide.

Later in the day, the students were able to visit with two Carmelite sisters at the monastery in Alexandria.

They also prayed by the statue of Our Lady Fatima for Estebon Ramirez, a classmate who died before reaching first grade.

Benedictine Sisters, Yankton, welcome new oblates  
Tuesday, July 15, 2014  11:11 AM
Sister Penny Bingham, prioress, recently received the final oblation of two women, Terry Lafferty and Jamie Thelen and accepted eight women as Oblate novices.

Pictured in Bishop Marty Chapel following the ceremony are (front row, l. to r.) Jamie Thelen; oblate novices Krista Radke, Marge Stoebner, Mary Ellen Kreber, Marie Manas and Delores Winckler; (back row, l. to .r.) Sister Bonita Gacnik; Sister Joelle Bauer; Terry Lafferty, oblate novices Lois Lemkuhl, Kirsti Skuza, Angela M. Hejl, and Sister Penny Bingham.

Presentation Sisters, Aberdeen, welcome, install new leadership team  
Tuesday, July 15, 2014  11:07 AM
The Presentation Sisters gathered recently in Aberdeen to pray and reflect together on their life and mission.

On June 15, Presentation sisters, cojourners, partners, family and friends gathered for the installation of new leadership.

Pictured (left to right) are: Sister Mary Thomas as councillor, Sister Francene Evans as councillor, Sister Lucille Welbig as vice president and Sister Janice Klein serving as president.

Presentation planned at O’Gorman High School, Sioux Falls  
Tuesday, July 15, 2014  11:03 AM
Sunday, September 14 - Father Mark Mary, the cohost of EWTN’s “Life on the Rock,” will offer a presentation about Our Blessed Lady on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the O’Gorman High School Performing Arts Center, Sioux Falls.

Admission is free.

Vacation Bible school draws a crowd in Gettysburg  
Monday, July 14, 2014  11:16 AM
Sacred Heart Parish, Gettysburg, recently hosted 54 children for a week long Vacation Bible School.

Students aged 4 through entering 6th grade attended.

Bishop’s charity golf classic set  
Monday, July 14, 2014  11:13 AM
August 24-25 - The 20th annual Bishop’s Charity Golf Classic and Broom Tree Banquet is scheduled for Sunday and Monday.

The banquet will be Sunday evening at the Ramkota Inn, Sioux Falls, beginning at 5 p.m. with a social and silent auction.

On Monday, there will be two simultaneous golf tournaments: “The Bishop’s Scramble,” and “The Bishop’s Cup.” Golf will take place at Westward Ho and Minnehaha Country Clubs, Sioux Falls.

For more information contact the Catholic Foundation for Eastern South Dakota at 605-988-3765, toll free at 1-888-246-3386 or by e-mail at cfesdevents@sfcatholic.org.

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