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Sacred Arts Series ready to share latest event  
Tuesday, April 14, 2015  9:24 AM
The South Dakota Symphony, conducted by music director Delta David Gier, closes its season with a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah as part of the Sacred Arts series at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph.

For more information and tickets, please visit the South Dakota Symphony website.

The event will be performed twice on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

Tickets remain only for the Friday evening performance.

Knights of Columbus in Tyndall holds exemplifications  
Tuesday, April 14, 2015  9:21 AM
The Knights of Columbus Bon Homme Council #4002 recently held first, second and third degree exemplifications at St. Leo Parish, Tyndall.

Pictured are (front row, l. to r.): Chris Cap, Alec Weber, Riley Harrington, Phil Kafka and Bruce Sparks; (middle row, l. to r.) Father Joe Forcelle, pastor, St. Leo, Tyndall; Scott Weber, Nathan Bailey, Brandon Eggers, Dennis Tycz and Thad Liebig; (back row, l. to r.) Jim Werkmeister, Jim Kokes, Zach Sutera, Daniel Hoffman, Clayton Rados and Earl Kathol.

Students collect socks to help out those in need  
Tuesday, April 14, 2015  9:12 AM
St. Lambert School students display the “crazy” sox they were allowed, even encouraged to wear recently during an effort to collect as many pairs of socks to be donated to the guests at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House.

Diocesan woman re-elected to Charismatic Renewal board  
Tuesday, April 14, 2015  9:08 AM
The National Service Committee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, recently re-elected Jane Barz of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, to a third three-year term.

She had been first elected in 2009 and reelected in 2012.

Barz is a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Parkston and has been in the Renewal since 1992.

She serves as the Liaison for Charismatic Renewal in the Diocese of Sioux Falls and for six years (2008-2014) she served on the Steering Committee for the Association of Diocesan Liaisons.

Diocesan couples invited to attend anniversary Masses  
Thursday, April 09, 2015  8:52 AM
Couples across the diocese celebrating 25, 50, 60 and 65 years or more of marriage this year are being invited to submit their names by April 15 to their parishes and the diocese so they can attend and be part of the diocesan anniversary Masses.

The diocese and Bishop Paul J. Swain each year celebrate an anniversary Mass in Sioux Falls at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph and a second one at Sacred Heart Parish, Aberdeen to celebrate marriage.

Spring Theology Institute offered in Yankton  
Thursday, April 09, 2015  8:40 AM
Saturday, April 25 - The Benedictine Sisters of Sacred Heart Monastery, Yankton, will host their Spring Theology Institute on the “The Liturgical Reform and the Church of Vatican II,” from 9 a.m. to noon at the monastery.

The speaker is Dr. Massimo Faggioli, assistant professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

Dr. Faggioli will apply the council’s guiding principles of ressourcement (return to roots) and rapprochement (the call to restore unity) to explore the liturgical reform and its relationship with the rest of the message of Vatican II.

All are welcome.

No admission fee, but pre-registration is requested for planning purposes.

E-mail mfrigge@mtmc.edu or call 605-668-6000.  

Discernments of spirits conference set at Broom Tree  
Thursday, April 09, 2015  8:39 AM
May 8-9 - The Discernment of Spirits Conference: Tools for Everyday Living will be offered Saturday and Sunday at Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center near Irene.

The event will be directed by Jessi Kary, AO.

Whether a veteran in the spiritual life or a beginner, participants can benefit from growing in the discernment of spirits.

Jessi Kary, of the Apostolic Oblates, will answer fundamental questions and teach us how to become more aware in our interior life.

Mothers with babies are welcome.

The overnight conference begins with registration from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday night with dinner to follow.

In addition, Holy Mass will be offered that evening after the first conference.

The conference concludes on Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m.

The cost for this conference is based on donation.

Broom Tree’s cost is $125 per person.

Marian Apostolate and Sioux Falls parish hosting pilgrimage to Marian Shrines  
Thursday, April 09, 2015  8:37 AM
May 20 sign up deadline for June 16-18 event - 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.

Seminarian studying in Rome installed as acolyte  
Wednesday, April 08, 2015  4:15 PM
Joseph Scholten, seminarian of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, kneels before Bishop Paul Loverde of the Diocese of Arlington, VA, during Scholten’s installation as an Acolyte.

Scholten is continuing his seminary studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he is in his second year of formation for the priesthood.

Couples retreat being offered  
Wednesday, April 08, 2015  4:11 PM
April 17-19 - Couples will have the opportunity to spend time together receiving from the very heart of God during this weekend retreat.

The environment at Broom Tree makes for a perfect couples get-away...no TV, no radio, no phones or computers, just beautiful, peaceful surroundings, good food, and all the time and good direction you need to experience renewal in your marriage.

Register early.

To register and find out about cost, call 605-263-1040 or e-mail broomtree@sfcatholic.org.  

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