News Articles (Local & Universal)
Vocation camp set for the diocese  
Friday, May 27, 2016  4:33 PM
June 3-5 - The Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls will host its 2nd annual vocations camp for junior high and high school students.

Vocations director, Father Shaun Haggerty, several seminarians and a few dads are ready to lead the vocations camp again at Abbey of the Hills, Marvin.

The camp is for young men ages 12-16.

Cost is $185 with all food and gear included in the cost.

There are only 24 spots available for each camp.

Sign up and registration is available at www.sfvocations.org or by calling 605-988-3772. 

Mojnt Marty College offering new effort  
Friday, May 27, 2016  4:31 PM
June 3-5 - Mount Marty College is launching a new summer program for teens called Magnify at the Mount, scheduled for June 3-5.

The weekend event offers teens a chance to ask real questions about their lives, challenges and faith.

Registration and information can be found at www.mtmc.edu/magnify.

The Magnify at the Mount youth conference is designed for ninth-grade through 12th-grade students (teens who have just finished ninth grade, are currently in high school or just graduated from high school in 2016).

Cost is $100 per person (including teens, adults and chaperones), which includes programming, five meals and housing for two nights.

The event is free for all priests.

To register, call 605-668-1542.  

Eucharistic Adoration being offered in Yankton  
Friday, May 27, 2016  4:30 PM
Sundays including June 5, July 3 and Aug. 7 - Eucharistic Adoration is offered the first Sunday of the month from from 2-4 p.m. in the upper chapel of Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel, Yankton.

The intention of this time is prayers for vocations. 

Catholic Family Services offering survival guide  
Friday, May 27, 2016  4:28 PM
Monday, June 6 - The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide-Summer Session begins Monday, at the USD Newman Center, 320 E. Cherry St., Vermillion.

Sessions are held on Monday evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost of $45 per person includes a “Personal Survival Guide”, refreshments and all materials for 6 weeks.  

Benedictine sisters guests at Pierre area dinner for their service  
Wednesday, May 18, 2016  9:40 AM
The Fort Pierre Knights of Columbus Council and 4th Degree Pierre/Fort Pierre Assembly hosted and sponsored 13 sisters from Mother of God Monastery, Watertown and the Pierre area for an evening meal.

Someone at each banquet table introduced a sister who shared their “story” of service and ministry with them during the meal.

The Benedictine sisters, in turn, presented two videos, one being a representation of the continued work the sisters do in the area and the second being a history of the sisters presence in the region. 

Catholic Daughters Court St. Patricia #271 celebrate centennial  
Wednesday, May 18, 2016  9:36 AM
Catholic Daughters Court St. Patricia #271 recently celebrated their 100 year anniversary with a parish Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls.

A reception and program followed in the Cathedral Hall. Pictured (in front) are: CDA national representative Janet Martineau of Montana, CDA SD state regent Barb Weichmann; pictured behind are Camille Dunnick, District Deputy, Michele Sage, State Treasurer, Judy Konechne, 2nd Vice State Regent, Paulette Fischer, Court Regent, Mary Althoff, Deborah Burns, and Chris Fossbinder, local Court officers. 

Celebrating First Communion in Tabor  
Wednesday, May 18, 2016  9:32 AM
Kimberly Kubal and Allie Richey recently received their First Holy Communion with Father Steven Jones, pastor, at St. Wenceslaus Parish, Tabor.

Bishop Hoch Scholarships awarded for 2016-2017  
Wednesday, May 18, 2016  9:29 AM
The Diocese awards one $1,000 scholarship per deanery for a total of $7,000 per year to enable a student to attend either Mount Marty College in Yankton or Presentation College in Aberdeen.

The scholarships are available to new students, students already in college and non-traditional students interested in attending or already attending Mount Marty and Presentation Colleges.
This year’s Bishop Hoch Scholarship recipients are:

Abby Oien – Sacred Heart Parish, Yankton – Mount Marty College

Jaden Bly - St. Rose of Lima Parish, Garretson – Mount Marty College

Jaycie Culbert – Sacred Heart Parish, Parkston – Mount Marty College

Taylor Flanery – Holy Trinity Parish, Huron – Mount Marty College

Christina Winker – St. Agatha Parish, Howard – Mount Marty College

Morgan Naber – St. Ann Parish, Miller – Presentation College

Elaine Aderhold – St. John Parish, Castlewood – Presentation College 

Grieving the loss of a spouse program to be offered  
Tuesday, May 17, 2016  11:03 AM
June 7-July 12 - Grieving the loss of a spouse will be offered six Tuesday evenings from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Catholic Family Services, 523 N Duluth, Sioux Falls.

Directed by Dr. Marcie Moran, the program is for adults who have lost a spouse and are trying to cope with the pain of separation and loss.


Cost is a donation.

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

Presentation Sisters hosting annual golf tournament  
Tuesday, May 17, 2016  10:52 AM
Monday, June 13 - The 21st annual Presentation Sisters’ Golf Tournament, will be held at Moccasin Creek Country Club, Aberdeen.

The 18-hole, four-woman scramble tournament begins with registration at 8:30 a.m.

Registration fee is $80 which includes green fees, breakfast, lunch and nominal donation.

Net proceeds from the tournament will support the Presentation Sisters Leadership Camps for young girls.

To register, contact Barb Grosz at 605-229-8391 or bgrosz@presentationsisters.org. 

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