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Legacy Events continue as does sign-up  
Wednesday, June 10, 2015  10:38 AM
Activities, plans and excitement over the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls’ 125th anniversary keeps building.

The next liturgy and event scheduled is set for June 27 when the event is in Woonsocket, where there will be a celebration at a rural setting celebrating the faith of the pioneers who nurtured and nourished the land, and the farmers and ranchers who continue to do so today.

On July 12 in Marty, there will be a Mass, a meal and speakers at the St. Paul Mission, honoring the Native American heritage in the dicoese.

The diocesan 125th celebration culminates August 14-16 with the Legacy gathering at the Sioux Falls Convention Center and Arena.

Register at www.sfcatholic.org/125thanniversary, where you can RSVP for the events and find other ways to join the celebration.

Presentation Sisters hosting volunteer service opportunity  
Wednesday, June 10, 2015  10:37 AM
(Friday, July 17 registration deadline) - Sunday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. to Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. - Called to Serve! Women ages 15 to 19 are invited to join the Presentation Sisters for a volunteer service opportunity with a retreat experience in the Sioux Falls area.

Space is limited.

No cost, but pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Sister Phyllis Gill at 605-229-8414 or pgill@presentationsisters.org. 

St. Lambert Parish, Sioux Falls, hosting annual rummage sale  
Wednesday, June 10, 2015  10:35 AM
July 17-19 - St. Lambert Parish will host its annual book, bake and rummage sale.

The hours are July 17 and 18 from 8 am.-7 p.m. and July 19 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Clothing, books, children’s toys and games, furniture and housewares, man cave items and more will all be offered. 

Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis Visit and Papal Mass  
Wednesday, June 10, 2015  10:34 AM
Sept. 22-28 - Attend a pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

The group will participate in the WMOF Conference, visit the St. Katharine Drexel Shrine, join Pope Francis in his first visit to the US, and attend a Papal Mass.

Visit www.sfcatholic.com/respectlife for more information or call 605-988-3755.

Fortnight for Freedom event scheduled in the diocese  
Tuesday, June 09, 2015  11:43 AM
The people of the diocese will be asked to come together at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls, June 29 at 7 p.m. to participate in this year’s Fortnight for Freedom activity seeking to insure religious liberty.

Bishop Paul J. Swain will preside at the event as he did last year (pictured at right) and during Exposition will lead those in attendance in the praying of the rosary followed by Benediction.

The Fourth Fortnight for Freedom, as established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be observed June 21-July 4.

The Fortnight for Freedom theme this year is “Freedom to Bear Witness” and focuses on the “freedom to bear witness” to the truth of the Gospel.



Annual summer conference planned  
Tuesday, June 09, 2015  11:39 AM
June 19-20 - In celebrating the year of Unity with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Father Jeff Norfolk will lead the conference using scripture and reflections from John 17.

The conference will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Watertown.

Cost is a free will offering.

Meals are separate.

Hosted by the Loving Servants Prayer Group.

For info contact Mavis Kemnitz at 605-880-5996 or mavis.kemnitz@gmail.com. 

Days of recollection set at Broom Tree  
Tuesday, June 09, 2015  11:38 AM
June 25 and August 18 - Each begins at 10 a.m. and consists of conferences, time for Adoration, Mass, and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The day ends in mid-afternoon.

Because lunch is also served, registration is required.

A prayerful donation is also requested.

On Thursday, June 25, “Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New: How it Leads us to God” will be directed by Father Tom Anderson and on Tuesday, Aug. 18, Father Greg Tschakert will lead the day with a topic to be announced.
 

Grieving the loss of a loved one workshop  
Tuesday, June 09, 2015  11:36 AM
Saturday, June 27 - St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Madison, will host a day workshop Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. entitled “Grieving the Loss of a Loved One,” presented by Dr. Marcie Moran.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

To register or for more information, please feel free to contact the parish office at (605) 256-2304 or Catholic Family Services at 800-700-7867. 

Diocesan Youth Ministries plan a busy summer ahead for young people, parishes  
Monday, June 08, 2015  9:22 AM
As the summer approaches, Eric Gallagher, the director of Discipleship and Evangelization for the diocese already is busy and expects to be busier leading and managing a number of different projects for young people of the diocese.

This year will again feature the Totus Tuus program in 42 locations and involve more than half the diocese’s parishes (parishes often share a Totus Tuus team), three Discipleship or D-Camps as well as something new and different.

Totus Tuus training begins the first week of June with six teams of four young adults (24 missionaries).

The Totus Tuus teams will head out across the diocese on their mission June 6 and will be traveling the diocese for much of the summer.

This year, Totus Tuus is offering parishes three options to involve young people of the different parishes.

More than half the Totus Team members this year are either natives of South Dakota or attend college or university in the state.

The program has been valuable to the parishes that bring the program in each summer. “When I talk about the New Evangelization, I think about Totus Tuus,” says Eric Gallagher. “The New Evangelization has to present the Gospel differently than it’s been presented...” and Totus Tuus accomplishes that.

High school D-camps this summer will be June 15-18 and June 29-July 2 for young people entering grades 9-12.

The junior high D-camp (for young people entering grades 7 and 8) is set for July 6-9.

All three camps will be held at Broom Tree Youth and Family Camp, near Irene.

The theme this year for the D-Camps is “Abide in Me” with a focus on the importance of a committed relationship with Christ.

In addition, Gallagher and his staff are also working on putting together what is called “Disciples in Action”, a work camp concept. “In short, it is a local mission trip opportunity for the people of the Diocese of Sioux Falls to help those in eastern South Dakota,” said Gallagher. “The specific vision is to help those people being helped to be safer, warmer and drier.”

This first year for the “work camp” is a pilot effort to accomplish two or three projects with a small number of people. The follow-up goal is to open the idea up to the entire diocese next summer.

Presentation Sisters Golf Tourney set  
Monday, June 08, 2015  9:14 AM
Monday, June 15 - The 20th annual Presentation Sisters’ Golf Tournament will be held at Moccasin Creek Country Club, Aberdeen.

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

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

Net proceeds from this tournament will support Presentation Sisters’ mission in the Good Samaritan Fund for adults/children.

Contact Barb at 605-229-8391 or bgrosz@presentationsisters.org. 

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