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Celebrating First Holy Communion in Parker  
Tuesday, June 14, 2016  9:36 AM
St. Christina Parish, Parker, recently celebrated First Holy Comunion.

The class included (l. to r.) Henry Niezwaag, Wyatt Rand, Rilye Pankratz, Colton Preheim and Gavin Flannery. Father Hal Barber and Joanne Almond are also pictured.

Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center hosting day of recollection  
Tuesday, June 14, 2016  9:31 AM
Tuesday, July 26 - Day of recollection will be offered on Tuesday.

The day is entitled: “Marriage-The Anchor of Family Life”, directed by Father Joe Forcelle.

The day begins at 10 a.m. and consists of conferences, Adoration and Mass. 

Latin Mass being celebrated in parishes  
Tuesday, June 14, 2016  9:29 AM
Weekly - St. Mary Parish, Salem and Holy Spirit Parish, Sioux Falls are offering the elebration of Mass each week in Latin.

The Traditional Latin Mass, also known as “The Extraordinary Form” is offered every Sunday at noon and on each Holy Day of Obligation at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 240 W. Vermont Avenue, Salem.

You can find out more by calling 605-425-2600 or going on line at www.salemcatholic.org.

All are welcome to attend.

At Holy Spirit Parish, Sioux Falls, the Extraordinary Form is offered on most Saturday mornings at 9 a.m.

Please visit holyspiritsf.org to see when the Masses will be celebrated.  

Traveling Virgin statue available to host  
Tuesday, June 14, 2016  9:27 AM
The Office of the Marian Apostolate has available the traveling Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima for both families and individuals.

If you would like to have the statue for a week, please contact Msgr. Charles Mangan at 521-0175 or msgrmangan@sfcatholic.org. 

Speaker being hosted in Huron  
Monday, June 13, 2016  1:49 PM
June 14 - Holy Trinity Parish, Huron and the Plus One Guidance Center, a crisis pregnancy center in Huron are hosting Pam Stenzel, a pro-life, abstinence speaker in Huron on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Community Campus Center.

The event is free to all.

Please RSVP at www.plusonehuron.org.  

Catholic Family Services offering sessions  
Monday, June 13, 2016  1:42 PM
Wednesday, June 15 - The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide-Summer Session begins at St. Mary School, 2001 S 5th Ave, Sioux Falls.

Sessions are held Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost is $45 per person.

Prayer group summer conference set  
Monday, June 13, 2016  1:41 PM
June 17-18 - The Loving Servants Prayer Group annual summer conference will be held in Watertown at the KC hall.

Trust in His Mercy is the theme.

Mary Jo Gallagher will lead the conference based on the scripture Matt 9:13.

Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. on June 17.

A free will offering will be accepted with $6 for a meal.

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

Presentation Sisters hosting leadership camp  
Monday, June 13, 2016  1:38 PM
July 18-22 - The Presentation Sisters of Aberdeen will sponsor their 21st annual Leadership Camp in the Black Hills.

The Camp is an opportunity for girls, who are entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall of 2016, to focus on their faith, to learn leadership skills, and to build self-confidence through the speakers, skits, songs, prayers, peer interaction and more.

Register for this fun-filled week of camp at www.presentationsisters.org or contact Karen at (605) 770-3671 or kmith@mit.midco.net. 

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. 

Mount 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.  

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