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Bishop Dudley Hospitality House progress being made  
Thursday, September 11, 2014  10:40 AM
The goal to have the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House ready for guests in the new year remains on track.

Demolition within the structure at 101 N. Indiana in Sioux Falls is nearly complete, meaning construction of the interior space can begin.

The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House will provide overnight emergency shelter, daytime services and a more coordinated approach to serving the homeless and those in need. The diocese has served as the coordinator for development of the House, assisted by many service providers who bring their expertise to the effort.

Fundraising to complete the facility, create an operating fund and longer term endowment has drawn support from businesses and individuals. Of the $3.85 million needed to renovate the space and create the operating fund, over $2 million has been raised. In addition there is an initial $3M endowment goal with $1,012,643 pledged to date from five future estate gifts.

Fiegen Construction has been selected as the construction manager. A team led by Co-Op Architecture is providing the architectural & engineering design.

A series of open house opportunities has been held for potential supporters and volunteers, including Christian church leaders.

Opportunities to learn more about the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, including ways to donate, can be found at bdhh.org. 

Clergy of the diocese gather for continuing education  
Thursday, September 11, 2014  10:36 AM
Diocesan clergy recently gathered at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph hall for a continuing education day.

Pictured at right, Dr. Tom Lorang, interim president at Mount Marty College, Yankton and a life long educator addresses the priest and deacons of the diocese.

Topics incldued and were aimed at helping priests and deacons be effective in their pastoral roles.

Westport parish to host chicken dinner  
Thursday, September 11, 2014  10:31 AM
Sunday, September 28 - Sacred Heart Parish, Westport; will host its parish dinner on Sunday.

The parish will be serving a chicken dinner and pie.

Serving will be offered from 4-7 p.m.

Cost for adults is $8, for youth (ages 6-12), it is $4 and children ages 0-5 eat free.

Mayfield parish hosting dinner  
Thursday, September 11, 2014  10:16 AM
Sunday, September 28 - St. Columba Parish, Mayfield, will host a dinner on Sunday,.

It will feature BBQ pork, baked beans, salads & dessert including pies.

Serving will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Cist is a free will donation.

There will also be a raffle, country store and more 

First 125th anniversary event for the diocese is close at hand  
Wednesday, September 10, 2014  9:08 AM
The first in a year long series of events celebrating the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls’ 125th anniversary will begin this month in Yankton.

The year-long celebration will begin Friday, September 19 in Yankton with a liturgical celebration, a picnic and entertainment on the campus of Mount Marty College. There will also be tours of Bishop Marty’s house and tours of Sacred Heart Monastery.

That event will pay tribute to Bishop Martin Marty, his courageous missionary and episcopal ministry, all Benedictines, and also celebrating the faith of the people in the southern part of the diocese.

The scheuled events will commemorate the anniversary, celebrate the faith and look to the future. No cost to attend but RSVPs encouraged to insure good planning at www.sfcatholic.org.

Other events are scheduled including November 8 at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Sioux Falls where a liturgical celebration at the Cathedral will honor the date of the decree from Pope Leo XIII which erected the diocese.

A full listing of all the scheduled events is available on the diocesan website at www.sfcatholic.org as well as ways you can join in the celebration. 

Canton parish hosting its roast beef dinner  
Wednesday, September 10, 2014  9:05 AM
Sunday, September 28 - St. Dominic Parish, Canton, will host its fall dinner on Sunday.

Serving will be from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The meal will feature roast beef, real mashed potatoes and more including dessert.

Hoven parish hosting annual bazaar  
Wednesday, September 10, 2014  9:02 AM
Sunday, September 28 - St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hoven, will host its annual bazaar on Sunday.

The event will be held at the American Legion Hall from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

St. Liborius Parish hosting annual bazaar and dinner  
Wednesday, September 10, 2014  8:58 AM
Sunday, September 28 - St. Liborius Parish, Polo, will celebrate its 100th annual bazaar and dinner.

The meal will feature roast beef, turkey and more.

Meals will be served from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Bazaar will run from noon-4 p.m. at the gym.

Benedictine sisters from diocese travel to Idaho  
Tuesday, September 09, 2014  4:35 PM
Benedictine Sisters from Sacred Heart and Mother of God Monasteries recently attended the General Chapter for the Federation of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, ID.

The federation is comprised of 14 Benedictine communities in the United States and Canada and meets in General Chapter every three years.

The pictured group represents the prioresses and delegates of the two communities in the Sioux Falls diocese, a Federation council member and an administrator of the Benedictine community at Crookston, MN.

Pictured (sitting in front) are: Sisters Jacquelyn Ernster and Ramona Fallon; pictured, back row,left to right) are: Sisters Penny Bingham, Mary Jo Polak, Carol Jean Van Den Hemel, Jennifer Kehrwald, Marlene Minnaert and Sandra Meek.

St. Mary Parish, Aberdeen, hosting bazaar and roast beef dinner  
Tuesday, September 09, 2014  4:30 PM
Saturday, September 20 and Sunday, September-21 - St. Mary Parish, Aberdeen, will host its bazaar and roast beef dinner.

On Saturday, September 20, the parish will be serving dinner from 4:30 - 7 p.m..

The midway on Saturday will run from 3-9 p.m.

On Sunday, September 21, serving of dinner will be 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The midway will operate from 3-7:30 p.m.

Cost will be $10 for adults and $4 for children (12 and under).

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