Events Around Town

+“It’s Great to Be You” will be held Tuesday, Oct. 15th at St. Mary Parish at 6:15 p.m. “It’s Great to Be You” is a program for mothers & daughters and fathers & sons to come together in separate sessions to explore and discuss the beauty of God’s plan for us as male and female. For more information or to register, visit or call 988-3755.

+Helen Prejean, CSJ, is coming to the Jeschke Fine Arts Center on the USF campus on Friday, Oct. 18th at 7 p.m. She will speak about her latest book, River of Five. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available online at or you can call 331-6787. The event is sponsored by Prison Congregations of America.

+The St. Lambert School Craft Fair will be Saturday, Oct. 19th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission with concessions and bake sale.

+Christ the King Parish Annual Roast Beef Dinner is Sunday, Oct. 20th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Adults—$10, Children age 5-12—$6, Under age 5—free, Family—$35. 

+An End of Life Seminar will be given by the Diocese of Sioux Falls on Sunday, Oct. 20th at 4 p.m. at St. Therese Parish. Learn how to walk through the journey of your or a loved one’s last days here on earth, discuss home care, hospice, funerals, cremations, wills, power of attorney for healthcare—all items to discuss with your family no matter what age you are.

+Grieving a Loss During the Holidays: Directed by Dr. Marcie Moran, this non-denominational program is for adults who have lost loved ones and are grieving during the holiday season. The program is designed to be educational and will offer positive suggestions to help people with the adjustments that must be made during the holiday season. Join us on Tuesday evenings (Nov. 5th-Dec. 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Catholic Family Services. Call 988-3775 or 1-800-700-7867 to register. Cost–Donation.

+The Catholic Chancery (Diocese of Sioux Falls) has an opening for a full-time custodial/maintenance position. Interested candidates are invited to send a resume and an accompanying cover letter to Twila Roman at or stop by 523 N. Duluth Ave. to request a paper application.

 +The Mustard Seed Catholic Store offers a wide selection of religious books, music, and gift items.  Find them at 3709 S. Grange Ave., near Costco. Open M-F from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

+Walking Rosary is held on the first Friday of every month at St. Michael Cemetery (rain or shine) beginning at 10 a.m. Please gather at the Chapel on the west side of the office. When the weather doesn't cooperate, we stay in the Chapel. 

+St. Vincent de Paul Society Citywide Helpline: Please call the helpline at 338-4111 on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to leave a message.

+Broom Tree Silent Retreat Schedule for Women in 2019: Oct. 17-20, Nov. 7-10; for Men in 2019:  Oct. 24-27, Nov. 21-24

+Engaged Encounter Weekends: Couples preparing for marriage should contact Bart & Barb Workman. Registration forms must be mailed to Engaged Encounter, PO Box 85414, SFSD 57118-5414. Email questions to

+St. Michael Cemetery Visitation Hours: March 10th-Nov. 4th: 8 a.m.–8 p.m.

+Natural Family Planning (NFP) Information: For an introduction to the great blessings of NFP, please contact Barb Giles, RN at Avera McKennan Hospital: 322-4434 or call the Diocesan Marriage, Family and Respect Life Office at 988-3748.

+Pregnant? Alone? Afraid? Call Catholic Family Services 988-3775 in Sioux Falls or 1-800-700-7867 outside of Sioux Falls or the Alpha Center at 361-3500.

40 Days for Life 

This year’s 40 Days for Life Campaign is Wed., Sept. 25th-Sun., Nov. 3rd: Our parish will be taking Wednesday, Oct. 16th and Sunday, Oct. 27th from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. to pray in front of Planned Parenthood (6511 W. 41st St.) Please sign up in the Gathering Space for a 30-minute time slot or if you’d rather register online or pray at a different time go to

Our Spiritual Adoption Baby Shower will be the weekend of October 26th & 27th after each Mass. Thank you for your prayers for the unborn from all of those who participated this year! If you would like to bring a gift of diapers (size 5 is the greatest need) or baby wipes for our parish’s diaper ministry in honor of your spiritually adopted baby, it would be greatly appreciated! Also, any other types of baby gifts received will be given to a local charity in need. Thank you!   

 St. Katharine Drexel Parish serves supper at the St. Francis House (1301 E. Austin St.) on    the 3rd Friday evening of each month. Four people are needed to come at 5:30 p.m. to help make and serve supper and 3 people are needed to bake goodies for dessert. 

You are invited to join members of our parish at 3 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays in front of Planned Parenthood (6511 W. 41st Street) to pray for greater respect for all human life from conception to natural death. We pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Rosary and would love to have you join us.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Can you give one hour a week to the Lord? Below are open hours and hours with only one adorer at St. Michael Parish Chapel, 26th Street & Marion Road.

Sunday: 6 p.m., 10 p.m.,  11 p.m.

Monday: 12 a.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m. 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m.,1 p.m., 8 p.m., 11 p.m.

Tuesday: 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 10 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m.

Wednesday: 12 a.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m.

Thursday: 12 a.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 11 p.m.

Friday: 12 a.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m. 

Saturday: 12 a.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m.,  2 p.m., 3 p.m.

*Slots in bold are completely open.

Please call Anne at St. Michael Parish (361-1600) if you can and would like to pray at one of these times each week. Or, feel free to call and ask about a time that works well in your schedule.