Events Around Town

+The movie “The Love and Mercy: Faustina” is showing Tuesday, Dec. 10th at 7 p.m. at both Century Theatres. For more information on the movie, please visit

+Catholic Daughters of the Americas will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec.10th in the Multipurpose Room at St. Michael Parish. The evening begins with a potluck meal at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting. We’ll be drawing for the winner of the Grocery Raffle as well. See you there!

 +Real Presence Radio invites you to attend their annual fundraising banquet at the Best Western Ramkota on Tuesday, December 10th! This year's keynote speaker is Dr. David Anders. Registration and more information available at, call (877) 795-0122 or send an email to

+O'Gorman Choirs will present their annual Christmas Vespers on Thursday, Dec. 12th at 7 p.m. in the Lorang Theatre. Please join us to hear the sacred music of this Advent Season. There will be a free-will offering.

+The 23rd Annual Christmas at the Cathedral concerts will be Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 19th-22nd at St. Joseph Cathedral. This year’s theme is “Light of the World.” There are several ways to purchase your tickets: 1) at any Sioux Falls Hy-Vee store (general admission only); 2) online at; 3) by calling 988-3765; 4) send an e-mail to; 5) stop by the Catholic Community Foundation Office (523 N. Duluth Ave., SFSD)

+Grieving the Loss of a Spouse: Directed by Dr. Marcie Moran, this non-denominational program is for adults who have lost a spouse and are trying to cope with the pain of separation and loss. Role change and loneliness are secondary losses that can complicate the grieving process. The program will offer assistance in coping with this change and making healthy readjustments. Join us for 6 Tuesday evenings (Jan. 7th-Feb. 11th) from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Catholic Family Services (523 N. Duluth Ave.) Cost–donation. Please call 988-3775 or 1-800-700-7867 to register.

+Nacel Open Door is seeking a host family for Elizabeth of South Korea who is currently attending O'Gorman High School. She is 17 years old and her interests are music, films, books, and friends at school. She is involved in three clubs at school and will graduate in 2021. An empty-nester family would be a perfect fit for our student. The family will receive a stipend for hosting. Please contact Julienne Antes at (507) 304-2143 or email for more information.

 +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 2020: Feb. 6-9, Mar. 5-8, May 7-10, June 18-21, Aug. 13-16, Sept. 17-20, Oct. 1-4, Nov. 5-8; for Men  in 2020: Feb. 20-23, Mar. 19-22, June 25-28, Sept. 24-27, Oct. 15-18, Nov. 19-22

+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: Nov. 3rd-March 7: 8 a.m.-4:30 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.

Advent Angel Tree

Each Advent season, St. Katharine Drexel parishioners have the opportunity to select gift tags from the Advent Angel Tree located in the Gathering Space. There are tags with requests for gifts as well as requests for the basic needs and practical items. Please return the items unwrapped and observe the return date as many items are date-sensitive. Please return gift cards, bus passes, rosaries, and postage stamp requests to the Parish Office in the envelope attached to the gift tag.

This year, our Advent Angel Tree requests support the following: Children’s Inn, St. Francis House, Volunteers of America/Spirit Tree in Support of Veterans, Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, Call to Freedom, and the St. Katharine Drexel Food and Diaper Pantry. And new this year, gift tags with art supply requests will support Lifescape’s 2019 Christmas Craft Wishes. Craft supplies will be shared with children who reside in the Lifescape dorms, participate in the Lifescape Specialty School, seek medical treatment in the Lifescape Specialty Hospital, and adults with disabilities supported by Lifescape.

Our Knights of Columbus Council invites you to come have breakfast with us on Sunday, December 15th from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. The menu features Texas Toast-style French toast with an assortment of great toppings, cheesy eggs, sausage patties, crispy bacon strips, and potatoes. Your free-will offering will be used to help KC charitable causes and parishioner needs.

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. 
 The sign-up sheets for December, January, and February are on the table by the Parish Office.

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.