Events Around Town

+The Office of the Marian Apostolate will sponsor the recitation of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Mother's Garden near the St. Joseph Cathedral at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22nd. All are invited.

+Taste the Goodness: The Catholic Community Foundation is seeking volunteers to assist with this upcoming event, scheduled for Sat., August 24th from 5-9 p.m., outdoors at the Avera Tech Building on 11th St. in downtown Sioux Falls. We are looking for assistance in serving tastings of food, beverages, beers, and wines, along with assisting with games, setting up and tearing down, silent auction runners, and garbage detail. One hundred percent of our proceeds will benefit the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House. If you are available to help, please visit our website, or call our office 988-3765! We hope you can join us for this exciting, must-attend benefit festival event!

+Angel Dean Reunion Concert: Join Catholic recording artist Lance Edward as he reunites one last time with his band “Angel Dean” for their last public concert event. Featuring special guest Melissa Jean, concert proceeds will support Call to Freedom, the anti-human-trafficking organization in Sioux Falls. Admission is free, so bring the whole family. The concert is Tuesday, Sept. 3rd at 7 p.m. at Sioux Falls First Church (6300 W. 41st Street). This event is sponsored by LifeLight and Call to Freedom.

+Grieving the Loss of a Parent or Sibling: Directed by Dr. Marcie Moran, this 6-week program (Sept. 17th-Oct. 22nd) is for Adults grieving the loss of a parent or sibling. They play significant roles in our lives and this loos requires a significant adjustment. The group will meet Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Catholic Family Services 523 N. Duluth Ave. If you have questions or to register, please call 988-3775.

+Holy Spirit Parish has a full-time opening for a secretary/receptionist with benefits. Please contact Fr. Cimpl ( for a job description and more information.

+The 24th Annual Bishop’s Charity Hunt is scheduled for Mon. and Tues., September 23rd & 24th at Horseshoe “K” Ranch near Kimball, SD. This is a truly memorable outing that includes lodging, breakfast, lunch, dinner, a social, trap shoot, hunting, and pheasant cleaning. An additional bonus is fellowship with Bishop Swain, daily Mass, and interaction with many priests of our diocese. All proceeds from this event benefits the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry in our diocese. For more information or to register please contact the Catholic Community Foundation at 988-3765, toll-free at 1-888-246-3386 or online at

+Experience the Notre Dame Tradition celebrity style on Sat., October 12th when Notre Dame takes on USC! Your group of four will be flown by private charter from Sioux Falls to South Bend, IN! Also included in this experience is a VIP tour of campus, including the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and the Grotto, tailgating at Notre Dame Stadium, and four awesome 50-yard line seats to the game! All meals and travel expenses are included. Raffle tickets are $100 each and only 400 will be sold! Purchase your ticket at All proceeds benefit the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House.

 +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:  Sept. 5-8, Oct. 17-20, Nov. 7-10; for Men in 2019:  Sept. 19-22, 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.

August is our month to support the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Red Sisters) at St. Joseph Cathedral. Please take a slip from the basket in the Gathering Space, buy the item(s), and return them to the tub marked “Donations for the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.” Please drop off any gift certificates or cash in the Parish Office. Thank you for your generosity!

Our annual Parish Picnic will be Saturday, August 24th, starting at 6 p.m. on the grounds of St. Katharine Drexel Parish. There will be great food, fun, fellowship, and (of course), Bingo! We’ll also have a Backpack Blessing for our students. Plan now to join in this fun community event!

Please bring non-alcoholic drinks for your family, along with the following, based on the first letter of your last name:

                                                                                        A-H: salad for 12-15 people

                                                                                        I-Q: dessert for 12-15 people

                                                                                        R-Z: hot dish for 12-15 people

Our parish will provide chicken, chips, and tableware. Come and join in the food, fun and fellowship! We’ll play Bingo after supper. Sponsored by the Parish Activities Committee.

Our Knights of Columbus Council members are selling Monday Night Football Raffle Books! The books are $20 each and offer 20 chances to win $50. And, you can win multiple times in a season! Contact Ryan Hulme or any member of our KC Council to buy your book(s) today!

 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 September-November are available in the Gathering Space.

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 a 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.