St. Francis of Assisi Pastorate


· Pastorate Facilities Director: (part-time) The person in this position will animate stewardship and care of our physical buildings in all 4 parishes by running parish-level committees concerned with our facilities. They will help animate volunteer efforts, keep me informed of these efforts, and coordinate with contractors when needed. Key skills are communication and organization with general facility knowledge. This position requires 20 hours a month.


· Secretary at St. Christina Parish: (part-time) Natasha Brehmer is leaving us for a better job–staying at home with her girls! So we'll need someone to assist with bulletins, paperwork, sacramental records, and other duties. This position requires less than 20 hours per week and the hours are flexible.


· Janitor at St. Magdalen Parish: (part-time) Paula Kroeger is also leaving us to take on responsibilities on the family farm. This position includes basic cleaning work at St. Magdalen Parish, requires less than 20 hours per month, and the hours are flexible.


· Director of Youth Ministries for the Pastorates of St. Francis of Assisi and Our Lady of Victory (St. Michael Parish & St. George Parish): The person in this position will animate our parish-level ministries as well as create and host monthly large group events. Additionally, they will coordinate with other area Catholic youth ministers for events like Steubenville, mission trips, etc. This is a full-time position with educational requirements.

Save the date and get ready to skate!

Mark your calendars for our St. Francis of Assisi Pastorate Roller Skating Night on Wednesday, July 24th from 6-8 p.m.!

Just $3/person covers your admission and skate rental(or you can bring your own roller or inline skates.) This event is for everyone—kids, youth, adults—come join the fun! Watch for more information coming soon.

Register now for Vacation Bible School Monday, July 29th-Thursday, August 1st at St. Magdalen Parish in Lennox! Students entering Kindergarten-5th grade will meet from 6:15-8:15 p.m. and will use the “SCUBA: Diving into a Relationship with God” program. Students entering 6th grade and up will meet from 8:30-9:30 p.m. They will be diving into the Eucharist. Please register by Sunday, July 21st. St. Magdalen Parish is also looking for high school and adult volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer, please reach out to Tina Buhta at

To register, please scan the QR code.

The St. Francis of Assisi Pastorate Picnic will be Sunday, August 25th beginning at 4 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Parish. Come for food, fun, and fellowship! Fr. Andrew will present a State of the Pastorate Report and let us know what's next for us with Set Ablaze. More information to come.

Thursday, Aug. 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation. Mass times at in our pastorate include Wednesday, Aug. 14th at 6 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Parish; Thursday, August 15th at 6:45 a.m. at St. Nicholas Parish; 8 a.m. & 6 p.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Parish; 6:30 p.m. at St. Christina Parish; and 7 p.m. at St. Magdalen Parish.

St. Christina Parish

380 W. 1st Street

Parker, SD 57053

St. Katharine Drexel Parish

1800 S. Katie Avenue Suite 1

Sioux Falls, SD 57106

St. Magdalen Parish

417 E. 6th Avenue

Lennox, SD 57039

St. Nicholas Parish

140 W. Brian Street

Tea, SD 57064

Click on each parish's picture to be taken to their website.

Welcome to our Pastorate 17 webpage! Our parishes include St. Christina Parish in Parker, St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Sioux Falls, St. Magdalen Parish in Lennox, and St. Nicholas Parish in Tea. Our pastor is Fr. Andrew Dickinson, our parochial vicars are Fr. Nick Haiar and Fr. Tyler Mattson, and our deacon is Deacon Pat Derrington. The priests rotate between parishes on a monthly basis. Please know that you can reach out to any of the priests or Deacon Pat (or invite them over for supper) anytime--not just during their month at your parish.

St. Christina Parish: Sundays @ 8:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Thursdays @ 8 a.m.

St. Katharine Drexel Parish: Saturdays @ 5 p.m., Sundays @ 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.,               Tuesdays at 6 p.m., Wednesdays-Fridays @ 8 a.m.

St. Magdalen Parish: Sundays @ 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays & Fridays @ 9 a.m.

St. Nicholas Parish: Saturdays @ 5 p.m., Sundays @ 9 a.m.,       Wednesdays & Fridays @ 8 a.m.

Click on each picture to read a brief biography.

Fr. Andrew Dickinson, Pastor

Fr. Nick Haiar, Parochial Vicar

Fr. Tyler Mattson, 

Parochial Vicar

Deacon Pat Derrington