Events Around Town

+Free showing of “Unplanned” at the West Mall 7 Theater Tuesday, Feb. 25th at 7 p.m. Join us the night before the 40 Days for Life Spring Campaign begins. Come early as there is limited seating. Concessions will be available for purchase. This movie is rated R, so those under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Donations to 40 Days for Life and the Alpha Center will be accepted.

+Grieving the Loss of a Child: Directed by Dr. Marcie Moran, this non-denominational program is for adults who have lost a child and are trying to understand and reconcile their grief. Join us at Catholic Family Services for 6 Tuesday evenings (Feb. 25th-March 31st) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please call 988-3775 or 1-800-700-7867 to register. Cost is a donation.

+New Program! Grieving a Loss from Overdose and Addiction: Directed by Janell Christenson, this program is for families who have lost a loved one from overdose and addiction. Join us at Catholic Family Services for 6 Tuesday evenings (Feb. 25th-March 31st) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please call 988-3775 or 1-800-700-7867 to register.

+Rachel’s Vineyard One-Day Retreat: Open to men, women, mothers, fathers, and grandparents who have been affected by abortion, this strictly-confidential, non-denominational retreat takes place in a safe, loving, non-judgmental environment. Join us Sat., February 29th.Sponsored by Catholic Family Services. For more information, please call 988-3775 or 1-800-700-7867 or send an email cfs@sfcatholic.org.

+Lights, Camera, Action! O'Gorman High School Capers Concert Choir Variety Show will be Tuesday, March 3rd at the O'Gorman High School Lorang Theatre. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., an hors d'oeurves buffet will be served at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Call 575-3344 now to reserve your seats and tables. Tickets are $25 for dinner and the show or $10 for the show only.

+St. Lambert Parish will host a Women’s Retreat with guest speaker Gina Bauer on Sat., March 7th from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Gina is able to convey Catholic teachings in a compassionate, down-to-earth style that reaches the hearts of listeners. Cost is $30 which includes a snack and lunch. Registration forms are available on our parish website: www.stlambertparish.org.

+The 20th Annual Catholic Family Services Gift of Hope event featuring Jennifer Fulwiler is Saturday, March 21st at 7 p.m. at the O’GHS Performing Arts Center. All proceeds benefit the Catholic Family Services’ Gift of Hope Fund which provides financial support for people of all faiths, ages, and walks in life through their counseling services, grief programs, and adoption services. Order tickets online at ccfesd.org. For ticket information, please call 988-3765.

+Nacel Open Door is seeking a host family for Peter from China who will arrive in the fall of 2020 to attend O'Gorman High School as a senior. Peter loves basketball and also enjoys reading, hiking and volunteering. He doesn't want to be in a home with small children. He has a pet turtle, and no allergies with food or pets. The host family receives a monthly stipend for hosting. Please contact Julienne Antes at (507) 304-2143 for more information.

+Broom Tree Silent Retreat Schedule: for women: March 5-8, May 7-10, June 18-21, August 13-16, September 17-20, October 1-4, November 5-8; for men: March 19-22, June 25-28, September 24-27, October 15-18, November 19-22; Call (605) 263-1040 or visit www.broom-tree.org for more information.

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

+Pregnant? Afraid? If you or someone you know is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, Catholic Family Services can help. CFS provides free confidential pregnancy counseling regardless of race or religion. Please contact Christy VanderWoude, MSW, at 988-3775 or 800-700-7867 or cvanderwoude@sfcatholic.org.

+St. Michael Cemetery: Visitation hours Nov. 3rd-Mar. 7th: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Our 2020 Spring Kick-Off Rally is Sunday, Feb. 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at Sioux Falls First (6300 W. 41st St.) The featured speaker is Heather Hobbs, wife and mom of 4 (3 urged for abortion), a former Atheist, formerly pro-abortion and a rape survivor. Heather states, “Saving my first child’s life saved my own life!”

Our parish will pray in front of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday, March 3rd from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. A sign-up sheet is available on the table outside the Parish Office.


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 March, April, and May 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.