Events Around Town

+Surviving Divorce Program begins Tuesday Sept. 15th. Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Cost of $45 per person includes a “Personal Survival Guide.” For information or to register, please contact Catholic Family Services at 988-3775 or

+Grief Share is a Christian grief program for adults. It will run from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays (Sept. 15th-Nov. 24th.) The overall cost of the group is free but a free-will offering will be accepted. Each personal workbook costs $15.For more information about Grief Share, please call 988-3775 or send an email to

+Broom Tree Silent Retreat Schedule: for women: September 17-20, October 1-4, November 5-8; for men: September 24-27, October 15-18, November 19-22; Call (605) 263-1040 or visit for more information.

+Broom Tree Days of Recollection begin at 10 a.m. and include conferences, time for Eucharistic Adoration, Mass, and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The day ends mid-afternoon. Because lunch is served, we ask that you please register. A prayerful donation is requested. Please call 263-1040 or visit to register. Here's an upcoming schedule of topics & presenters:

--Sept. 15th: "Our Lady of Sorrows," directed by Fr. Jeff Norfolk

--Oct. 13th: "You Must Become as Little Children," directed by Fr. David Roehrich

--Nov. 17th: "A Month of Saints," directed by Fr. Joe Forcelle

--Dec. 15th: "St. Joseph, Our Spiritual Father," directed by Dr. Teri Kemmer

+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

+St. Michael Cemetery: Visitation hours March 8th-November 1st: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.