Events Around Town

+Broom Tree Silent Retreat Schedule: for women: Feb. 4-7, March 4-7, May 13-16, June 17-20, Aug. 12-15, Sept. 16-19, Oct. 7-10; for men: Feb. 18-21, April 15-18, Aug. 19-22, Sept. 23-26, Oct. 21-24, Nov. 18-21; 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:

--Feb. 9th: directed by Fr. Mark Lichter

--Mar. 9th: directed by Fr. Paul King

--April 13th: directed by Dr. Chris Burgwald

--May 11th: "Letting God Love You," directed by Fr. Shaun Haggerty

+The Surviving Divorce Program begins Tues., February 2nd in Sioux Falls. Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Cost of $45 per person includes a “Personal Survival Guide,” refreshments, and all materials for 6 weeks. For information or to register, please contact Catholic Family Services at 988-3775 or send an email to Scholarships are available.

+GriefShare is a worldwide Christian grief program for adults. It blends faith, educational videos, a personal workbook, and group discussion. The video series is watched as a large group followed by small group discussions according to the participant’s particular loss (loss of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, etc.) The program will run for 11 weeks with 13 different topics surrounding grief being covered. GriefShare will be offered Tuesdays, Feb. 2nd-April 13th from 6-8 p.m. Cost of the workbook is $15 (scholarships available) and there will be an opportunity for a free-will offering to help cover the additional costs. For more information or to register, please contact Catholic Family Services at 988-3775 or send an email to

+SEEK 21 – FOCUS Conference: What if there’s more to your story? The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) hosts an annual discipleship conference, and in recent years they have created a track for parish mission. This year they are partnering with the diocese to bring the conference to you. Join us Fri.-Sun., February 5th-7th at the downtown Hilton Garden Inn in for a weekend that just might change everything. There will be Mass and adoration, live-streamed keynotes from world-renowned Catholic speakers, and a closing keynote from Bishop DeGrood. Tickets are $75 for all three days. Find all the details at

+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 November 2nd-March 14th: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.