Events Around Town

+Holiday Grief Program: Catholic Family Services will be offering a one night Holiday Grief Program on Tuesday, Dec. 1st from 6-8:30 p.m. at Catholic Family Services, 523 N. Duluth Ave., SFSD. This program is for adults who have lost loved ones and are grieving during the holiday season. The program will offer positive suggestions to help people with the adjustments that can be made during the holiday season. Please call 988-3775 or 1-800-700-7867 to register. Cost is a donation.

+The Created in His Image and Likeness Series continues Thursday, Dec. 10th at 7 p.m. at St. Therese Parish. Dr Chris Burgwald will present “The Incarnation: Like Us in All Things.” Jesus was human too. Too often we think that we cannot live as He did because He is perfect and we aren't. The truth is, while He is fully God, He is also fully man. He shows us how to live, how to be authentically human. Join Dr. Chris as he sheds light on the dual natures of Jesus Christ.

+The live productions of the 24th Annual Christmas at the Cathedral have been cancelled due to the rising numbers of COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in our state. However, you can still experience Christmas at the Cathedral in the safety of your home with your loved ones near (or far!). A special pre-recorded production of Christmas at the Cathedral will air on KELOLand TV on December 25th at 6:30 p.m. This special production, “That’s My God,” will feature new stories and interviews highlighting the celebration of God’s incarnation into our human condition during times of uncertainty and crisis, much like we are experiencing today. All proceeds from this year’s production will benefit the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House and Cathedral of St Joseph Endowments.If you would like more information about how you can secure a virtual code to enjoy a special production of “That’s My God” at your home or business before December 25th, please call our office at 988-3765 or send an email to

+Broom Tree Silent Retreat Schedule: for women: Feb. 4-7, March 4-7 for men: Feb. 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:

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