Events Around Town

+A special work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Sioux Falls District Council is operating a Thrift Store in northeastern SF. Plans are in place to build a second location on the corner of 41st Street and Ellis Road in 2023. Earnings from the store are used to directly assist those in need by helping to pay rent, utilities, food, clothing, household and transportation needs, prescriptions, and other necessities. Please prayerfully consider supporting this project which will provide job training and low-cost goods to residents in western Sioux Falls. Please send donations to:

SVdP Council

Attn. Dorothy Garcia, Treasurer

431 N. Cliff Avenue

Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Check memo: West Store


+Fiesta Latina 2023: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish will host a food sale and fiesta on Sunday, Sept. 24th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Gym. The menu for the food sale includes Carne Asada, Pollo Asado (Grilled Chicken), Central American breakfast (eggs, fried bananas, and beans), Mexican tamales, corncobs, and refreshments of horchata, jamaica, and tamarindo with assorted desserts. There will also be a parish raffle to raise money for the parish. We have begun selling tickets, and we will also sell tickets during the event for $10 each. The prizes include $1,000 cash, $500 cash, a grill, $100 cash, and more.


+Expectant moms and young mothers are invited to attend the “Under Mary’s Mantle” meetings on topics of mothering during the early years. The next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 26th at 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room at Holy Spirit Church Parish. Refreshments and snacks will be served and young children are welcome! Come for encouragement, inspiration, fellowship and sharing in the important role of motherhood! For more information, please contact Sandy at 605-421-1104 or Lisa at 605-480-3031.


+Mark your calendars now for the Sioux Empire Life Chain, a peaceful, prayerful, public witness standing for life all across the USA and Canada, on Sunday, Oct. 1st from 2-3 p.m. along 41st Street. More details coming soon!  

+First United Methodist Church (401 S. Spring Ave.) invites you to an Issues Forum, "Climate Change & Sustainability: How Do We Care For Creation?" on Wed., October 11th from 6-7:30 p.m. Our expert panelists are State Climatologist Laura Edwards, Augustana University's Director of Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Dave O'Hara, and First UMC's Associate Pastor, Jordan Louks.

+The Genesis of Gender Book Study: Join us Saturday, Oct. 14th at 9:30 a.m. at St. Lambert Parish (1000 S. Bahnson Ave.) for an introduction to Abigail Favale’s book and find out why this topic is so important.

+Who do you know? We are on the lookout to fill professional and entry-level positions throughout Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools! If you know someone who would be a perfect fit for these positions, we would be thrilled if you could pass this along! Apply now! tElementary Education/Music Long-Term Substitute (Holy Spirit School); Elementary Education/Art Teacher (Holy Spirit School); Piano Accompanist (O'GHS); Custodian (Holy Spirit School); Before and After School Coordinator (St. Katharine Drexel School); After-School Teaching Assistants and Short & Long-Term Substitute Teachers (multiple schools)


+The Adoration Sisters located on the campus of St Joseph Cathedral would like to invite you to spend one hour a week in their beautiful chapel praying with our Lord. The hours of the chapel are 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. If you would like to sign up for an hour of prayer, please contact Connie Luke at 336-7745.

+The Adoration Sisters invite you to visit their gift shop of religious articles and gifts at Mater Ecclesiae Monastery. The monastery and gift shop is located in the parking lot behind St. Joseph Cathedral. They are open Monday-Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thank you for supporting our mission. Know of our continued prayers for you.

+Broom Tree Silent Retreat Schedule: for women: Oct. 5-8, Nov. 2-5; for men: Nov. 16-19; 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. Visit for a schedule of upcoming topics & presenters.

+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 CFS at 988-3775 or 800-700-7867 or

+St. Michael Cemetery: Visitation hours March 13th-November 4th: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.