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


+Nacel Open Door is in need of 3 host families for exchange students. The host families must reside within the Jefferson High School boundaries. Many boys and girls are waiting for this opportunity. Please contact Julienne Antes at 507.304.2143 for more information. Early placements are needed!

+Expectant moms and young mothers, you are invited to attend the “Under Mary’s Mantle” meetings on topics of mothering during the early years beginning Wednesday, June 26th at 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room at Holy Spirit Parish. This series of 5 bi-weekly meetings are based on writings of renowned Catholic authors and covers topics such as pregnancy, nutrition, the first three years, Scripture verses, etc. Our topic on June 26th is Pregnancy and the Role of Good Nutrition. Refreshments and snacks will be served and young children are welcome! For more information, please call Sandy at 605.421.1104 or Lisa at 605.480.3031.

+Please join us for Father Joe Vogel’s Retirement Party on Sunday, June 30th at the St. Peter Community Center (402 Main Street) in Jefferson, SD. We’ll have an Open House from 2-5 p.m. with a program at 3 p.m. Come help us celebrate Fr. Joe and his 37 years of service to the priesthood in the Sioux Falls Diocese. Appetizers and root beer floats will be provided. All are welcome!

+The Lourdes Center Presents: Praying Amidst Grief, a one-night presentation on Tuesday, July 16th from 6-8 p.m.Guest Speaker Fr. Chuck Cimpl will focus on how to find Jesus in our grief and offer guidance on how to pray in the darkest moments. There will be space for prayer, reflection, and discussion. Join us at Mater Ecclesiae Monastery at 707 W. 4th Street, SFSD. You can register for this event by calling 605.988.3775 or sending an e-mail to

+It’s time to get your tickets to the Faith and Business Conference on Thursday, August 15th at the Sioux Falls Convention Center! This conference is for anyone looking for ways to integrate their faith into the workplace.
Whether it’s South Dakota State University’s Coach John Stiegelmeier or Theology and Philosophy professor Jason Heron, our speakers are sure to bring you encouragement and the tools to help you turn your Sundays into Mondays. Tickets are $50/each at

+Most Holy Rosary at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery

All are invited to pray the Most Holy Rosary at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery every Friday at 10 a.m.


1st Friday – Pray for the souls in St. Michael Catholic  Cemetery

2nd Friday – Pray for the babies and children of St. Michael Catholic Cemetery

3rd Friday - Pray for those suffering with mental health issues and addictions

4th Friday – Pray for souls in purgatory

5th Friday – Pray for family healing


Please meet in the cemetery office parking lot for those who want to walk. The chapel will also be open.


+BOCS is hiring!: To view our open positions and job descriptions, visit

+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: July 25-28, October 3-6, November 7-10; for men: September 19-22, November 21-24; 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.

+St. Michael Cemetery: Visitation hours March 10th-November 3rd: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.