Events Around Town

+There will be a gently-used uniform sale at the St. Katharine Drexel School Gym following the 10:30 am. Mass on Sunday, July 30th. Items may dropped off in the School Office beginning Wednesday, July 26th. All profits from this sale will benefit our school’s SFO. Thank you for your donations.

+Grieving the Loss of a Spouse: Directed by Dr. Marcie Moran, this non-denominational program is for adults who have lost a spouse and are trying to cope with the pain of separation and loss. Role change and loneliness are secondary losses which can complicate the grieving process. The program will offer assistance in coping with this change and making healthy readjustments. The program meets 6 Tuesday evenings (August 1st-September 5th) from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Catholic Family Services, 523 N. Duluth Ave. Cost –donation. Please call 988-3775 or 1-800-700-7867 to register.

+You are invited to The Fatima Conference sponsored by Trinity Heights Queen of Peace and the Diocese of Sioux City at the Sioux City Convention Center on Saturday, August 5th starting at 9 a.m. Early registration fee is only $25 which includes lunch! Details in “The Catholic Globe” or by calling Trinity Heights at (712) 239-8670

+Knights of Columbus Annual Golf Tournament will be Saturday, Aug. 12th at Northern Links Golf Course in Renner. Tee times are 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., and registration begins 1/2 hour before tee time. The tournament will be a shotgun start with a $50 registration fee. The fee includes 9 holes of golf, a grilled steak lunch, a golf cart, and a door prize. Please ontact John Schreurs at 360-6504 or Mike Kirby at 321-7571 with the number of golfers in your group.

+Yesterday’s Kids (50ish and above) from Holy Spirit Parish are going to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre on Saturday, August 19th to see their production of “Grease.” The cost of the one-day trip is $120 and includes the bus ride, your dinner, and the show. We still have a few tickets left, so please contact Kathy Davis at or 371-2320 if you have any questions or would like to join in this fun day.

+The 23rd Annual Bishop’s Cup is scheduled for Monday, August 28th at the Minnehaha Country Club. There will be a morning and an afternoon flight offered this year. Participants will have the opportunity to play in the Bishop’s Scramble or the Bishop’s Challenge, with the overall low net in each category taking home the coveted crystal trophy for their parish. For more details on the rules, schedule, and to register, please visit or contact the Catholic Community Foundation at 988-3765 or toll free at 1-888-246-3386.

+“Walking Rosary” will be prayed on the first Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Cemetery. Please meet at the altar area. In case of inclement weather, the Rosary will be prayed in the Cemetery Office Conference Room.

+St. Vincent de Paul Society Citywide Helpline: Please call the helpline at 338-4111 on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to leave a message.

+New baby at your house? Join other moms with their babies at "New Baby and Me" every Thursday afternoon from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Sanford Women's Health Plaza (5019 S. Western Ave., Suite 200). Moms with new babies enjoy meeting, socializing and offering support to each other. Guest speakers share their area of interest on topics specific to the first year of baby's life. Treat yourself to an afternoon out! No registration or fee. For further information, please call 328-7140.

+Broom Tree Silent Retreat Schedule for Women in 2017: August 10-13, Sept. 7-10, October 19-22, Nov. 2-5; for Men in 2017: August 17-20, Sept. 21-24, Nov. 16-19

+Engaged Encounter Weekends: Couples preparing for marriage should contact Bart & Barb Workman. Registration forms must be mailed to Engaged Encounter, PO Box 85414, SFSD 57118-5414. Email questions to

+St. Michael Cemetery Visitation Hours: March 9th-Oct. 31st: 8 a.m.–8 p.m. 

+Natural Family Planning (NFP) Information: For an introduction to the great blessings of NFP, please contact Barb Giles, RN at Avera McKennan Hospital: 322-4434 or call the Diocesan Marriage, Family and Respect Life Office at 988-3748.

+Pregnant? Alone? Afraid? Call Catholic Family Services 988-3775 in Sioux Falls or 1-800-700-7867 outside of Sioux Falls or the Alpha Center at 361-3500.

Our Social Ministries Committee will be serving lunch at the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House on the following dates for about 90 guests. We will be serving chili dogs, Doritos, and ice cream bars. If you are able to help serve lunch for about an hour beginning at 11:15 a.m., please contact Julie Dickes either by text or phone at 254-3553. Six people are needed to help serve on each date.

Tuesday, August 29th   Monday, October 30th

Our St. Katharine Drexel Parish Vocations Committee invites you to pray for vocations, especially for those in our parish who are considering the vocation of priesthood, religious life, or the permanent diaconate. Please join our Vocations Committee in our Chapel for Eucharistic Adoration for the intention of vocations on the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and a Rosary for vocations each Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m.

 St. Katharine Drexel Parish serves supper at the St. Francis House (1301 E. Austin St.) on    the 3rd Friday evening of each month. Four people are needed to come at 5:30 p.m. to   help  make and serve supper and 3 people are needed to bake goodies for dessert. The    sign-up sheets for August-October are available in the Gathering Space.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Can you give one hour a week to the Lord? Below are open hours and hours with only one adorer at St. Michael Parish Chapel, 26th Street & Marion Road.

Sunday: 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m.

Monday: 12 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m. 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 8 p.m., 11 p.m.

Tuesday: 1 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 11 p.m.

Wednesday: 12 a.m., 3 a.m., 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m.

Thursday: 12 a.m., 1 a.m., 3 a.m., 5 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 6 p.m.

Friday: 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 
5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m.

Saturday: 12 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 6 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

*Slots in bold are completely open.

Please call Anne at St. Michael Parish (361-1600) if you can and would like to pray at one of these times each week. Or, feel free to call and ask about a time that works well in your schedule.