Events Around Town

+Christ the King Parish’s Annual Roast Beef Dinner will be Sunday, Sept. 24th from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the CTK School Gym. Menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dinner roll, drink and dessert. Adults $9, Children 5-12 $5, Children 4 and under free

+Tonic Sol-Fa is an a cappella trio from the Twin Cities area. With a largely pop-music-oriented repertoire, their CDs have sold over 1,000,000 copies, and the group has toured throughout the US and abroad. See them in concert Sunday, Sept. 24th at 4 p.m. at The Abbey of the Hills. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at There is no preferred seating for this event and tickets will not be mailed. Please pick them up at the door on the day of the concert. Tickets are not refundable but may be transferred to someone else. 

+Financial Peace University: Got too much month left at the end of the money? Sign up for FPU starting Wednesday, September 27th from 5:30-7 p.m. Class membership kits cost $100, register online at (Search St. Katharine Drexel under the classes.) Questions? Please call Melanie at 941-2805.

+2017 Men's Retreat: Led by Fr. Andrew Dickinson, the retreat starts Friday, Sept. 29th starting at 7 p.m. and ends Sunday, Oct. 1st at 1:30 p.m. at Broom Tree Retreat Center. This is a Catholic retreat for any and all men looking to go deeper, sponsored by Holy Spirit Parish Men’s Group. Register at

+Join us for the St. Therese Parish Centennial Feast on Sunday, Oct. 1st from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Our Centennial Celebration at 10:30 a.m. with Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul Swain, followed by a meal under the big top, silent auction, children’s bounce houses, dollar and penny raffle drawings, popcorn and cotton candy. All are welcome to join us in our celebration! (901 N. Tahoe Trail, SFSD)

+Children’s Grief Program: Children's grief program directed by Mary Weber begins Thursday, October 5th from 5:30-7 p.m. at Catholic Family Services, 523 N. Duluth Ave. This four-week program is designed for children according to their age and specific loss. To register for this program or for more information, please contact Catholic Family Services at 988-3775.

+Catholic Family Services is seeking a licensed professional counselor and/or a licensed psychologist for its Sioux Falls office. To apply, submit your cover letter and resume highlighting your credentials to Twila Roman, HR Director, at or Catholic Chancery Office, 523 N. Duluth Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104.

+The Catholic Community Foundation of Eastern South Dakota is looking for a creative, collaborative Director of Communications. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Twila Roman at, or for more information, please call 988-3741.

+Director of Stewardship: Do you want to help others grow in their faith? Holy Spirit Parish is seeking a person to be a resource to the Stewardship Committee and the congregation. This is a part-time position and candidates should have computer and communication skills. Please send resumes to or to Holy Spirit Parish, 3601 E. Dudley Lane, Sioux Falls, SD 57103.

+Walking Rosary is held on the first Friday of every month at St Michael Cemetery (rain or shine) beginning at 10 a.m. Please gather at the Chapel on the west side of the office. When the weather doesn't cooperate, we stay in the Chapel. 

+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: October 19-22, Nov. 2-5; for Men in 2017: 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.

Be a voice for the voiceless by taking part in the Sioux Empire Life Chain on Sunday, October 1st from 2-3 p.m. Pick up a sign to hold in the O'GHS or Sioux Falls First Church parking lots starting at 1:30 p.m. Our parish stands along 41st Street between Sertoma Ave. and Holbrook Ave.

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 October-December are available in the Gathering Space.

You are invited to join members of our parish at 3 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays in front of Planned Parenthood (6511 W. 41st Street) to pray for a greater respect for all human life from conception to natural death. We pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the Rosary and would love to have you join us.

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.