Events Around Town

+PT Office Support position in the St. Lambert Parish Office: This person will work approximately 15-18 hours/week with some flexibility in work days answering phones, greeting visitors, preparing certificates and recording sacramental records, preparing weekly name tags, and offering office support to parish staff on special projects. Computer experience is essential. Please send a cover letter and resume to Fr. Andrew Young, 1000 S. Bahnson Ave., SFSD 57103 or

+Nacel Open Door 2018 Summer French Exchange Students: Nacel Open Door program is looking for host families for their French students. The French students will arrive at the Sioux Falls Airport on June 23rd and depart on July 21st. They are coming to experience life in an American family and to improve on their English skills. Students will have spending money to do activities with their host families. Host families provide room/board and meals with the family and will receive a stipend for hosting as well. Contact Julienne Antes at (507) 304-2143 to choose your student.

+Caretaker Position at The Abbey of the Hills: This position ensures the Abbey guests and visitors are welcomed as Christ. It requires living onsite at the Abbey of the Hills. Compensation for this position is in the form of providing onsite living arrangement. Interested? Send your resume and why you believe you'd be a good fit to

+The Perpetual Adoration Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament on the campus of St. Joseph Cathedral will soon move into their new home, Mater Ecclesiae Monastery. Before the monastery's cloister is closed, you are invited to attend an open house which will include tours of the new facility. Tours are Tues., May 29th and Wed., May 30th from 4-7 p.m., Sat., June 2nd from 1-4 p.m., and Sunday, June 3rd from 1:30-4 p.m. All are welcome!

+Fatima Tour for Peace will be Wednesday, June 6th at St. Magdalen Parish in Lennox from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information, please visit

+Youth Grief Camp: Catholic Family Services will be offering a Grief Camp for youth and their families at Broom Tree Retreat Center Sat., & Sun., June 16th & 17th. This 2-day camp will include fun activities, discussion and support. The Grief Camp is non-denominational and is offered free of charge. Please call Catholic Family Services at 1-800-700-7867 or 988-3775 for more information. 

+Pilgrimage to Poland: Honoring the life and legacy of Pope St. John Paul II – with Bishop Paul J. Swain – Oct. 12th-20th.“I am grateful to be able to lead this pilgrimage to Poland. Not only will we visit sites important in Pope St. John Paul II’s life, but also those of St. Faustina and St. Maximillian Kolbe among others. I invite you to join me.” For more information, please contact the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern SD at 988-3708. Registration requested by June 7th. Contact Peter’s Way Tours at 800-225-7662.

+The 22nd Annual “Bishop’s Charity Fishing Tournaments” are scheduled for Monday, June 4th at Big Stone City (Lakeside Park) and Monday, June 11th, at Pierre (Oahe Downstream Recreation Area located 5 miles north of Pierre). For more information or to register, please contact the Catholic Community Foundation at 988-3765, toll-free at 1-888-246-3386 or online at

+Eucharistic Ministers are needed to bring Communion to patients at Avera McKennan Hospital. This is a unique and rewarding ministry. To become a Eucharistic Minister in the hospital, you may contact Avera McKennan Volunteer Services at 322-7897 or leave a message at the Catholic Chaplains office at 322-7948.

+Avera Heart Hospital is currently looking for individuals to serve as Eucharistic ministers on Fridays for its patients. This commitment would take about 90 minutes or less and can be somewhat flexible during the day. If you are interested and would like further information, please contact Fr. David Krogman at 322-7948.

+Needed: People to bring Holy Communion to the sick at Sanford Hospital. Training will be given. Please call or text Fr. Jim Zimmer at 360-0788, or send an email to

+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 2018: June 21-24, Aug. 9-12, Sept. 6-9, Oct. 18-21, Nov. 15-18; for Men in 2018: Sept. 20-23, Oct. 25-28

+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 12th-Nov. 4th: 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 Parish Activities Committee will host a Rosary Rally at John & Cindy Dougherty's place (46508 267th Street—just head west on 41st Street) on Saturday, June 9th, starting at 6 p.m. We will pray the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by the potluck. EVERYONE is invited! The main dish will be provided. You are asked to bring a dish to share and drinks for you and your family. There will be a bouncy castle for the kids and fireworks at dusk. Bring your own chairs and beverages. Plan now to join us for this great evening of prayer, food, and fun!

St. Vincent de Paul Conference Rummage Sale/Vendor Fair

Our St. Vincent de Paul Conference will be hosting a Rummage Sale/Vendor Fair on Fri. & Sat., July 27th& 28th. A 10 foot space with a table will cost $10. Space will be limited so reserve your table now by contacting Vicky Kirby at vickyk@svdpsd,org or call 929-5254. More details to follow.

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 sheet for June is 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., 10 p.m.,  11 p.m.

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

Tuesday: 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 10 a.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 9 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m.

Wednesday: 12 a.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 10 p.m., 11 p.m.

Thursday: 12 a.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 11 p.m.

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

Saturday: 12 a.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m.,  2 p.m., 3 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.