Events Around Town

+A walking program is offered at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Multipurpose Room at St. Michael Parish, followed by Weight Watchers at 6:30 p.m. New members are always welcomed.

+The Cathedral Sacred Arts Series will host The Rose Ensemble Sat., April 2nd at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral. The Rose Ensemble will present a concert entitled “Slavic Wonders: Feasts and Saints in Early Russia, Poland, and Bohemia.” Tickets are $30/$20/$10 online at or at the St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Office (336-7390).

+O'Gorman's Performing Arts Center and the Washington Pavilion have partnered to bring a series of fresh, funny and affordable events to the community. A portion of each ticket sale will be donated directly to Sioux Falls Catholic Schools. The first show is a fresh and funny salute to Americana, “The Wonder Bread Years,” starring Pat Hazell (former “Seinfeld” writer) on Saturday, April 2nd at 7 p.m. in the O’GHS Performing Arts Center. It's a fast-paced, hilarious production that gracefully walks the line between stand-up and theater. From sitting at the kids table to riding in the way back of the Country Squire Wagon, “The Wonder Bread Years” is a comic bull’s-eye for baby boomers everywhere. All tickets are under $30! Tickets available at the Washington Pavilion Box Office or at

+The Sioux Falls Catholic Schools present the 15th Annual Shamrock Run and the 8th Annual Leprechaun Fun Run on Saturday, April 2nd. The Leprechaun Run begins at 10 a.m., the 5K Race at 11 a.m., and the 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk at 11:10 a.m. Enjoy easy online registration! Simply go to: For more information, please call 336-6354.

+Adult Education Session at Holy Spirit Parish on Tuesday, April. 5th at 7 p.m. in the Fireside Room; The presenter will be Fr. Jordan Samson, and his topic is “’My Yoke is Easy, My Burden Light’ ….Really Lord? Believing Our Faith is Easy”—a great topic for after Easter. There will be time for Q & A after the presentation. Please contact Kathy Davis at 371-2320 for more information.

+Children’s Grief Program NEW!! A Children's Grief Program directed by Mary Weber begins Thursday, April 7th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Catholic Family Services. 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.

+Your car is running because you changed the oil. Why not afford the same loving care to your marriage? All couples need a marriage tune-up once in awhile, and aWorldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend can give you the tools you need to grow more deeply in intimacy and love for each other. On WWME Weekends, sharing is ALWAYS voluntary, and married couples and priests give talks about their real-life experiences (i.e., you don’t have to do lots of reading.) Register today for the weekend at Joy Ranch Retreat Center north of Watertown, Fri.-Sun, April 8th-10th. Please visit or call John/Dawn Elsinger at 362-0924.  

+Stress Buster for Caregivers, a 9-week class for caregivers begins Thursday, April 14th at St. Michael Parish. The class runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and lunch is included. To register, please contact Julie Early, St. Michael Parish Nurse, at 361-1600 x218 or Also, on Sunday, April 17th, “Mental Illness and the Faith Community” will be presented after the 6 p.m. Mass. More details to come.

+Beginning Experience Weekend for those widowed, divorced and separated is designed to allow people to work through the emotions of losing a spouse. Through this weekend many are healed, transformed and freed to love themselves, others and God. The experience is to help close the door gently on the past and move on with renewed hope and purpose. The next weekend is Fri.-Sun., April 15th-17th at Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center, Irene, SD. For more information or an application, please call Jeanne at 361-9857or send an e-mail

+O'GHS proudly presents Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” April 19th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd at 7 p.m. with a matinee on the 23rd at 2 p.m. This under-the-sea adventure is full of enchanting music and all the characters that you love from the movie! Box Office opens on Monday, April 4th and hours are Monday thru Friday 12-4 p.m. Please call 575-3335 for tickets or stop by the Box Office at O'GHS.

+Grieving the Loss from Suicide: 6 Tuesday evenings (April 19th-May 24th) from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Catholic Family Services. Directed by Dr. Marcie Moran, this non-denominational program is for families who have lost a loved one to suicide. The suddenness of the death, the confusion and the painful reactions are significant topics of the program. Cost= donation. Please call 988-3775 or send an email to with any questions or to register.

+“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 2016: for Women: May 12-15, June 16-19, Aug. 11-14, Sept. 15-18, Oct. 20-23, Nov. 3-6; for Men: Apr. 7-10, Aug. 18-21, Sept. 22-25, Nov. 17-20; Please contact Kris Sees at (605) 263-1040 x204 or visit for more information.

+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: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. March 9th-November 2nd

+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 will be serving supper at The Banquet West on Tuesday, April 12th. Five volunteers are needed at 4:30 p.m. to help with set-up, and 20 more are needed at 5:15 p.m. to help serve supper. Please sign up on the sheet in the Gathering Space if you can help.

Our Parish Pictorial Directories have arrived! If you had your picture taken for the directory, please pick up your complimentary copy in the Gathering Space!

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.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed in front of Planned Parenthood every
Friday at 3 p.m. Please join other St. Katharine Drexel parishioners as they come together at the hour of mercy to pray for mercy for the clinic employees and the mothers and fathers who have chosen abortion.Please join us at the Planned Parenthood Clinic every Friday and Sunday at 3 p.m. to pray for an end to abortion. Prayer makes a difference!

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 April-June 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

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.