Posted on: January 31, 2020
Bishop Don DeGrood Ordination
On December 12 Pope Francis name Father Dan DeGrood (pastor of Saint John the Baptist and Savage), to be the next Bishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It’s a great honor to have a priest chosen from our archdiocese to serve as a bishop. Father DeGrood was ordained in 1997 and has served in many roles since then including as pastor and as the Vicar for Priests of the Archdiocese. Always positive, inspiring and true to the Catholic faith, he will be a most excellent bishop!
The ordination as bishop will take place at the Cathedral in Sioux Falls on February 13. Archbishop Hebda will be the celebrant and preacher. However, due to the expected large crowds in the relatively small size of the cathedral, it is essentially an invitation only mass. There simply isn’t enough room! However, it will be live streamed on the Sioux Falls diocesan website so that all can view it from anywhere.
Also on Sunday, February 16 Bishop DeGrood will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at our Cathedral in St. Paul at 2 PM. I will plan to be there and perhaps you would like to come as well. For more information about the ordination details, please visit the Sioux Falls diocesan website, or theCatholicSpirit.com. Congratulations and God bless you Bishop DeGrood! We are also proud of you and are praying for you!
Posted on: December 21, 2019
A very Merry Christmas to all parishioners of Saint Nicholas and Guardian Angels! What a joy it is to celebrate Christ's birthday together as a parish family! When we gather as a people to celebrate Christmas we not only remember the birth of our Lord two thousand plus years ago, but we celebrate his presence with us today! The same Jesus born in Bethlehem is present at every mass in his most precious Body and Blood! The gift which he himself gave to us! That is truly amazing when we reflect upon it. Thank you, Jesus for coming into our world, our hearts, our lives with your saving Grace! Thank you for the gift of the Eucharist in which you are so powerfully present to us today! Merry Christmas!
Posted on: November 25, 2019
Advent alert! Begins next Sunday
Do you have your family advent wreath? It’s always a great way to pray and anticipate the coming celebration of Christmas. In my family growing up we always had an advent wreath that we lit at dinner time with prayers to go along with it. If you go online you can find an advent wreath and prayers to pray with your wreath. Light another candle each Sunday and teach her children and grandchildren the true meaning of Christmas. Christ, the light of the world, born into our darkness grows ever brighter in our hearts and souls. We want each of our souls to be fully lit with the light of Christ. Come Lord Jesus, come and fill the hearts of all your faithful!