ST. MICHAEL PARISH
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - CELEBRATE THE EUCHARIST
SERVE THE PEOPLE OF GOD
SIOUX FALLS, SD
Mindful of our own call as Catholics to seek the common good, we have directed that all daily Masses and all Sunday Masses prayed in parishes are suspended until further notice. This suspension takes effect on March 18, 2020 and includes all gatherings for social and educational purposes in Catholic facilities. It will remain in effect until further notice. This extraordinary measure has been directed after prayerfully asking God for His assistance in guiding His Church, in collaboration with the diocesan consultors and careful study of information gathered by government officials and recommendations given by medical professionals. We believe it is the prudent decision in keeping with the directives of many bishops throughout the United States who have made this prudential decision.
The Parish office will be closed. However, you can still reach staff by phone. Call 605-361-1600. If you need to reach Fr Terry for an Emergency call 605-361-1601. If there is no answer, please leave a message. We will be checking messages regularly and will get back to you as soon as possible.
We will continue to update the Website & Facebook with any event changes. All Parish Events are also cancelled.
What NOw? Celebration of Sacraments, Resources & More:
Mass - There are several options to attend Mass online. Sunday Mass will be streamed on Keloland at 10 AM Sunday morning. Visit the Diocese Website for more information & the Mass links.
Looking for Daily Mass? - Bishop Robert Barron will be celebrating Mass online each day here!
Mass Intentions will be remembered at private Mass.
Prayer requests we will be sent out when we are here. In a recent homily, we were reminded that God's time is not like our time, so even if we pray after someone's surgery or other need, that prayer is heard!
Looking for Chapel Access? The Chapel at St Michael will be open from 8 AM - 8 PM everyday. There will be no access to the restroom. Please practice social distancing if you are using the chapel. For our brothers and sisters, do not come to the chapel if you may have been exposed or are ill. You can virtually login to an adoration chapel here! While Jesus is not necessarily physically present with you when visiting the Blessed Sacrament online, consider following the traditional Catholic expressions of reverence for the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Other Free Prayer Resources:
Give Us This Day: https://offers.giveusthisday.org/free-resources
iBreviary – Download the App in the App Store. The Prayer of the Church – The Liturgy of the Hours. When you pray the Liturgy of the Hours you are uniting your prayers with the prayers of the Church!
To access FORMED: Go to formed.org, Click on the "find out more" message in the middle of the screen., Enter our parish code: RHCXWQ, Fill out the registration form and you are eligible for all of the programs on FORMED!
The schedule for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is as follows:
Mondays & Tuesdays at 5 PM
Thursdays at 7 PM
Saturdays at 3 PM
Extra Services will be held: March 20th and 27th, and April 3rd at 6:30 PM. The last opportunity prior to Easter is April 8th at 7 PM. There will be no communal penance services. Confessions will only be heard from behind the screen.
The Bulletin and children’s bulletin will be released for the week Friday Evening. We will post it on our social media sites and the website.
Download the Parish App – There are plenty of quick resources to engage you in your faith. Those who use the App have mentioned the 3-minute Theology lesson! Pray the rosary, read the bulletin, commit to learning a new prayer. Download myParishApp in your App Store and search for St Michael.
Gift Cards - In light of the situation we are facing with COVID-19 there are NO physical gift cards available. However, the online eCard option is available. Visit www.ogknights.org for more information.
We are working to put together a list of resources for you during this time. Updates to follow.
ADORATION OF OUR LORD
There are still openings where you can sign-up for the opportunity to schedule an hour with Our Lord in the Adoration Chapel. We are also in need of substitutes. The Chapel is open for 24 hours from Sunday evenings at 6 PM until Saturday afternoon at 4 PM. Questions? Call Anne at 605-361-1600; email@example.com or fill out a card in the Commons.
We have registered for an exciting new way to do lots of quality Catholic learning from home, called "FORMED." Taking advantage of this opportunity allows you access to Catholic educational programs, movies, books, and audio files. You now have access to thousands of dollars of education, formation, and entertainment available to you at NO COST!
To access FORMED:
1. Go to formed.org
2. Click on the "find out more" message in the middle of the screen.
3. Enter our parish code: RHCXWQ
4. Fill out the registration form and you are eligible for all of the programs on FORMED!