Complete Schedule for Christmas and New Year’s Day: Click on schedule to enlarge

December 12th, 2017

Extra times for Confession before Christmas: click on schedule to enlarge it

December 12th, 2017


Novena in Preparation for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception: November 29th through December 7th

November 29th, 2017

Presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 5th at 6:30 PM: A Sign in the Heavens – A Woman Clothed with the Sun

August 19th, 2017

A Sign in the Heavens – A Woman Clothed with the Sun

By Dr. Ken Klenk

On TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th at 6:30 pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Salem, Dr. Ken Klenk will give a presentation describing the sign that will appear in the sky this September 23, 2017 – a sign that closely meets the description of the sign given in the Book of Revelation 12: 1-2: “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. And being with child, she cried out in her travail and was in the anguish of delivery.”

Using astronomy software that can represent the positions of the planets and stars as viewed from the Earth, Dr. Klenk will show how Jupiter, the king planet, representing Christ, is in the midsection of the Virgo constellation for 9-10 months. Jupiter exits the midsection in September and, on the 23rd, the constellation Virgo will rise with the Sun with the Moon will be at the ‘feet’ of Virgo. In addition, Virgo will have a crown of 12 stars (the Leo constellation with 9 stars and the 3 planets Mercury, Venus and Mars).  Some thoughts on the sign mentioned in Revelation 12:3-4 will be presented.

He also discusses another sign in the heavens – a candidate for the Star of Bethlehem – a astronomical event that happened in 3 to 2 BC.  Time permitting, he will talk about the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.

All are invited and encouraged to attend this presentation in St. Mary’s Hall, Salem, on Tuesday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Ken Klenk is a physicist, having received his PhD from Lehigh University in 1973. He has done research in high energy physics and the remote sensing of atmospheric ozone from satellites. He is an experienced manager of scientific projects having manage projects for NASA, NOAA and for the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2011, he received a Master’s degree in Philosophy from Holy Apostles College. Currently, he uses his physics and philosophy backgrounds to support the Institute for Advance Physics in their efforts to place a broader and principled foundation at the base of the modern sciences. Dr. Klenk is married and lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Holy Week Schedule for St. Mary’s, Salem:

March 28th, 2017

Extra Times for Confessions at St. Mary’s, Salem:

March 28th, 2017

Feast of the Annunciation: Eucharistic Day of Prayer

March 15th, 2017

Confirmation Class Photo

March 7th, 2017

The Sacrament of Confirmation was administered by His Excellency, the Most Rev. Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls on Wednesday evening, February 15th:

Back row left to right:  Rylee Klinkhammer, Cole Grasma, Stephan Oyen, Collin Kolbeck, Hunter Schmeichel, Colin Reif.    2ndrow left to right:  Emily Bies, Christy Eich, Emma Norris, Faith Oyen, Melissa Lauck, Kobe Doane.  3rd row left to right:  Parker Scheier, Rachel Krier, Sarah Wegener, Sarah Krempges, Summer Schoon, Jayden Wolf, Blake Gessner, Father Martin E. Lawrence. Front row left to right:  Aleah Ries, McKenna Kranz, Katie Reif, Bishop Paul J. Swain, and Tayler Reif.

Lenten Schedule

February 23rd, 2017

Epiphany Blessing for the Home

January 6th, 2017