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Confirmation Class Photo

Tuesday, 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.

Confirmation 2015 in the Extraordinary Form

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

On the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, came out to Saint Mary’s Church in Salem to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form to twelve of our young people who attend the weekly 12 Noon Sunday Mass in Latin. Following the Rite of Confirmation, His Excellency remained for the Missa Cantata celebrated by the Pastor, the Reverend Martin E. Lawrence.

 [Photos courtesy of parishioner Sherry Stoffel] 

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St. Mary’s Confirmandi 2013

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

The St. Mary’s Parish Confirmation class of 2013 was confirmed on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 at The Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls, along with St. Michael’s Parish of Sioux Falls. His Excellency, Bishop Paul Joseph Swain presided over the Holy Mass, as well as conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation upon all the confirmandi present. Concelebrating with His Excellency were Very Reverend Father Charles Cimpl and Reverend Father Robert Wulweber, priests of St. Michael’s parish in Sioux Falls and Reverend Father Martin Lawrence, Pastor of St. Mary’s in Salem.

Confirmandi from St. Mary’s Parish were: Patrick Neil Patrick Petree, Jesse James Ignatius Muth, Jordan Thomas Thomas Scheier, Andrew Eugene Michael Streff, Megan Marie Huberta Jaeger, Samantha Jo Joan Pulse, Rachael Ann Elizabeth Heumiller, and Jordan Joseph Martin VanHout.

Sunday, October 14th: CONFIRMATION

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Congratulations to the Twelve Members of our Confirmation Class for 2012, who were Confirmed last Sunday, October 14th!  Pictured with their Pastor, Fr. Lawrence, who was delegated as Extraordinary Minister of the Sacrament of Confirmation by His Excellency, the Most Rev. Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, are [left to right, front row; Confirmation Names underlined]: Bridget Ann Elizabeth Tuschen; Victoria Mary Burgundofara Krempges, Emily Judith Julianna Heumiller, Danielle Marie Philomena Forster, Sammy Dawn Theresa Corbin & Miranda Margaret Alexandrina Maria da Costa Wilkinson. [Left to right, back row]:  Kurtis Dean Joseph Mentele, Logan Patrick Patrick Weber, William Joseph Thomas Aquinas Gottlob, Mark Eugene Thomas Streff, Anthony James Sebastian Tuschen & Adam Joseph Isidore  Eichacker.  ­  Fr. Lawrence would like to thank parishioner Frances Streff of Floral Bokay (and proud Grandmother of two of our Confirmandi) for donating the beautiful floral arrangements to adorn God’s Altar for the celebration of Confirmation. ­

Confirmation Class 2011

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Confirmation Sunday, October 16, 2011