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Nov. 1st, 2nd and 3rd: Solemn Eucharistic Adoration (Forty Hours Devotion)

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Parish Announcement:

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Parish Knights of Columbus to Sponsor

Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Program

at St. Mary’s on September 7th and 8th

           The Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Program began August 3, 2011 at the 129th Supreme Convention in Denver. This program features an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Our Lady of Guadalupe, as patroness of the Americas, has special significance to the Knights of  Columbus. When the Order sponsored a tour of a relic of St. Juan Diego’s tilma in 2003, Our Lady of Guadalupe’s role as mother of all in the Americas became very clear.  In city after city, crowds of tens of thousands of people came to venerate Our Lady of Guadalupe. What was most striking was not the number of people, but the number of nationalities and ethnicities represented in each gathering. Likewise, at the Guadalupe Festival sponsored by the Knights of Columbus in 2009 in Phoenix, more than 20,000 people came to venerate and celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe. It is our hope that this prayer program will continue to expand devotion to Our Lady and the evangelization of the Americas.

The pilgrim icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be venerated in our church sanctuary next Saturday and Sunday, with a prayer service following the Saturday evening Vigil Mass (beginning around 6:15pm).  All are encouraged to attend.

Feast of St. Anthony & Pastor’s 10th Anniversary

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

External Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

6th Annual Novena to St. Joseph: March 10th through 18th

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

 Click below for a PDF copy of the Novena Prayers we use at St. Mary Church in Salem, SD:


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. ­

For Greater Glory now showing in Mitchell for one week!

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Totus Tuus Schedule

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Traditional Latin Mass at Salem

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

January 18th through 25th: Chair of Unity Octave/Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Since 1908, a period of eight days (January 18th through 25th, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul) has been set apart for the express purpose of seeking “that unity which was prayed for by Christ Himself.” This was the inspiration given by God to Father Paul Wattson. Fr. Paul, along with Mother Lurana White, founded, within the Episcopal Church, the Franciscan Society of the Atonement in Graymoor, New York. Father Paul, who converted to Roman Catholicism along with Mother Lurana in 1909, considered the Octave the greatest project which came from Graymoor, and even though it was overshadowed by the less-specific “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” during his own lifetime, he rejoiced that those separated from the Catholic Church felt called to observe the January period as a time of prayer for unity.  The Octave, as originally conceived by Father Paul and approved by Pope St. Pius X, reflects the unchanging truth that there can be no real unity apart from union with that Rock, established by Christ Himself, which is Peter and his successors. The traditional prayers and daily intentions as set by Father Paul Wattson are as follows: