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On Friday, August 28, I witnessed the marriage vows of a young couple from the Latin Mass Community in Sioux Falls and celebrated a Sung Nuptial Mass in the Extraordinary Form. The Pastor of St. Katherine Drexel, Fr. Joe Vogel, and his staff were very hospitable to us (we asked to use their beautiful new church for the wedding since St. Joseph Cathedral is being renovated, and the Church of St. Mary in Sioux Falls already had a wedding scheduled for Friday evening).
This was the first time the Traditional Latin Mass was celebrated in this new church. I hope that it will not be the last.
On Friday, July 11, I was able to tour the new St. Katherine Drexel, two days before His Excellency, Bishop Paul J. Swain dedicated it. Congratulations to Father Joe Vogel and the good people of St. Katherine’s for building a church to the glory of God.
The Crucifix, Stations of the Cross, Tabernacle, Sanctuary Lamp and candlesticks are antigues from closed churches (outside of the Diocese of Sioux Falls).
The red oak pews are magnificent, and have kneelers (unlike the church from which St. Katherine’s was formed). When all of the pews are installed, the church will seat 1,000 persons.
Thanks be to God.
For more information, please visit St. Katherine Drexel Parish website: http://www.stkatharinedrexelsfsd.org