Bishop DeGrood — Homegrown bishop

| February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

A farm boy near Faribault is now a bishop in a rural diocese that reflects his own roots. Bishop Donald DeGrood, anointed with holy chrism oil and ushered in with a litany of prayers to the saints, is the newly ordained leader of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Detailed in this special section are the Feb. 13 ordination Mass in Sioux Falls and a Feb. 16 Mass of Thanksgiving in St. Paul; the family, friends, priests and parishioners who watched him grow and whom he helped lead; as well as the symbols and meaning of his new office.

Bishop Degrood‘A missionary Church’
At ordination, Bishop DeGrood called upon to make missionaries, disciples

Pre-ordination vespers
A time to pray for submission to God’s will

Keeping watch over the flock
Father Tom Margevicius

‘I am forever grateful for him’
Catholics from the archdiocese make trip to Sioux Falls to honor Bishop DeGrood

‘He loves his flock’
Parishioners reflect on Bishop DeGrood’s varied ministry

Symbols of service
A description of Bishop Donald DeGrood’s coat of arms.

Their son and brother, a bishop

Someone we trust
Sioux Falls priests know Bishop DeGrood from seminary days

A Mass of Thanksgiving

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