Tag: Bishop DeGrood

Bishop DeGrood — Homegrown bishop

Bishop DeGrood — Homegrown bishop

| February 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

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.

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Sioux Falls priests know Bishop DeGrood from seminary days

Sioux Falls priests know Bishop DeGrood from seminary days

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Obi-wan Degrood

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Bishop DeGrood — Their son and brother, a bishop

Bishop DeGrood — Their son and brother, a bishop

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

At the reception following the ordination Mass, Joanne DeGrood sat at a table with Judy Cozzens, the mother of Bishop Andrew Cozzens. Both women are now members of the “MOB” — mothers of bishops, Judy said with a laugh. But the women’s connection, Judy explained, goes back to their sons’ first year of seminary and their close friendship.

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Parishioners reflect on Bishop DeGrood’s varied ministry

Parishioners reflect on Bishop DeGrood’s varied ministry

| Jessica Weinberger | February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

‘He loves his flock’

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Catholics from the archdiocese make trip to Sioux Falls to honor Bishop DeGrood

Catholics from the archdiocese make trip to Sioux Falls to honor Bishop DeGrood

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

‘I am forever grateful for him’

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Bishop DeGrood — Keeping watch over the flock

Bishop DeGrood — Keeping watch over the flock

| Father Tom Margevicius | February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Just what happened when Father Donald DeGrood was ordained a bishop on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls, South Dakota?

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At ordination, Bishop DeGrood called upon to make missionaries, disciples

At ordination, Bishop DeGrood called upon to make missionaries, disciples

| February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

At ordination, Bishop DeGrood called upon to make missionaries, disciples

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Parishioners reflect on Bishop DeGrood’s pastorships with gratitude and joy

Parishioners reflect on Bishop DeGrood’s pastorships with gratitude and joy

| Jessica Weinberger | February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Prayerful. Approachable. Genuine. Compassionate. Humble.

Newly ordained Bishop Donald DeGrood’s past parishioners said he was set apart from the beginning as they reflected on his parish assignments in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. His charismatic homilies and personable approach attributed to his rural roots built passionate faith communities as he consistently modeled how to seek God’s will. Above all, he immensely loved his flock.

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Priest of archdiocese ordained bishop of Sioux Falls

Priest of archdiocese ordained bishop of Sioux Falls

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

A servant not a ruler, a man of discernment, who is unafraid to touch the wounds of Christ, and an apostle of listening.

Those are among the graces and part of the calling of a bishop, and they are among reasons the Lord called Bishop-elect Donald DeGrood to lead the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, said Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis, in his homily Feb. 13 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, shortly before ordaining Bishop DeGrood.

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Bishop-elect DeGrood reflects on priesthood, preparing to lead Sioux Falls Diocese

Bishop-elect DeGrood reflects on priesthood, preparing to lead Sioux Falls Diocese

| February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

“And there was this incredible joy, incredible peace, and when I focus on the grace of the moment, that still remains,” Bishop-elect DeGrood said of praying for God’s will to be known after he was asked to become bishop of Sioux Falls. “There’s no question in my mind this is what God wants.”

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