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New bishop of Sioux Falls celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving at Cathedral of St. Paul

New bishop of Sioux Falls celebrates Mass of Thanksgiving at Cathedral of St. Paul

| Barb Umberger | February 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Calling children to the front of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Bishop Donald DeGrood talked directly to them of God’s love and courageously following God’s will at his Mass of Thanksgiving Feb. 16 in St. Paul — just three days after he was ordained bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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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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WATCH: Ordination, installation of Bishop-elect DeGrood

WATCH: Ordination, installation of Bishop-elect DeGrood

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Modern technology will ensure that everyone can participate in the ordination and installation Mass of Bishop-elect Donald DeGrood as bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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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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‘It’s so hard to say goodbye’: Bishop-elect DeGrood talks with parishioners as he prepares to lead South Dakota diocese

‘It’s so hard to say goodbye’: Bishop-elect DeGrood talks with parishioners as he prepares to lead South Dakota diocese

| December 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Overcome at times with emotion, Bishop-elect Donald DeGrood began his goodbyes as pastor of St. John the Baptist in Savage Dec. 15, just three days after being appointed to lead the Diocese of Sioux Falls in South Dakota.

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‘A blessing to Sioux Falls’: Friends, mother react to Bishop-elect DeGrood’s appointment

‘A blessing to Sioux Falls’: Friends, mother react to Bishop-elect DeGrood’s appointment

| December 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

“I’m happy for the Church, sad for the archdiocese,” said Father Troy Przybilla. “We are losing a great priest to become a bishop.”

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A ‘farm boy at heart,’ Bishop-elect DeGrood looks forward to rural ministry in Sioux Falls diocese

A ‘farm boy at heart,’ Bishop-elect DeGrood looks forward to rural ministry in Sioux Falls diocese

| December 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

“When I go into the country I feel there’s interior peace,” Bishop-elect DeGrood said, “because that’s where so much of my great experience has been as a person, as a priest, being able to serve the various people I’ve been privileged do serve.”

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Father Donald DeGrood, pastor in Savage, named next bishop of Sioux Falls

Father Donald DeGrood, pastor in Savage, named next bishop of Sioux Falls

| December 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis said that the archdiocese “is honored that the Holy Father would have chosen a priest of our archdiocese to become the next bishop of Sioux Falls.”

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Learning, leadership, sacredness all part of Catholic Daughters convention

Learning, leadership, sacredness all part of Catholic Daughters convention

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Camaraderie, learning, new leadership and the sacred were in sharp focus at the Catholic Daughters of the Americas 57th Biennial National Convention in Sioux Falls.

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Former Lutheran finds answer to life’s ‘So what?’ in Catholicism

Former Lutheran finds answer to life’s ‘So what?’ in Catholicism

| May 30, 2017 | 2 Comments

He grew up Lutheran in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, not involved in church life, but watching its televised service every Sunday. Then, a car accident left his mother, Janette, in a coma for two weeks followed by extensive rehabilitation, so she could relearn how to walk and talk. It was an adjustment for the family, Father Quail said.

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