Bishop Aquila Approves Weekly Traditional Mass in Sioux Falls, SD

With the approval of the Apostolic Administrator of Sioux Falls, SD, Bishop Samuel J. Aquila (Bishop of Fargo, ND), the Traditional Latin Mass will be celebrated every Sunday at 12:45 pm in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart at Saint Joseph Cathedral, 521 N. Duluth Ave., Sioux Falls.

The weekly celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass began on Sunday, May 1, 2005, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker and the Patronal Feast of the Diocese. Since May 1 is the anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral Church, the first Tridentine Mass was celebrated at the high altar in the Cathedral. Four seminarians from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter’s Seminary in Denton, Nebraska, formed the schola for the Missa Cantata.

Father Martin E. Lawrence, Associate Pastor of Saint Joseph Cathedral and a priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, will be the Celebrant.

Mass on Holydays of Obligation will usually be celebrated at 7:30 pm, beginning on the traditional feast of the Ascension, May 5. Please consult the Cathedral Parish Office at 605-336-7390 for times of future Holyday Masses.

This is the only diocesan-approved celebration of the Tridentine Mass in the Diocese of Sioux Falls, SD.

A number of directories of Latin Masses still list St. Mary’s Church in Salem, SD, as the location of the Tridentine Sunday Mass. However, the Tridentine Mass has not been celebrated in Salem, SD for several years now. For those in charge of any Latin Mass Directories, we would appreciate it if you would update your directories.

For a slideshow of photos from the first Traditional Latin Mass, please click on:

Rev. Martin E. Lawrence
St. Joseph Cathedral Parish
Diocesan Master of Ceremonies
521 N. Duluth Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Posted 13 May 2005