Contact Us

Sioux Falls Diocese Might Merge Rural Parishes

Church Cross
Clipart

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls plans to change how it serves some rural congregations, as populations continue to shift from rural areas to urban centers.

The shifting demographics coupled with a high rate of retiring priests and the loss of several religious orders led Bishop Paul Swain to announce changes were coming to the diocese structure. The Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/1bRqaOc) he made the announcement in a monthly newsletter.

The diocese governs all of the Catholic parishes in South Dakota east of the Missouri River. No churches are expected to be closed. But some parishes probably will be merged, and others will stay open but lose regular services.

The diocese has been planning for the changes since 2009. Spokesman Jerry Klein says no changes will happen until next summer.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More Local News

Latest Country Music News

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kxrb.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 1000 KXRB - Classic Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 1000 KXRB - Classic Country quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!