Sisters of Perpetual Adoration at the Cathedral of St Joseph Collection

February is St Lambert’s month to supply necessary items to the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration at the Cathedral of St Joseph.  We ask you to take a slip with an item listed, purchase the item and return it to the brown wooden box in the East Foyer no later than February 25th! Gift cards should be dropped off in the Parish Office (Please NO Checks).  

The following is an excerpt from their website:

Our Mission is the adoration to Jesus truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist. Each Sister has her turn for adoration, day and night, in front of the Blessed Sacrament where we continually pray for the intentions and needs of all humanity, especially those who daily send to us their prayer requests, and all members of the Diocese of Sioux Falls which has become our home.”   To submit a prayer request to the Sisters, go to:


40 Days for Life – St Lambert Day is Saturday, March 3rd

40 Days for Life is a time of quiet prayer for the sanctity of all human life – from conception to natural death.

St Lambert Parish will cover Saturday, March 3rd from 7am—7pm in front of Planned Parenthood on West 41st St. If you can sign up for a 1/2 hour time slot, there is a table in the Family Room or East Foyer.



Everyone is welcome to join our parish on Friday evenings in Lent for a Fish Fry or Lenten Supper followed by Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm.  Here is the schedule for our meals:

Lenten Fish Fry or Meal in the Gym (Free Will Offering):

February 16th –  Knights of Columbus Fish Fry at 5:00 pm

February 23rd –  St Anne’s Guild Lenten Meal at 5:30 pm

March 2nd –       Knights of Columbus Fish Fry at 5:00 pm

March 9th –        Pasta with the Padres at 5:30 pm

March 16th –      Knights of Columbus Fish Fry at 5:00 pm

March 23rd –      Seeds of Hope Lenten Meal at 5:30 pm

Stations of the Cross each Friday at 7:00 pm in the Church


Thank you to everyone who filled out a Stewardship form already!  Previous information regarding minister lists was not carried over, so it is important that all renew their commitment and submit a new form. This also allows us to update our contact information as well as our volunteer lists.  All forms are due this weekend.

Adult ONLY Stewardship form 2017 2018

Youth ONLY Stewardship form 2017 2018

We hope to have group leaders contact you shortly after that date for details or training.  Thank you! – The Best Catholic content – all in one place!






Explore the faith in the comfort of your own home!

Our parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED. is a revolutionary online platform featuring the best Catholic content from trusted partners like the Augustine Institute, St. Paul Center, Marian Fathers, Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius Press and Word on Fire. Catechism and Personal Faith Formation are at the fingertips of every parishioner.

Every parishioner has unlimited access to the best Catholic e-books, talks, videos and movies on any device, including your computer, smartphone, and tablet. There is no cost to you.

With FORMED you’ll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, receive bible studies on a variety of topics and include inspiring audio talks. They’re all part of our parish subscription. It truly is the Catholic faith—on demand.

To get connected:formed-registration

  1. Go to
  2. Find and click the registration box for parishioners.
  3. Type in our parish code: a7cb5 (which is case sensitive).
  4. Enter your email address
  5. Set up the rest of your profile. 

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Due to everyone’s prayerful contemplation and generous contribution the Forward in Faith Capital Campaign was a success and from that the next stage, construction, can begin.

Construction begins at Ash Wednesday and the outcome will be revealed with a return procession on Palm Sunday.  Please take a few moments to watch the following video as Fr. John shares how we continue to move together, Forward in Faith.

Then scroll down to see how many hands make light work.  Thanks to the 100 people who made this process almost seem too easy.

The church is empty but our hearts are full! Forward in Faith!

———-The following information was provided at the onset and during the campaign phase——–

The Forward in Faith Capital Campaign is an opportunity for all of us to care for our parish home, St. Lambert.  Like any home, our Parish home is in need of repairs and additional beautification.

Thanks to everyone that prayerfully considered and contributed to the achievement of our financial goals.  Now the exciting portion of the initiative continues as repair and beautification projects proceed.  Some projects have been started and completed such as the HVAC upgrades that most of us don’t see but can feel and appreciate.

The updates within the Church will be starting soon:
– Construction will be performed during the Lenten season
– Masses will be held in the gym at that time
– Return procession will be on Palm Sunday

– New pews, railing, tabernacle stand will be stained the current color of the celebrant and deacon chair
– Brick pillars on the side walls will be painted the color of the ceiling rafters

For additional information on the initiative take a moment to watch the following video, read the attached brochure and Q&A.


 Front View of the New Sanctuary


New woodwork over Confessional


New Pew Design


New Window sample (similar to this)


Click here for a registration form for this year’s Faith Formation programs:  Faith Formation Registration form 2017-18 fillable form.

This is a fillable form.  Simply enter your information and save it to your computer.

  • Print the form and sign the parent consent/liability waiver and the media release permission.
  • Return the form and payment to the Parish Office or by dropping it in the Sunday collection (mark the envelope Faith Formation)
  • Checks should be made payable to St Lambert or you may pay through our Online Giving program.  If you are not set up for Online Giving click on this link:  Online Giving  Fees are $35.00 per child/youth.  The maximum fee for a family is $100.00.
  • Registration deadline is Sunday, September 3rd.

Fees for our Faith Formation catechists are ½ the regular feesIf cost is a concern please contact me.

Pre-School through 6th Grade:  The Family Formation program is used for this age group.  Parents and children meet once a month for 90 minutes.  Children go to an age appropriate classroom for their lesson while the parents meet to learn about a topic on the monthly lessons.  Childcare is available for children under the age of 4.  A packet of home lessons is handed out and the parents teach the next three lessons at home.  We will have a Parent Meeting on Sunday, September 10th at 6:00pm.


High School Curriculum:  All students in 9th-12th grades will attend the large group gatherings once a month on Wednesday evenings.  We also have Y Disciple groups for any student who is interested.  Y Disciple is a discipleship program for youth who desire to strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ.  The groups consist of 5-8 youths and 2 adult leaders, and meets weekly.  We will have a Parent/Student information night on Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00pm.  At that time students interested in discipleship will be able to commit to a group.  Students who are not quite ready to commit will continue to attend the monthly large group events designed to move them toward discipleship.


7th & 8th Grade:  7th and 8th graders will meet Wednesdays from 6:15pm-7:30pm in small groups, and also attend the large group gatherings once a month.  Students in 7th or 8th grade who feel they are ready for discipleship may contact me and we will discuss the options.

Youth Rallies: The combined High School and Junior High Youth Rally is on Saturday, OCTOBER 21ST in Brookings.  This is an amazing discipleship event that I encourage every student 7th-12th grade to attend.  Scholarships are available.  Adults are NEEDED to attend as chaperones as well.  You won’t regret it!


Volunteers are Needed:  We are in need of more than 50 volunteers in order to provide quality programs for our youth. A parent volunteer form is on the back of the Faith Formation Registration Form.

Faith Formation fees for catechists families are ½ of regular fees.


Calendar:   Faith Formation Calendar Dates 2017-2018   Please keep this calendar so that you can reference it through out the school year.


If you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming year, please feel free to give me a call at 605-338-4728.

Yours in Christ,


Ellen Bauman

Director of Discipleship and Education



Society of St. Vincent de Paul hotline

If you have needs with rent, utilities, clothing, household items, or food you can contact the Society of St. Vincent de Paul hotline.

The hotline number is 605-338-4111 and they will take calls on Tuesday and Thursday starting at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Piano Concert by Brian Billion


December 27, 2016 at 7:00pm

While sharing his life and faith, Brian Billion will perform a Solo Piano Concert at St Lambert Church on Tuesday, December 27th at 7:00pm featuring works by: Beethoven, Schumann and Billion.

Brian is a 2012 graduate of O’Gorman High School,  a 2016 piano performance graduate of The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and a current piano performance student in the Master of Music Program at The Juilliard School in New York City. 

St. Lambert Church
1000 S. Bahnson Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

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New Christmas Mass Times at St Lambert

We will move the Children’s Mass to 4pm and add a new 6pm Christmas Eve Mass. The typical night Mass at 10pm will remain and only one Mass at 9am will be offered on Christmas Day. I am hopeful these new times will meet the needs of our growing a diverse families. In Christ, Father John