Announcements

*** IMPORTANT WEATHER RELATED NOTICE***

Our First Communion Retreat has been rescheduled to THIS Saturday, April 21st from 10-11am.

First Communion will be held at all Masses April 21st and 22nd.

SUMMER FAMILY AND YOUTH EVENTS

**Find out about BroomTree Family Campout, Sister Camp/VBS, D-Camp, Totus Tuus**

 

Summer fun for the: FAMILY
BroomTree Family Campout
June 22-24
Stop by the Parish Office to reserve your cabin / campsite today.
 Cabins: $180.00 (sleeps 7)
 Camping Pad: $70.00 (includes water and electric)

Registration forms are in the Family Room or click here:  Broomtree Family Campout 2018 Registration

 

Summer fun for the: CHILDREN/YOUTH
“Sister Camp” / VBS
June 18-22
Ages PreK – 9th gr.
Registration forms are available in the family room or click here:    Sister Camp 2018

 

More Summer fun for the: YOUTH
D-Camp
July 8 – 11 ▪ D-Camp ▪ High School July 12-15 – Junior High*
June 25-28 – High School*
July 8-11 – High School*
*ONLINE Registration only: go to…… http://www.sfcatholic.org/youth/events/d-camp/

 

 

More Summer fun for the: CHILDREN/YOUTH
Totus Tuus
July 29 – Aug 1 ▪ Totus Tuus
7th thru 12th gr. – Evening
July 30 – Aug 2 ▪ Totus Tuus
1st thru 6th gr. – Daytime
Registrations are available in the family room or click here:   Totus Tuus 2018

STEWARDSHIP SIGN UP

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!

FORMED.org – The Best Catholic content – all in one place!

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Explore the faith in the comfort of your own home!

Our parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED.

FORMED.org 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 www.FORMED.org.
  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. 

Open the Word Today!!

 

FORWARD IN FAITH – UPDATE

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.

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 Front View of the New Sanctuary

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New woodwork over Confessional

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New Pew Design

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New Window sample (similar to this)

REGISTER FOR FAITH FORMATION

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

605-338-4728

ebauman@sfcatholic.org

 

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

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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
605.336.8808

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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

Forty Hour Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament

Begins at 4:00 am on Thursday, December 3rd through 8:00 pm on Friday, December 4th at the Parish of St. Lambert.

Sign up sheets will be posted in the Family Room beginning November 14th and 15th to ensure that each hour is covered.

Schedule for 40 Hour Devotion

Thursday, December 3

4:00 am – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
8:30 am – Mass
3:00 pm – Chaplet of Divine Mercy
7:00 pm – Presentation ‘There is Only One True Devotion’
8:00 pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation

Friday, December 4

8:30 am – Mass with the School
6:00 pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
6:30 pm – Rosary
7:00 pm – Presentation ‘A Heart Strengthened Against Temptation’
8:00 pm – Benediction and Reposition of the Blessed Sacrament

 

‘There is Only One True Devotion’ Presented by Eric Gallagher
St. Frances De Sales says that “devotion is possible for everyone.” but that there is “only one true devotion”.  If we are unable to recognize which kind of devotion is true, we can easily be deceived or led astray.  So what is true devotion and how do we obtain it?

‘A Heart Strengthened Against Temptation’ Presented by Eric Gallagher
There is much the Lord desires to teach us and grow in us but where does one start?  Devotion requires a practice and discipline in virtue and an understanding of temptation.  Our hearts must be prepared to receive but also to reject the things that keep us from being truly devoted to God.

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