Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls

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Diocese of Sioux Falls
Dioecesis Siouxormensis
St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls.jpg
St. Joseph Cathedral, Sioux Falls
Country United States
Territory East of the Missouri River in South Dakota
Ecclesiastical province Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Area 35,091 km2 (13,549 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
135,600 (24.7%)
Parishes 150
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established November 12, 1889 (124 years ago)
Cathedral St. Joseph Cathedral
Patron saint St. Joseph
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Paul J. Swain
Diocese of Sioux Falls.jpg

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls (Latin: Dioecesis Siouxormensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. state of South Dakota. It comprises that part of South Dakota east of the Missouri River. The current bishop of the diocese is Bishop Paul J. Swain. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The See city for the diocese is Sioux Falls. The cathedral parish is St. Joseph Cathedral.


On August 12, 1879 Pope Leo XIII established the Vicariate Apostolic of Dakota from territory taken from the Diocese of Saint Paul. It lost territory on November 10, 1889 when the Diocese of Jamestown was established in North Dakota. Two days later on November 12 the Diocese of Sioux Falls was established and the vicariate was suppressed. The diocese lost territory in 1902 when the Diocese of Lead was established in western South Dakota.[1][2] The architect for the St. Joseph Cathedral was Emmanuel Louis Masqueray.



The diocesan bishops of the Diocese of Sioux Falls and their dates of service:

Bishops who once were priests of the Diocese of Sioux Falls[edit]

The following men began their service as priests in Sioux Falls before being appointed bishops elsewhere:

High schools[edit]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Sioux Falls". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Sioux Falls". Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  3. ^ Ordained a priest in 1976. Cheney, David M., Archbishop Thomas Edward Gullickson. Retrieved 2011-10-17.

External links[edit]

O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls.

Coordinates: 43°32′11″N 96°43′54″W / 43.53639°N 96.73167°W / 43.53639; -96.73167