Bishop Carlson to visit parishes Though he already travels thousands of miles each year visiting parishes and administering sacraments in the 155 Roman Catholic parishes of eastern South Dakota, in the coming months Bishop Robert Carlson will be taking a day a month for a more casual chance to meet and listen to parishioners.
The goal of these "Main Street Meetings" is to consider a variety of ideas and issues that will help shape the work of the diocese in the coming years.
The gatherings will be held in local restaurants or parish halls. For a little more than an hour in each location, Bishop Carlson will talk about key projects and areas of opportunity within the diocese. Some of these topics include Stewardship, Seminarian Education, Priest Retirement, Broom Tree Farm Retreat Center, Technology for Catholic schools and parishes, and St. Joseph Cathedral. There will also be time for questions.
The meetings are open to all parishioners. The schedule for Tuesday, May 28 is:
8 a.m. Elk Point, Cody's Restaurant off I-29 for meeting and breakfast.
9:45 a.m. Vermillion, Prairie Cafe for meeting and morning coffee.
11:45 a.m. Yankton, Knights of Columbus Hall for meeting and lunch.
2 p.m. Tyndall, St. Leo Par-ish Hall for meeting and afternoon coffee.
5 p.m. Platte, Pizza Ranch for meeting and dinner.