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         Welcome  to a look at our parish family here at St. Wilfrid's Catholic Church in Woonsocket, South Dakota.  You will find our weekly bulletin and schedule here.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - 7/15/2020 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWyh9gC4KEU&t=5886s 

Public Masses resumed Friday, May 15th with guidelines!
Some highlights – Sit at least 6’ apart (by family), No greeters, No sign of peace, One lector, One altar server, No ushers – will be stationary baskets for offering, No gift bearers, No distribution of Precious Blood at Communion, Single line for Communion, Communicants encouraged to receive on the hand, No social gatherings after liturgies

Please consider financial support of St. Wilfrid's!

In this challenging time, the financial needs of the church continue, and your donations are very appreciated. Fr. Kevin has placed a green donation box inside St. Wilfrid's entrance doors to make it convenient for parishioner weekly donations. Bulletins are also available. You may also choose to mail your donation to St. Wilfrid's at PO Box 266, Woonsocket SD 57385.

Online Giving is also available. During this unusual time there are ways you can support your parish through online giving, or support the much needed Sunday TV Mass and other needs.
This link will allow you to give an online payment that goes back to St. Wilfrid's. Just choose Parish Donations.

Congratulations to our graduating seniors!


Calendar of Events at St. Wilfrid's here:  Calendar of Events 

Renovation Project & Fundraising Underway

In 2011, structural engineers determined that the basement footings, which support the main floor of the church, would need to be replaced. Temporary steel pillars were installed. We are now undertaking the renovation of the entire church basement because of the structural damage. The entire basement was gutted in order to replace the supporting pillars. The old asbestos floor tiles were removed and new cement flooring (with drain tiles) was poured. New handicap accessible bathrooms were installed, as well as a new ceiling. Four classrooms were completed and a new kitchen area is complete! The basement is back to full function, but we continue to raise money to replenish the capital fund that was used to pay for this project.

The recent renovation progress....all completed since the basement floor was poured - has been in very large part to hundreds of volunteer hours. The latest estimate of volunteer hours to date is over 2,500 hours!! We are so thankful for the talents and time of this group of people.

These renovations are estimated to be in excess of $500,000. Our church has set a fundraising goal of $400,000 in order to complete the project and offset any unforeseen expenses. The completion of this project will rest heavily on the hands of generous contributions and fundraisers. To date we have raised about $190,000. We are currently in the process of taking donations, pledges or memorials to help finance the renovations. If you would like to help us with this worthwhile project, checks can be made out to St. Wilfrid Renovation Fund and mailed to St. Wilfrid Catholic Church, PO Box 266, Woonsocket SD 57385.

John Green Prints of St. Wilfrid's Catholic Church

One of our fundraisers was to commission John Green to paint St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Church. The original framed painting “Reflections of Faith” was sold by live auction on July 4th, along with the first three numbered/signed prints, which were framed and matted. Total raised from this auction was over $9000!

Going forward, we are continuing to sell prints. You may choose to purchase a print only for $100, or may order a framed and matted print - triple mat $250, double mat $240, single mat $230. All proceeds from the sale of the painting and prints will go towards the basement renovation. Here is an order form you may use to complete and send with payment to St. Wilfrid's Church, PO Box 266, Woonsocket SD 57385. You may also email kgswenson@santel.net for more information. Framed prints will be delivered to Woonsocket when ready. If you want a print only, you can get one in Woonsocket any time.

This first picture shows the print alone with border. Size of the print is 14.5' x 22'.


Below is a sample of a framed/single matted print. Main matting color is burgundy. Size framed is 25"x 33".


Below is a sample of a framed double matted print. Main matting color is green.


Below is a sample of a framed/triple matted print. Main matting color is a grayish blue. We also have the option of another frame that is a lighter wood color. Will get a picture of that as soon as possible.