Prairie Fire Catholics

St. John's - St. Peter's - St. Mary's

605-942-7125 or 605-249-2700

Plankinton, White Lake and Stickney

Catholic Parishes of Aurora County, SD

~ Memorial Day Mass ~

Saint Peter's at 7:30am

Saint Mary's at 9am

"Compassion for the mother is extremely important, but is never served through destroying the innocent."

~ Randy Alcorn, Pro Life Answers to Pro Choice Arguments ~

Abortion is the Greatest and Gravest Moral-Pastoral issue facing the Universal Church

This is the fifth part of the Pastoral Statement on Abortions written by

Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of San Angelo

It will be published in five parts over the next few weeks.

"We must be very passionate about this life and death issue for the precious unborn as Christ wants us to be. Now more than ever working together as co-workers in the life vineyard of the Lord, we have the means guided by the grace of the Holy Spirit to overcome the ever-increasing magnitude of abortions at a worldwide level and right in our own country. We bishops and priests must take a more forceful leadership in this regard and follow the lead of dear Pope Francis who is constantly calling us to have a new respect for human life at all levels, beginning with the precious unborn and he reminds us that this is the preeminent life issue. We keep in mind the inspired words of Elizabeth in her Visitation with Mary, who after proclaiming to Mary, "most blessed are you among women" then proclaimed, "and blessed is the fruit of your womb". Mary our model and Mother, wants to teach and guide mothers and us how to protect each and every precious unborn. Our heavenly Father, the giver of all life, extends the same blessing over the womb of every mother who is bringing, supported by the father of the infant, into our world a precious new child, destined to live forever in peace and love with all of us in the heavenly kingdom. Our constant pro-life motto then is "choose life for both the mother and the child"."

Bishop Michael Pfeifer, O.M.I.

Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of San Angelo, Texas


Abortion Part 1.docx

Part 1

Abortion Part 2.docx

Part 2

Abortion Part 3.docx

Part 3

Abortion Part 4.docx

Part 4

Abortion Part 5.docx

Part 5

"Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?" NAB, Mt. 6:26

Mass Times: January - April

Sat: St. Mary's 5:30p, Sun: St. John's 8:30a, St. Peter's 10:30a

Mass Times: May - August

Sat: St. John's 5:30p, Sun: St. Peter's 8:30a, St. Mary's 10:30a

Mass Times: September - December

Sat: St. Peter's 5:30p, Sun: St. Mary's 8:30a, St. John's 10:30a

Staying Home because you are sick, taking care of the sick, or otherwise homebound? The normal release of obligation applies. We do invite you to make a Spiritual Communion as you watch a Mass on YouTube or TV (CBS affliate/KELOAND). See www.sfcatholic.org for more details.

Religious Education has resumed at all locations. Use some of the Formed.Org materials or the digital content for each grade. :)

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A feature of one of our parish families. They are stewards of the land.


Pope Francis and prior popes have asked us to be attentive to the earth which the Lord has created. This family's effort is just one such movement!