Pastoral plan in Diocese of Sioux City aims to sustain vibrant parishes

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (CNS) — A pastoral planning process — Ministry 2025 — has begun in the Diocese of Sioux City with the hope of using limited priestly resources as wisely as possible while creating and sustaining vibrant parishes. According to Father Brent Lingle, diocesan director of pastoral planning, the diocese recently unveiled a draft…

Iowa teen suffering from cancer meets pope at Vatican, gets blessing

LE MARS, Iowa (CNS) — A young parishioner in the Diocese of Sioux City recently had the chance to meet Pope Francis. The circumstances of that meeting make it all the more powerful and unique. Kylie Hayworth, a parishioner at All Saints Parish in Le Mars, chose to visit the pope as her wish through…