Thanks be to God!
Bishop-elect John Tarrant will make his first episcopal visitation to Good Shepherd, Sioux Falls on All Saints' Day (Nov. 1), the day after he is consecrated as Bishop Coadjutor of South Dakota.
Our parish will present candidates for Confirmation and Reaffirmation of Christian Faith. The Bishop will lay hands on the head of each and pray for the Holy Spirit to strengthen and protect them as they serve as Christ's ambassadors to the world.
John Tarrant was elected with widespread support around the Diocese of South Dakota, needing only two ballots cast at a special meeting of its Convention. He will serve under Diocesan Bishop Creighton Robertson, and will become the Diocesan Bishop upon Bp. Robertson's retirement at a later date.