|St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church
1203 Wood Street
Springfield, South Dakota
Fr. Joseph Forcelle
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
The parish at Springfield is the older of our two parishes since it was established in 1880. In 1940, a tornado
destroyed the Church. In 1941 the church from Running Water was moved to Springfield and it became a
mission of St. Leo the Great in Tyndall. When the new church was built in Tyndall, the parish was closed in
1948 and the Catholics of Springfield came to Tyndall. The dream of a church in Springfield continued and
under the leadership of Bishop Lambert Hoch and Msgr. Leonard Zwinger, St. Vincent's parish and a
Newman center for the college was built and dedicated in 1972.