Entries by Laurie Hallstrom

Bishop-elect Steve Biegler

May the Lord be at your side as you shepherd the faithful in the Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming Bishop Robert D. Gruss, the Clergy and People of the Diocese of Rapid City Click here to see the special section from the West River Catholic.   It’s such a great life of journeying with people in their faith […]

Young pilgrims witness for life

Persistence pays. For the last two years our diocese has tried to organize a pilgrimage for the March for Life in Washington, D.C. However, we could never quite pull it together. Instead of giving up, we decided to team up with the Diocese of Sioux Falls and march together for life. It was great to […]

Lent Group Reconciliation Schedule

Isabel, St. Mary, Monday, Mar. 27—6 p.m. Rapid City, Blessed Sacrament, Monday, Mar. 27—7 p.m. Buffalo, St. Anthony, Monday, Mar. 27—7 p.m. McLaughlin, St. Bernard, Tuesday, Mar. 28—7 p.m. Gregory, St. Joseph, Wednesday, Mar. 29—6:30 p.m. CT Martin, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Wednesday, Mar. 29—7 p.m. McIntosh, St. Bonaventure, Thursday, Mar. 30—6 p.m. […]

Prayer for Vocations

In the Diocesan Priority Plan, Vocations is one of our foundational ministries and remains an important focus. An emphasis will be in promoting a culture of vocations, not only in the diocese as a whole, but in every parish and in every family. One of the core values in the Priority Plan is the family. Some […]

Praying for more priests

I am writing to share with you some important information and to seek your assistance. God has blessed this diocese with many wonderful and dedicated priests. I am proud of and deeply grateful for the priests who serve the people of God across the Diocese of Rapid City. They live as true witnesses of the […]

‘Mercy Night’ effective form of evangelization

Pope Francis called for a Jubilee Year of Mercy, December 8, 2015 through November 20, 2016 with the theme Misericordiae Vultus — Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy. In Misericordiae Vultus, our Holy Father writes of mercy as being the very foundation of the church’s life. The very mission of the church, […]