Lent Group Reconciliation Schedule

Lemmon, St. Mary, Friday, Mar. 10—8 p.m (TEC retreat)
Midland, St. William, Sunday, Mar. 12—1 p.m.
Presho, Christ the King, Tuesday, Mar. 14—6 p.m.
Rapid City, Cathedral, Tuesday, Mar. 14—6:30 p.m. (Mercy Night)
Rapid City, St. Therese, Thursday, Mar. 16—7 p.m.
Burke, Sacred Heart, Friday, Mar. 17—6:30 p.m.
Winner, Immaculate Conception, Sunday, Mar. 19—6 p.m. CT
Deadwood, St. Ambrose, Sunday Mar. 19, 4:30
Lemmon, St. Mary, Sunday, Mar. 19—7 p.m.
Bison, Blessed Sacrament, Monday, Mar. 20—7 p.m.
Piedmont, Our Lady of the Black Hills, Monday, Mar. 20—7 p.m.
Fairfax, St. Anthony, Wednesday, Mar. 22—6:30 p.m. CT
Keystone, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Thursday, Mar. 23—4 p.m.
Hill City, St. Rose, Thursday, Mar. 23—7 p.m
Wall, St. Patrick, Sunday, Mar. 26—4 p.m. 
Colome, St. Isidore, Sunday, Mar. 26—6 p.m. CT
Timber Lake, Holy Cross, Sunday, Mar. 26—7 p.m.
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.
Ft Pierre, St. John, Thursday, Mar. 30—6:30 p.m. CT  
Rapid City, St. Isaac Jogues, Thursday, Mar. 30—7 p.m.
Murdo, St. Martin, Thursday, Apr. 6—6 p.m. CT
Dupree, Sacred Heart, Palm Sunday, Apr. 9—4 p.m.
Eagle Butte, All Saints, Palm Sunday, Apr. 9—4 p.m.  
Faith, St. Joseph, Palm Sunday, Apr. 9—7 p.m.

S.D. Bishops Joint Statement

Statement Regarding Senate Bill 149
A bill to uphold religious freedoms afforded to adoption agencies and child placement services
On February 14, Bishop Robert D. Gruss, Diocese of Rapid City, and Bishop Paul J. Swain, Diocese of Sioux Falls, issued a statement supporting S.D. Senate Bill 149. SB 149 would help assure the legal protections of religious freedom so that our faith-based adoption and child placement service providers might continue their important works in accord with their missions. SB 149 would also preserve the diversity in child placement that exists today and ensure that the well-being of children remains the first and foremost concern when being placed with families. Click here for a the full statement.

Pastoral Ministry Days 2017

Pastoral Ministry Days is coming April 2-4, 2017! This year’s conference, “Abide in Me” with a focus on “Dedicated Discipleship: Creating Intentional Communities of Service to God and Neighbor.”  Keynote speakers are Fr. Michael White & Tom Corcoran, authors of “Rebuilt” and “Tools for Rebuilding,” based on their own parish experiences.

The conference officially begins on Monday morning, April 3, and ends the afternoon of the 4, but we’ll have a Holy Hour and hospitality on Sunday evening, April 2, for anyone who can join us, along with an opportunity for early check-in.

Click here for a flyer for this years event.  The cost is $75, but if you register before March 15, you can get an early bird rate of $60.

Online registration, the flyer, and a schedule can be found here:  www.PMD2017.com

We encourage everyone to register online, if possible, for purposes of accuracy of information, but if you are unable, you can also register by calling the Terra Sancta Retreat Center at 605-716-0925, and they can register you over the phone.

If you have questions, or would like more information, feel free to contact Susan Thompson (sthompson@diorc.org) or Susan Safford (ssafford@diorc.org) at 605-716-5214.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Online Resources

Priority Plan of the Diocese of Rapid City

“With this Pastoral Letter, a document meant to clearly outline the Priority Plan of the Diocese of Rapid City, I invite us as a local Church to engage and fully embrace this pal so that, as our Sacred Mission states, we can “attract and form intentional disciples who joyfully, boldly, and lovingly proclaim and live the mission of Jesus Christ, leading to eternal life.” I urge every priest, every deacon, every religious, every member of the faithful — every father, every mother, every young adult, every high school student, every college student, every grandparent and single adult — ALL OF US — to adopt the Core Values and Pastoral Priorities outline in the Priority Plan of the Dioceses of Rapid City. If these values become the focus of our lives as individuals, as families, as parishes, as a diocese, we will move from being a mission diocese to a diocese with a mission; we will move from being maintenance0-driven to mission driven; we will more completely live the mission of Jesus Christ.”
+Bishop Robert D. Gruss”

Check your mailbox today for your copy of Pastoral Letter from Bishop Robert D. Gruss!


As you read and reflect upon this Diocesan Priority Plan and our vision statement – Reconcile – Make Disciples – Live the Mission – begin to pray and ask the Holy Spirit how you might be called to engage this vision in a personal way and in your parish community. Ask the Holy Spirit to prepare your heart to live this inspiring vision and pray for the fruitfulness of this important mission for our Diocese.

Through the efforts of all of us, I am very hopeful that we will create a healthy, vibrant diocese for years to come – building the Kingdom of God. May God continue to abundantly bless you, your family and the Diocese of Rapid City.
+Bishop Robert D. Gruss

Click here to read the Diocesan Priority Plan or check out the May West River Catholic