Greetings from Western South Dakota

Dear Friends in Christ,

Welcome to the website for the Catholic Diocese of Rapid City. Our mission statement invites our Catholic community to bring to life the mission of Jesus Christ in western South Dakota, It states:

We, the Diocese of Rapid City, through the power of the Holy Spirit, are called to attract and form intentional disciples who joyfully, boldly and lovingly proclaim and live the mission of Jesus Christ, leading to eternal life. 

Life in abundance comes to those who take this mission seriously. In doing so, our own life in Jesus deepens and we become more fully his presence in the world bearing fruit in the Kingdom of God. To boldly proclaim and live the mission of Jesus Christ is what leads us to the fullness of life, now and for all eternity.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. You will find here a wealth of information about the many ministries of the diocese. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Chancery staff, who will do everything they can to assist you.

May God bless you and your family abundantly.
+ Most Rev. Robert D. Gruss, Bishop of Rapid City

No Greater Love

Bishop’s West River Catholic Columns