West River Catholic

The West River Catholic is the official newspaper for the Diocese of Rapid City. Based on parish registrations, it is sent free to all Catholic households. Since May 1973 it has had a threefold mission:

  1. To keep the people of western South Dakota in touch with their bishop.
  2. To build a sense of community and solidarity among the Catholics living in the geographically large area that comprises the Diocese of Rapid City.
  3. To bring news of events and programs, which will instruct, inspire and inform the faithful.

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West River Catholic: June 2017

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June 21, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Called to live the life of solitary prayer a hermit chooses a quiet Piedmont location

Immaculate Heart Hermitage is a new home for Sr. Mary Catherine…
June 21, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

To the devil even moderately faithful Catholics stink

Ghosts, the devil and witchcraft — topics Catholics should…
June 21, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

How to let Jesus, the Living Word, speak to you

 

At times, people say to me, “Fr. Mark, I just don’t…
June 21, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Convocation examines today’s concerns, challenges and opportunities

It is hard to believe that only nine weeks ago we celebrated…
June 21, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: May 2017

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May 17, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Wake up, fall asleep with Scripture

As I was preparing for a men’s retreat at Holy Cross in Timber…
May 17, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Bidding farewell to priests departing for new assignments

 

The Easter season is a very busy time for me as I travel…
May 17, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Rapid City guild of Catholic Medical Association begins meeting

Pictured: The Sacred Heart of Jesus Guild of the Catholic Medical Association…
May 17, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: April 2017

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April 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Abide in Me: Building the kingdom of God in your zip code

(Left) Fr. Timothy Castor, Sturgis; Deacon Greg Sass, Piedmont;…
April 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

We can make God’s love and kindness real

By Laurie Hallstrom

“The people we serve on average make…
April 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Confidential support groups for those with same-sex attraction

By WRC Staff

Courage and EnCourage support groups are getting…
April 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Serra Club common ground for vocation promotion

In the January West River Catholic, Bishop Robert Gruss wrote…
April 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

‘What would happen if parents began teaching the psalms to their little ones?

Last month I was in Davenport, Iowa, my former diocese, to give…
April 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: March 2017

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March 24, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Bishop-elect Steve Biegler

May the Lord be at your side as you shepherd the faithful in…
March 24, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Young pilgrims witness for life

Persistence pays. For the last two years our diocese has…
March 24, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

No one will be denied the opportunity to share love with a child

By the time you will read this, the South Dakota Legislative…
March 24, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: February 2017

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February 23, 2017/by Becky Berreth

Assisted suicide — are we headed there too?

In 1994 Oregon passed a law allowing physicians to prescribe…
February 23, 2017/by Becky Berreth

Pray for vocations with your children in mind

Last month Bishop Robert Gruss shared with the people of God…
February 23, 2017/by Becky Berreth

Men in Black Basketball

February 9, 2017/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic: January 2017

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January 18, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Prayer for Vocations

In the Diocesan Priority Plan, Vocations is one of our foundational…
January 18, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Praying for more priests

I am writing to share with you some important information and…
January 18, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic — December 2016

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December 21, 2016/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic: November 2016

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November 16, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: September 2016

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September 21, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: August 2016

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August 17, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: July 2016

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July 21, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: June 2016

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June 22, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: May 2016

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May 18, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Creating vibrant parish clusters

 

 

By Laurie Hallstrom

At the center of Catholic…
May 18, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: April 2016

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April 20, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: March 2016

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March 16, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: February 2016

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February 17, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: January 2016

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January 20, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: December 2015

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December 16, 2015/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: November 2015

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November 18, 2015/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: October 2015

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October 21, 2015/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: September 2015

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September 18, 2015/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic: August 2015

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August 19, 2015/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: July 2015

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July 22, 2015/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: June 2015

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June 17, 2015/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: May 2015

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May 19, 2015/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic: April 2015

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April 18, 2015/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic: March 2015

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March 18, 2015/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: February 2015

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February 19, 2015/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: January 2015

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January 21, 2015/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic: December 2014

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December 18, 2014/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic: November 2014

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November 19, 2014/by admin