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.

Issues & Past Stories

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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

‘Mercy Night’ effective form of evangelization

Pope Francis called for a Jubilee Year of Mercy, December 8,…
January 18, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

The Diocesan Priority Plan — December 2016

By Teresa Spiess At the First Friday Luncheon on December…
January 16, 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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December 21, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Pope calls new cardinals to be agents of unity in divided world

Cardinal Blase Cupich, and Bishop Robert Gruss, Rapid City, in…
December 21, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Outlet store offers shopping by the pound

Rapid City Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony…
December 21, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

New Chief Finance Officer Hired

Rick Soulek, Rapid City, has been hired as the new Chief Finance…
December 21, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

The Diocesan Priority Plan — Further Developments

By Teresa Spiess December is a time to reflect on what…
December 21, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Outreach Team visits STM high school

  Jenny Scherr, Piedmont; Randy Vette, director of Youth…
December 19, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

The Diocesan Priority Plan — Further Developments

By Teresa Spiess December is a time to reflect on what has…
December 19, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

To find yourself, relate, identify, embrace mission

This past year, while I was in filling in at Our Lady of the…
December 19, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

‘Fear hardens our hearts and creates binders on our eyes’

  The symbols of Christmas speak a language which we…
December 19, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: November 2016

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November 16, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Bishop’s Mass — helping raise money for SDSM&T Newman Center students

  By Nancy Haugen Director of SSM&T Newman Center Have…
November 16, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Oglala parishioners celebrate 100 years

In 1916, with a donation of $750 from a woman named Elizabeth,…
November 16, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Let prayer be the seeds of vocations in your parish

During the first part of November we celebrated National Vocations…
November 16, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

‘How do we get the nation back on the right track?’

By the time most of you will have read this, the Jubilee Year…
November 16, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: October 2016

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October 20, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Newman Center ministry ‘bursting at the seams’

An architectural rendering of the proposed Black Hills State…
October 19, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Hillenbrand accepts CSS Founder’s Award

  Ray Hillenbrand, Rapid City, was honored by Catholic…
October 19, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

As Catholics we focus on what protects human life

In last month’s column, I raised the question: What happens…
October 19, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Spiritual mothers support priests, seminarians

Spiritual mothers support priests, seminariaIn the middle of…
October 19, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

—Reconcile—Make Disciples—Live the Mission— October

Bringing the Priority Plan to life at home and in the community —Reconcile—Make…
October 19, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: September 2016

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September 21, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

—Reconcile—Make Disciples—Live the Mission— September

Bringing the Priority Plan to life at home and in the community —Reconcile—Make…
September 21, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Experiencing the universality of our church

    In July, I was part of the pilgrimage of…
September 21, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

Our country is facing political challenges

In a culture which is becoming more and more secular each day…
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

Video: three new deacons ordained

On March 31, Andy Clark, Lloyd Frein, and Craig Peterson were ordained…
April 1, 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