Office of Family Life Ministries
Diocese of Rapid City

Director: Jill Sowers-Legner
2101 City Springs Road Ste 200
Rapid City SD 57702-9617
605.716.5214 ext. 236

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Programs/events include marriage preparation and enrichment, spiritual growth and retreats, social justice issues, natural family planning, and support for hurting and grieving families.

Contact Family Life Ministries for information on the following:

Bereavement Program: "Heal Your Grief."An eight-week non-denominational support group open to all Christian adults who have lost a loved one due to death. Contact Janece Rieman at 605.343.5547.
2013 dates: Jan. 28, March 18, Sept. 30, Nov. 18.

Natural Family Planning Ministry: Information/registration for Christian Family Planning seminars. For a schedule and registration form click here. Attendance is required for all engaged couples and encouraged for married couples.
2013 dates: Jan. 19, Feb. 23, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 22, July 20, Aug. 17, Oct. 19, Nov. 16.
For information on Natural Family Planning Methods and Teachers click here.

Retreat Ministry:  FLM sponsors annual retreats for adult men and women of the Diocese of Rapid City. For more information, contact FLM, 605.343.3541.

Beginning Experience® Level 1 Separated, Divorced & Widowed Support Group, Coping with Life Alone.  A ten-week support group for Christian men and women of all denominations who have experienced the loss of a spouse through separation, divorce, or death. Held at St. Therese the Little Flower Church, Rapid City. For more information and to register, contact FLM, 605.343.3541.
2013 Dates: Jan. 10-March 7; Sept. 12- Nov. 14.

Beginning Experience®, Level 2 Support Group, Happiness is an Inside Job.  An eight-week non-denominational program that uses John Powell’s book by the same name. The program helps participants deepen their healing experience following a significant loss due to death, divorce, or any major life change. Christian adults who are looking for peace, joy, and contentment in their lives are encouraged to participate! Held at St. Therese the Little Flower Church, Rapid City. For more information and to register, contact FLM, 605.343.3541. 2013 Date: April 4- May 23.

Special FLM Events: Contact FLM, 605.343.3541 for more information.

Married Sweethearts Mass and Dinner-Dance, Feb. 9.

Returning Catholic Ministry
Catholics Returning Home, is a six-week series for non-practicing Catholics who are considering returning to the church.  The informal sessions are held three times a year.  There is no charge and pre-registration is not required.  For more information, contact Greg Sass at or 605-939-0579, or visit 

2013 Dates:
Jan. 8-Feb. 12, Blessed Sacrament Church, Rapid City
April 2-May 7, St. Therese the Little Flower Church, Rapid City
Oct. 1-Nov. 5, Our Lady of the Black Hills, Piedmont


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