Entries by Laurie Hallstrom

25th Anniversary of WSDCF: ‘We can do more by uniting’

By Laurie Hallstrom The Western South Dakota Catholic Foundation was created to insure the financial stability of ministries within the Diocese of Rapid City. It was established on December 30, 1992. At the time of incorporation, Grant Trotter, Stewardship Director, was named executive director and Linda Batman assisted him. The mission of the foundation was […]

Catholic Conference office opens

  Christopher Motz is Executive Director of the South Dakota Catholic Conference. The newly created conference will serve as the official voice of the  bishops of South Dakota on issues of public policy, providing explanations of church teaching and their practical applications. He will follow the development and implementation of public policies and communicate with officials at all levels of the government. […]

For Advent, focus on reconciliation

At the end of October, Jesuit Father Jim Kubicki, president of St. Francis Mission, led the chancery staff retreat. In the talks he shared with us, he focused on the diocesan vision statement: Reconcile — Make Disciples — Live the Mission. These six words are the foundation stones, the building blocks that will help to […]

Advent Group Reconciliation Schedule

Midland, St. William, Sunday, Dec. 3 — 1:30 p.m. Philip, Sacred Heart, Sunday, Dec. 3 — 4 p.m. Rapid City, Cathedral, Monday, Dec. 4 — 6:30 p.m. McLaughlin, St. Bernard, Monday, Dec. 4 — 7 p.m. Custer, St. John, Tuesday, Dec. 5 — 6:30 p.m. Fairfax, St. Anthony, Tuesday, Dec. 5 — 6:30 p.m. CT […]

CSS honors Richard Thompson — recipient of the 2017 Founder’s Award

Catholic Social Services held their annual banquet on October 1 in Rapid City. The Founder’s Award, given in honor of the late Msgr. William O’Connell, went to Richard Thompson, former Superintendent for the Rapid City Catholic School System. Thompson was instrumental in getting St. Thomas More High School started in 1991. Before the current building […]