Unstoppable Youth Retreat


What is it?  An overnight retreat aimed at fostering an encounter between post-Confirmation teens and Jesus Christ.

Who may attend?  All post-Confirmation teens in grades 8-12.

When is it?  The retreat kicks off Thursday, December 28th with check-in/dinner at 5:30pm, and concludes Saturday afternoon at 1pm.

Where is it?  The retreat will take place at Terra Sancta Retreat Center in Rapid City.

How much does it cost?  The retreat fee is $105, which covers all retreat materials, food and lodging (teens will stay in rooms with 1-2 roommates.

How do I register?  Click here!

When is the deadline for registering?  Please send in your registrations by December 15th to secure your spot(s).  Space is limited to 30 teens.

March for Life 2018

Love Saves Lives

The March for Life began in Washington, D.C., as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on the somber anniversary of Roe v. Wade every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

Join the Office of Youth and Young Adults for a trip to Washington D.C., to participate in the rally and March for Life on January 19, 2017! Open to all high school and college age students. Contact your parish youth minister, Linda Batman, lbatman@diorc.org, or Craig Dyke, cdyke@diorc.org, for more information.  Click here for a registration form.

Attention Musicians: Join the Bilingual Choir

Hello everyone!

I would like to personally invite you to join the Bilingual Choir “United inChrist/Unidos en Cristo”for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe December 12,  5:30pm, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Rapid City.

In  following our Bishop’s call to be “good stewards” for our diocese I strongly encourage you to prayerfully consider joining us for this very special Mass and be a good steward of the gifts God has given you. I have listed the dates and times of our choir rehearsals, all of which are held at Blessed Sacrament. If you are not able to attend these rehearsals but would still like to share your musical talents, please contact me at thyschroeder@vastbb.net or by calling 605-341-1143. If you have any questions please contact me or Maria Munoz at 605-791-3430 and we will be happy to help.

Rehearsal dates at Blessed Sacrament are as follows:
Saturday, December 2, 1-3pm
Sunday, December 3, 3-5pm
Sunday, December 10, 3-5pm
Tuesday, December 12, 4:30pm

Please prayerfully consider joining us for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe — even if you decide not to sing in the choir.

Thank you and may God’s grace be upon you! 

—Terry Schroeder

Refuel 2018


For all who serve the Church in religious education, youth ministry, evangelization or catechesis of any kind, join us January 19-20 at Terra Sancta Retreat Center for Refuel 2018: SHARING THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL.

Our speaker is Dr. Bob Rice, internationally known speaker, acclaimed musician, inspirational teacher, and innovative writer. He is an associate professor of Catechetics and the director of the Masters of Arts in Catechetics and Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville. We’ll begin with Mass & dinner at 5:30pm on Friday evening, and end at 4:00pm on Saturday.

Cost is $65, with an Advent Special – Early Bird rate of $55 if you register before December 24. This fee includes the conference, dinner Friday, and lunch on Saturday.

If you would like to stay at Terra Sancta overnight, there are lodging options available at a lower rate as well. The optional breakfast on Saturday is also available for an additional small fee.

Register below!

Fill out my online form.