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: November 2017

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November 22, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

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

By Laurie Hallstrom

The Western South Dakota Catholic Foundation…
November 22, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Catholic Conference office opens

 

Christopher Motz is Executive Director of the South…
November 22, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Telehealth reduces windshield time and improves counselor access

Jim Kinyon, executive director of Catholic Social Services and…
November 22, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

All gifts large or small make difference in touching someone

Mission driven or maintenance driven? This is an important question…
November 22, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

For Advent, focus on reconciliation

At the end of October, Jesuit Father Jim Kubicki, president of…
November 22, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: October 2017

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October 18, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

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

Catholic Social Services held their annual banquet on October…
October 18, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Black Elk, Servant of God

October 18, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Emulate Nicholas Black Elk as a model of faith

There are a lot of great things happening in our diocese.…
October 18, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

‘Vision with action can change the world’

Our Diocesan Priority Plan was completed and implementation began…
October 18, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: September 2017

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September 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Four diaconate candidates installed September 9

On September 9, four candidates for the diaconate were installed…
September 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Immigration: ‘Let’s reject the forces of division’

 

If you have been following the news lately, you have…
September 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Why being a Stewardship Parish is important

Over the last several months I have written about your parish…
September 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: August 2017

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August 16, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Liturgy Commission Mass questionnaries to be released

By Fr. Michel Mulloy, Vicar General

In the month of September,…
August 16, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

National Tekakwitha Conference brings tribes together

Great Attendance 
The National Tekakwitha Conference was held…
August 16, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Knights bring Christ alive in wonderful ways

I recently attended the Knights of Columbus 135th Supreme Convention…
August 16, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

This summit is for you

On Friday evening Sept. 29 and Saturday, Sept. 30, the Office…
August 16, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: July 2017

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July 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Tekakwitha Conference — A Condensed History

1656-1680 Kateri Tekakwitha (Mohawk-Algonquin, 1656-1680) lived…
July 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Catholic Social Services helps birth mother and daughter reunite

Catholic Social Services is one of the few adoption agencies…
July 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Plan to become a Stewardship Parish

I wanted to share some good news with you! After many months…
July 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

Invited to become Spirit-filled evangelizers

In last month’s West River Catholic, I wrote about “The Convocation…
July 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

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

West River Catholic: April 2017

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April 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: March 2017

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March 24, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: February 2017

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February 23, 2017/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic: January 2017

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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: October 2016

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October 20, 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