Praised be Jesus Christ! It’s been a most unusual year, but we are still making plans to hold our annual diocesan conference for all who serve the mission of the Church – catechists, evangelists, youth ministers, volunteers, and more: 

Lost & Found
 Friday – Saturday, January 22-23, 2021
Terra Sancta Retreat Center
“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it?” – Luke 15:4

As we continue to navigate the work of evangelization during a pandemic, many of us are asking questions about how to reach out, how to connect with and bring back those families that we haven’t seen in months due to Covid, how to bring the Good News to the people in our communities. At Refuel 2021, we’ll talk about these hard questions and discuss ideas, opportunities, and resources, to help us with the new challenges of the New Evangelization, as we seek out the lost.

This year, we have a modified schedule, all conferences will be held in Holy Cross Chapel, and meals can be purchased optionally, in order to better accommodate social distancing.  Registration will be limited in order to meet spacing requirements in the chapel, and participants are asked to wear a mask in the common areas of the retreat center, although masks can be removed once seated in the chapel.

We are also offering the option to join us online via video, if you prefer — just be sure to check that box on your registration form. We’ll send you a link to view the conference and prayer times live online.

Cost is $30 with lodging and optional meals available for an additional charge. In-person space is limited — please register early to reserve your spot! Registration deadline is: January 12. 

Register online at:
Click here for a downloadable PDF flier!

Solemnity of Mary

Exodus 90

Sacramental Records

Looking for your Sacramental Records Baptismal — First Holy Communion, Confirmation?

Parish Records

First, check with the parish were you were you received the sacrament. It’s important to have details such as sponsors, parents, mothers maiden name, priests name, etc.

Click here for contact information to the parishes of the diocese

Still can’t find your records? The archives may have your parish’s old records. Call Kathy, 605-343-3541, or email her at

Military Ordinat

Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA
PO box 4469
Washington, DC 20017-0469


Research Questions

Please call the diocesan archives at 605-343-3541 ext 2217 or  

Please include all details for your research and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Thank you!

Archives Policy

Access policies to the Archives are based on the following:

  • Clergy, Seminarian and employee personnel records
  • Legal and historical concerns including parish activities and properties
  • Minutes of meeting and activities of Chancery Departments
  • Bishops Office
  • Chancellor
  • Finance
  • Communication
  • Tribunal
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Family Life Ministries
  • Native Concerns
  • Inculturation
  • Miscellaneous –  other newsworthy materials regarding the work and mission of the Diocese of Rapid City and the teachings of the Catholic Church pertaining to the Diocese of Rapid City .
  • Requests for information regarding materials that may be stored in the archives.