Entries by Bishop Peter Muhich

Why a document on the Eucharist?

You may have seen some of the coverage in the media of the U.S. bishops’ plans to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist. Unfortunately, the secular media and some Catholic media sources presented this as being about denying Holy Communion to politicians who promote immoral practices like abortion and euthanasia. The real reason for drafting a […]

Looking back at my 1st year as your bishop

Bishop Peter Muhich counts three permanent deacon ordinations and one transitional deacon ordination as highlights during his first year as Bishop of Rapid City. On June 29, he presented Deacon Joshua Lee a book of Gospels after Lee’s ordination as a transitional deacon. (L-R) Dcn. Bill White, Dcn. Rich Olsen, Bishop Muhich, Dcn. Greg Sass, […]

‘God never leaves us without the graces’

The glory of Christ’s resurrection continues to shine on us as we complete the cycle of Easter feasts with the Solemnity of the Ascension and the Solemnity of Pentecost, the two great liturgical days that bring an end to our annual celebration of the Paschal Mystery. Of course, every Sunday is a “little Easter,” and […]

Reinstating the Sunday Obligation

  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Catholic faith because it is during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass that the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is made present to us and Our Lord makes himself truly present for us in his Body, Blood, […]

Repent and believe in the Gospel

The Holy Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17. Last year we entered Lent not knowing how our lives would be disrupted because of the novel Corona Virus. We have made many adjustments to stay safe and avoid contracting and spreading the virus, including social distancing and other precautions. With the availability of […]

Bishop Muhich January 2021

Let us pray hard and work hard for a better 2021 As I write this column for our diocesan paper I am quarantined at home with COVID. I started having symptoms New Year’s Day and tested positive a couple days later. So, I am living proof that we aren’t done with the Coronavirus yet. I’m thankful […]

Bishop Muhich December 2020

“Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy!” These words of the angel to the shepherds of Bethlehem keeping watch over their flocks are proclaimed every Christmas Eve by the church. They are words of comfort, not only to those 1st century shepherds, but also to us, the church in […]