Entries by Laurie Hallstrom

Bishop Muhich October 2020

Help us rise above our weaknesses Greetings to all the members of our beautiful diocese. I have continued to visit parishes across the diocese this past month and have enjoyed meeting a number of you and confirming a number of our youth. I am struck by the goodness of our people and how welcoming you have […]

Bishop Muhich September 2020

(Editor’s note: This is the annual vocation issue for the West River Catholic. Bishop Peter M. Muhich was interviewed by Editor Laurie Hallstrom on his personal vocation.) WRC: Fr. Mark McCormick, the diocesan vocations director, keeps reminding us that vocations begin in the home. How does that resonate with you? Bishop Muhich: My vocation began in […]

Bishop Muhich August 2020

Looking forward to upcoming visits During the month of August, I am enjoying my first visits to the parishes that make up our diocese. Coming from a northern forest and lakes region it has been fascinating for me to take in the beauty of the prairie with its wide open spaces and the rugged heights […]

Bishop Muhich July 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am so grateful to God for the call to become the 9th Bishop of Rapid City. What a beautiful place this is and what a warm welcome I have received from you! Of course, this is all new to me so I have much to learn from you […]

Encourage young men to consider the priesthood

From time to time, I like to revisit a short booklet called “Lend Your Own Voice to Christ.” Even though it is written for priests, the introductory story titled “I see in you …” is a reminder that we are all called to invite young men to consider the priesthood. The primary reason they do […]

‘We are not merely a museum, but a vault of safe-keeping’

By Father Jacob Boddicker, SJ (Editors note: This is the second part of the column which ran in the September 2020 issue of the West River Catholic, highlighting The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum, St. Francis Mission. For more information on the St. Francis Mission and our museum visit https://www.sfmission.org/) The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum is […]

Preserving artifacts that were made here, used here, and remain here

Fr. Eugene Buechel, SJ, is shown in an undated photo from the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum archives. Featuring the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum, St. Francis Mission Fr. Jacob Boddicker, SJ (Editor’s note: The first part of this series ran in the May 2020 West River Catholic, highlighting the Heritage Center at Holy Rosary Mission, Pine Ridge. Part […]