Entries by Laurie Hallstrom

Newman Centers welcome new directors

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 316 E. Kansas City Street, Rapid City, rcnewmancenter.com  Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Mass times: Sunday 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.; Monday-Friday Noon Events: Small group Bible studies, formation on discipleship, Sunday suppers, and open mic night coffeehouses. —SEEK21 will be hosted February 4-7. […]

Professional training offered to heal abortion trauma

January 22, 2021 marks the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The National Right to Life office estimates that, in that time, there have been over 62,500,000 babies lost to abortion1. The tragedy of loss of these children is perhaps equaled only by the trauma that the mothers and the fathers of those children have endured. […]

Deacon Walt Wilson’s one-of-a-kind hands on ministry

Judy and Deacon Walt Wilson from Our Lady of the Black Hills Church, Piedmont By Laurie Hallstrom “I just do stuff,” said Deacon Walt Wilson, Piedmont. He is age 80 and has a lot of stories, but he has just as many handyman projects under his belt. His carpentry, stonework, tiling, and plumbing have helped […]

‘St. Joseph keeps showing up in my life’

Last summer during a trip to Minnesota, Fr. Mark McCormick stopped at the church where he was baptized, St. Joseph Parish in Montevideo. He is amazed how often St. Joseph shows up in his life. (Courtesy photo)   I am not sure why I am surprised, although I am, by the fact that St. Joseph keeps showing up […]

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 […]