Bulletin Announcements

As we receive them, bulletin announcements will be added to this page and available for parishes to use in their bulletins, websites, and social media accounts. If there are graphics or flyers available they will be shared below. Any new events or updates can still be emailed to Laurie Hallstrom: lhallstrom@diorc.org

Page last updated December 1 

National Eucharistic Revival Bulletin Resources

National Eucharistic Revival

I would invite you to subscribe to the National Eucharistic Revival Newsletter at www.eucharisticrevival.org.  The newsletter includes short videos, inspiring testimonials and great quotes that I think you could pull in and add to your bulletin and/or social media alongside the national logo.  I would be grateful for your help in sharing the Good News of the Revival with your parishioners! Thank you,

​Shawna Hanson, Point Person, Eucharistic Revival
Diocese of Rapid City shanson@diorc.org 

**New Resources** – text announcements, jpegs of bulletin announcements sized for TV and social media for the parish year – CLICK HERE

Additional resources can be found on the revival page:www.RapidCityDiocese.org/revival

I AM HERE Campaign

What would it look like if your parish doubled, tripled, or quadrupled participation in Eucharistic Adoration? If your chapel was overflowing with people seeking Jesus?

Imagine the transformation of hearts that would take place in our parish communities. Think of the healing, conversion, and revival that would follow!

I AM HERE is a campaign to help you ignite this revival in your parish by:

  • Inspiring people throughout your diocese by sharing local stories of ordinary people who share the difference that Jesus in the Eucharist makes in their lives.
  • Inviting people in your parish to come and see Jesus for themselves in the Eucharist.
  • And when they take the first step and visit Jesus in the Eucharist, helping them hear Jesus’ words “I AM HERE.”

Join I AM HERE and become a parish partner.

  • Your parish will have its own webpage published in both English and Spanish on iamhere.org
  • Your parish’s webpage will feature the stories of people from your parish whose lives have been transformed by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist.
  • Your parish will receive free materials to promote Eucharistic adoration within your community.
  • Your parishioners can use I AM HERE meditations on the Hallow App for free to help them get started and guide their prayer during Adoration.

To become a parish partner, contact ​Shawna Hanson, Point Person, Eucharistic Revival Diocese of Rapid City shanson@diorc.org 

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Wall Mexican Feast

Tuesday, Dec. 12, St. Patrick Parish in Wall will host a Mexican Feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. To be held from 6 – 8 p.m. following the parade of lights. It is an Adopt a Seminarian fundraiser.

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Simbang Gabi 2023

December 15-23, A Filipino Advent Novena of Masses at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help — all held at 5:30 p.m. The Friday, Dec. 15 Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Jason Marco, a Filipino priest from Wyoming. It will be followed by a traditional Filipino meal.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass

Tuesday, Dec. 12, a celebration for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at Blessed Sacrament Church, Rapid City. 7:45 a.m. bilingual Rosary and worship music; 4:30 p.m. Rosary again; 5:15 p.m. procession: 5:30 p.m. Mass with Bishop Peter Muhich.

From Emptiness to Encounter
The Life & Wisdom of St John of the Cross

Friday, December 15, join us for an Advent Day of Reflection with Retreat Director Susan Safford at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. The Lord worked in St. John of the Cross throughout his life, drawing him near to the Lord through beauty, truth, suffering, and emptiness. This great saint shows us how to encounter the Lord. To be held from 10a.m. – 3 p.m. at Terra Sancta Retreat Center, this day of reflection will provide time for presentations, prayer, lunch, adoration, confessions, and Mass. Suggested Donation of $45 includes lunch and materials. Register on-line at terrasancta.org/advent and to find out more!

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Christmas at the Cathedral

Sunday, Dec. 17, the Dakota Choral Union will sing at 3 p.m. Admission is free with a donation of non-perishable food items for Church Response. It is at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 520 Cathedral Dr., Rapid City. Email: dcurapidcity@gmail.com or website: dakotachoralunion.org.

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Sturgis Bake Sale

Saturday, December 16, from 8 a.m. until noon, a Cookie, Candy and Holiday Bake Sale to benefit St. Martin Chapel and St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sturgis will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Hall, 1049 Howard Street, Sturgis. The cost is $6 per pound for cookies and candy and for other holiday baked goods as priced. Please share this good news with your friends and family!

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Catholics Building on Faith

Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. a Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity Kickoff Event will be held at 726 E. Madison St., Rapid City. Real Presence Radio will broadcast live — prizes, food, activities.

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Prepare the Way

Join our Advent Mission to house four families in our community. What gifts can I share to love to my neighbor? Talents – volunteering time? Prayers— Can I offer an hour of adoration for the success of the project? Treasuer — Can I offer a donation toward the project? Questions visit

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Job Opening — Housekeeper and Cook

Blessed Sacrament Church is seeking a full-time rectory housekeeper and cook. This position would be responsible for preparing lunch and dinner, Tuesday-Friday, for residents and their guests (some may have restrictive diets), cleaning the rectory, and washing all associated laundry. This is a full-time (32 to 40 hours per week), permanent position with benefits, subject to a probation period. There may be occasional weeknight or weekend work. To apply or to see a full job description, please contact Ruth Zagala at ruth@blessedsacramentchurch.org.


Couples Beginner Country Swing

Fridays, Jan. 12, 19, 26 & Feb. 2, dance lessons for Couples Beginner Country Swing will be offered at Blessed Sacrament Church, 4500 Jackson Blvd., Rapid City. To be held in parish hall from 7-8:30 p.m. Registration $55 per person. Use QR code to register.

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Coats for Kids Bowling Tournament

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, Knights of Columbus Council 8025, St. Therese Church, will host a bowling tournament at Meadowood Lanes, Rapid City. Proceeds will be used to purchase new coats for children at the Black Hills Children’s Home Society. Registration opens at 1 p.m., bowling begins at 1:30 p.m. Fee $20 each or $80 for a four-person team. Questions can go to John Schlim 605-390-1584 or email jschlim1@gmail.com.

St. Vincent de Paul Home Visit Training

Saturday, Jan. 13, training for home visits to those in need will be offered at Blessed Sacrament Church, Rapid City from 9 a.m. to noon. RSVP to Rita at 605-381-4988.

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The Rules for the Discernment of Spirits

Tuesdays. Jan. 23 through Feb. 27. From 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., a weekly workshop series with Susan Safford. Not every thought you have comes from you. Thoughts may come from God, they may come from you, or they may come from the enemy. We are in a spiritual battle, and the Lord is seeking to draw us nearer to himself, while the enemy is trying to keep us from him.  Inspired by God and attentive to the movements of the heart, Ignatius developed rules for the discernment of spirits, as part of his Spiritual Exercises, that we may be better able to distinguish between those movements that are of God, that we may receive them, and those that are not, that we may reject them. In this 6-week course, we’ll discuss the first set of rules for discernment and seek to apply them to practical experience. at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. $75 for the series.  Scholarships available.  Register on-line at http://terrasancta.org/discern.

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Are you ready to march?

Join youth and young adults from around the state for a pilgrimage to South Dakota’s State Capitol Rotunda in Pierre to participate in the March for Life on Saturday, January 28, 2024. Our state, South Dakota, will likely be voting on the issue of abortion in the Fall of 2024… the battle for the sanctity of life is at our doorstep, and we are called to action!

The March for Life in Pierre will feature guest speaker Governor Kristi Noem, keynote speaker Bishop DeGrood, student pro-life essay winners from across the state, and music by The Bruse Family. Immediately following the program, we will join Ft. Pierre/Pierre for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mass, dinner, and fellowship before returning to Rapid City that evening.

Cost: $35 for bus travel fee, or free if other travel arrangements.

Contact Avery: athibault@diorc.org; 605.791.7542

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Can You Handle the Deep?

The Diocese of Rapid City Office of Vocations would like to invite all college students to consider an employment opportunity while teaching their Catholic Faith next summer. As a missionary on the Duc In Altum Team of four students, you will travel the Black Hills and rolling prairies to visit parishes and teach grades 1-12 about their Catholic faith. In 2024, the focus is on teaching the Creed of our faith and the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary by playing games, skits, Mass , Reconciliation, and praying. If you would like more details and an application, please scan the QR code or visit gods-call.com under events. Contact Tanya: tcooper@diorc.org; 605-343-3541.

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Job posting — Senior Videographer/Editor

Healing the Culture is an international leader in pro-life advocacy, delivering respect life education in the United States and around the world. Duties include putting together storyboards and shot-lists; assembling and managing crew and talent; set design, studio set-up and operation of cameras, lights, and audio equipment; directing shoots; post-production; and project storage and backups. Must be proficient in Adobe Creative Suites, particularly Premiere Pro and After Effects. Proficiency in media production, electronic media, film, TV, or related field, plus at least 5 year’s experience in the field. This position is full-time and onsite at Rapid City studio. To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and demo reel to hiring@healingtheculture.org. Cover letter should (1) emphasize your relevant skills and experience, (2) detail your PRO-LIFE background and commitment, and (3) explain why you would like to work for us. Closing date Jan. 30, 2024.

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Dinner with DCU

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, Dakota Choral Union fundraising dinner at Youth and Family Services, 120 Adams St., Rapid City. 5:30 p.m. Silent Auction, 6 p.m. dinner and a cabaret show. Tickets $40 from members or online at Eventbrite.com. Email: dcurapidcity@gmail.com or website: dakotachoralunion.org.

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Diocesan Resources

Duc In Altum

March for Life Materials

Revival Resources

I AM HERE Bulletin graphics

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Other Resources

Discernment of Spirits

Swing dance classes

Wall Mexican Feast

Simbang Gabi

Safford retreat

Habitat art

Sturgis bake sale

Christmas at Cathedral ad

Christmas at Cathedral DCU facebook

Christmas at the Cathedral poster

St. Vincent de Paul training

DCU dinner

Terra Sancta Facebook

Terra Sancta poster