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 September 23, 2022 — note NPM contact information has changed.

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World Youth Day 2023: Lisbon, Portugal

We invite all youth, 16-30, to join us for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal! July 30-August 10, 2023. Our Pilgrimage will not only lead us into the heart of the Church for World Youth Day, August 1-6, but will also lead us into the Heart of Our Lady in the Shrine of Fatima. The estimated pilgrimage cost, to be finalized, is around $2800. Fundraising ideas and opportunities are available!

Please fill out the initial registration on our website, accompanied by your $100 refundable deposit, to secure your spot and let us know that you are interested in this pilgrimage!

To learn more visit: www.RapidCityDiocese.org/wyd23

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EXAMEN: A Going Deeper Retreat for High School students

This retreat is a GO DEEPER retreat offered by the Diocese of Rapid City geared towards high school youth that are desiring to grow deeper in their faith. This is for youth who are actively engaged in their faith. This is not a first retreat experience. Through the teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the spiritual exercises, and the Examen prayer, the participants will gain a deeper understanding of basic discernment in prayer and a way of examining their spiritual life daily.

The retreat begins Friday at 5pm and ends at 3pm on Sunday. Retreat hosted at Blessed Sacrament Church, Rapid City SD.

To learn more visit: www.RapidCityDiocese.org/godeeperretreat

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NPM Fall Meeting & St. Cecilia Banquet

Saturday, October 8, from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Black Hills Church, Piedmont. Program includes “Music and the Proclamation of God’s Word” – presentation by Fr. Andrzej Wyrostek, Cantor Master Class – facilitated by Tammy Schnittgrund, St. Cecilia Banquet & Awards Presentation, Commissioning of all Music Ministers – blessing by Bishop Peter Muhich, “Recruiting Strategies/Best Practices to Bolster & Retain Music Ministers” – panel discussion featuring parish choir directors & musicians. Please send your RSVP and payment of $15 (for the catered meal) to Bonnie Josten, 3343 Pinewood Drive, Rapid City, SD 57702, by Wednesday, October 5.

Returning Catholics

Monday, October 3, if you have been considering re-engaging with your Catholic faith, you may want to explore the Returning Catholics Program. Even though participation in the Returning Catholics Program is not a prerequisite to returning to Sunday Mass, scores of returning Catholics have found this six-week program beneficial in their faith journey. The next six-week Returning Catholics Program will be offered on Monday
evenings at Our Lady of the Black Hills, I-90 exit 48, in Piedmont, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. For more information call 605-939-0579.

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Women’s Retreat

Saturday, October 8, St. Joseph Center, Timber Lake, women’s retreat “Setting the World on Fire: Becoming Who You Were Meant to Be.” Mass 8:30 a.m., retreat 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Gather together to be inspired and fill your cup with spiritual companionship. Breakfast, refreshments, and lunch provided. RSVP Megan 605-848-1512; Christa 605-730-3434; Kristen 701-934-2732; or Becky 605-850-9929.

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2022 Middle School & High School Youth Rally

Registration is now open for our 2022 Middle School and High School Youth Rally at Terra Sancta Retreat Center on October 9. Keynote speakers are Paul J Kim and Kelly Colangelo. Join us for this day-long rally as we encounter Heaven and Earth in the Eucharist and have an amazing day of fun, food, and fellowship with other youth throughout our diocese. Retreat begins at 9am and ends with Mass at 3pm with Bishop Peter.

Visit our website to learn more about them and register for this event!

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Mother/Daughter Brunch Invitation

Sunday, October 16, the Catholic Daughters in Rapid City are sponsoring a Mother/Daughter Fall Brunch, the theme is “Babies are Precious, Mother are Too.” To be held at Terra Sancta Retreat Center, 2101 City Springs Rd, Rapid City. Mass is at 9 a.m. and brunch begins at 10:30 a.m. Prices: Adults $15; Children ages 4-10, $10; ages 3 and under are free. RSVP by October 5. Make reservations at terrasancta.org/CDA or call Roxanne, 605-721-7474

Bishop’s Annual Hunt for Seminarians

Oct. 6-7, Thursday-Friday: Pheasant hunting fundraiser for seminarian education at St. Hubert’s Hideaway, Dallas, SD. Call Paul Quin at the Western South Dakota Catholic Foundation for information, 605-721-6843 or visit the website https://wsdcf.org/

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The Cursillo Weekend

A three-day personal encounter with Christ helping you grow in your Catholic faith. Women’s Weekend Oct. 27-30 at Terra Sancta Retreat Center, Rapid City; Men’s Weekend, Nov. 10-13 at Terra Sancta Retreat Center, Rapid City. For information contact Kathy Ackerman 406-939-2686 or 605-574-9571, email dchealthycomm@yahoo.com.

Sturgis Fall Festival

Please join us for the St. Francis of Assisi Fall Bazaar on October 16! Come and browse the Knights of Columbus garage sale, October 14-16, open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Shop the Country Store on October 15 after the 5 p.m. Mass or on Sunday from 8 a.m.-12 pm. Win a scrumptious cake at the Cakewalk and fun prizes from the Kids Games on the first floor of the school on October 16, following the 9:30 a. .m Mass. Fill your stomach with our delicious holiday style pork roast lunch and your heart with fellowship, beginning at 11 a.m. serving until 1 p.m., when we will have our raffle drawing! Adults: $10| Children 4-12: $5 | 3 and under: FREE. If you can’t stay for the meal, To-Go boxes will be available. We hope to see you there!

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Terra Sancta Retreat Center is Hiring

The retreat center in Rapid City is hiring Event Services Team Members, full and part-time positions available. Competitive Wages, opportunities for advancement. Team members help with serving food, cleaning and setting up lodge rooms and meeting rooms, and interacting with guests. Apply on-line at TERRASANCTA.ORG/EMPLOYMENT. Phone: 605-716-0925 or email: stay@terrasancta.org.

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For parishes within an hour of Rapid City

“Heal Your Grief” Bereavement Support Group

When a loved one dies, we are wounded. Just as a wound does, we need to heal from within, to express our thoughts and feelings. A support group is a safe place where you can talk, cry, and share your anger, guilt and fears with those who care and understand. Rooted in Catholic teaching, Heal Your Grief is an eight-week support group open to all Christian adults who have lost a loved one due to death.  For more information contact George Wallace at 605-721-3811 or Dee Pickarts at 605-343-2038.  Sponsored by Family Life Ministries.  For more questions call Amy Julian 605-343-3541,  email FamilyLife@diorc.org or visit www.rapidcitydiocese.org/FLM

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Spearfish Fall Dinner

Sunday, October 30, St. Joseph Church, 844 N. 5th St., Spearfish, will host a Traditional Turkey Dinner, Cake Walk and Raffle from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Adults $10; Children 5-12 $4; Ages 4 and under Free. Sponsored by St. Joseph Altar Society. Dine-in, carry out or delivery options.


Uplifting Parents

Friday, October 28, deadline for the Uplifting Parents Program applications. To qualify, applicants must be a single parent within two years of obtaining their college degree. For information on applications, contact Catholic Social Service workers, Jessica, Cindy or Marissa at 605-348-6086.

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FNE Youth Explorer Movement – Come and See

Examen: A Going Deeper Retreat Materials

See Examen: A Going Deeper Retreat bulletin announcement above for more details.

Cor ad Cor Retreat Materials

See Cor ad Cor bulletin announcement above for more details.

World Youth Day 2023

Youth Rally Oct 9, 2022

Campus Ministry Outreach Materials

Bulletin postings to connect graduating high school seniors to a campus ministry at the college they will be attending in the Fall.

Terra Sancta Hiring

Heal Your Grief

Sturgis Fall Festival

Women’s Retreat

Returning Catholics

Bishop’s hunt


10th anniversaries

Rachel’s Vineyard