Diocesan Choir for Chrism Mass

I would like to personally invite you to join our Diocesan Choir for the Chrism Mass, March 30, 7pm, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City.

I strongly encourage you to prayerfully consider joining us for this very special Mass and be a good steward of the gifts God has given you. The Chrism Mass is a blend of music, holy oils being blessed, and a time for laity to support their priests. I have listed the dates and times of our choir rehearsals, all of which are held at the Cathedral. I would ask that if you live near Rapid City, you attend at least two of these rehearsals. If you are not able to attend these rehearsals but would still like to share your musical talents, please contact me at amber@cathedralolph.org or by calling 605-342-0507. If you have any questions please contact me and I will be happy to help you as I am able.

Choir rehearsals for this Mass will be held on the following dates:
Sunday, March 22 — 2:30-4pm
Thursday, March 26 —
Sunday, March 29
— 7-8:30pm

Please prayerfully consider joining us for the Mass — even if you decide not to sing in the choir — so that we can show our support to our priests as they renew their priestly vows.

Thank you and may God’s grace be upon you! 

— Amber Larsen

Pastoral Ministry Days 2020

In this Year of the Eucharist, we are excited for this great opportunity to grow in our understanding and love for the Eucharist.  Our keynote speaker, Deacon James Keating, is the Director of Theological Formation at the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha, Nebraska.  Dcn. Keating has delivered over 700 workshops and lectures internationally, authored over 100 essays and 12 books, including co-authoring “The Way of Mystery: Eucharist and Moral Living.”

Keynote Speaker
Deacon James Keating

The conference officially begins on Monday morning, March 30, and ends the afternoon of the 31, but we’ll have a Holy Hour and hospitality on Sunday evening, March 29, for anyone who can join us, along with an opportunity for early check-in.

We encourage everyone to register online, if possible, for purposes of accuracy of information, but if you are unable, you can also register by calling the Terra Sancta Retreat Center at 605-716-0925, and they can register you over the phone.

If you have questions, or would like more information, feel free to contact Dionne Eastmo (deastmo@diorc.org) or myself (ssafford@diorc.org) at 605-716-5214.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Lent Reconciliation Schedule

Rapid City, Cathedral, Mercy Night, Thursday, Feb. 27 — 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Hill City, St. Rose, Fridays: Feb. 28, Mar. 6 & Mar. 13 — 6:30 p.m. (following Stations of the Cross)
Murdo, St. Martin, Thursday, March 5 — 6 p.m.
Isabel, St. Mary, Sunday, March 8 — 3 p.m.
Timber Lake, Holy Cross, Sunday, March 8 — 5 p.m.
Bison, Blessed Sacrament, Monday, March 9 — 7 p.m.
McIntosh, St. Bonaventure, Tuesday, March 10 — 5:30 p.m.
Burke, Sacred Heart, Thursday, March 12 — 6 p.m.
Eagle Butte, All Saints, Friday, March 13 — 5:30 p.m.
Faith, St. Joseph, Sunday, March 15 — 5:30 p.m.
Buffalo, St. Anthony, Monday, March 16 — 7 p.m.
Colome, St. Isidore, Tuesday, March 17 — 6:30 p.m.
Rapid City, St. Therese, Thursday, March 19 — 7 p.m.
Dupree, Sacred Heart, Friday, March 20 — 5:30 p.m.
Keystone, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Fridays: Mar. 20, Mar. 27 & Apr. 3 — 6:30 p.m. (following Stations of the Cross)
Midland, St. William, Sunday, March 22 — 1 p.m.
Philip, Sacred Heart, Sunday, March 22 — 4 p.m.
Lemmon, St. Mary, Sunday, March 22 — 5:30 p.m.
Custer, S.t John, Mercy Night, Monday, March 23 — 6:30 p.m.
McLaughlin, St. Bernard, Monday, March 23 — 7 p.m.
Rapid City, Blessed Sacrament, Mercy Night, Tuesday, March 24 — 4-7 p.m.
Winner, Immaculate Conception, Tuesday, March 24 — 6:30 p.m.
Rapid City, St. Isaac Jogues, Wednesday, March 25 — 6:30 p.m.
Ft. Pierre, St. John, Thursday, March 26 — 6 p.m.
Martin, Sacred Heart, Saturday, March 28 — 4 p.m.
Wall, St. Patrick, Sunday, March 29 — 4 p.m.
Piedmont, Our Lady of the Black Hills, Tuesday, March 31— 6-7:30 p.m.
Presho, Christ the King, Thursday, April 2 — 6:30 p.m.