Mass of Farewell — Bishop Robert Gruss

“I have been inspired by you and your faith; I have felt supported by you in so many ways; and I have felt blessed by you. What a beautiful experience it has been. So thank you. … I give thanks and praise to almighty God for allowing me to be a part of your lives in this diocese. What a gift I have received from all of you. My love for you and your support for me has been an expression of God’s love. “
-Bishop Robert Gruss
Click here to read the full homily from the July16, 2019 Mass

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Summit 2019

Opening Mass for Year of the Eucharist

“Each time we gather to celebrate what Jesus has commanded us, we are allowing the eternal truth and effectiveness of Christ’s past event to become present for us today. In other words, through our celebration of the saving sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross here and now….we are being saved by it at this very moment. For those who open their hearts to it, they are experiencing salvation right now at this very moment. What a gift!”
-Bishop Robert Gruss
Click here to read the full homily from the June 23, 2019 Mass

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Employment Opportunity: Parish Accountant

Applications are being accepted for the full time (40 hours per week) position of Parish Accountant for the Diocese of Rapid City.


Functions: To perform accounting activities for assigned entities and parishes. Click here for a full job description. 

Application Qualifications: High School Diploma, training and/or experience in the accounting field, demonstrated high degree of accuracy, detail oriented person

Click here for an application.

Interested individuals should submit via e-mail or regular mail, a letter of application along with their resume listing three professional references and a completed application form to: or:
Office of the Chancellor
Diocese of Rapid City
606 Cathedral Drive
Rapid City SD 57701

The Diocese of Rapid City offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Eucharistic Artwork

Eucharistic Saints

MS.HS Year of the Eucharist

Opening Mass