Welcome to the Communications Department of the Diocese of Rapid City. My hope is that you will find here the information you are seeking and the personnel who can assist you in your search.

The mission of the Communications Department is three fold:

  1. To promote the message of the bishop and the mission of the Catholic Church in western South Dakota through written and electronic media.
  2. To foster positive public relations between the diocese and local communities.
  3. To provide outreach to the parishes in the diocese.

The Communications Department has several components:

  • West River Catholic which is the diocesan newspaper. This office is served by Editor, Laurie Hallstrom and Assistant Editor/Ad Manager, Becky Berreth.
  • Social Media which includes Facebook, Twitter and the Website. Becky Berreth is our specialist who handles all these online communication tools.

Each of these components has a specific web page devoted to their work. Please visit them!