Pastoral Ministry Days 2024

sun03mar(mar 3)4:30 pmtue05(mar 5)3:45 pmPastoral Ministry Days 2024

Event Details

Each year, the leaders and faithful of our diocese gather at Terra Sancta Retreat Center to celebrate Pastoral Ministry Days (PMD) as a diocesan family. We are already beginning to look forward with excitement to this year’s gathering on March 3-5, 2024. The general theme for this year’s PMD is: “As for Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord: Strengthening Parishes from the Inside Out.” The featured speaker for this year’s gathering will be Joel Stepanek, currently the Chief Operating Officer of the National Eucharistic Congress. 

This year’s presentations aim to strengthen parish life in several aspects:

  • Helping each parish to live their own mission more faithfully, effectively, and zealously.
  • Engaging with the Flourishing Families initiative as parish communities and parish families to nourish our identity, mission, lives of prayer and holiness, ministries, and fruitfulness.
  • Leaning into the final year of the Eucharistic Revival, which is a year of mission, in which the Holy Spirit is sending us out.

This year’s Pastoral Ministry Days should not be missed! We look forward to welcoming all parish staff, ministers, leaders, and volunteers. This is a day in which to learn, grow, receive grace, and be renewed and inspired with our mission in the Church. 


Sunday, March 3:

4:30pm: Registration opens (main lobby entrance)
7:00—8:00pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Holy Cross Chapel)
8:00pm: Wine and cheese social

Monday, March 4: Day 1 of PMD

6:30-7:30am: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Cenacle Chapel)
7:00am: Registration opens
7:30am: Breakfast
8:30am: Welcome, Morning Prayer, Introductions
9:15am: Session #1
10:00am: Break
10:30am: Session #2
11:45am: Holy Mass
12:30pm—2:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm: Session #3
3:25pm: Breakout Sessions
4:15pm: Break
4:30pm: Concluding Remarks, Overview of Evening
4:45pm: Vespers
5:00pm: Dinner
6:30pm: Night of Worship with Adoration, Confession & Prayer Teams
8:00pm: Conclusion

Tuesday, March 5: Day 2 of PMD

6:30-7:30am: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Cenacle chapel)
7:30am: Breakfast
8:30am: Session #4
10:15am: Breakout Sessions
11:00am: Break
11:30am: Holy Hour
12:30pm: Lunch
2:00pm: Closing Session #5
2:45—3:45pm: Closing Mass
3:45pm: Final blessing, departure

Registration is now open!




3 (Sunday) 4:30 pm - 5 (Tuesday) 3:45 pm


Terra Sancta Retreat Center

2101 City Springs Rd, Rapid City , SD 57702

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