Heart to Heart Retreat
The Heart to Heart Weekend Retreat for the Engaged is one of the requirements for engaged couples preparing for Marriage in the Diocese of Rapid City. The retreat is designed to provide couples with an opportunity to deepen your relationship with one another and with God through a series of talks, activities, prayer experiences and quiet time for reflection. We ask you to bring an attitude of eagerness and openness to talk with your beloved, to pray to God, and to quietly listen to your heart. This is a chance to step away from the ordinary–from work, from recreation and from distractions. It is a time for you to relax and to spend quiet time with each other and with God.
The retreat begins with dinner at 6pm on Friday and concludes after lunch on Sunday. You’re welcome to check-in anytime between 5pm and 6pm. Meals are provided from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.
Register for the Heart to Heart Retreat for engaged couples.
2023 Retreats: (For planning purposes, registration not yet available)
Note: Please register at least 30 days prior to retreats. Retreats which have not yet met minimum requirements prior to 30 days are subject to cancellation. Payment is not required the day of registration.
Please also note, if you or your fiancé are in the process of pursuing annulment, unfortunately you are not yet eligible to attend this retreat. If you have questions concerning this speak to your pastor.
Natural Family Planning Ministry 2022 Schedule
Why does the Church care about what we use to plan our family? Natural Family Planning is Good for your Body and Good for your Soul! There is no charge to attend our Natural Family Planning Seminar.
For the convenience of couples throughout our Diocese, NFP Seminars are held via Zoom.
2022 Dates (All times Mountain Time)
By Zoom, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Saturday, July 23, 2022 (FEMM Method)
Attendance is required for all engaged couples and encouraged for married couples. For information on Natural Family Planning Methods and teachers click here.
Marriage Matters: A Weekend Retreat for Married Couples
“Refocus on the gift of family in our marriage as a path to God’s plan and unity”
Catholic Social Services in partnership with Family Life Ministries will present “Marriage Matters: a Weekend Retreat for Married Couples” on Saturday & Sunday August 20-21 at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. Previous participants overwhelmingly agree that the time spent together as a couple during this retreat is worth it! Cost is $230 per couple and includes all sessions, materials, meals, snacks and lodging from breakfast Saturday through lunch Sunday. Optional early check-in on Friday, August 19 ($100 additional). Scholarships available – all are welcome! Register on-line at http://terrasancta.org/MM22. Please register before August 10.
Celebration of Marriage
Are you, or someone you love, celebrating a major marriage milestone in 2020 or 2021? 25, 40, 50 or over 50 years?
If so, you are invited to join us, September 11, 2023 at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. Contact Family Life Ministries for more information at FamilyLife@diorc.org or 605-343-3541.
If you received an invitation, and would like to RSVP, you may do so here.
11:00 Mass & Renewal of Vows, Celebrated by Bishop Peter Muhich
If your circumstances do not allow you to attend this celebration, we will miss you! However, we would still like to recognize your marriage. For a certificate of congratulations send your information to: Family Live Ministries, 225 Main Street, Suite 100, Rapid City SD 57701, or phone 605-343-3541, email FamilyLife@diorc.org. Please include names, address, date of marriage and current parish.
Holy Hour, Mass & Renewal of Vows, Dinner and Dance
Celebrate Valentines Day with your Sweetheart! Start your evening with a Holy Hour for Couples. Then join Bishop Peter Muhich in a special Celebration of the Holy Mass with Renewal of Vows, followed by a delicious dinner and dance or dinner to go prepared by Terra Sancta Retreat Center on Saturday, February 18, 2023.
4:00 PM Holy Hour
5:30 PM Celebration of Mass with Renewal of Vows
6:30 PM Dinner and Dance
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Looking for a way to increase the love and romance in your marriage? Do you need time just for the two of you? Instead of simply listening to lectures about how to improve your marriage, you will actually learn a practical communication technique and have an opportunity to rediscover your hopes and dreams for your marriage. Your marriage is your most important relationship! NOW is a good time to invest time in your health, happy relationship, and reconnect with your spouse. Renew the commitment, intimacy and passion in your marriage. Priests and other religious are also welcome and encouraged to attend.
Weekend topics include: exploring personality styles, communicating our feelings, dealing with the busy world around us, learning how to improve our listening skills, understanding God’s plan for our marriage, keeping our relationship a priority and more.
2022 Date: TBA
Restore communication * Renew Commitment * Rekindle Romance