Diocese of Rapid City Office of Worship

The Office of Worship is responsible for overseeing the liturgical life of the diocese. Working closely with the Bishop, the office provides assistance to pastors and liturgical ministers by answering questions and helping them understand and plan for liturgies and other liturgical events in their parishes. The director also sits on the Diocesan Building committee to offer comments concerning the building or renovation of liturgical spaces in the diocese. The director of the Office also oversees the planning and celebration of diocesan events at the Cathedral and elsewhere in the diocese.

Liturgical calendar for the Diocese of Rapid City

Liturgy Preparation Plan

Liturgical Inculturation for Catholic Lakota People

For more information or inquiries
please contact MMulloy@diorc.org
or write to Father Michel Mulloy
PO Box 539
McLaughlin, SD 57642
or call (605) 823-4401

What does the Holy Father want us to know about the Mass?

Pope Francis has been presenting a series of teachings on the Mass during his Wednesday General Audience, beginning on December 13.  Below are links to the presentations he has given so far.

Check back each Wednesday for new episodes!

January 5, 2018

At the First Friday Luncheon which I covered for the Bishop, I talked about the Eucharistic Prayer. My hope in presenting this talk was to elevate the listeners’ awareness of what is happening during the Eucharistic Prayer and to emphasize that the whole prayer is prayed by the priest and people together, with the priest vocalizing the prayer and the people listening attentively and singing the acclamations. I also suggested that knowing the various actions of the Eucharistic Prayer can enable people to enter more fully into the prayer through an informed listening and possibly some silent and short litany-type prayers offered while the priest is praying aloud certain portions of the Eucharistic Prayer. Below are my Power Point slides.

PDF Eucharistic Prayer Slides

In 2017 the Diocesan Liturgy Commission conducted a survey of parishioners in the diocese regarding their experience in the celebration of the Eucharist in their respective parishes. The results were collated and analyzed and this document contains those results. Additional reports on each Deanery’s responses and each parish responses who participated are also available by contacting Father Michel Mulloy at the chancery,  605-343-3541 or by contacting your pastor.

This questionnaire was part of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan. It was one of the goals under the foundational ministry of Sacraments and Worship. The Liturgy Commission of the Diocese will use this information to chart its work into the next two years.

Click here to see the results