Plan for Resuming Public Masses

This makes us all the more pleased to bring you good spiritual news in this Easter season. Today, we write to share that we have initiated a process that will lead to Masses being prayed publicly in the Dioceses of Sioux Falls and Rapid City. What is most important for you to know at this time is that the decision on when parishioners may resume their participation in Holy Mass in their parish church and their reception of Holy Communion will be made by your pastor, in consultation with guidelines that we will be providing them at the diocesan level.

Determining the date when public Masses will begin in each parish will include developing a plan for  implementation, setting up procedures for maintaining social distancing and proper hygiene and communicating all of this to parishioners. Public Masses will not begin before May 15.

The faithful will remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Holy Mass on Sunday until further notice. This measure is in place so that you can prudently discern your own attendance. If you feel unsafe, you should feel no guilt or shame in staying home. Similarly, you should feel a freedom to permit others who are comfortable attending to do so.

Online & Televised Masses

Diocese of Rapid City – Parish Livestream Schedule

Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rapid City, Sunday: 10:30 a.m., Morning Daily Mass

Blessed Sacrament Church, Rapid City, Sunday: 9 a.m.

St. Rose of Lima, Hill City Saturday evening — Mass in Spanish

Newman Center at SDSM&T, Sunday Mass: 10 a.m.

St. Patrick, Wall, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m., Mon-Fri: 5:30 p.m.

St. Mary, Lemmon,Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Mass

St. Anthony of Padua, Hot Springs, Sunday: 8 a.m., Weekdays as announced (Posted to St. Anthony of Padua or St. John the Baptist, Custer)

St. Therese the Little Flower, Rapid City, Sunday: 9 a.m.

St. Francis Mission, Sunday 10 a.m.

Our Lady of the Black Hills, Piedmont, Saturday: 5:30 p.m. (Posted to

Diocese of Sioux Falls – KELOLAND TV (CBS), Sunday: 9 a.m.; YouTube Saturday: 3 p.m.

ETWN: Daily and Sunday Masses 

Word on Fire: Daily Mass from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Sunday 8 a.m.; Saturday 5 & 9 p.m.; Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.

Diocese of Saginaw: Sunday 9 a.m.; Mon-Sat 7 a.m.

Daily Gospel Reflections from the Diocese of Rapid City

Spiritual Communion

St. Thomas Aquinas once defined a Spiritual Communion as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament [in Communion at Mass] and in lovingly embracing Him as if we had actually received Him.”  At times like these, when we are unable to receive Our Lord in Holy Communion, we can turn to him and ask him that we may receive him spiritually.  Our Lord, who is always faithful, hears and answers our prayers. 

Prayer for the Intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Resources for personal or family prayer

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