Dear Friends in Christ

As we experience this time the suspension of all public Masses and the cancelation of events, activities, prayer groups, and faith formation programs, we can take this time as an opportunity to draw closer to Our Lord, who is always with us and wants to be ever nearer to us. You can find here many resources for prayer and study: online Masses and the Prayer of Spiritual Communion by St. Alphonsus Liguori, Stations, chaplets, and other prayers, reflections, saints, videos, study programs, and resources for children and teens, all available for free online. Let us keep each other in prayer and grow together in our Lord, beseeching him to come close to us and save us. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Joseph, Protector of the Church, and St. Rocco, Patron against plagues, pray for us! 

Read the full statement on the Suspension of Public Masses from Father Michel Mulloy, Diocesan Administrator, Rapid City, and Bishop Donald DeGrood, Diocese of Sioux Falls

Online Masses

Palm Sunday and Holy Week Schedule

KNBN/NBC

Palm Sunday (April 5) 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Easter Sunday (April 12) 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
*Cable channel 10 or over the air on 21; on Dish, Channel 21

My TV

Palm Sunday (April 5) 10 a.m.
Holy Thursday (April 9) 5 p.m.
Good Friday (April 10) 5 p.m.
Easter Vigil (April 11) 4:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday (April 12) 10 a.m.
*Over their air channel 21.2; Golden West channel 12; not available on Dish

ONLINE

Website – newscenter1.TV
Twitter – @newscenter1
Facebook – KNBN Newscenter1

KNBN News Center 1 has graciously agreed to televise the Sunday Mass for the Diocese of Rapid City for as long as we need this service. This comes at no cost to our diocese. We are grateful for this offer. Unfortunately this televising will not reach far beyond the Black Hills area. Wall is the farthest east the signal goes; Custer is the southern point and Belle Fourche the northern point. (Click here to see a coverage map.) However, the mass will also be provided on New Center 1’s website, Facebook page and Twitter account. Those with internet access can join in that way. I am hopeful that individual pastors as well and television and radio stations that reach to all area of the diocese from Bismarck and Sioux Falls as well as Rapid City, will carry televised Masses as well. Below is the information for accessing the KNBN Mass.

Mary Mother of the Church – pray for us!

Joseph Protector of the Church – pray for us!

Father Michel Mulloy

Parishes in the diocese are offering Masses, daily homilies, and other prayer opportunities for their parishes. Check with your parish website or parish/priests Facebook page to see if your parish is providing online Mass or prayer. Click on the parish to find a link! (Links and information provided by parishes)

Stations of the Cross
5:30 p.m. Friday,  April 3
Facebook or CathedralOLPH.org

Click here for link for all services from the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Rapid City 

Palm Sunday, April 5
9 a.m. Mass

Holy Thursday, April 9
7 a.m. Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
7 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday, April 10
7 a.m. Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
Noon Stations of the Cross
7 p.m. The Passion of the Lord with Veneration of the Cross

Holy Saturday, April 11
8 a.m. Office of Readings & Morning Prayer
8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday, April 12
10:30 a.m. Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection

Click here for a link to the following services from Blessed Sacrament Church, Rapid City

Palm Sunday, April 5
9 a.m. Mass

Holy Thursday, April 9
5:30 p.m. Mass
10 p.m. Office of Readings for Good Friday

Good Friday, April 10
12:10 p.m. Stations of the Cross
3 p.m. The Passion of the Lord

Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 11
8:30 p.m. Mass

Easter Sunday, April 12
9 a.m. Mass

Saturday evening — Mass in Spanish only
(No time given,
please watch Facebook for Mass)

St. Rose of Lima, Hill City

Daily reflections on the Gospel

Newman Center at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Students are also encouraged to pray the Rosary on Monday nights at 9 pm in lieu of the weekly Rosary Walk.
Sunday: 10am Mass and Sung Night 7:30pm-8pm
Monday-Friday: ½ Holy Hour (exposition & recited night prayer): 7:30pm – 8pm
Friday: Stations of the Cross 6:30pm

St. Patrick, Wall 
Monday-Friday: 5:30 pm Mass 
Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m.
Daily Rosary or Stations of the Cross 2p.m.

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

St. Anthony of Padua, Hot Springs
Sunday: 8 a.m. Mass
Weekday Masses as announced via Fr. Gerlach’s Facebook page 
or via the parish sites for St. Anthony of Padua or St. John the Baptist, Custer

Daily Gospel Reflections from the Diocese of Rapid City

Diocese of Sioux Falls

The Sunday TV Mass is produced and broadcast weekly on KELOLAND TV at 9 a.m. It is broadcast all across South Dakota on the local CBS affiliate. The Mass is recorded at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, streamed live to YouTube on Saturday 3 p.m. If you would like to follow along at home with readings, they are available on the USCCB Website

ETWN

Online and televised daily and Sunday Masses 

Word on Fire

The Archdiocese of Los Angels invites you to join them online for daily Mass from Bishop Robert Barron’s chapel. The celebrant will either Bishop Barron or Fr. Steve Grunow, the CEO at Word on Fire. 

CatholicTV.com

Priests celebrate the Catholic Mass daily at CatholicTV for television and online, on-demand, over-the-top, and on-the-go viewing. The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Roman Catholic faith we share in the Sacrifice of the Mass, the center of The CatholicTV Network’s mission. Hear the words of the Gospel, reflect on the daily homily, and worship God with us.
7:30 a.m. daily Masses
Saturdays 5 & 9:30 pm from the National Shrine
Sunday 8 a.m. from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame

Diocese of Saginaw

Bishop Robert Gruss and priest of the Diocese of Saginaw celebrate daily and Sunday Mass — Monday-Saturday at 7 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.

Spiritual Communion Prayer

(St. Alphonsus Liguori )

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. 

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. 

Resources for personal or family prayer