West River Catholic

The West River Catholic is the official newspaper for the Diocese of Rapid City. Based on parish registrations, it is sent free to all Catholic households. Since May 1973 it has had a threefold mission:

  1. To keep the people of western South Dakota in touch with their bishop.
  2. To build a sense of community and solidarity among the Catholics living in the geographically large area that comprises the Diocese of Rapid City.
  3. To bring news of events and programs, which will instruct, inspire and inform the faithful.

Issues & Past Stories

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West River Catholic June 2020

June 18, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

What’s your pandemic story?

 

 

Preserving a Catholic Community
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June 17, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

Stewardship: The theology of weeds

 

 

It felt good to get out into my flower beds…
June 17, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

A prayer to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus

“Oh, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you, and…
June 17, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

I come to the end of this journey conformed to God’s will

All good things must come to an end, so the saying goes, and…
June 17, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

Pope Francis names Fr. Peter Muhich as Bishop of Rapid City

 

WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has named Father Peter…
May 20, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic May 2020

May 20, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

Difference between an Archive and a museum: The Heritage Center

Red Cloud Indian School students engage in object based learning…
April 21, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

We are blessed by the resurrection

By Fr. Michel Mulloy



I think a little rejoicing is in…
April 21, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

Without struggle, joy would be meaningless

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Two days ago,…
April 21, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic April 2020

April 21, 2020/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic March 2020

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March 24, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

Generations have risen to call his name Blessed — The Fruits of Fr. Columban

Fr. Columban Bregenzer, OSB
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March 19, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

Is our diocesan community willing to invest in the hearts of young people?

In 2016, Bishop Robert D. Gruss, wrote Through Him, With Him,…
March 19, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

‘We are receiving the whole Christ, body, blood, soul and divinity’

By Fr. Michel Mulloy



(This month the following column…
March 19, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic February 2020

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February 20, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

Exciting tidbits from the diocesan archives …

This 99 year old monstrance from St. Katherine Drexel was used…
February 20, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

During Lent feel free to feed your mind and spirit

By Laurie Hallstrom



The guidelines for Lent are printed…
February 20, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

Chancery employees examine hospitality at new pastoral center

As the remodeling of the new pastoral center continues, the…
February 20, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

Our amen should lift the rafters

(This is the fourth in a series of columns on the Eucharistic…
February 20, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

A new appreciation for the work Vatican offices do for the universal church

After a Mass to kick off National Catholic Schools Week at…
February 20, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

The Eucharistic Prayer is prayed to God the Father

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Eucharistic…
January 22, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

‘Bless you in your 2020 yellow-brick-road journey’

My first conscious awareness of 2020 was the song, “We’re…
January 22, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

Building a lively culture of vocations in families

One of my desires for this new year is to work more closely…
January 22, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

Clear vision for the diocesan archives

 



Preserving a Catholic Community By Kathy Cordes,…
January 22, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic January 2020

January 19, 2020/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic December 2019

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West River Catholic September 2019

October 16, 2019/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic October 2019

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West River Catholic August 2019

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August 21, 2019/by Laurie Hallstrom

Who’s minding the store? What’s next?

By Fr. Michel Mulloy There are two questions I get asked a…
August 21, 2019/by Laurie Hallstrom

WRC July 2019

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July 29, 2019/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic November 2019

July 17, 2019/by Laurie Hallstrom

‘Departure brings about a big hole in my heart’

Please continue to pray for me as I will for you. May the Lord send you a new bishop worthy of your love! God bless you all!
July 17, 2019/by Laurie Hallstrom

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