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.

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May 2018 West River Catholic

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May 16, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

St. Joseph Parish, Cherry Creek: 125 years of parish life on the Cheyenne River

In 1891, a Benedictine missionary living on Standing Rock Reservation…
May 16, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

The road to priesthood: ‘You are exactly where God wants you to be’

Zane Pekron

Age: 25
Home Parish: St. Mary, Milesville
Parents:…
May 16, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Help in answering important Catholic questions

In a January article in the West River Catholic, Father Michel…
May 16, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Seize every occasion to act in a loving, holy way

At the State Knights of Columbus Convention a couple of weeks…
May 16, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

April 2018 West River Catholic

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April 19, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

We have reason to rejoice and thank God for his blessings

By Fr. Michel Mulloy, Vicar General

In October of 2017, the…
April 19, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Religious life moves into the 3rd millenium with young generous hearts

By Laurie Hallstrom

“Consecrated life in the 3rd millennium…
April 19, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Let Jesus remove your attachments and open you to his will

By Laurie Hallstrom

Pastoral Ministry Days were held March…
April 19, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Serra Club could boost vocations in our diocese

One of the new ministries forming in our diocese is the Serra…
April 19, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Redirect resources to mental health care and reduce suicides

One of the most important social issues that we face in the State…
April 19, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

CSS doing amazing things for the Gospel

By Laurie Hallstrom

“Because God loved us first, we are…
April 18, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: March 2018

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March 22, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Parents are the first line of protection against child sexual abuse

By Charlotte Verhey

As a parent raising three children in…
March 22, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Black Bears discuss local needs in D.C.

By Becky Berreth

Catholic advocates visited Capitol Hill in…
March 22, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Live a life of holiness, live a life of happiness

At the end of February, Adam Johnson, a first-year theologian…
March 22, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

‘Bring God’s redeeming love into the world’

Many people have very special days or periods of time in their…
March 22, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Pastoral Ministry Days 2018: ‘The harvest is plentiful, the laborers are few’

By Becky Berreth

“The family is the first seminary,”…
February 21, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

New Lay Ministry Formation Classes slated to begin next fall

By Deacon Greg Sass

Are you in charge of a ministry at…
February 21, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: February 2018

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February 21, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Rock Bottom — the Social Justice Commission examines addiction, prison and suicide

By Laurie Hallstrom

Who are the addicts, inmates, and…
February 21, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Lent —a time to fast from certain things and to feast on others

We have entered into the season of Lent, a season of grace. The…
February 21, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

A powerful witness when thousands stand for life

January 17-21, I had the chance to make the pilgrimage…
February 21, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: January 2018

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January 24, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

Jesus or Satan: With whom will you stand this year?

Jesus or Satan: With whom will you stand this year?

As we…
January 24, 2018/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: December 2017

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December 20, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: November 2017

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November 22, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

For Advent, focus on reconciliation

At the end of October, Jesuit Father Jim Kubicki, president of…
November 22, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: October 2017

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October 18, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: September 2017

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September 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: August 2017

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August 16, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: July 2017

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July 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: June 2017

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June 21, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: May 2017

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May 17, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: April 2017

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April 19, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: March 2017

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March 24, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: February 2017

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February 23, 2017/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic: January 2017

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January 18, 2017/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic — December 2016

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December 21, 2016/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic: November 2016

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November 16, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: October 2016

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October 20, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: September 2016

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September 21, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic: August 2016

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August 17, 2016/by Laurie Hallstrom