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Since 1973, the West River Catholic has been sent to every registered household in the Diocese of Rapid City free of charge. To assist with our costs to produce the paper, each year a voluntary subscription drive is held. The suggested donation is $27, but all gifts are welcome.

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.

With print production every other month, news and images of events happening throughout the diocese are posted to our diocesan website, social media accounts, and shared in our bi-monthly e-news email!

Issues & Past Stories

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Do our food and drink habits glorify God?

February 16, 2024/by Becky Berreth

Lent Regulations

February 14, 2024/by Becky Berreth

‘A celebration of our faith’ with a twist

February 9, 2024/by Becky Berreth

Lent Resources

February 8, 2024/by Jacques Daniel

Holy Hour

February 2, 2024/by Becky Berreth

WSDCF board selects grant recipients

February 2, 2024/by Becky Berreth

Men in Black Basketball

January 30, 2024/by Becky Berreth

Pastoral Ministry Days ‘Strengthening our parishes from the inside out’

January 29, 2024/by Becky Berreth

The journey of understanding His divine love

January 28, 2024/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic January 2024 News

January 23, 2024/by Laurie Hallstrom

Vocations Office next goal, ‘Operation Andrew Dinner’

January 23, 2024/by Becky Berreth

SEEK: ‘A place where you can have a real encounter with the Lord’

January 22, 2024/by Becky Berreth

Legislative docket includes education, marijuana, & gambling bills

January 19, 2024/by Becky Berreth

‘How do we answer new challenges and refute erroneous ideologies?’

January 16, 2024/by Becky Berreth

Father Edmund installed as Pastor of Rosebud Reservation

January 10, 2024/by Becky Berreth

Christmas in Lemmon

January 3, 2024/by Becky Berreth

The Creche

January 3, 2024/by Becky Berreth

Simbang Gabi

December 19, 2023/by Becky Berreth

CSS honors local artist Dale Lamphere

December 18, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Quilts of Valor

December 15, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Catholics Building on Faith

December 12, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Memorares are multiplying

December 12, 2023/by Becky Berreth

They came seeking the fullness of Christ’s joy

December 11, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Beware of deceptive campaign tactics

December 7, 2023/by Becky Berreth

The history of Eucharistic Congress

November 30, 2023/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic November 2023 News

November 29, 2023/by Laurie Hallstrom

Advent Reconciliation Schedule 2023

November 22, 2023/by West River Catholic

West River Catholic September 2023 News

October 2, 2023/by Laurie Hallstrom

‘Authentic beauty unlocks the yearning of the human heart’

October 2, 2023/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic July 2023 News

July 27, 2023/by Laurie Hallstrom

The Road to Priesthood — ‘A sense God was inviting me’

July 26, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Sr. Jacque begins a new ministry

July 24, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Invited to be witnesses to love

July 21, 2023/by Becky Berreth

It is amazing to see the Holy Spirit work through participants

July 17, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Happy 25th Anniversary Sr. Bernadette, OSB

July 10, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius offered at Sioux Spiritual Center

July 7, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Carole Brown nominated for Lumen Christi

July 3, 2023/by Becky Berreth

KC Council 1489 honored with state awards

June 27, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Timber Lake teachers bring eucharistic miracles to life

June 25, 2023/by Becky Berreth

The Eucharist traveled up and down country roads at Milesville

June 22, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Vocations Office begins Memorare Prayer campaign

June 16, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Happy 50th Father Dan Juelfs

June 13, 2023/by Becky Berreth

WSDCF Fishing Tournament and raffle

June 12, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Duc in Altum Schedule Released

June 9, 2023/by Becky Berreth

June is the Month of the Sacred Heart

June 1, 2023/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic May 2023 News

May 24, 2023/by Laurie Hallstrom

Reminiscing — farewell to knives and hot wax, hello desktop publishing

May 23, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Roots of vocation planted, nurtured at WRC

May 19, 2023/by Becky Berreth

KW Players Present ‘The Tidings Brought to Mary”

May 17, 2023/by Laurie Hallstrom

Catholic Middle School shares cathedral’s anniversary

May 17, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Entrusting our diocesan planning to Our Lady

May 16, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Pray that you are open to God’s call in your life

May 1, 2023/by Becky Berreth

To share a meal

April 26, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Those who had little to their name were happy to share

April 24, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Show compassion to post-abortive women

April 17, 2023/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic March 2023 News

April 12, 2023/by Laurie Hallstrom

New podcast teaches about the diaconate

April 11, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Learning to live in the Holy Spirit

April 11, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Benedictine Sisters Move

April 10, 2023/by Laurie Hallstrom

Easter Egg Hunt

April 6, 2023/by Becky Berreth

“The Lord is risen, Alleluia!” 

April 6, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Chrism Mass

April 3, 2023/by Becky Berreth

New Lay Ministers Commissioned

April 2, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Step out in faith — people are starving for prayer and joy

March 27, 2023/by Becky Berreth

2023 Legislative Session yields several successes, a few setbacks

March 23, 2023/by Becky Berreth

PMD revives love for Eucharist

March 21, 2023/by Becky Berreth

2023 NPM Winter Meeting

March 8, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Seminarians Receive Ministry of Acolyte

March 8, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Bishop’s statement regarding Fr. Mulloy

March 3, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Upcoming seminary visit a unique opportunity

March 1, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Racial healing conference a launch pad for discussions

February 28, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Theology by the Slice: Are people unaware of the church and/or are not Catholic doomed to hell?

February 27, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Theology by the Slice: What specifically is the Gospel?

February 20, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Curia Corner: A daughter searches for a family history

February 14, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Theology by the Slice: Divine, Natural, and Human Law

February 13, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Statue of Mary untouched in earthquake

February 8, 2023/by Laurie Hallstrom

Welcome Sister Sara, SCTJM

February 8, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Theology by the Slice: How can I develop a stronger faith in God?

February 6, 2023/by Becky Berreth

WSDCF makes new grant awards

February 5, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Revival takes root in Custer Women’s book study

February 2, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Recognizing Jesus in all his forms

January 31, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Theology by the Slice: How to you encourage someone to come back to church?

January 30, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Packed agenda for Legislature in 2023

January 25, 2023/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic January 2023 News

January 24, 2023/by Laurie Hallstrom

The Holy Spirit is at work all across our diocese

January 24, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Theology by the Slice: Are the people in Hell content?

January 23, 2023/by Becky Berreth

SEEK 2023: ‘It is good that you exist’

January 19, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Truth and Racial Healing Conference to be held Jan. 28

January 18, 2023/by Becky Berreth

At 86, Fauneil Keller still knows her way around the keyboard

January 17, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Theology by the Slice: Is baptism required for salvation?

January 16, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Mary, Seat of Wisdom — Statue dedicated in Lemmon

January 11, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Theology by the Slice: Does God ever change his plan because of prayer?

January 9, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Timber Lake community celebrates with Christmas/Advent music

January 3, 2023/by Becky Berreth

Theology by the Slice: Is it possible for women to enter the priesthood?

January 2, 2023/by Becky Berreth

#tbt A Gift from Poland

December 29, 2022/by Becky Berreth

Theology by the Slice: Is salvation a matter of works?

December 26, 2022/by Becky Berreth

30th Anniversary Celebration of the WSDCF

December 22, 2022/by Becky Berreth

What is missing from evangelization efforts?

December 21, 2022/by Becky Berreth

Diocesan musicians receive awards

December 21, 2022/by Becky Berreth

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass

December 20, 2022/by Becky Berreth

Theology by the Slice: Jesus fighting the Pharisees

December 19, 2022/by Becky Berreth

Rite of Institution to Acolyte

December 18, 2022/by Becky Berreth

Focus on the Eucharist — Lay Ministers fall retreat

December 15, 2022/by Becky Berreth

Knights accomplish free Thanksgiving dinner for 750

December 12, 2022/by Becky Berreth

A feverish invitation 

December 7, 2022/by Becky Berreth

Life Changing Retreat for Engaged Couples

December 7, 2022/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic November 2022 News

December 6, 2022/by Laurie Hallstrom

Congrats VSI Graduates

December 1, 2022/by West River Catholic

Jesse Tree tradition enters us into the divine story of salvation

November 28, 2022/by Becky Berreth

Spiritual Motherhood – ‘It’s an honor to pray for our future priests’

November 21, 2022/by Becky Berreth

CSS honors Rapid City Flood workers at annual gathering

November 18, 2022/by Becky Berreth

SEEK Conference — ‘A retreat, but on steroids’

November 15, 2022/by Becky Berreth

West River Catholic September 2022 News

September 21, 2022/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic July 2022 News

July 20, 2022/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic May 2022 News

May 18, 2022/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic March 2022 News

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West River Catholic e-Edition

February 16, 2022/by Jacques Daniel

West River Catholic January 2022 News

January 19, 2022/by Laurie Hallstrom

West River Catholic November 2021 News

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West River Catholic September 2021 News

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WRC e-Editon August 2021

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‘Departure brings about a big hole in my heart’

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