Welcome! Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic Church located in Rapid City, SD.
Daily Reflections and Readings
Weekend Mass Commentary (archive)
Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration
Exposition of the Divine Mercy Image
Holy Mass and Concluding Celebration
Eucharistic Adoration Information
There will be no Divine Mercy 40 Hour Devotion at Blessed Sacrament Church this year because Cathedral will have Perpetual Adoration. All faithful are encouraged to commit to prayer in Adoration at Cathedral.
Totus Tuus Vocation Camps
Information for the Totus Tuus vocation camps is here! Registration brochures are available on the tables outside the youth office.
Schedule for 2014
Girls Camp, for those who have completed grades 6, 7, or 8: June 24-27
Girls Leadership, for those who have completed grades 9-12 and older: June 23-27
Boys Camp, for those who have completed grades 6, 7, or 8: July 22-25
Boys Leadership, for those who have completed grades 9-12 and older: July 21-25
There is a $20 discount for registrations received before May 16. Check out the video from last year’s camps here http://gods-call.com/index.php.
Please contact the Diocese Vocations Office if you would like more information at (605) 716-5214, ext. 233 or email email@example.com.
Save The Dates
The Summer Stretch Community Service and Recreation Program for youth entering 6-12 grade, will meet on Tuesdays July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. The Summer Stretch Lock-In/Camp-Out will be August 1-2, 2014.
Meet at Blessed Sacrament parish hall 9am to 3:30pm. Registration forms coming soon!
Questions? Contact Jenny or Denise at (605) 342-3336.
The Steubenville youth conference is for teens currently in 8th grade and higher. The conference is in Denver, CO this coming July 17-20, 2014. The cost of the conference is $385 per person. Cost includes: bus, Elitich Gardens amusement park ticket, registration at the conference, meals during the conference, t-shirts, hotel, amazing speakers, adoration, music and much more! Space fills up SUPER fast! Get registered now!
Contact Jenny in the youth office at (605) 342-3336 or email Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the Steubenville youth conference is available at www.steubenvilleconferences.com/youth.
Faith On The Road
Teens who have already been confirmed,
Are you not sure what the church offers you after Confirmation? Want to gather with people your age? Do you wonder about what the church teaches and why? Want to serve the Rapid City community?
Faith On The Road (FOTR) is for you! We meet on a monthly basis (sometimes more frequently depending on activities), for a variety of activities and events including: movie clubs, pizza discussion nights, visiting Newman Centers, serving meals at the Cornerstone Rescue Mission, serving community members in need, learning how to defend your faith beyond high school, and more! We need your input for upcoming summer events!
There is no cost, food is provided and friends are welcome to come.
“Son of God” movie Sunday, March 16 @ 3:15pm @ Carmike 10 Theater
“God’s Not Dead” movie & pizza discussion after, Sunday, March 23 @ 4:15pm @ Carmike 10 Theater
“Heaven is for Real” movie & pizza discussion after, Wednesday, April 16 @ 4:20pm @ Carmike 10 Theater
Sign up now at the table by the youth office or call Jenny or Denise to reserve your free tickets!
Come and check out how to take your Faith On The Road! Questions? Call the youth office at 605.342.3336.
Junior Confirmation Class 2013-2014h2
On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Most Rev. Robert D. Gruss, Bishop of Rapid City presided over the confirmation of our Junior Class for 2013-2014. 44 candidates were confirmed at the 700 PM Mass.
Changes In Confirmation
“Lowering the age of confirmation is an opportunity to offer these graces sooner in the lives of our youth, so that, with God’s help they grow in charity and in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we may all live out this sacrament and the call to holiness as called by God and his church”.
July 2013 West River Catholic Newspaper
The schedule for the whole Diocese is to confirm:
- 10th and 11th graders in 2013-2014 (this year)
- 9th and 10th graders in 2014-2015 (this coming Fall & Spring)
- 8th and 9th graders in 2015-2016
- 7th and 8th graders in 2016-2017
- Confirmation for 6th through 8th graders 2017 and beyond
As you might imagine, that will be a bit of a challenge for us at Blessed Sacrament, because of the large numbers of kids.
In the midst of that numbers challenge, we are blessed with a very fine Life Teen program for High School students at Blessed Sacrament. One of our concerns is not hurting Life Teen to serve Confirmation. Bishop expects sacramental preparation to take place outside of and in addition to the normal religious education classes. Time to give to our faith formation is precious in the culture we live in today.
Pray for us in this time of transition that we may succeed in lifting up the precious gift of faith to our amazing Youth.