Wednesday, April 23 - regular Religious Ed schedule. Meal prepared and served by the St. Faustina Prayer Group - menu: chicken strips, cole slaw, breadsticks, and ice cream with assorted toppings. Meal served 4:30-6:00 PM.

Welcome! Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic Church located in Rapid City, SD.

Daily Reflections and Readings

Today's Scripture Readings (text)
Daily Reflection (video)

Weekend Mass Commentary (archive)

April 27, 2014 (2nd Sunday of Easter)
April 20, 2014 (Easter Sunday)
April 13, 2014 (Palm Sunday)
April 6, 2014 (5th Sunday of Lent)
March 30, 2014 (4th Sunday of Lent)


Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration

Novena
Exposition of the Divine Mercy Image
Holy Mass and Concluding Celebration

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Jesus' Divine Mercy Sunday Promises

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.


Safe Environment Newsletter (March, 2014)
Latest Mass & Homily


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 bdecker@diorc.org.


Summer Stretch

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.


Steubenville of the Rockies

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 jenny@blessedsacramentchurch.org. More information about the Steubenville youth conference is available at www.steubenvilleconferences.com/youth.

Highlights from last year's trip for the Rapid City Diocese


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.

Come and check out how to take your Faith On The Road! Questions? Call the youth office at 605.342.3336.


Junior Confirmation Class 2013-2014

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.

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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:

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.


Youth Ministry

Join the youth of Blessed Sacrament Church! Interested? Click on the Youth menu above and join us. View the latest images from recent events in our Gallery.

2013-2014 Youth Activities

Calendars: Life Teen, Religious Education, Confirmation - Required Forms

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Blessed Sacrament Church
4500 Jackson Boulevard
Rapid City, SD 57702
 Phone 605.342.3336
Fax 605.341.5668
bsc@blessedsacramentchurch.org