The Office of Stewardship
In the Diocese of Rapid City, Stewardship is a broad vision for the parish and the individual that encompasses everything necessary for people to feel welcomed, fed, and nourished in their relationship with God and with neighbor.
This vision is built on a strong Foundation and supported by 3 Pillars-
Generous Hospitality: Welcome, Invitation, Fellowship
Lively Faith: Prayer, Formation, Study
Dedicated Discipleship: Intentional Love of God and Neighbor
The Office of Stewardship offers resources and support to use these pillars to build a stewardship parish and cultivate a Catholic way of life.
August 8 Ft. Pierre | August 15 Spearfish
If you enjoyed our Summit conference in the past, or if you would like to learn more about how to strengthen marriage and family, please consider joining us for an Ambassador’s for Christ event next summer.
Ambassador’s for Christ will equip and inspire you to gently invite others to grow in their faith. It will provide you with everything you need to know about next year’s Summit so that you can share this information with other parishioners. This year, the Director of Family Life Ministries, Amy Julian, will share ways we can support and encourage healthy marriages and vibrant family life among our parishioners.
In an effort to make them more accessible to those living in more remote areas of the Diocese of Rapid City, these half-day events are held in different locations around the Diocese. Pick the one that works for you!
- Saturday, August 8th in Ft. Pierre, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm CT
- Saturday, August 15th in Spearfish 8:00 am – 12:00 pm MT
SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 | Terra Sancta Retreat Center
The Diocese of Rapid City’s Annual Summit, sponsored by the Office of Stewardship will be held, Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. Our desire for the Summit is to provide inspiration and renewal to all Christians living in Western South Dakota.
Our speakers in 2020 will be Chris and Linda Padgett of Catholic Family & Marriage, Inc. who will inspire us all to love more authentically and fully no matter what state of life we are in.
As always, we promise to offer you time to relax, to enjoy fellowship, to pray and to experience the outstanding hospitality of Terra Sancta’s staff. We look forward to sharing the day with you!
More details coming in March of 2020. Want us to let you know when we have all the details sorted out? Click the ‘I’m interested’ button below.
The Director of the Office of Stewardship offers weekly reflections on the “Living this Catholic Way of Life” blog.
You’ll find thoughtful refelctions on Scripture, suggestions for tools to use at your parish, and stories of those emboldened and enlivened in their faith.
The Office of Stewardship offers inspiring blogs, videos, testimonials, and print materials to help encourage parishioners to delve deeper into the heart of God and come alive in their faith.
Take a look at our resources page for modules to share with parish leaders, committee members, or to study on your own.
We’re committed to helping you grow in your faith and giving you the opportunity to help you deepen your love of God and of neighbor.
We host several events throughout the year to encourage you in each pillar of Stewardship.
We’ve developed several assessments and tools to help you take a pulse of your parish, determine your areas of greatest need, and learn where to focus your resources most effectively.
Schedule a time to meet with our office one-on-one to create a customized plan to awaken your parish.
This Sunday is Pentecost, the great celebration of the Church when we “remember” the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles 50 days after Easter as they were huddled in the Upper Room. I think a close look at the prayers for Mass makes clear that we are “remembering” in the Biblical sense of the word.
“Man plans . . . And God Laughs” . . . or so the saying goes. Perhaps in these times, we should say, “Man plans and COVID19 laughs.
“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you . . plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.”
“Hospitality is not just about opening our doors, but opening our very souls.”
“And this is the will of the one who sent me,
that I should not lose anything of what he gave me”
This Sunday’s second reading from the first letter of Peter reminds us to “conduct ourselves with reverence during the time of sojourning. . . realizing that you have been ransomed . . . with the precious blood of Christ.” (1 Peter 1: 17-19)
He is Risen! He is Truly Risen! Alleluia! In the Resurrection, Jesus truly conquered death and sin. Death could not hold him.
A Prayer to Begin Holy Week
“Lord Jesus, as we enter into Holy Week once again, I come before you to renew my love and gratitude, and to ask you to open my heart to all the special graces that this week contains. . . .
Online learning opportunities are exploding! I would like to share the top three things I am trying to focus on between now and Easter.
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Rapid City, SD 57701