The Office of Stewardship for the Diocese of Rapid City

Helping you build a Stewardship Parish
and cultivate a Catholic Way of Life

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.

Financial Peace University is being held in two parishes in the Black Hills! | January 7th or 8th

This helpful course in financial planning and management has been developed by well-known financial advisor, Dave Ramsey.  It offers tools and knowledge which can help you live out a Catholic Way of Life in the area of personal finance.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help will offer part of their Wednesday evening Generations of Faith program.  Classes began January 8th but if you would like to stay informed about future courses, contact Brett Eckert, Director of Evangelization at 605-342-0507 or visit the Cathedral’s website.

This course is also being offered at Our Lady of the Black Hills in Piedmont.  The course begins January 7th.  More information can be found here or call the parish at 787-5168.

Want more information on how you can host a Financial Peace course in your parish?  Contact Todd Tobin, Director of Development at 605-343-3541 or

Re-live Summit 2019 with Father John Riccardo

In September 2019, Father John Riccardo spoke to a sold out crowd at Terra Sancta about our journey with Christ: Created. Captured. Rescued.

Hear Father John speak on these themes and be set free to receive the love of the Father.

Pastoral Ministry Days |March 29-31, 2020|Terra Sancta Retreat Center

Each year the Office of Faith Formation  sponsors Pastoral Ministry Days to educate and renew priests, deacons, parish staff and lay leaders in our Diocese.  This year,  to celebrate the Year of the Eucharist, presentations by Deacon James Keating will help all participants grow in their understanding and love for the Eucharist . Click here for the flyer and schedule.

Weekly Blogs

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. 

Done-for-You Resources

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.

Live Events

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. 

One-on-One Support

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.

Single tasking is better than multitasking

Single tasking is better than multitasking

The Office of Stewardship"Single-tasking is the opposite of multitasking, and it’s better in virtually every way." Chris Bailey, A Life of Productivity Father began his homily this past week by retelling his experience watching other drivers.  There were drivers...

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May the Souls of the Faithful Departed . . .

May the Souls of the Faithful Departed . . .

The Office of Stewardship"Eternal rest grant unto them , O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace." Traditional Catholic Prayer This past Saturday I had the privilege of...

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The 99 Experience

The 99 Experience

The Office of Stewardship"Without love, we are not really living; we are merely breathing." The 99 Handbook Mark Hart & Joel Stepanek Ascension Press has released a new resource for parishes called "The 99 Experience."  I was intrigued after hearing Mark Hart...

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Humility: the basis for the Spiritual Life

Humility: the basis for the Spiritual Life

The Office of Stewardship"We all know that the 'divine glory of the ego' is socially a great nuisance; we all do actually value our friends for modesty, freshness, and simplicity of heart.  Whatever may be the reason, we all do warmly respect humility -- in other...

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All Scripture is Inspired and Useful

All Scripture is Inspired and Useful

The Office of Stewardship"Our parish offers Scripture Study on a weekly basis." Characteristics of a Stewardship Parish Lively Faith: Study Today I wrote: In this Sunday's reading from the Second Letter of Timothy, St. Paul reminds us of the importance of the...

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The Rosary is A Powerful Weapon

The Rosary is A Powerful Weapon

The Office of Stewardship"Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today." St. Padre Pio Over the past couple of weeks, I have enjoyed hearing from many people who have shared their thoughts on Summit 2019.  The...

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Summit Prayer

Summit Prayer

The Office of Stewardship Summit 2019, held on Saturday, September 28th was such a gift to our Diocese!  The day, filled with fellowship, food, prayer and the wise counsel and insight of our keynote speaker, Fr. John Riccardo, touched the hearts of many of the...

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Doing Small Things with Great Love

Doing Small Things with Great Love

The Office of Stewardship"Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as with the love with which we do them." St. Therese of Lisieuxquoted in Vernon Johnson's bookSpiritual Childhood Today we celebrate the Feast of St....

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Rapid City, SD 57701
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2101 City Springs Rd Ste 200
Rapid City, SD 57702
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2101 City Springs Rd, Ste 300
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