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.

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.

THE SUMMIT | SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 | Terra Sancta

Summit:  Our Story – Created. Captured. Rescued. The Diocese of Rapid City’s Annual Summit, sponsored by the Office of Stewardship will be held, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Terra Sancta Retreat Center.  Like last year, our desire for the Summit is to provide inspiration and renewal to all Christians living in Western South Dakota.   Our speaker is Fr. John Riccardo of the Archdiocese of Detroit.  His witness and his words are truly inspirational and his message simple, relevant and profound.  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! 

Cost is $25 per individual or $50 per family  |  Includes lunch 

Living Under the Two Standards

Living Under the Two Standards

The Office of Stewardship"Jesus said to his disciples, 'The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.'" Matthew 13:44-45 Today is the Feast of St....

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A Bishop Worthy of Your Love

A Bishop Worthy of Your Love

The Office of Stewardship  "I will pray that your next Bishop is a man worthy of your love." Bishop Robert Gruss   Tomorrow Bishop Gruss will be installed as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw.  In the past few weeks, this change has given us the...

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Generous Hospitality that transforms

Generous Hospitality that transforms

The Office of Stewardship"Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, 'Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don’t give your care, but give your heart as well.' Living...

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Who is My Neighbor?

Who is My Neighbor?

The Office of Stewardship"But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, 'And who is my neighbor?'" Luke 10:29 This Sunday's Gospel we hear the parable of the Good Samaritan.  It begins with the question of a scholar of the law, "Teacher what must I do to...

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Jesus, hidden, but present

Jesus, hidden, but present

The Office of Stewardship"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid."John 14:27On Monday, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist.  St. John the Baptist...

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Stewardship in the Year of the Eucharist

Stewardship in the Year of the Eucharist

The Office of Stewardship"I have called a Holy Year of the Eucharist in the Diocese of Rapid City."Bishop Robert Gruss, Proclamation of the Year of the Eucharist In a little over a week, we will enter into the Year of the Eucharist.  It is an exciting time for the...

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Summer Hospitality Tips

Summer Hospitality Tips

The Office of StewardshipSummer Hospitality Tips   It seems that summer is finally making its way to Western South Dakota. For many in our Diocese, summer means the arrival of out-of-town guests and tourists to our homes and churches.  I was reminded of the young...

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606 Cathedral Drive
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 343-3541


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