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.

After prayerful consideration, the Office of Stewardship has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Summit featuring Chris and Linda Padgett.  Over the past two years, the Summit has grown to be the largest event hosted by the Diocese of Rapid City.  We are committed to continuing to offer the people of the Diocese the kind of high-quality event you have come to expect and we feel we would be unable to do so because of the current and projected COVID19 restrictions.  We looked at current CDC guidelines and felt it was unrealistic to think we would be able to gather the kind of crowd the Summit typically draws this coming September.  We looked at some creative alternatives, but in the end, we sense the Lord asking us to put our energy and resources toward bringing you a wonderful day of relaxation, inspiration and fellowship in 2021. Once again the day will include a high-quality Youth Track so that you can bring the entire family. 

We look forward to welcoming  you to Terra Sancta for this event in 2021. 

 

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.

Ordinary Time is Not Ordinary

Ordinary Time is Not Ordinary

When we move from Christmas or Easter back into Ordinary Time, the return of green vestments and green adornments on the altar always calls to mind the song my youngest son learned at Catechesis of the Good Shepherd about the liturgical calendar.  In it, the kids sang, “green is for the growing time.” 

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Not surprisingly, science confirms what we know as Christians to be true:  gratitude is a virtue, a good habit, that if cultivated over time, makes us happier, healthier and, we might add, holier.

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CHANCERY OFFICE

225 Main Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 343-3541

TERRA SANCTA RETREAT CENTER

2101 City Springs Rd, Ste 300
Rapid City , SD 57702
(605) 716-0925
stay@terrasancta.org