Welcome! Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic Church located in Rapid City, SD.
Daily Reflections and Readings
Weekend Mass Commentary (archive)
March 16, 2014 (2nd Sunday of Lent)
Healing of Families Retreat with Holy Mass and Prayer
Conducted by Father John Lule
March 20 & 21, 2014 (evenings)
March 22, 2014 (morning)
Contemplative Prayer Gathering
Conducted by Most Rev. Robert D. Gruss, Bishop of Rapid City
Evening of March 31, 2014 (Monday) at Blessed Sacrament Church
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the Steubenville youth conference is available at www.steubenvilleconferences.com/youth.
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.
“Son of God” movie Sunday, March 16 @ 3:15pm @ Carmike 10 Theater
“God’s Not Dead” movie & pizza discussion after, Sunday, March 23 @ 4:15pm @ Carmike 10 Theater
“Heaven is for Real” movie & pizza discussion after, Wednesday, April 16 @ 4:20pm @ Carmike 10 Theater
Sign up now at the table by the youth office or call Jenny or Denise to reserve your free tickets!
Come and check out how to take your Faith On The Road! Questions? Call the youth office at 605.342.3336.
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:
- 10th and 11th graders in 2013-2014 (this year)
- 9th and 10th graders in 2014-2015 (this coming Fall & Spring)
- 8th and 9th graders in 2015-2016
- 7th and 8th graders in 2016-2017
- Confirmation for 6th through 8th graders 2017 and beyond
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.
Mystic Miner Trip 2014
Our annual trip to the Myster Miner Ski Resort occurred on February 17, 2014. Fun, fellowship, fantastic snow, and fabulous weather graced our group. Click play and enjoy the event from the various points of view. Click for a series of still images of the event. A compilation video is also available.
The youth of Blessed Sacrament are very active. Interested? Click on the Youth menu above and join us. View the latest images from recent events in our Gallery.