We warmly welcome you to Blessed Sacrament Church! Our hope is for you to experience a sense of belonging, and encouragement in your walk in faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that it is our responsibility to nurture life-long growth in an environment that provides for a solid understanding of the Church and its doctrines. In addition to attending Mass, we invite you to become an active member of your Parish through involvement in one or more of our ministries, faith formation classes, and social groups, all of which are designed to bring the diversity of all our multi-faceted families together as one unified faith-community to live in union with God by continuing the work of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Please be sure to fill out our New Parishioner Registration Form. We’ll send you information on many of the opportunities for spiritual growth our Parish has to offer.
About our Parish
From the little white Church on the west edge of Rapid City to the Church you see standing today, our faith family has grown, physically and Spiritually over the last 70 years. Today, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, is comprised of approximately 1,650 families, and is the Diocese of Rapid City’s largest Parish. Blessed Sacrament was established in 1947 when Bishop William McCarty recognized a need for a new Parish in west Rapid City. On October 7, 1947, Bishop McCarty presided over the first Mass in the Community House (lost in the 1972 flood) in Canyon Lake Park, which was used for Mass until December 15th when the Church on Canyon Lake Drive was dedicated. On Thanksgiving Day in 1956, the present Church and rectory were dedicated. A major expansion to the worship area was completed in 1996 to accommodate an ever-growing community. The current facility was rounded out in 2005 when the present Parish center and hall were completed. The organizational structure here at Blessed Sacrament is one based on a team concept through the blending of diverse ministries guided by gifted professional staff and volunteer members. The ultimate responsibility of the overall Parish activities lies with the pastor and is assisted by the associate pastor.