The Catholic Church isn't the building, the building is to house the Church which is the people. As we come together in Christian unity to share life in Christ, consider joining some of these fellowship and service opportunities.
During Faith Formation classes, a free-will donation meal is provided in the Parish Hall for all families. Parents whose children are enrolled in Faith Formation classes are required to help with one Wednesday Night Dinner, but extra help is always helpful. Helping out is easy and fun. Whether your family is involved in Faith Formation or not, you can be part of the back-up team for this ministry.
Would you like to help? Contact Bridget Grapentine
Just Us card group is a fun group. Come and get acquainted with us. If you don’t play Hand and Foot, we are willing to help you learn. This group meets the first Thursday of the month. Please check the bulletin for times.
If you like to play whist, join this group on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, September through May at 1:00pm at Blessed Sacrament for a few hours of card playing! This group grows in fellowship and contributes donations to worthy causes such as Coats-for-Kids and more.
If you are 15 or older and willing to donate your time, skills, and efforts to support Blessed Sacrament and other Diocesan needs, upon request, through the gift of sewing, this ministry might be for you!
While not a sewing class, this ministry enjoys collaborating their skills to assist the parish with supplying baptismal quilts and bibs, linens for various liturgical seasons, repair of altar server albs, table coverings, and any other requested items. In addition, they aid and support charitable work by making quilts for Terra Sancta, Habitat for Humanity, Right to Life and Church Response.
They also make patriotic quilts to be gifted toward our treasured local veterans each year. This ministry meets weekly on Thursdays at 8:30am until noon and on occasion have all day quilt-ins for special projects or to enjoy each other’s company. We ask that anyone interested have basic sewing skills, are open minded to collaboration, and have a desire to perform charitable works.
Due to the expense of sewing machines we ask that you provide your own as we do not have resources to buy them. Blessed Sacrament Parish provides all other basic tools for this group. If you are interested in spending time in service to others and to use your talents, we would love to meet you!
If you’re interested in helping those in need, serving your parish, growing in your faith or having exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family, then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you. Becoming a Knight of Columbus can transform your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our top-rated insurance program to protect your family. The Knights of Columbus is not just a fraternity in name. It is a brotherhood of Catholic men who each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time. They stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principles they cherish while lending their support and strength to parish, home and fellow Knight.
This ministry is for anyone with a desire to assist with maintaining the sacredness of the liturgy through weekly cleaning of Blessed Sacrament’s Nave. The Dusting Angels meet on Thursday mornings after the 7:00am Mass and finish by 8:15am Coffee, Donuts, and fellowship is shared afterward.
If you find yourself having a free morning, afternoon, or full day during your week, consider volunteering at Blessed Sacrament to support our staff by answering the phones, directing visitors, and helping with the other day-to-day activities!
This ministry provides lunch after the funeral Mass for the families of our parish community who have lost a loved one. Join us if you can assist with donating dishes, such as salads or desserts, cooking, baking, or cleanup.
If you enjoy planting and maintaining indoor and outdoor plants to enhance the beauty of the parish, this ministry is for you! Anyone able to lift water jugs and with a few spare hours a week can share in the responsibilities of this year-round ministry.
This ministry is open to any practicing Catholics over the age of 18 who desire to communicate the Catholic faith which will instill hope and provide tools for change to inmates at the Pennington County Jail. A wide range of opportunities are available within this ministry including presenting the faith to the inmates on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 9:00pm, becoming a Prayer Partner for an inmate, caroling at the jail during Christmas, sending Bibles to family members, and finding resources for the inmates to dive deeper into their faith.
If you find yourself having 1-2 extra hours a week and have a desire to take the Holy Eucharist to individuals confined to their homes, this ministry might be a good fit for you! With training provided, adults or teens with a Safe Environment trained adult serve all nursing homes located in western Rapid City. This ministry’s primary goal is to meet the faith needs and provide inclusion for our parishioners and those of other parishes who are unable to attend Mass and parish events on a regular basis.
This ministry would be a great fit for any parishioner who has a particular dedication to defending and promoting the sanctity of human life from conception through natural death. The Pro-life ministry meets at Blessed Sacrament on the 2nd Friday of each month at 9:00am to discuss life issues, send cards to the newly baptized, write and provide educational information for the parish bulletin and faith formation classes, and plan various pro-life events such as a National Night of Prayer for Life and an annual bake sale to fund daily Masses for life throughout the diocese and Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats. Contact Harriette Carbajal to get involved!
Anyone who is interested in assisting the parish find fellowship and form relationships with coffee and donuts would be a great addition to the Fellowship team. Trained Fellowship Ministers are scheduled about once a month and asked to arrive 20 minutes before Mass to prepare carts with donuts and coffee and stay about 20 minutes after Mass to set out the donuts and coffee, address any shortages, and return the supplies to the kitchen. Help our parish further cultivate communion with one another!