Upcoming Events & Activities

Spring 2022

Please Return Your Rice Bowls!

JULY 18-21, 2022
St. Joseph's Center, Timber Lake

PreK - 3rd Graders (Fall 2022)

Dr. McNamara will be presenting to the priests of the diocese during their annual clergy convocation and is offering this special presentation.
It is open to the public at Terra Sancta Retreat Center in the main chapel.


Marriage Matters Retreat 

“Refocus on the gift of family in our marriage as a path to God’s plan and unity” 
Catholic Social Services in partnership with Family Life Ministries will present “Marriage Matters: a Weekend Retreat for Married Couples” 
on Saturday & Sunday August 20-21 at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. Previous participants overwhelmingly agree that the time spent together as a couple during this retreat is worth it! 
Cost is $230 per couple and includes all sessions, materials, meals, snacks and lodging from breakfast Saturday through lunch Sunday. Optional early check-in on Friday, August 19 ($100 additional).
Scholarships available – all are welcome! 
Register on-line at 
http://terrasancta.org/MM22. Please register before August 10.


WSDCF Fishing Tournaments
For the 9th year, the Western South Dakota Catholic Foundation will host a friend-raising Fishing Tournament. Each parish is encouraged to organize a team in support of the event. The fishing challenge occurs over three weekends and proceeds benefit the seminarians serving the Rapid City Diocese. You can join any of the three sites listed. Not a fisherman or woman, no worries–you can also fish from shore or come and attend the fish fry. Registration will be available at www.wsdcf.org/events.

Ft. Pierre, Fischers Lilly Park 6:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, June 4 with Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church at 5:30 p.m. CT

Hot Springs, Angostora Lake,
Saturday, May 21 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lemmon, Shadehill Reservoir,
Saturday, June 11 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fishing registration will be from 9-11 a.m. at Summerville Store and Café, 11219 SD-73.
A fish fry dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Summerville Store and Café, followed by a short program. Raffle tickets are available for $10 each or three for $25. There will be opportunities to win $500, $300 or $200 cash prizes. Need not be present to win. Contact your priest or the WSDCF office for raffle tickets. For further information contact the Western South Dakota Catholic Foundation (WSDCF) 605-721-6843. Come and enjoy the day in support of our seminarians!


Next summer, July 28—August 7, 2023, the Diocese of Rapid City is hoping to lead a World Youth Day Pilgrimage for youth, young adults, and families.

Join us for one of the following virtual informational meetings to answer your questions and learn more about this powerful event in the Heart of the Church by visiting our website and submitting your name through our WYD Inquiry Form: https://www.rapidcitydiocese.org/wyd23

 We look forward to seeing you there!


 West River Catholic
April 2022



Statement of the
Bishops of South Dakota Regarding Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements


AmazonSmile customers can now support the St. Joseph's Center Fund
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