Events

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

NUN RUN 2017 | Oct 19-22, 2017 Denver CO | www.beatitudes.us

 

"For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope." (Jer 29:11)  God has a plan for each of us, one full of joy and hope.  Interested in learning how to hear His voice?  Want to know more about discerning your vocation and discovering the future God has in mind for you?  If you are 16 or older, come away for a weekend of talks, prayer, quiet and recreation designed just for you.

 

 

 

 

Deadline to register is October 12, 2017. - REGISTER NOW

For more information contact:  Office of Vocations at 605-716-5214 ext. 233 or via email at shanson@diorc.org  


IHM Seminary Visits 2017-2018 | Nov 10-13, 2017

 

Join Fr. Mark McCormick, Director of Vocations, for a trip to visit the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona, MN.  We will tour the campus, visit with seminarians, pray with the community and enjoy some recreation.  This trip is open to young men aged 16 and older. There is no cost for this trip, but registration is required.  For more information or to register, please contact the Office of Vocations at 605-716-5214 ext. 233 or shanson@diorc.org or click on the registration form here.

 

November 10-13, 2017 | Deadline Nov 3

March 15-18, 2018 (Thur-Sun) | Deadline Mar 8

 


 

 

 


 

PAST EVENTS

Big Horns Young Adult Retreat 2017

Join us for a weekend retreat with Fr. Mark McCormick. We will camp and hike in the beautiful Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. There will be time to talk about prayer and discernment, celebrate Daily Mass and spend time in prayer and fellowship.

 

Open to Young Adults age 18—35. For more information, contact us at: 605-716-5214 ext. 233

 

Deadline to Register: August 3, 2017

Totus Tuus 2017: Summer Vocation Camp

Totus Tuus is a summer camp where we spend a few days reflecting on God's call to each of us. The guys will spend time with priests and seminarians, and the girls will be with religious sisters. The camp includes hiking, kayaking, campfires, swimming, games, and much more!

 

Click here to learn more and to register for this event

Totus Tuus Family Potluck

Friday, June 16th at 5:30 pm at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. 

This is an opportunity for families to gather and visit with the religious sisters who come from all over the United States to help the Office of Vocations with the Girls Totus Tuus camp. This year’s camp will be hosting 24 religious sisters from 13 different communities. Many of them will be staying on Friday to give families in the area the opportunity to meet them and visit. 

Bring a main dish and a side and join us for dinner, fellowship and evening prayer.

Click here to learn more and to register for this event

Inspiring a Culture of Yes! Events

Please join the Office of Vocations in welcoming Fr. Brett Brannen, acclaimed author and speaker, to our Diocese.  Fr. Brannen will present a workshop on Thursday, April 27th @ 5:30 pm at St. John the Evangelist in Ft. Pierre and repeat the same workshop on Friday, April 28th @ 5:30 at Terra Sancta Retreat Center in Rapid City.  The evening begins with dinner and includes a presentation by Fr. Brannen and time for prayer.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF THIS EVENT

World Day of Prayer for Vocations is May 7, 2017

World Day of Prayer will be observed on Sunday, May 7th, also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday." The purpose of this day is to publically fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes.

You can find many resources to promote a culture of vocations on the USCCB Vocations webpage (www.usccb.org/vocations); or at vianneyvocations.com or at vocationministry.com/resources/events

IHM Seminary Visit

 

Join Fr. Mark McCormick, Director of Vocations, for a trip to visit the Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona, MN.  We will tour the campus, visit with seminarians, pray with the community and enjoy some recreation.  This trip is open to young men aged 16 and older.  There is no cost for this trip, but registration is required.  For more information or to register, please contact the Office of Vocations at 605-716-5214 ext. 233 or shanson@diorc.org or click on the registration form here.

 

Mar. 24-27, 2017
Deadline Mar. 1

Men In Black Basketball

Monday evening, January 30th @ 5:30 – 8:30 pm at St. Thomas More High School

 

The evening includes dinner and basketball games featuring students v. faculty and high school boys v. priests of our diocese.  A great night of fun and fellowship celebrating the gift of the priesthood to the Church.

Young Women’s Discernment Retreat

 

The Young Women’s Discernment Retreat, sponsored by the Office of Vocations, and originally scheduled February 3 – 5, 2017 at Terra Sancta has been postponed.  But as the saying goes, when God shuts a door, he always opens a window!  We have another opportunity to grow closer to the Lord.  Please consider joining us as we travel to Colorado Springs, CO to experience a Retreat for Young Women hosted by the Sisters of Life, February 10-12th.  Cost is $25.  This retreat is open to young women age 18 and older.  It is titled, “Known by Love” and will include: an introduction to prayer and silence, Eucharistic adoration, Mass, Conferences by the Sisters, opportunities for Sacramental Confession and the opportunity to meet with a Sister of Life.  For more information or to register, please contact the Vocations Office at:  shanson@diorc.org or 716-5214 ext. 233. If you are interested, please register online with the sisters and ALSO with the Vocations Office.  

 

For more information: http://www.sistersoflife.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/MoreInfo.pdf

 

 

World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

Sunday, February 5

 

 

In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This day is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This feast is also known as Candelmas Day, the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day.

 

 

 

For ideas on how to celebrate this feast day go to:

 

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/vocations/consecrated-life/world-day-for-consecrated-life.cfm

 

https://www.vocationministry.com/resources/upcoming-events

Vocation Discernment Weekend

Hosted by the Benedictine Sisters of St. Martin's Monastery in Rapid City, SD

 

Vocation Discernment Weekend: Prayer and meals with the Benedictine Sisters, time for discussion and reflection. For women between the ages of 18 and 55. The next scheduled weekend dates are listed to the left. Weekends can also be arranged on an individual basis. Contact Sister Carol Kovarik at the email below or Sister Florence McManamen at srflomcman@aol.com or call either of them at the number below.

 

February 17-19, 2017

 

 

Cost: No charge
Time: Fri Evening to Early Sunday Afternoon
Contact: ckovarik58@gmail.com
Sister Carol Kovarik or Sister Florence McManamen - 605-343-8011

Annual Evening of Prayer and Renewal for Spiritual Mothers

SEPTEMBER 6, 2017

 

In 2007, the Congregation for the Clergy invited women to consider making a commitment of prayer and sacrifice for the sanctification of priests.  In our diocese many women have made a yearly commitment to pray for a particular priest, seminarian or discerner through our Spiritual Motherhood program. This includes a commitment to prayer and offerings for the priests of our diocese, who greatly need our prayers and spiritual support. 

 

For more information on Spiritual Motherhood, please read Eucharistic Adoration for the Sanctification of Priests and Spiritual Maternity published by the Congregation for the Clergy.  The book Praying for Priests by Kathleen Beckman and published by Sophia Press is also a wonderful resource. 

 

 

If you would be interested in learning more about this commitment please consider joining us for:

Annual Evening of Prayer and Renewal for Spiritual Mothers

Saturday, September 6, 2017, 5:30-9:00pm

Terra Sancta Retreat Center

Rapid City, SD

 

The evening includes dinner (please RSVP by August 27), a talk, time for sharing and exposition/adoration.

 

For more information or to register, please contact:

Shawna Hanson, Office of Vocations - shanson@diorc.org or call 605-716-5214 ext. 233