Young Women's Discipleship Retreat

Interested in finding out more about where God is calling you? Join us January 25-27, 2019 for a retreat including prayer and discussion about discerning your individual call, whatever that may be. This weekend will be a great opportunity to spend time and ask questions of the Josephine Sisters and learn more about your vocation.


The retreat begins on Friday evening January 25th and concludes after lunch on Sunday January 27th. There is a $50 per person fee for the retreat.

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 or click on the registration form here.


March 15- 18, 2019

World Day for Consecrated Life - Feb. 2, 2019


In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas 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. The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is transferred to the following Sunday in order to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church.Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God's gift of their vocation.


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Men In Black Basketball - Mon. Jan 28th

Monday evening, January 28th, 2019 @ 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.







6th Annual Bishop's Fishing Tournament - June 1, 2018


Benefitting Seminarian Education

Saturday, JUNE 1, 2018

Lakes Oahe & Sharpe

Ft. Pierre, South Dakota


We welcome all to enjoy the day fishing on the Missouri River with Bishop Gruss and our seminarians! At the conclusion of the tournament, Bishop Gruss will celebrate Mass followed by a silent auction and fish fry. All of the proceeds will go to benefit our seminarians.



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Duc In Altum - Summer 2018


June 3-7 : Our Lady of the Black Hills, Piedmont | St. Patrick, Wall | St. Francis, Sturgis
June 10-14: St. Joseph, Spearfish | Sacred Heart, Philip | St. Bonaventure, Mcintosh
June 17-21: St. Joseph, Gregory | Blessed Sacrament, Bison | St. Mary, Lemmon
June 24-28: St. Anthony, Hot Springs | Holy Cross, Timber Lake
July 8-12: St. John the baptist, Custer | Immaculate Conception, Winner | St. Joseph, Faith
July 22-26: St. Patrick, Lead | St. Mary Star of the sea, NEWELL | Cathedral OLPH, Rapid City
July 29 - Aug 2: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Martin | St. John, Ft. Pierre | St. Therese, Rapid City



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Verso d'Alto: Rocky Mountain Expedition


Join Fr. Mark McCormick and several seminarians for five fun-filled days in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. This high adventure trip will include white water rafting, hiking a 14,000 ft. peak, camping and exploration of the Rockies. Mass, confession, Adoration, Liturgy of the Hours and rosary will be included daily. It will be intense both physically and spiritually and is only open to young men at least 16 years of age.



Registration Deadline: July 15, 2018



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