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It’s the dirt

It’s the dirt

When we don’t clean our homes, our work spaces, our garages or our vehicles on a regular basis, things can really start building up. Cleaning them becomes even harder because of the build of up the dirt and grime, papers or trash. It can be the same way with our sins. If we don’t ask for forgiveness on a regular basis, it can start to build up on use. We start thinking things are normal, … Read entire article »

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A Journey Home

A Journey Home

Tom Collins writes about his journey home to the Catholic Church. Many of the things he talks about in his article, are similar to the journeys shared by those attending our series have expressed: Grew up Catholic Attended Catholic Schools Didn’t learn anything Loved God Don’t need the Church “The Holy Spirit hit me in the head” Take a few minutes to read Tom’s entire article, My … Read entire article »

Making the Sacrament of Reconciliation more useful

Making the Sacrament of Reconciliation more useful

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a difficult sacrament to receive for many Catholics. But when our “fear” of the sacrament keeps us away from it, it hurts our relationship with Jesus. It keeps us separated from God. Our sins can become habits, making it more difficult to be drawn closer to God. Randy Hain, offers the following practical actions to … Read entire article »

Winter 2016 Rapid City Series

Winter 2016 Rapid City Series

The Winter 2015 Rapid City series is being held in at Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 520 Cathedral Drive, Rapid City on Mondays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Series Schedule: Session 1 – January 4 – Welcome/Overview of Series Session 2 – January 11 – Sharing Stories of Faith Session 3 – January 18 – The Church Today Session 4 – January 25 … Read entire article »

Making a Good Confession

If you have ever wondered how to make a good confession, Fr. Mike Schmitz has some solid advice for you. He points out that preparing for a good confession starts when we recognize that being a “good person” in our own eyes is not enough—we are called to holiness, which is something much greater. In this video, Fr. Mike offers four powerful ways we can examine our consciences so that our experience of reconciliation moves us towards that holiness to which we are called. For more videos from Fr. Mike, visit AscensionPresents … Read entire article »

Is going to Church really necessary?

Is going to Church really necessary?

That is the question Brittany, at Equipping Godly Women, answers with six reasons why: The Bible Commands Us to Do it We Benefit from Living in Community We Are Called to Serve Regular Attendance Keeps Us Accountable We are Less Distracted It Clearly Demonstrates Our Priorities Read the full article for details behind Brittany’s list. While these are Brittany’s reasons, and they are good reasons, we can probably … Read entire article »

Confessions about Confession

Confessions about Confession

There is a lot of confusion about confession. E.M Wilson, at Catholic 365 says: When I need internal healing, the Sacrament of Confession is my first stop. Because, contrary to popular belief, Confession is not a place to go and list your sins in front of God so you can feel bad about yourself for the rest of the day. No, … Read entire article »

Divorce & Catholics

Rose Sweet, author of The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide, clears up some common misconceptions about divorces and annulments among Catholics. Following the cue of Pope Francis, she shares her hope for divorced Catholics to return or remain in full communion with the Church. Visit the The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide for more information about the guide. The Diocese of Rapid City provides support programs for those who dealing with Divorce. Visit the Family Life Ministries page for more information. … Read entire article »

What does the Church really say about divorce?

There is a fair amount of misunderstanding related to the Church’s teachings when it comes to divorce. One I’ve encountered is similar to how the article “What does the Church really say about divorce? It might not be what you think” on the Catholic News Agency, it starts out. “I have a friend who has been divorced for 30 years. Her husband just left her one day, and she hasn’t received communion in all this time,” author David Dziena recalled. “She was only told by me when I was writing this book that she could receive communion – and she could not believe me, because she felt that because she was divorced, that meant she … Read entire article »

Fall 2015 Rapid City

Fall 2015 Rapid City

The Fall 2015 Rapid City series is being held in at Blessed Sacrament Church, 4500 Jackson Boulevard, Rapid City on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Series Schedule: Session 1 – September 22 – Welcome/Overview of Series Session 2 – September 29 – Sharing Stories of Faith Session 3 – October 6 – The Church Today Session 4 – October 13 – Explanation of the … Read entire article »