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Three reasons to go to confession – ASAP

Three reasons to go to confession – ASAP

Going to confession is something very few of us like to do. But as Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble writes in 3 reasons to go to confession ASAP: The Sacrament of Penance can be intimidating. It is hard to go to confession, especially if you have been away for a long time. There is often a physical feeling of revulsion, of wanting to stay away because it seems so difficult, so humiliating. Sometimes we convince ourselves … Read entire article »

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Fall 2016 Rapid City

Fall 2016 Rapid City

The Fall 2016 Rapid City series will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 4500 Jackson Boulevard, Rapid City on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Series Schedule: Session 1 – September 13 – Welcome/Overview of Series Session 2 – September 20 – Sharing Stories of Faith Session 3 – September 27 – The Church Today Session 4 – October 4 – Explanation of the Mass Session 5 – October 11 – Explanation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation Session 6 – October 18 … Read entire article »

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Next series starts tonight at 7:00 PM MDT

Next series starts tonight at 7:00 PM MDT

The Spring 2016 Rapid City series is scheduled on Tuesdays from 7:00 – 8:30 PM MDT. It was pointed out a few minutes ago the Google Calendar on this site was displaying the time as 8:00 PM MST. The calendar has been fixed. Series Schedule: Session 1 – Welcome/Overview of Series Session 2 – Sharing Stories of Faith Session 3 – The Church Today … Read entire article »

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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 Journey Home. … Read entire article »

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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 lessen the burden of sin, break out of harmful routines, and make the Sacrament of … Read entire article »

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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 – Explanation of the Mass Session 5 – February 1 – Explanation of the Sacrament of … Read entire article »

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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 »

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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 come up with other reasons too. For example, in Manual for Spiritual Warefare by Paul … Read entire article »

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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, Confession is, to borrow the words from one of my favorite Dominican priests of all … Read entire article »

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