Rapid City Catholic Diocese has a pastoral center in the works

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Catholic Diocese is opening a new pastoral center. The diocese came to a purchase agreement with the Black Hills Federal Credit Union (BHFCU).

The credit union’s Main Street location will be transformed for ministry. The pastoral center will house a majority of the ministries within the diocese. The only employees that will work off-site are those at the Terra Sancta Retreat Center. The organization as a whole has 40 employees.

As of now, the church has a chancery, which is a record keeper. The Chancery will be moved to the new location along with all things related to diocese activities. Leadership believes having all ministries together will make for a smoother workflow.

The bishop will also be in the building. Being that he oversees everything, it will be easier to establish a mission and accomplish it.

Father Michel Mulloy, a priest at Terra Sancta, thinks the location will benefit the downtown community.

“There will be a very visible Catholic presence in the downtown because this building is just East of the downtown area. It’s going to help us be present and available in ways that we haven’t been before” said Mulloy.

Father Mulloy also states they plan on having a worship sanctuary in the building. The sanctuary is important because the entire ministry is built on faith.

As of now, there is no official opening date. They are working with BHFCU to get the space cleared and ready for ministry.

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