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Catholic Medical Association White Mass & Reception

Friday, October 12, 2018 @5:30 pm
Celebrant, Bishop Robert D. Gruss
Holy Cross Chapel at Terra Sancta
2104 City Springs Road, Rapid City

Kindly reply by October 3rd to Amy Julian or Linda Batman, 605-716-5214 or RSVP on line at

Your free will donation will help offset the cost of this event.

Short-Term Goals

  • Build a committed faith community of medical professionals to imitate the life of Jesus. Be a resource and support system for one another and our communities.
  • Medical, PA and Nurse Practitioner and Nursing Student membership
  • Advocate for improved mental health and substance abuse treatment
  • Resident physician membership
  • CME speakers series
  • Annual CMA conference registration fees for students and residents
  • Educational information regarding issues facing medical practitioners including:
    -Physician Assisted Suicide
    -Natural Family Planning
    -End of Life Issues
    -Gender Identity

Long-Term Goals

  • Holy Alliance: Priest and Physician partnerships (end of life care, defend life from conception to natural death)
  • Lifestyle Medicine: Build a healthy, vibrant and resilient nation (community) by empowering ourselves to Optimal Health of our mind, body and spirit.
  • Medical Clinic in Rapid City based on Good Shepherd free clinic in Spearfish
  • Advocate for improved mental health and substance abuse treatment

Broadening our medical foot print to ensure service to frontier and rural medicine  

  1. Graduate medical education expansion RCRH and VA: Residency programs in Internal Medicine, Surgery, OB GYN, Emergency Medicine.
  2. Medical School in Miles City, MT: Serves Frontier and Rural Medicine, VA, and IHS.  Huge medical shortage from Billings to Bismarck, Casper to Rapid City. We have a partner in Wyoming with Bishop Steven Biegler, when one community wins, we all win!
  3. Build the Center for Holistic Health and Healing of the Paha Sapa: A joint effort between the Lakota, Avera, Sanford, RCRH and community partners. A state of the art Medical Center where all people come together for healing. A hospital for humanity. Over the hospital archway it will say:


“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Past / Sponsored Events

National St. Kateri Tekawitha Conference – July 22, 2017

Cornerstone Rescue Mission 5 K walk/run – August 26, 2017

Cathedral Choir concert | KOTA Care and Share food drive – December 17, 2017

Fully Alive Spring Empowerment Conference

Saturday April 28, 2018
Mother Butler Center – St. Isaac Jogues Church
9am – 12pm

Topics Include:
Owning your health
5 Pillars of Wellness
The Power of Meditation
Food is Medicine
Ongoing Wellness Support

Cost: Free*
Includes conference materials & lunch
*Pre-registration required

A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the Cornerstone Rescue Mission
Sponsored by: Mountain View Chiropractic, Shop God Love, St. Issac Jogues Catholic Church

First Friday Sacred Heart of Jesus Masses

Friday, January 05, 2018 | Cathedral | Fr. Brian Christensen
Friday, February 02, 2018 | St. Isaac Jogues | Fr. Ed Witt
Friday, March 02, 2018 | Terra Sancta | Fr. Michel Mulloy
Friday, April 06, 2018 | St. Anthony or St. Patrick | Fr. Leo Hausmann
Friday, May 04, 2018
Friday, June 01, 2018 | Location TBA | Fr. John Paul Trask
Friday, July 06, 2018 | Our Lady of the Black Hills | Fr. Andrzej Wyrostek

Nine consecutive Fridays in reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Our Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alocoque (1647-1690), a French nun in the Visitation Order, and gave her the special task to spread devotion to His Most Sacred Heart at a time when religion was growing cold in the hearts of mankind.

He said to her:
“Behold this heart which, not withstanding the burning love for men with which it is consumed and exhausted, meets with no other return from most Christians than sacrilege, contempt, indifference and ingratitude, even in the sacrament of my love [the Eucharist]. But what pierces my heart most deeply is that I am subjected to these insults by persons especially consecrated to my service.”

Jesus asked for special prayers and practices to make amends (reparation) for this great neglect to the proper reverence owed to God. For those who did this faithfully, he made what St. Margaret Mary referred to as the “Great Promise” which was the last and greatest of the Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

“I promise you in the unfath­omable mercy of my heart that my omnipotent love will procure the grace of final penitence for all those who receive communion on nine successive first Fridays of the month; they will not die in my disfavor [the grace of final repentance], or without having received the sacraments, since my divine heart will be their sure refuge in the last moments of their life.”

The specific conditions to receive the Great Promise of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are:

1. Receive Holy Communion on nine consecutive first Fridays of the month (this assumes that the person is in a state of grace, having made a sacramental confession for any mortal sins prior to receiving communion).

2. Having the intention, at least implicitly, of making reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for all the sinfulness and ingratitude of men.

Catholic Medical Association White Mass & Reception

October 18, 2017 | 5:30pm Mass Reception to Follow

Terra Sancta Retreat Center | 2101 City Springs Rd | Rapid City, SD 57702

Thanks to all who attended this year’s White Mass & Reception!

2017 Guest Speaker: Bill Peterson
Topic: “Power of Community”

Bill Peterson is Executive Director of Friends of San Lucas, the stateside arm that supports the work of the Mission in San Lucas Toliman Guatemala, founded over 50 years ago by Fr. Greg Shaffer.  Before joining Friends of San Lucas Bill worked as a carpenter, teacher and minister serving both U.C.C. and Episcopal congregations as a lay person specializing in youth and social justice ministry.  Bill has been visiting Guatemala since 1998 and bringing groups to the Mission since 2008.   He is married with 5 adult children and lives with his wife, Emily, outside of Cannon Falls, MN on a small farm.

Cornerstone Rescue Mission 5 K walk/run – October 6, 2018