CSS to hold annual banquet

Catholic Social Services annual banquet on Sunday, Oct. 1 in the LaCroix Ballroom at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center starting at 3 p.m.

Richard Thompson, former superintendent of the Rapid City Catholic School System will will receive the Msgr. William O'Connell Founders Award and John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America will be the keynote speaker. 

Dan Duffy, Susan Meyer and the student councils of St. Thomas More High School, Middle School and St. Elizabeth Seton will receive the Order of Stain Benedict Award for their dedication to the less fortunate. 

Cost for the banquet is $25 and tickets can be secured by calling Catholic Social Services at (605) 348-6086. Tickets are also available online at catholicsocialservicesrapidcity.com

National Pastoral Musician fall meeting and awards

Rapid City Diocese music ministers and clergy are invited to attend a quarterly National Pastoral Musician meeting on Saturday Oct. 7 at St. Therese Parish on Adams Street in Rapid City. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the event goes until 3:15 p.m.

The quartly meeting will feature Fr. Kerry Prendiville speaking on “Poetry and the Sacred Word in Liturgy,” and music by St. Martin’s Village Singers, St. Therese Singers, Our Lady of the Black Hills, Joyful Sounds Mixed Quartet, and Chorus Angelorum Mixed Quartet. 

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NPM will be handing out two new awards during the event. The Emerging Youth Music Minister Award and The Emerging Music Minister Award both of which will be presented at the business meeting.

There will be a charge of $15 for the catered awards luncheon. Please make checks out to NPM and pre-pay by sending check to Pat McDowell at 4833 Pierre St., Rapid City, SD 57702. Payment is due by Sept. 27. 

Navy Seal Commander to speak at Free Will Baptist 

A former Navy Seal Commander and current author and evangelist will speak at Free Will Baptist Church in Box Elder on Sunday at 6 p.m. 

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