Roman Catholic Diocese of Rapid City

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Diocese of Rapid City
Dioecesis Rapidopolitana
Roman Catholic Diocese of Rapid City.svg
Country United States
Territory West of the Missouri River in South Dakota
Ecclesiastical province Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Area 43,000 sq mi (110,000 km2)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
30,700 (12.8%)
Parishes 88
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman Rite
Established August 6, 1902 (114 years ago)
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Robert Dwayne Gruss
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Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rapid City (Latin: Dioecesis Rapidopolitana) is a Roman Catholic diocese in western South Dakota, United States. The current bishop of the diocese is Bishop Robert Dwayne Gruss. It is a suffragan see of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. The See city for the diocese is Rapid City. The Cathedral parish is the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.


On August 6, 1902 Saint Pius X established the diocese as the Diocese of Lead.[1] Its territory was taken from the Diocese of Sioux Falls. The name of the diocese was changed by Pope Pius XI on August 1, 1930 when the see city was transferred to Rapid City.[2][3]


The bishops for the diocese and their terms of service:

Bishops of Lead
Bishops of Rapid City

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Diocese of Lead". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 
  2. ^ Cheney, David M. (July 19, 2011). "Diocese of Rapid City". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Diocese of Rapid City". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 

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Coordinates: 44°04′34″N 103°13′42″W / 44.07611°N 103.22833°W / 44.07611; -103.22833