Welcome to the Parish of St. Anthony of Padua!
We are a community of Christian faithful stably constituted in and around Hot Springs, S.D.,
in the Diocese of Rapid City.

~ Limited Public Masses have now begun ~
( attendees must have a "ticket" to attend these Masses )

Diocese's Plan for Resuming Mass in Public Setting (in a limited way)
released Friday, May 1, by Very Rev. Mulloy of Rapid City and Most Rev. Bp. DeGrood of Sioux Falls
Guidelines & Protocols for these Masses

Pope Francis appoints Father Peter Muhich as Bishop of Rapid City
(announced Tuesday, May 12)
via VaticanNews.va or RapidCityDiocese.org sites

Church building hours are M-F, 8a-5p; Sat. and Sun., 9a-5p.
Opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration, 3-5p, each day.

HelpLine Center - 2-1-1 Community Resources

Available Services:

Catholic Social Services (CSS):

  • Financial Assistance via CSS for western S.D. families. You can apply for aid or donate to this Fund directly via CSS.
  • Telehealth Counseling Services via CSS: While the medical toll of the viral pandemic is frightening, so is the threat that it presents to the social, spiritual, and mental health of people, according to CSS counselors.

Needs arising from the viral pandemic (sickness, reduced wages, loss of work, etc.)? Please see above re: CSS; call the parish church office or the deacons (these numbers are listed in the bulletin) or the after-hours/emergency line at 605/745-3278. - Fr. Gerlach

We are currently celebrating
the Year of the Eucharist, June 2019 to June 2020.

Holy Week Liturgical Celebrations
( Video on the Sacred Paschal Triduum )
Note: SPT celebrations archived below
Palm Sun. April 5 8a Holy Thurs. April 09 6p
Mon. April 6 8a Good Fri. April 10 7p
Tues. April 7 5:30p Holy Sat. (Vigil) April 11 8p
Wed. April 8 5:30p Easter Sun. April 12 8a

~ Easter Time ~

The Celebration of Easter isn't just for Easter Sun., but extends over 50 days (i.e., Easter Time), from Easter Sun. to Pentecost Sun. We continue to celebrate Easter, as…

~ He is Risen! Alleluia! ~
~ Come, Holy Spirit! ~

Pope Francis encourages faithful to pray the Rosary at home during May; encouragement comes from the Pope's Letter on the Month of May, addressed to all the faithful throughout the world.

Holy Spirit Novena (ends Sat., May 30) (condensed version)

Information related to
Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19

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From Fr. Gerlach, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua (and St. James, Edgemont): Fr. Michel Mulloy, our diocesan administrator, has issued several directives regarding the realities that we are currently facing with the viral pandemic. First, all celebrations of Mass in a public setting, regardless of location, have been suspended (effective March 18) until further notice (issued March 17). Therefore, all Masses celebrated publicly (Sunday and weekday) in Hot Springs (and Edgemont) are suspended until further notice.

(see second column regarding Masses celebrated at a private location, etc.)

Also, all health care facilities in Hot Springs (the Fall River Health Services hospital, the Seven Sisters Living Center, the State Veterans Home, and the VA campus) have restricted all visitation until further notice. Please visit the S.D. Dept. of Health site for more information regarding this reality in the state (FYI: this site also has links to the national CDC site and the international WHO site).

Information related to
Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19

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However, Fr. Gerlach will still celebrate Mass -- by himself -- during the week at the usual times (when in Hot Springs: see Mass Times below; times differ slightly when in Custer) at a private location; Sunday Mass will be celebrated only on Sunday morning at 8am, again, at a private location. Also, there are already opportunities to participate in Mass via TV or online (also, see to the right), along with Resources for Personal or Family Prayer. Please note, to be clear and explicit: Holy Communion will be administered only as Viaticum (i.e., Holy Communion for the dying) during this suspension. Parish Church Office Hours (see below) are still in effect, so you are still able to come to the church building and visit Our Eucharistic Lord in the tabernacle during these hours (Sat. and Sun. open hours will be 9am-5pm). However, Eucharistic Adoration will be provided every day (Monday - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), 3-5pm (therefore, Eucharistic Adoration on first Fridays is modified to follow these hours).

Parish Church Office Hours (see below) remain in effect, and you are able to come to the church building and visit Our Eucharistic Lord in the tabernacle during these hours (Sat. and Sun. open hours will be 9am-5pm). Also, Eucharistic Adoration will be provided every day (Monday - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), 3-5pm (therefore, Eucharistic Adoration on first Fridays is modified to follow these hours).

"Live-Streamed" Masses celebrated by Fr. Gerlach

You can either view below or
visit Fr. Gerlach via Facebook.

Next Scheduled Mass
Weekday Mass (Fri., 6/12, 7a):
Fri. of the Tenth Week in OT

Archived Masses
Weekday Mass (Fri., 6/5):
St. Boniface, Bishop, Martyr

Sunday Mass (Sun., 5/31):
Pentecost Sun.

Christian Memorial Mass (for the Dead)
(Fri., 5/29):
William "Bill" Curley †

Christian Funeral Mass (Tues., 5/19):
Dorothy Doerner †

Mass Times

Note: all Masses at a public location are currently limited to 36 attendees; attendees must have a "ticket".

Every Week:
Sundays - 10:30am

Every Other Week (see bulletin calendar):
Mondays - 7:00am
Tuesdays and Wednesdays - 5:30pm
Thursdays - 7:00am (usually -- varies: 10:00am [Thurs. after 1st Wed. @ Seven Sisters Living Center; Thurs. after 3rd Wed. @ State Veterans Home]; 7:00am [Thurs. after 5th Wed.])
Fridays - 7:00am (live-streamed only) (usually -- every week: Holy Communion outside Mass)
Saturdays - 7:30am

Holy Days (see bulletin calendar)

Parish Church Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm (lunch break, noon - 1:00pm)

Parish Church Building also open (for the time being) Sat. and Sun., 9:00am - 5:00pm

Parish Church Personnel