It was a wedding of the old and the new on December 4 at Terra Sancta as the Foundation celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its founding in 1992. Bishop Peter Muhich celebrated a special Mass along with Monsignor Woster to honor and remember the many who have served, contributed, or advocated on behalf of the Foundation since its inception under then Bishop Charles Chaput.
What began as a humble mission with ambitious dreams has blossomed into a valued Diocesan resource that has led to nearly $17 Million in grant distributions, with more than $20 Million in the endowment investment pool at present. The needs are many, and still, our resources must continue to grow. Our Seminarians and retired priests, our Diocese, Rapid City Catholic Schools, the Newman Centers, Catholic Social Services, Real Presence Radio, and Native Ministries each have benefitted greatly over the three decades of the Foundation’s mission-focused work. Please continue to pray for the generosity of our Catholic Families to the WSDC. Merry Christmas!