Duc in Altum (“Put out into the deep” – Luke 5:4)
is a fun and energetic parish-based summer catechetical program, for both grade school age children and middle school and high school youth.
We gather together seminarians and college students onto teams of four in order to train them and send them out on the road to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in various parishes throughout the Diocese of Rapid City. Their youthfulness, energy, and ability to witness to the Faith make our teachers particularly effective with children and young people.
The team presents a grade school program (grades 1-6) and a middle/high school program (grades 7-12) that runs for a week during the summer. Our time is spent on catechetical instruction, songs, games, daily Mass, the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, lunch, recess and more. The week ends with a large water fight with the children in celebration for the week. The focus is on imparting an understanding and love of the Eucharist, devotion to Mary, catechetical instruction, vocational discernment and providing an enjoyable experience. Our goal is to put the youth in contact with the Lord so that they can develop a deep personal relationship with Him. To this end, we have a night of Eucharistic Adoration and the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, catechetical instruction on topics important to young people and a night of fellowship with the team members.
2023 Schedule for St. Francis and St. Mary:
Grades 1-6, July 24-27 (9am-2:30pm)
Grades 7-12, July 23-27 (7:00-9:00pm)
You may download and print the Duc In Altum registration forms here. Please return them to the office. Thank you!