Duc in Altum

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. Learn about Revelation and Salvation History and praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary

June 4-8 | Entering Grades 7-12 7-9 PM

June 5-8 | Entering Grades 1-6 | 9-2:30 PM


Registration Form [one per household]

Waiver [one waiver per child]

Return all registration materials to the office or email them to [email protected]

Duc in Altum gathers together seminarians and college students onto teams of four to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in 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.

Our Lady of the Black Hills will host the team for a week, June 4-8, Sunday-Thursday from 7-9 PM for middle school and high school youth (entering grades 7-12).  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.     

The team also presents a grade school program (grades 1-6) that runs Monday-Thursday from 9:00-2:30 PM, June 5-8. These students are asked to bring a SACK LUNCH. 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 and learning about Salvation History and Revelation, an understanding and love of the Eucharist, and the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.