Catholics Building on Faith

A Partnership to Express Christ’s Love through Affordable Home Ownership

From 2023 – 2025, hundreds of Catholics will put their faith into action volunteering, fundraising, and advocating because they believe what Jesus taught in caring for those in need. Catholics Building on Faith is all about love, faith, and family, and we invite you to participate in this inspiring and heart lifting endeavor.

People of all walks of life and faiths are welcome to join the Catholics Building on Faith East Madison Village initiative. Let’s get building!

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.”
Proverbs 31:8-9

Give

Your generosity will help fund all four townhomes. Let your dollars be the foundation on which we can offer transformation for our partner families. Your financial support is an essential part of making East Madison Village successful.

For more information about ways you can give financially, click the button below.

Volunteer

As we begin construction, volunteer help will be an invaluable part of making a difference one day at a time. See the progress made first hand! Come swing a hammer, paintbrush, or shovel and help build some homes for families in need of a hand up.

If interested in participating, email Julissa at volunteer@blackhillshabitat.org to learn how to get involved.

For more details about construction and other volunteer opportunities, click the button below.

Advocate

There are many ways that you can advocate for this worthy cause:

  • Follow us on social media and like our updates
  • Contact us for fliers, inserts, email copy, or pledge cards to include in your organization/company employee mailings. Email Nicole at Nicole@cathedralolph.org
  • Invite us to give a presentation to your club, organization, or church group. Email Nicole at Nicole@cathedralolph.org

East Madison Village

Habitat’s goal is to raise $450,000 over the next two years, with the purpose of constructing four new townhomes at 726 E. Madison St. in Rapid City. Four families qualifying for the Black Hills Area Habitat homeownership program must show a need, have enough income to pay back an affordable mortgage, and put in 250 hours of sweat equity on their home and other partner families’ homes.

We anticipate many Catholics and non-Catholics will unite and enthusiastically commit themselves to give, volunteer, and advocate for this cause inspired by the teachings of Jesus to care for those in need.

“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” 1 Peter 3:8

Catholic Churches of the Black Hills region are partnering with Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity to help more families achieve home ownership in Rapid City. This faith partnership represents a faithful collaboration of Catholic Churches in ministry:

  • Blessed Sacrament
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • Immaculate Conception
  • Our Lady of the Black Hills, Piedmont
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Keystone
  • Rapid City Newman Center
  • Rapid City Catholic School System
  • St. Anthony of Padua, Hot Springs
  • St. Isaac Jogues
  • St. James, Edgemont
  • St. John the Baptist, Custer
  • St. John the Evangelist, New Underwood
  • St. Michael, Hermosa
  • St. Rose of Lima, Hill City
  • St. Therese the Little Flower

History of Partnership

In 2013-14, five Catholic Churches of Rapid City partnered with Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity to build two houses. Blessed Sacrament, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Isaac Jogues, St. Therese, and Our Lady of the Black Hills worked together and hundreds of Catholics put their faith into action volunteering, fundraising, and advocating for adequate housing.

2013 Catholics Building on Faith and Community Development Block Grant Sponsored Home

Family Name: Aaron and Amber Kompier

Neighborhood: North Rapid

House Size: 4 bedrooms, 1 bath

Family Size: 2 adults, 6 children

“We have been blessed by the amazing people who help and care as we work on our house.”

Track our Progress

Original Founding gift: $250,000
by Steve and Jona Hilton

Fundraising goal: $450,000

Project start date: Fall 2023

Project completion date: Fall 2025

Construction Updates:
  • Substandard structures have been removed
  • Civil engineering complete
  • Architectural design complete
  • Forms and frost walls installed
  • Spruce Street homes are dried in
    • Walls raised
    • Roof installed
    • Siding in progress

News Updates

Catholic Church Funds Raised YTD: $75,157.12

Updated Photos

Groundbreaking Ceremony