Catholic store’s opening to fill void

Sept. 28, 2018

A Rapid City-based Catholic religious goods store is expanding to Sioux Falls.

Mustard Seed Catholic Store will open Monday in a retail center at 44th Place and Grange Avenue near Costco.

Sioux Falls has been without a Catholic store since Hurley’s Religious Goods closed two years ago.

Owner Marcia Williamson wanted to fill that need, said Linda Baldwin, who will manage the store.

The store will be in a smaller space than Hurley’s but it will carry the same types of merchandise: Bibles, rosaries, pamphlets, Nativity sets, and gifts for sacraments such as First Communion and confirmation.

Mustard Seed has been in Rapid City for more than 30 years, and Williamson has owned it for the past five, said Baldwin, who worked there once a week in addition to her job at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Hope. She recently ended a 45-year career at the Cathedral, but that retirement became short-lived when Williamson asked her to manage the Sioux Falls store.

“My retirement turned into running a store. I’m too young to sit home and watch TV,” said Baldwin, who turns 66 next week.

The store includes a room that customers can use for a Bible study group if they purchase materials there. Baldwin also is planning to use the space to host craft activities for children during times such as Advent and Easter.

Mustard Seed will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Catholic store’s opening to fill void

A Rapid City-based Catholic religious goods store is expanding to Sioux Falls.

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