The first part of 2015 has been busy, and that has been reflected in changes to our programs, success in our school and the growth of our people. In our latest video update, Father Hatcher talks about the Mission, the Sapa Un Academy and a number of our other programs – and what to look… Read more »
About St. Francis Mission
St. Francis Mission is a ministry of the of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) among the 20,000 Lakota (Sioux) people on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in south-central South Dakota. It is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1886. The purpose of the Mission is to re-evangelize Catholic Lakota people and bring the Gospel of Jesus the Christ to those who have not heard it.
Featured Mission News
Partnering with People: Mission update Spring 2014
Published on 06.17.2015
Latest Mission News
Service & Fun – SFM Youth Group Update!
Published on 09.25.2015
The SFM Youth group met after a short haitus at the beginning of the school year. This time, the group met and talked about our Vision for the Youth Group, made plans to attend the Diocesan Youth Rally in October and discussed how to spend money from a recent fundraiser. We also designed and voted… Read more »
Help Those in Crisis – Become a Hotline Volunteer!
Published on 09.17.2015
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer for the St. Francis Mission Suicide & Crisis Hotline? Help us to support our young people, elderly or anyone, whether they are having suicidal thoughts, are in a crisis situation or just need someone to talk to. The next training for Suicide & Crisis volunteers is scheduled for… Read more »
Suicide Prevention Week: How can YOU make a difference?
Published on 09.10.2015
This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. In 2013, we began an initiative to help prevent suicide on the Rosebud Reservation. At the time, the suicide rate was enormous – and we knew that we could help change the grim statistics. Since then, our hotline has been open 24 hours a day, 7 days a… Read more »