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St. Francis Mission - Located in St. Francis, SD

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.

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Easter Message 2014

Fr. Hatcher takes a moment to reflect on Easter and thank you for your support and interest in the work of St. Francis Mission. Click here to watch the video!

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Engaging the Word: Easter

The Resurrection of Jesus is the most important event in human history. It is also the most unique: never before had a person been physically dead and come back in a new and astonishingly different bodily form. Nothing like the Resurrection has happened since, though as Christians we await Jesus’ second coming when our bodies… Read more »

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Engaging the Word: Palm Sunday

“Engaging the Word” is a short reflection written by Tony Lusvardi, S.J. that appears in the St. Charles and St. Bridget’s Parish bulletin each week.  Here is the reflection for Palm Sunday.   Today is called “Palm Sunday” or “Passion Sunday”. The Mass of this day begins our celebration of Holy Week, the most sacred… Read more »

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