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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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Featured Mission News


Summer Update 2016

The first half of 2016 has been full and exciting! In this update, Fr. John Hatcher, President of St. Francis Mission, touches on all that has been going on with the mission this year to date, including news on: the Dental Clinic, summer camp, a pilgrimage, a big anniversary, St. Francis Mission Suicide & Crisis… Read more »

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Latest Mission News


November 12-Hour Family Recovery Program

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm Place: St. Bridget’s Hall in Rosebud, S.D. (Near the Post-Office) The 12-Hour Family Recovery program supports family members who are living with someone who is drinking or using drugs and is facilitated by local native people. The family program is structured to support the needs of family members who… Read more »

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October 12-Hour Family Recovery Program

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm Place: Icimani Ya Waste’ Recovery Center, St. Francis, S.D. The 12-Hour Family Recovery Program is facilitated by local native people who live on the reservation. The program includes video clips and live role plays and is structured to meet the needs of those family members who are living on… Read more »

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October Suicide & Crisis Hotline Volunteer Training

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 »

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