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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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Sacramental Prep – January 2017

All classes will be held Sunday January 29, 2017  at the Icimani Bldg in St. Francis. For any questions or more information, please call Jenny at 747-2436 or Ben at 747-2361. 3 pm – Baptism classes (for infants to 7 years old)   4 pm – RCIC-Rites of Christian Initiation for Children class (for children 8 years… Read more »

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February Suicide and 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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Sacramental Prep – January 2017

All classes will be held Sunday January 29, 2017  at the Icimani Bldg in St. Francis. For any questions or more information, please call Jenny at 747-2436 or Ben at 747-2361. 3 pm – Baptism classes (for infants to 7 years old)   4 pm – RCIC-Rites of Christian Initiation for Children class (for children 8 years… Read more »

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January Suicide and 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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