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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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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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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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2016 Sacrament Preparation Dates & Times

Please call Jenny at 747-2436 or Ben at 747-2361 with any questions. BAPTISM We offer 3 baptism classes a year. Two classes in the Fall and one in the Spring. This is offered for infants to 7 years old. The first session of Baptism classes will start September 18, 2016, at the Icimani Building in… Read more »

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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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