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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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Museum Summer Hours

The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum will open May 29, 2017. See the museum page for hours and details.

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Sapa Un enrollment for 2017-18

Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year is now open for K-7th grades. Fill out a form here.

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Museum Summer Hours

The Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum will open May 29, 2017. See the museum page for hours and details.

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Lent & Easter 2017 Activities

Saturday, April 8 LENTEN RETREAT AND RECONCILIATION, “TURN TO THE LORD” St. Bridget’s Church Retreat Noon – 2:00 PM Sacrament of Reconciliation 2:00 – 3:30 PM Palm Sunday, April 8/9 Regular Mass Times Wednesday, April 12 6pm – Stations of the Cross, St. Agnes Church. Followed by a simple meal in the hall. Holy Thursday,… Read more »

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