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.
Summer Update 2015: So Much to Share!
Summer 2015 was a busy one. Watch our latest update videos to learn what’s been going on! In Part One, Fr. John Hatcher discusses the latest news from our dental clinic, our expanding Sapa Un Catholic Academy, the St. Francis Mission Suicide & Crisis Hotline, as well as what the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum has… Read more »
Holy Door Pilgrimage
Year of Mercy: Holy Door Pilgrimage When: 11:00am to 5:00 pm (CST), Saturday, June 18, 2016 Join us for the Celebration of the Mission with Bishop Gruss! The Celebration will include a talk by and Mass with the Bishop, as well as a BBQ lunch.
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 »
May 12-Hour Family Recovery Program
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm Place: Icimani Ya Waste’ Recovery Center, St. Francis, S.D. The 12-Hour Family 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 »