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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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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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March 12-Hour Family Recovery Program

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm Place: Icimani Ya Waste’ Recovery Center, St. Francis, SD 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 are… Read more »

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March 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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