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 »
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 2015: So Much to Share!
Published on 10.28.2015
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November: 12 Hour Family Recovery Program
Published on 11.19.2015
Date: Monday, November 23rd And Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 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… Read more »
Team Trip: Parish Health and Wellness Certificate Program
Published on 11.13.2015
Recently, our Director of Religious Education, Jennifer Black Bear and our Executive Secretary, Caroline DeCory recently participated in the Parish Health and Wellness Ministries Certificate Program through the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, through the Catholic Extension. This program was held at the LUREC (Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus) in Woodstock, Illinois-… Read more »
Published on 11.05.2015
October is a busy time at the Mission. Across our different programs in October, we held two dental clinics, took the SFM Youth Group to a diocesan youth rally, held our monthly recovery programs and celebrated National School Lunch Week . And that’s not all! Fall Baptisms We were delighted to welcome new members into… Read more »