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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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Featured Mission News



Latest Mission News


Indiana University dental volunteer video

Indiana University School of Dentistry student volunteers made a video about their trip to the SFM Dental Clinic and the life-changing experiences they encountered when they arrived in South Dakota. Hear more about their first impressions, lasting impacts, and why they’d come back again. For more information on becoming a volunteer, visit www.sfmdental.org.

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Baptism & Confirmation Classes

Baptism classes for Infants to 7 years of age will start on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 1 pm at the Religious Ed./CYO building in Rosebud. Mass attendance is required. This is 5 weeks of classes with the baptism to take place on October, 22, 2017. Confirmation classes for 12 years of age and older will begin on September 24,… Read more »

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Indiana University dental student mission trip

Thank you to the dental students of the Indiana University School of Dentistry for sharing their volunteer memories from last summer. The clinic is always accepting volunteers to help us meet the needs of over 20,000 residents of the Rosebud Dental Clinic. Visit our St. Francis Mission Dental Clinic Volunteer page for more information.  

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