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St. Francis Mission - Located in St. Francis, SD

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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Latest Mission News


Looking back on Summer: Body, Mind & Soul camp!

The 2014 Body, Mind, and Soul Program was a huge success! Our Jesuit Volunteers – Mike Prate and Mike O’Neill, Betty, Beth, our cook and Jenny Black Bear were the staff for the Body, Mind & Soul summer camp, which were held in five communities this summer. The theme for the camps this year was… Read more »

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Engaging the Word: 09/21/2014

In the parable of the laborers in the vineyard that we hear this Sunday Jesus is not offering advice on labor relations.  Jesus’ intention quite clear; he is attempting to describe the Kingdom of Heaven, highlighting how different are God’s ways from our ways, how different the Kingdom is from the world of labor and… Read more »

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2014-2015 Religious Education Classes

The 2014-15 Religious Education classes have started for grades 1st -5th  for Rosebud and He Dog Elementary and 1st-8th grades for Spring Creek elementary.  Religious Education classes are release time during the school day.  After school Religious Education has started for St. Francis Indian school, parents/guardians will have to provide transportation for this class, which… Read more »

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