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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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SFM Youth Group Easter Egg Hunt!

The SFM Youth group will be having an Easter egg hunt after Mass on Easter Sunday, April 5th, 2015. We will be giving out Easter baskets to the children after Mass at St. Charles Church in St. Francis. The SFM Youth group is open to youth ages 10-18 years. If you have any questions or… Read more »

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Engaging the Word: 03/29/2015

On Palm Sunday we begin Mass recalling Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem.  When Jesus showed up the crowds turned out to see him, waving branches and crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”  In this week before the celebration of Easter, this Holy Week, perhaps it would be good… Read more »

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Creighton Students Visit St. Francis Mission

We were recently visited by students from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. The students, who were on spring break, came help at the SFM and TC schools. We were so happy and welcomed them! The students joined the Religious Ed teachers to the He Dog and Spring Creek schools and assisted with classes both days!… Read more »

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