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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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Partnering with People: Mission update Spring 2014

The first part of 2015 has been busy, and that has been reflected in changes to our programs, success in our school and the growth of our people.  In our latest video update, Father Hatcher talks about the Mission, the Sapa Un Academy and a number of our other programs – and what to look… Read more »

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WHITE RIVER OUT-OF-TOWNERS 12-STEP WEEKEND

Join the White River Out-of-Towners for their annual 12-Step Weekend! WHERE: BEAR BUTTE LODGE (6 mi. NE of STURGIS, SD on HWY. 79) WHEN: SEPT. 25,26,27, 2015 LODGING COST: $ 15-25 PER NIGHT ARRANGEMENTS: YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN: 1. FOOD 2. TOWELS 3. TOILETRIES 4. SNACKS THERE IS ROOM FOR 22 PEOPLE, CAMPING IS… Read more »

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12-HOUR FAMILY RECOVERY PROGRAM: SEPTEMBER DATES!

Join us for the September presentation of the 12-Hour Family Recovery Program! Date: Tuesday, September 8th And Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm Place: Icimani Ya Waste’ Recovery Center, St. Francis, South Dakota The 12-Hour Family program is facilitated by local native people who live on the reservation. The program includes video clips… Read more »

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SFM Youth Group Flea Market!

Join us for a Fund Raiser Flea Market to be held on 9/1/15 at the Digmann Hall in St. Francis from 9 a.m.– 2 p.m.  This is a fund raiser flea market, lunch and bake sale for the SFM Youth group. Tables are $10. To reserve your table please call Jenny at 747-2436 or 828-1082…. Read more »

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