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Suicide & Crisis Hotline Volunteer Training

the art ofAre you interested in becoming a volunteer for the St. Francis Mission Suicide & Crisis Hotline?

Help us to support our young people, elderly or anyone, whether they are having suicidal thoughts, are in a crisis situation or just need someone to talk to.

The next training for Suicide & Crisis volunteers is scheduled for Friday, July 29, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. at the Icimani Ya Waste’ Recovery Center in St. Francis

There is no cost for the training. Help us to reach out and support the people.

For any questions or concerns, call Geraldine at 747-5547 or email at: icimani@sfmission.net.



July 12-Hour Family Recovery Program

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Place: Icimani Ya Waste’ Recovery Center, St. Francis, S.D.

Family REcovery ProgramThe 12-Hour Family Recovery Program is facilitated by local native people who live on the reservation. The program includes video clips and live role plays and is structured to meet the needs of those family members who are living on the reservation.

Family members will learn:

• The side effects that drugs and alcohol have on the body and emotions.
• The process of addiction and relapse.
• Will learn about twelve step programs and other healthy ways designed for those who are affected by drugs and alcohol.
• Learn different ways that will help family members cope and maintain a less stressful life while coping with a person who is using drugs or alcohol.
• The how and why alcoholism or drug addiction is a family disease.
• About Co-dependency and have a greater understanding about the issues that surround the
Co-dependent family member.
• How to overcome these family roles and dynamics in a healthy way in order to bring about a healthier family structure.
• Effective communication, listening and observing skills
• Co-dependency and enabling conduct and its role in the addiction cycle and in family structure.
• Including more information related to families and their well –being.

For applications or questions, contact:

Geraldine Provencial at (605)747-5547 or Jim at (605)259-3365 or email icimani@sfmission.org.



June 12-Hour Family Recovery Program

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Place: St. Agnes Hall, Parmelee, S.D.

Family REcovery ProgramThe 12-Hour Family program is facilitated by local native people who live on the reservation. The program includes video clips and live role plays and is structured to meet the needs of those family members who are living on the reservation.

Family members will learn:

• The side effects that drugs and alcohol have on the body and emotions.
• The process of addiction and relapse.
• Will learn about twelve step programs and other healthy ways designed for those who are affected by drugs and alcohol.
• Learn different ways that will help family members cope and maintain a less stressful life while coping with a person who is using drugs or alcohol.
• The how and why alcoholism or drug addiction is a family disease.
• About Co-dependency and have a greater understanding about the issues that surround the
Co-dependent family member.
• How to overcome these family roles and dynamics in a healthy way in order to bring about a healthier family structure.
• Effective communication, listening and observing skills
• Co-dependency and enabling conduct and its role in the addiction cycle and in family structure.
• Including more information related to families and their well –being.

For applications or questions, contact:

Geraldine Provencial at (605)747-5547 or Jim at (605)259-3365 or email icimani@sfmission.org.



Suicide & Crisis Hotline Volunteer Training

the art ofAre you interested in becoming a volunteer for the St. Francis Mission Suicide & Crisis Hotline?

Help us to support our young people, elderly or anyone, whether they are having suicidal thoughts, are in a crisis situation or just need someone to talk to.

The next training for Suicide & Crisis volunteers is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. at the Icimani Ya Waste’ Recovery Center in St. Francis

There is no cost for the training. Help us to reach out and support the people.

For any questions or concerns, call Geraldine at 747-5547 or email at: icimani@sfmission.net.



Holy Door Pilgrimage


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Year of Mercy: Holy Door Pilgrimage

11:00am to 5:00 pm (CST), Saturday, June 18, 2016

Join us for the Celebration of the Mission with Bishop Gruss! The Celebration will include a talk by and Mass with the Bishop, as well as a BBQ lunch.

11:00 AM   Presentation on Mercy by Bishop Gruss, St. Charles Church

11:30 AM   Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament/ Lectio Divina – Fr. Hatcher, S.J. followed by Benediction, St. Charles Church.

Noon – 2 PM    Reconciliation ongoing, St. Charles Church

Noon – 2 PM    Lunch at Icimani Ya Waste Center

Everyone is welcome to visit the tables set up in the Icimani Ya Waste Center explaining the programs offered by Saint Francis Mission and visit the sites of these programs.

2:15 PM   A brief history of the Catholic Church among the Lakota people on the Rosebud Reservation by Deacon Ben Black Bear Jr., St. Charles Church

3:00 PM   Mass: Bishop presides/preaches.  This will be the Sunday Mass. A healing service will follow Mass.

5:00 PM   Reception: Icimani Ya Waste Center



Suicide & Crisis Hotline Volunteer Training

the art ofAre you interested in becoming a volunteer for the St. Francis Mission Suicide & Crisis Hotline?

Help us to support our young people, elderly or anyone, whether they are having suicidal thoughts, are in a crisis situation or just need someone to talk to.

The next training for Suicide & Crisis volunteers is scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m. at the Icimani Ya Waste’ Recovery Center in St. Francis

There is no cost for the training. Help us to reach out and support the people.

For any questions or concerns, call Geraldine at 747-5547 or email at: icimani@sfmission.net.



May 12-Hour Family Recovery Program

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Place: Icimani Ya Waste’ Recovery Center, St. Francis, S.D.

Family REcovery ProgramThe 12-Hour Family program is facilitated by local native people who live on the reservation. The program includes video clips and live role plays and is structured to meet the needs of those family members who are living on the reservation.

Family members will learn:

• The side effects that drugs and alcohol have on the body and emotions.
• The process of addiction and relapse.
• Will learn about twelve step programs and other healthy ways designed for those who are affected by drugs and alcohol.
• Learn different ways that will help family members cope and maintain a less stressful life while coping with a person who is using drugs or alcohol.
• The how and why alcoholism or drug addiction is a family disease.
• About Co-dependency and have a greater understanding about the issues that surround the
Co-dependent family member.
• How to overcome these family roles and dynamics in a healthy way in order to bring about a healthier family structure.
• Effective communication, listening and observing skills
• Co-dependency and enabling conduct and its role in the addiction cycle and in family structure.
• Including more information related to families and their well –being.

For applications or questions, contact:

Geraldine Provencial at (605)747-5547 or Jim at (605)259-3365 or email icimani@sfmission.org.



Body, Mind & Soul

Camp

Summer is almost here, and it means one of our favorite activities of the year is here too! Join us for Body, Mind and Soul – a Catholic kids camp! This year’s theme is Cave Quest: Following Jesus’ Light in the World.

Each camp will feature games, experiments, adventures, Lakota stories, teachings & games for children aged 6-12.  Lunch and snacks will be provided!  Join us at one of the dates listed below!

June 6-10          Spring Creek (blue religious ed. bldg.)

June 13-17        St. Francis (Icimani Bldg)

June 20-24        Parmelee (St. Agnes hall)

June 27-July 1 Rosebud (St. Bridget’s hall)

July 5-8             Mission (Fr. Paul Hall)

For more information you can call Jenny at 747-2436 or stop by the Religious Ed building or SFM Admin bldg. to pick up an application!

 

 



First Communion and a Day for Mothers

Mother’s Day had a special meaning this year at St. Francis Mission – a total of 11 children made their first communion at both St. Charles and St. Bridget’s! The St. Charles Parish gave carnations and Mother’s Day cards to all the mothers in attendance at the Mass service. We had cake and juice for the families and parish members after Mass.

We would like to wish all Mother’s a blessed day (for every day is Mother’s Day!) and to give a special congratulations to the 11 children making their First Communion! Communion



A ministry of mercy tackles suicide epidemic on Lakota reservation

Article featured in Catholic News Service (April 7, 2016), The Catholic Spirit (April 14, 2016 Edition), The West River Catholic (April 2016 Edition). For full story, click on the link below!

A ministry of mercy tackles suicide epidemic on Lakota reservation