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November 12-Hour Family Recovery Program

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Place: St. Bridget’s Hall in Rosebud, S.D. (Near the Post-Office)

Family REcovery ProgramThe 12-Hour Family Recovery program supports family members who are living with someone who is drinking or using drugs and is facilitated by local native people. The family program is structured to support the needs of family members who are living on the reservation. Learn about effective communication skills, co-dependency and many other topics related to the families well-being.

Have you found yourself in these situations?:

• Are you stressed out from coping with someone who is drinking or using drugs?
• Are you continuously telling him/her to seek treatment or some type of help?
• Are there times when your anger towards him/her effects your health?
• Do you feel like no one else understands your situation with your loved one who is drinking or using drugs?
• Are you having feelings of loneliness, anger, sadness, fear, of not knowing what to expect in some situations with the person who is drinking or using drugs?

For applications or questions, contact:

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



October 12-Hour Family Recovery Program

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 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.



October 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 Thursday, October 20, 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.



Summer Update 2016

The first half of 2016 has been full and exciting! In this update, Fr. John Hatcher, President of St. Francis Mission, touches on all that has been going on with the mission this year to date, including news on: the Dental Clinic, summer camp, a pilgrimage, a big anniversary, St. Francis Mission Suicide & Crisis Hotline, Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum, and recruitment for year 4 of Sapa Un Catholic Academy.



2016 Sacrament Preparation Dates & Times

Please call Jenny at 747-2436 or Ben at 747-2361 with any questions.

BAPTISM
We offer 3 baptism classes a year. Two classes in the Fall and one in the Spring. This is offered for infants to 7 years old.

The first session of Baptism classes will start September 18, 2016, at the Icimani Building in St. Francis at 2 p.m. and we will have four weeks of classes. Baptism will take place on October 16, 2016.

The second session will start on November 6, 2016 at the Religious Education Building/CYO in Rosebud at 2 p.m. for four weeks with Baptism to take place on December 4, 2016. Weekly Mass attendance is required.

CONFIRMATION
Confirmation Classes will start on November 6, 2016 at 4 p.m. There will be 24 weeks of classes. We will meet weekly at the Religious Education building/CYO in Rosebud. Confirmation will take place on June 4, 2017 (tentatively). We will be using the Chosen program.

Requirements for Confirmation:
-Must be baptized and have made 1st communion.
-For 13 years of age and older.
-Active & practicing Catholic, Mass attendance is required.
-Attendance at Confirmation class, and participation in Confirmation retreat is required. (Date tba)
-Confirmation name: candidates are confirmed with their baptismal name, but it is strongly encouraged for candidates to select a Saint or Blessed person to study and emulate as a patron for confirmation.

RCIC/RCIA
Rites of Christian Initiation for Children and Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults classes will start in January 2017.

First Communion and Reconciliation:
We offer 1st communion/reconciliation class 6 weeks before Mother’s Day, with the sacrament taking place on Mother’s Day. The sacrament of Reconciliation will take place one week before 1st Communion.

Requirements:
-A child must be 8 years old and have reached the age of reason.
-Child must be baptized. We ask for a copy of the baptismal record.
-Attendance at First Communion Prep class is required.
-Attendance at weekly Mass services is required.
-Child should be interested in receiving his/her First Communion.



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