How We serve
St. Francis Mission prides itself on programs that promote a healthy Catholic Church, and address the difficult issues the Lakota people face. Every program started at the Mission in the last eight years is directed by a Lakota person. Each and every program is designed to further Lakota leadership and champion Lakota and Catholic values.
a Goal driven plan
Copy about the benefits of each layer of the Mission's holistic approach to fostering a healthy environment for future Lakota community success.
GOAL DRIVEN PLAN
Our tiered program structure fosters a healthy foundation for Lakota individuals which enable them to rise to leadership positions within the Church and Reservation.
Level One: Healing
Programs include: Family Recovery Programs, Dental Clinic, Counseling Services, Jail Ministry
Level Two: Spiritual Growth
Programs include: St. Bridget's Parish, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, St. Agnes Parish, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, and Sacred Heart Parish, Five Religious Education Programs, Reservation Youth Group
Level Three: Educational Programs
Programs include: Lay Ministry Formation, Lakota Language Studies, Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum
Level Four: Academic Formation
Programs include: Sapa Un Academy, leading to trade or professional studies
Level Five: Leadership
Include: Lakota Catholic tradespeople and professionals (educated, sober and morally-centered adults)
Level Six: Leaders
Include: Interculturated leaders for the Church and Reservation