In February we highlighted the St. Francis Mission Among the Lakota, aÂ ministry of the JesuitsÂ on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The purpose of the Mission is toÂ work with Catholic Lakota (Sioux) and bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have not heard it.
Since that time, I have heard from a few friends who have very interesting connections with either the Mission or the Rosebud Indian Reservation: a fellow parishioner grew up in this area and was thrilled to learn about the Mission; a reader’s adult child serves as a missionary in this region during the summer; a priest from our diocese had a special affection for the Lakota and prior to his death spent much of his free time in service to the Reservation. In all, the stories shared about the Lakota and reservation were personally enlightening.
So when the mission’s marketing consultant contacted me earlier this week informing me of their online campaign, I felt I could do my part and give the mission another shout-out.
The Mission is running an online donation campaign during April â€“ mostly to just spread the word about who they are, why they exist, and what they do.
- You can learn more about the Mission here.
- “Like” them onÂ Facebook and follow onÂ Twitter. Share with your followersÂ â€“Â consider it a donation.
- View the Mission’s YouTube Channel where new videos showcasing their programs and grounds will be uploaded throughout the month.
- Finally, prayers are requestedÂ throughout Lent and the Easter seasonÂ for the Mission and their ongoing evangelization efforts.