We walk with our community in their times of triumph 
and their moments of challenge.

From our Jesuit priests to Lakota lay leadership and fellow parishioners, we are present for our community every day, offering support and love and extending the good word of Jesus Christ. And this happens because of the people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation… the laypeople, Jesuits, and sisters who continue to make the commitment to our ministry.

With six active churches and three active missions, our pastoral ministry programming serves more than 800 families on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Outreach initiatives in religious educationyouth ministryrecovery ministry and leadership development ensure that these families, and so many more, have a safe and supportive environment to gather and share.

We invite you to be part of our good work. For more information, contact Joyce Tibbitts, pastoral associate, at 605/867-5491 ext. 2616 or jtibbitts@redcloudschool.org.

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News from Pastoral Ministry at Red Cloud

Father Arturo Sosa's Visit

August 15, 2022
Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus, traveled from Rome to visit. He came to experience first hand how the Lakhota and Jesuits are working together in missions on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge reservations...Read More

Leading the Way: Six Lakota Lay Ministers Commissioned at Red Cloud

March 18, 2018
Just over three years ago, a small group of parishioners from points across the expanse of the Pine Ridge Reservation gathered to embark on a sacred journey. As candidates in the Rapid City Diocese’s Lay Ministry...Read More

Across Two Reservations, Building a Spiritual Community

January 22, 2018
Each winter, Red Cloud’s parish team creates a unique day-long retreat for confirmation candidates—both youth and adult parishioners who are preparing to take the next step in their spiritual journey in the Church...Read More

Charting a New ‘Faith Future’ at the Annual Tekakwitha Conference

August 4, 2017
The year’s conference was one of the largest in recent years—and members of Red Cloud’s parish team worked tirelessly to make the conference a success. From serving on the planning committee and leading workshops and...Read More

One Mission, Two Spiritual Traditions: Tekakwitha Conference Brings Native Catholics Together

June 30, 2017
Pastoral associate Angie Stover has been a driving force in planning the annual Tekakwitha Conference. "It’s an opportunity for people to rejoice in the fact...Read More

Confirmation Candidates Complete a Spiritual Journey

May 25, 2017
On a recent Sunday afternoon, the stirring sounds of traditional Lakota drumming drifted from inside Holy Rosary Church and across Red Cloud Indian School’s campus. Inside, a group of families, relatives, and friends gathered for a special Mass...Read More

Honoring Two Religious Traditions: Parish Team Launches Lakota Catholic Radio Hour

posted January 13, 2017
Almost every Friday afternoon, the sounds of beautiful, historical hymns float over the radio waves and across the rolling hills of the Pine Ridge Reservation. The familiar melodies come from the Christian tradition—but the words themselves...Read More

Preparing for a Sacrament: Day-Long Retreat Inspires Confirmation Candidates

posted January 5, 2017
On a frigid morning in December, Red Cloud parishioners from across the reservation gathered in the warmth of Christ the King Church, in the small community of Porcupine, SD. They came together for a day-long retreat designed to support...Read More

Wake Ministry Teams Offer Essential Support to Families and Communities Across the Reservation

posted October 6, 2016
Recently, on a bright Sunday morning, a group of Lakota parishioners from across Red Cloud’s parish gathered for a retreat in the sanctuary at Christ the King Church...Read More


Red Cloud’s Parishes Come Together to Celebrate the Joy of Confirmation

posted July 15, 2016
Over the course of this past year, a group of 27 young people from parishes across the reservation have been preparing for this momentous occasion in their lives...Read More

Ministry Formation Program Trains Lakota Lay Leaders to Lead

posted February 6, 2016
In parishes around the country community members gather to train and grow as lay leaders. The same is true on Monday evenings on the Pine Ridge Reservation where Lakota lay leaders are busy with coursework and conversations of faith...Read More

Listening to the heart of Ignatius in the voice of Pope Francis!

posted September 24, 2015 
"This is what we are all about,” Fr. Peter Klink, the Vice President for Mission and Identity, said about the address of Pope Francis to a joint session of Congress on September 24...Read More

Catholic Social Services to honor the late Fr. Bill Pauly, S.J.

posted September 18th, 2015
“Bill had great faith and a very large heart. It is wonderful to be able to celebrate the ways in which he touched so many lives here on the Pine Ridge Reservation and in the Diocese of Rapid City,” said Fr. Peter Klink, S.J., who served as president of Red Cloud...Read More

Jesuit in Regency: Garrett Gundlach, S.J.

posted August 20, 2015
Each year the Red Cloud Indian School community is fortunate to include a Jesuit in the regency stage of his formation. Recent "regency greats" have included founding Editor-in-Chief of The Jesuit Post Paddy Gilger, S.J., Creighton University President...Read More