Happy Easter from the Lakota (Sioux) children!

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!!!  The tomb is empty, He is truly risen!!!Happy Easter from the Lakota children!


We hope you all had a very Blessed Easter and that the good works you did during the Lenten Season will now continue so you can share that good news of an empty tomb with others.


After the Lakota (Sioux) students returned from Easter break on Monday at noon, several homes were planning to attend the Big Bend Shrine Circus in Chamberlain that evening.


Tuesday, it was back to business in the classrooms for the Lakota children and St. Joseph’s Parent Advisory Council was on campus.  Made up of the Native American parents and guardians of St. Joseph’s students, the group meets twice a year. We keep them up to date about what is happening on campus and hear their feedback and suggestions on current and future programs for the students. We are grateful for their support and insight.


You may recall we recently sponsored the 2nd Annual Mr. Relay for Life pageant, which St. Joseph’s alumnus, Stefen, won.  I’ve come to find out that one of our employees

St. Joseph’s staff coordinated the Mr. Relay for Life pageant to raise money for cancer research.
Benjamin, an employee in St. Joseph’s Development Office, took second place in the Mr. Relay for Life pageant!

from the Development Office – Benjamin – came in second. Congratulations to everyone who participated and helped make the event possible – over $7,000.00 was raised

to benefit Tri-County Relay for Life!


As we approach the end of the school year, the next major event on the agenda at St. Joseph’s Indian School is the reception of Sacraments—Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation for those who have been taking part in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children(RCIC) during the school year.  Their big day is coming up this Sunday.  We hope for beautiful weather so students’ families will be able to come and share this special day with them.


We hope you all have a great week! May God’s grace and peace enable you to be open to our Risen Savior. May He walk with you and guide you to discern how your blessings can help others and make our world a better place.





Fr. Anthony Kluckman, SCJ


Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

3 thoughts on “Happy Easter from the Lakota (Sioux) children!”

  1. Hi Fr. Anthony… Can’t believe the school year is almost over. Mr. Relay for Life looked like a fun event and a very nice donation. We had our RCIA ceremony at the Easter Vigil.. so beautiful. Congratulations to all the children in the RCIC program. Hope the weather hold for you all. God Bless!

  2. Congratulations to every one of the 21 RCIA candidates for sacramental entrance into the Church. May Joy fill your hearts tomorrow and may it carry you throughout all the struggles and joys your whole life long. Our prayers and joy are with you also; we keep you in our prayers every day!
    God greatly bless every one of you and your families!

    The Northcutts, Missouri

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