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 Veronica Valandra, pastoral coordinator, at 605/867-5491 ext. 2604 or veronicavalandra@redcloudschool.org.

News from Pastoral Ministry at Red Cloud

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