After a rash of multiple break-ins and incidents of vandalism at the Holiness Chapel in St. Francis, a fire broke out at the church during the early morning hours on June 4th, 2017. It is believed that the fire was likely arson, and is still under investigation. The church and its contents were considered a total loss. There is currently a fund raising effort to rebuild the church.
If you would like to send a check or money order, please send it to the Society of Indian Missions (SIM), PO Box 1348, Mission, SD 57555. Please indicate on the check that the money is intended for rebuilding St. Francis Church.