In July 2014, five people from St. Barnabas journeyed to Cheyenne River, South Dakota, as pilgrims walking on holy ground. They went to give and receive generously, to understand and to learn. They listened to stories of new and old friends, and worked on a project at St. Peter's in Thunder Butte. Through conversations over meals and work, and in the experience of being guests, they learned a small bit more about Native American (Lakota) history, culture, and spirituality.
This trip continued a relationship with Cheyenne River that Fr. Bob Trask, Priest Associate at St. Barnabas, has enjoyed since 2009. It is our hope and prayer that the relationship will continue. A group from our church will be traveling again in July 2017 to Cheyenne River.
Interested in joining our team on our mission trip to Cheyenne River, South Dakota? Contact the church office and/or Fr. Bob Trask for more info. and click here to download a participant information form. In the meantime, you can read Fr. Bob's story of how his friendship with Cheyenne River began, and below you can take a peek at some highlights of past trips to St. Peter's and the Cheyenne River Mission.