St. Mary Parish, Lower Brule, S.D., Lower Brule Reservation, a parish in the Diocese of Rapid City, is the headquarters for Lower Brule Ministries, a group of three parishes that receive financial support from St. Joseph’s Indian School. St. Joseph’s Parish, Fort Thompson, S.D., on the Crow Creek Reservation; and St. Catherine’s Parish, Big Bend, S.D., make up the other two parishes in Lower Brule Ministries under the direction of Fr. Mark Mastin, SCJ, Administrator.
Other SCJs on the Pastoral Team of Lower Brule Ministries also serve Immaculate Conception Parish, Stephan, S.D.; St. Mary Parish, Reliance, S.D., and St. Michael Parish, Kennebec, S.D.
In addition to the financial support provided Lower Brule Ministries, all locations are beneficiaries of St. Joseph’s Indian School Thrift Store mission runs.