Catholic Mission Trip

29 youth and adults from St. Lawrence in Greenville went to Ashland Montana to work on the Northern Cheyanne Indian Reservation

Youth and adults from St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville were busy earlier this month, working on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation near Ashland, Montana as members of the Catholic Heart Work Camp.

Randy Alderman, adult group leader, said the local group was involved with improving the living conditions for the Indians. The work consisted mostly of home repair.

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The group also made some memorable stops on the trip home, including Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, Mt. Rushmore, and the Badlands of South Dakota where the group celebrated mass.

St. Lawrence has sent youths to the Catholic Heart Camp, in various parts of the United States, for the past 18 years.

*Photo captions by Randy Alderman

Kala Dannaman from St. Lawrence led transition at the camp.
Kala Dannaman from St. Lawrence led transition at the camp.
We were working just moments from the Northern Cheyanne Capital building.
We were working just moments from the Northern Cheyanne Capital building.
This is one of the homes that were rehabbed during the week.  This one belongs to one of the Northern Cheyanne elders.  The house was completely gutted.
This is one of the homes that were rehabbed during the week. This one belongs to one of the Northern Cheyanne elders. The house was completely gutted.
Once the house was gutted, work began on reconstructions.
Once the house was gutted, work began on reconstructions.
Members of the Northern Cheyanne Tribe performed a Pow Wow with traditional Dance, music, and song, in appreciation for the work done.
Members of the Northern Cheyanne Tribe performed a Pow Wow with traditional Dance, music, and song, in appreciation for the work done.
Members of the Northern Cheyanne Tribe performed a Pow Wow with traditional Dance, music, and song, in appreciation for the work done.
Members of the Northern Cheyanne Tribe performed a Pow Wow with traditional Dance, music, and song, in appreciation for the work done.
Members of the Northern Cheyanne Tribe performed a Pow Wow with traditional Dance, music, and song, in appreciation for the work done.
Members of the Northern Cheyanne Tribe performed a Pow Wow with traditional Dance, music, and song, in appreciation for the work done.
The group, who traveled with St. Mary’s from Taylorville, celebrated Mass in the Badlands, South Dakota, on their journey home.
The group, who traveled with St. Mary’s from Taylorville, celebrated Mass in the Badlands, South Dakota, on their journey home.
On the way home, the group stopped briefly at Devil’s Tower in Wyoming and Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota.
On the way home, the group stopped briefly at Devil’s Tower in Wyoming and Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota.