I love our mission here in North Dakota, and every year I look forward to St. Ann’s Summer Camp. There is something unique and beautiful about the loving spirit of the kids of the Turtle Mountain Reservation. Many come from challenging circumstances but nevertheless show a profound responsiveness to the love of God. St. Paul tells us; “Where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more” (Romans 5:2), and that has been my experience serving here in North Dakota. The cross of Jesus deeply marks the lives of the people here: tragedies, illnesses, and various forms of addiction, yet it is also a place where the love of God is present.
Sr. MaryAnn Richwald, SOLT
St. Ann's Catholic School
At St. Ann’s Catholic School our hearts are with our children, they are the treasures God has given to us. With God ‘s help, we strive at St. Ann’s Catholic School to form the hearts and minds of our students to grow into being holy, confident, and sucessful leaders in the Turtle Mountains. It is a great responsibility but also a privilege to work with these young people in such an important time in their lives. We appreciate your help in this work, we really cannot do it without you.
SOLT St. Ann's Summer Camp
St. Ann’s Summer Camp is dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and physical formation of the peoples of the Turtle Mountain Reservation.
At St. Ann’s Summer Camp, you will have the opportunity to share the joy of the Gospel with the youth of the Turtle Mountains. You will pray, serve, and have community life with the local SOLT Ecclesial Family Team of priests, sisters, and aspirants. You will see first-hand how the Holy Spirit forms the people and that is a testament of the deep Catholic roots of their combined heritage.
Ways to Serve
Food Pantry: Provide food and supplies to families in need
Maintenance: Upkeep properties and contribute to construction advancements
Pharmacist or Nurse: Live in community with our SOLT Missionary Volunteers while working at Indian Health services
Ministry of Presence:
After-school Ministry: Organize and staff sports camps and after-school academic assistance
Youth Ministry: Organize and help with retreats and youth group
Evangelization/Catechesis and Education:
Missionary Teachers grades K-8th: Teach in our Catholic elementary school
Radio Programmer: Work to develop Catholic radio content