An End to Clergy Days

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I stopped by the 1st grade classroom to lead the kids in singing Happy Birthday to Shelby, their teacher. I only wish I could get them to sing that loudly and enthusiastically in church! Shelby got called out of the room for a while, and I was left with a pointer and smart board, so I reviewed all the “sight words” such as have, did, see, am . . . All the students were very enthusiastic about being called upon, and I had fun in front of a class for the first time in a while.

We wrapped up Clergy Days with some time with our Bishop. One resolution I came away with was to step up my efforts in support of other clergy, and to encourage others that this serving God and people through church is not only a worthwhile life, but a highly satisfying one. Much is written of scandals and difficulties, but being a priest has brought me lots of fulfillment and so many rich encounters with people.

Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 89 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

1 thought on “An End to Clergy Days”

  1. Teacher..! Teacher..!
    We declare..
    We like the way you cut your hair..!
    We like the way you shine your shoes,
    We like the way you sing the blues !
    Early mornings, Before class,
    We like the way you say the mass..!
    Your Roman collar..says it all..
    Being a priest…makes life a ball..
    For everyone..both far and near,
    But most of all..we’re glad you’re HERE..!
    Hugs..Mia and Bob

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