Fr. Steve’s updates

The Sunday before surgery the good parishioners had their mass said for the intention of my healing, and I got a whole bunch of get well cards that I’ve not yet answered.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Friday and Saturday the other priests and brothers were gone, and with no meetings I soaked up the quiet. I got in lots of much needed sleep, with reading and TV in between.

Today Juan Carlos – our seminarian helping this summer – drove me to church in Kennebec, 30 miles west of St. Joseph’s. I used to be pastor there.

The Sunday before surgery the good parishioners had their mass said for the intention of my healing, and I received a bunch of get well cards that I’ve not yet answered. I wanted to thank them and join them for this week’s mass.

The day was a nice reunion, with some catching up time. Folks have been genuinely worried about the seriousness of my cancer, and were relieved to see me up and about.

I still have trouble standing for a long time, but with Fr. Joe leading mass, I was able to make it through.

After lunch I took another nap, packed my bags for a few days, and now await Fr. Bill. We’ll journey back to the clinic where I have post surgery appointments Monday and Tuesday. I’ll have several tests and scans, and have appointments with the radiologist, oncologist and surgeon to check up on how the recovery is going.

Hopefully the good news and results will continue.

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8 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. Dear Fr. Steve,

    We’ll be praying for good news and good results for you on Monday and Tuesday. Glad you were able to get out and about this weekend.

    God Bless you always,

    Nancy & Kenny

  2. There you go, again..being remarkable..! We are sure happy to hear that you are making big gains. It may seem like the gains are small right now..but wait until you look back at the entire picture..and you will be shocked at the accomplishment..! We anticipate very good news..from the current tests and exams…Being tired is just part of the healing..!We are sooo proud of you..!
    Our prayers travel with you.
    Mia and Bob

  3. Fr. STEVE, I DON,T LIKE TO STAND ALONG TIME. MY REPLACED HIPS TELL ME STAY DOWN. WE ARE GETTING BETTER SIR NOT OLDER. HAD A NICE DAY TOOK MY LADY FRIEND TO LUNCH FOR HER BIRTHDAY.
    JOINED YOUR CHURCH LAST WEEK NEVEN

  4. Fr. Steve, It sounds like you are doing good. God bless you.Our prayers are with you. Just rest and take it easy. Your friends Angie & Kenny

  5. May the power of our prayers be seen in the
    continual improvement in your healing process.
    Hopefully, the journey will be the road to a good report.

    God Bless,

  6. Prayer winds blowing to you, Fr. Steve. Remember to do your part – rest, and allow the healing Spirit to do the rest.

    In Faith,
    Coreen

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