Fr. Steve’s updates

I’ve been consistently able to put in three or four hours a day in the office. Even if I don’t accomplish so much, it at least helps me from going stir crazy.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I’ve been consistently able to put in three or four hours a day in the office. Even if I don’t accomplish so much, it at least helps me from going stir crazy.

Today our business office supervisors all met to check in. We don’t receive as much mail or as many phone calls during the summer months, but that gives everyone more time to take inventory – not just physically, which we do this time of year – but to look at what’s working and what needs improvement.

Sometimes it’s in the quieter times that good ideas crop up and beg to be explored.

I stopped to check in on the progress in the Rooney/Speyer homes. The inside demolition was accomplished quickly after school was out, and our crew is already hard at work building new walls and replacing all the windows with ones that will insulate much better.

I obviously haven’t stopped in as much as when I’m running at full speed, but I know folks appreciate it when I take interest in the work they’re doing. And our staff does a lot of good work, even if much of it is behind the scenes.

Fr. Steve checks in on home renovations

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.

2 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. Arencha glad you have this time freed up to do a little looking in and saying ‘HI’..to all the people at work..? We betcha they were plenty glad to see you, too! Why do we say that..? Because, WE would be glad to see your face here in Nebraska..! If they get tired of your face up there..just bring your face on down here..!..But we aren’t holding our breath until it happens. That might not be good for our health..!
    Prayers..Always
    Mia and Bob

  2. Father Steve,

    I’ve been a supporter of St. Joe’s for some yrs. now, and was extremely sad to learn of your cancer. From my view, you’ve done an outstanding job, but if God has other plans for you, we all have to “move” sometime…..

    I pray for you on a daily basis, and hope that your recovery proceeds well. Someday I hope to be able to get up there for one of the pow-wows in Sept.; they look like a lot of fun.

    FINALLY: one last question: WHY DON’T I EVER WIN A STAR QUILT !!! ???

    Regards,’
    Jim Hamner

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