Fr. Steve’s updates

Folks joked about me being a professional bell ringer. I’ve rung church bells, school bells and jingle bells in the past, but few times with as much sense of joy and celebration.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Today was the day to finally ring the bell, and I rang it loud and clear!

Folks joked about me being a professional bell ringer. I’ve rung church bells, school bells and jingle bells in the past, but few times with as much sense of joy and celebration.

Four of us from Hope Lodge – Butch, Robin, Kelly and I – finished up radiation this morning. There was a nice turnout of other patients who came in support, even though their treatments were much later.

Their presence at 7:30 a.m. spoke to us loudly about their care and concern.

Afterward, we shared lots of hugs, addresses and promises of prayer along the way.

The bell!Fr. Steve: The professional bell ringer!

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. I’m so happy for you that this part of your treatment is finished. I’ve looked forward to your daily messages and am inspired by your good attitude even when it is hard going. You remain in my prayers daily.

    A friend from Winter Haven, Florida
    In God’s peace and love,
    Theresa

  2. So good to hear that you are keeping the bells ringing…! you can come here and do that any day..any hour as far as we are concerned..
    We might all be put in jail, but I am sure that you could make the most of that for all of us, too..!
    Hugs and Prayers..Mia and Bob

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *