Fr. Steve’s updates

My SCJ community starts each day with morning prayer a little before seven.

Monday, May 17, 2010

My SCJ community starts each day with morning prayer a little before seven.

As I walked down the hill to the chapel, I noticed how the days are getting a little brighter each morning; today, the sun was already peaking over the hill when I left the house.

There was dew on the grass … birds chirping in many harmonies. Campus is quiet before the day starts, and you never know what each day will bring. But, having a serious illness gives you a perspective that life is fragile and precious, and each new day is a gift.

Before prayer, I prayed I will continue to use my time wisely in a way that benefits others.

Besides office work and a trip to the business office, I got to enjoy our 8th graders giving their PowerPoint presentations on figures in history.

I was running late, and they actually finished early. But, the students were really enthusiastic, and had a little class time left, so Cody and Jackie asked if they could do theirs again – a repeat performance. I learned a few new things about John Adams and JFK.

I also learned to appreciated the enthusiasm of a young person who’s put in a lot of work and wants to share.

St. Joseph's Lakota youth presentations

St. Joseph's Lakota youth presentations

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.

5 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. FR STEVE, WE COULD USE JOHN ADAMS AGAIN.
    NOT TO MENTION HARRY TUMAN. I BELIEVE IN HISTORY. FUNNY HOW KIDS HERE IN KANSAS DON,T EVEN KNOW WHO JFK WAS.
    BETTER WARD IT,S SAD. NEVEN

  2. LORD, MAY FR STEVE HIS CHILDREN BE PROTECTED BY THE GREAT SPIRIT.
    MAY THEY FLY WITH EAGALS AND BLESS US ALL> AMEN NEVEN

  3. Father Steve…What an unselfish attitude you have…! You really are happy, and you know how to pass that on..!
    I can’t “harp” enough on what you do for these kids..and what they will do in the future through what you have taught them..and the example that you are setting for them..
    Hugs and Prayers..
    Mia and Bob

  4. my prayers are for you to completely recover and continue the great work that you have done and continue to do for the Lakota children.

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