Fr. Steve’s updates

It’s no secret that the present and birthday wish I’m asking for is to be in good health and cleared to come home after the surgery.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A day of many celebrations!

For morning break the Development office had scrumptious cake and Marina’s famous homemade strawberry ice cream to celebrate my birthday a little early.

For lunch my management team treated me to a sandwich and conversation at the downtown bistro. It’s no secret that the present and birthday wish I’m asking for is to be in good health and cleared to come home after the surgery.

This afternoon we had a reception for one of our teacher’s aides that completed her student teaching this semester. Congratulations to Michelle, we know that your training will help you reach the students in new ways.

I’ve been helping Nate, one of our houseparents, learn how to play guitar. After working on some liturgical music he’ll use for church, we went into Rock and Roll mode and had fun jamming to Cat Steven’s “Peace Train”, which took me way back to my high school days.

Brenton and Bryan from the Rec Center gave me a tour of an area in the hills behind the main campus where they are considering putting in an obstacle/team building course designed to teach our youth how to cooperate and build self confidence. Quality recreation is always important. Because students live here, we look for ways the fun times can also reinforce values and learning.

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At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 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.

8 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. Hi Fr. Steve –

    I just had a great image in my mind of you jammin’ on the guitar! I love Cat Stevens!! I used to listen to his albums just about every day & also saw him in concert a couple of times.

    I’m glad to hear the good news that the tumor is shrinking! May God strengthen you for the surgery & recovery.

    A Happy Birthday early to you!
    Blessings – Susan

  2. SO..! You play the guitar..! I thought you looked famous ! OH ? THAT wasn’t you..?
    I have a son who plays the guitar. I will send you a CD of his work. The drummer is his cousin. I think you will enjoy it. I will get it out to you when you get back home after the surgery. Our son writes the music too, usually.
    Wed always look forward to your messages-on-mail.Thank you for all thast you give us..!
    Hugs and Prayers.
    Mia and Bob

  3. Happy early Birthday, Fr Steve! (How early?)
    Day after tomorow is the Church’s birthday,
    my favorite Holy Day, because the Holy Spirit made fierce, valiant Warriors out of the frightened, wimpering, huddled little
    group. (Having many foreigners present talks
    to me, a foreign born, as well.)
    May the Holy Spirit come to your aid in
    winning the last battle of your illness and
    let you joyfully continue the task He assigned to you.
    Happy Pentecost from Gardenia scented South Carolina! Paula

  4. Dear Father Steve, Happy Birthday, may your days belong and peaceful and may you have many more years of good health working for the Lord. Patty ann

  5. Fr. Steve – Sounds like you received encouraging news and you will be in our thoughts and prayers these next few days. I am confident you will be in the best of care. God Bless!

  6. May 24,2010

    Our Dearest Friend-Fr.Steve–

    THANK YOU’–,for knowing we LOVE and NEED YOU;… and THANK GOD’, for giving you the strength to be better!!!! I know that GOD has heard each of our PRAYERS; and that He does know, the LOVE, and NEED for YOU, and YOUR help, in OUR LIVES.–I know that your health will continue to improve, and that WE will be BLESSED with your help for MANY YEARS to come.–
    GOD BLESS’ and MUCH LOVE from ALL’-
    Cynthia MILLER’- Skaggs

  7. Hi Father Steve, Hopefully your good news will continue. You, your staff, and your “children” are in my prayers. Happy Birthday. May God continue to bless your work.

  8. Fr.Steve, As a fellow survivor, God Bless you and your work. I can see Jesus has your back in whatever you do. Best Regards, Neighbor Joe

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