Quiet weekend at St. Joseph’s Indian School

The weekend was a quiet one, with plenty of time to read, write, pray and exercise. While I did go into the office for a few hours each day, St. Joseph’s Indian School’s campus has been rather quiet. Except for the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center’s visitors, campus has actually been quite empty. This Lord’s Day was indeed a day of rest, and I savor these days when they come.

The work I have been doing these past two days is nothing grand or big, but lots of fifteen and twenty-minute tasks that I never seem to have time for during the busy season. I try to get these little everyday tasks out-of-the-way, so when school does begin I don’t have as much baggage holding me back and I can more freely respond to God’s call through people and events. I also know it’s these little acts done with care and love that may not be important in the world’s eyes, but matter to the Lord.

Fr. Bernie spent several weeks in the Philippines working in remote villages with Youth Missionaries. He previewed a slide show of the ministry so we could get a better perspective of SCJ efforts there. Very edifying and inspiring.

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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.

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