St. Joseph’s making way for 2010-2011 school year

During the school year, Sundays can be anything but a day of rest. However, today was very peaceful. I had plenty of time for reading and prayers.

Fr. Steve of St. Joseph's Indian School
Sunday, August 01, 2010

During the school year, Sundays can be anything but a day of rest. However, today was very peaceful. I had plenty of time for reading and prayers. Several phone calls came in from family and friends that lifted my spirits.

The only real work I did occurred when a donor arrived with a truck load of non-monetary goods; I was the only person he could find on campus. I helped him unload, and tomorrow Central Receiving will have their hands full once again.

I ventured out to the campus recreation center to see how much of a workout I could do. I increased my time and speed on the treadmill, and the soreness in the foot was more easily put out of mind with a closely fought baseball game on the TV. I’m not much of a weight person; but I worked on some upper body strengthening, since that part of me feels fine.

Tomorrow our new Child Service’s staff – 7 houseparents and 1 teacher – arrive and start their orientation. While the calendar still says we have much more summer left, tomorrow our summer at St. Joseph’s comes to an end.

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.

4 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s making way for 2010-2011 school year”

  1. Dear FR. Steve,

    Happy to hear that you’re doing better. Who played and who won the game?

    First day of school can be stressful for everyone involved. Children and adults alike.

    Take it slowly and enjoy the new year with the new and returning children.

    All our love to everyon out your way.

    You continue to be in our prayers.

    God Bless,

    Nancy & Kenny

  2. It is so wonderful of those that contribute to the needs; we shall reap, what we soe; and there will be no exceptions. I am sure your help unloading the goods, was a physical help to your body as well. Don’t over do it thugh.
    It is obvious that you are gaining better health; and this is so wonderful. GOD WILL CONTINUE TO ANSWER OUR PRAYERS.
    GOD BLESS’-
    Cynthia

  3. Nancy and Kenny asked the same question I had: Who played and who won? Do you have a favorite team?

    The start of a new school year is always exciting. I have many happy memories of that from childhood and even as a teacher! There is a lot of summer left, but autumn’s arrival is picking up its pace!

  4. I guess our last message got lost, somehow..so here’s a new one..”For when the one great scorer comes..to write against our names..He writes not if we won or lost..but..how we played the game..”.
    THAT’S a real oldie..!
    Stay in there pitchin’ Ol’Buddie..
    Prayers
    Always,
    Mia and Bob

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