Staff update on Fr. Steve

Fr. Steve and his family are so grateful for the many prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. I’m sure he will be happy to see his brother and his family when they visit from Chicago this weekend.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fr. Bill here again …

Fr. Steve’s recovery continues to go well … praise be to the Lord. This morning he was up for the first time, took a few steps and was able to sit in a chair for a short while. He still cannot eat anything but ice chips and drink a little water. Needless to say he is not talking much because of his dry mouth.

Fr. Steve and his family are so grateful for the many prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. I’m sure he will be happy to see his brother and his family when they visit from Chicago this weekend.

Prayers and blessings to you for your interest in Fr. Steve’s recovery.

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.

10 thoughts on “Staff update on Fr. Steve”

  1. Praying daily for Fr. Steve for a full recovery. May the Lord strengthen him a little bit more every day.

  2. This just proves the truth of the old saying..”You can’t keep a good man down”..!
    We are all still praying..now in Thanksgiving…!
    Remember..”I think I can..”? Well, now its time for..”I thought I could…”! REV that engine…!
    Love and Hugs..
    Mia and Bob

  3. Excellent to hear! Our prayers continue for a full recovery and the blessed continuance of a remarkable life!

  4. weve been praying for you and i,ve been follwing your updates.take one day at a time.i,ve been threw this with my wife.my thought and prayers are with you at this time.take care and take it EASY.god bless you dave/connie holaday

  5. Fr. Steve, We have arrived at St. Joe’s for graduation and everyone is so happy to hear about your progress…there are smiling faces everywhere. God bless and we are praying for your complete recovery! We will see you on your next visit in September!

    Love,
    Jim and Marianne

  6. I registered for your Sept powwow today. My husband thinks it’s important I show up for a visit. God willing, I’ll be there.
    I explained your school to my ESL students, and we looked on a map where Chamberlain,SD
    is. We ran off to the library, and now we are studying the Missouri River, Lewis and Clark, interesting national and state parks
    on the journey across,Amtrak schedules,
    airport regulations…We are all very busy thinking about you and your students. This has captured their imaginations,and they are also putting together a present to give to your school:they are collecting postcards
    with beautiful pictures of WA and fancy, brightly colored #2 pencils. I can’t guarantee a pencil for each one of your children, but my adult students think you all there don’t have enough glitter, metallic,dinosaur,star… pencils in your lives. They repeatedly told me,”Everybody needs a #2 pencil!Let’s give them some!” So I guess we’ve adopted you. Hope this is ok.
    Be very patient with yourself after surgery.
    Your sleep cycle may radically change. Go with it. Give yourself little positive tasks
    to do. Find soothing music and good books for yourself. Have many positive conversations. Eat even though you might feel nauseous. Eat a little bit when you can’t eat. Laugh often and challenge yourself a little bit each day. Give thanks to God that you are still here (I know you do this)The work you and your staff do at the school is beautiful and important.
    The Pacific Northwest waves to you today.
    Apparently, you are our neighbor!!!!

    Take care,
    Arian

  7. We are so happy to hear that your recovery is going well. God Bless you Fr. Steve all our prayers are with. Angie & Kenny

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