Fr. Steve’s updates

Today is The Feast of St. Joseph, husband of Mary. With the students on spring break at this time, we’ll have a prayer service to celebrate his other feast day, St. Joseph the Worker.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Today is The Feast of St. Joseph, husband of Mary. With the students on spring break at this time, we’ll have a prayer service to celebrate his other feast day – St. Joseph the Worker – on May 1. By then, I hope to be done with radiation and back at school before I get ready for my surgery.

St. Joseph our Protector, Pray for us.

I went to the local parish for Mass, and of course prayed for all the staff and students back at St. Joseph’s.

I’ve spent most of my time in small rural parishes, but it’s nice to be in a bigger city where there is more activity. A good number of people gathered ahead of time to pray the rosary. When the noon bells went off and folks rose to pray the Angelus, it reminded me of doing the same when the noon whistle rang in the small Indiana town I grew up in.

Tonight, the parish had a fish bake; besides tasty food and hospitable table companions, a group of local dulcimer players came in to serenade us with some lovely tunes. When you’re sick, little touches of beauty and art are helpful and enriching.

St. Joseph our Protector, Pray for us.

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 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.

4 thoughts on “Fr. Steve’s updates”

  1. It was my Birthday too. St Joseph’s feast Day is the reason my mother gave me that name. It is a blessing having such a great patron saint.
    It sounds like you are doing pretty well. I offer many prayers for you. Have a good day today. I know you are starting the radiation part of it today….God bless, Joe

  2. This is a tough day for you..but you sure have made many days better for us…if that is any payoff..!
    You have no idea of how good for us your influence has been…How much good you have brought to our lives..and we have never even met you..!
    Keep pitchin’..and don’t forget to dance..!
    Hugs….Mia and Bob

  3. Dear Father Steve,

    May the treatments and accompanying prayers from your flock, not only in Chamberlain, but here in Atlanta, help you during this trying time. Cancer has been a part of our family in too many instances. As we say Grace before dinner, Father Steve’s name is always included. Although the Good Lord gives us no cross heavier than we can bear, your strength and belief provides so much for us in our everyday activities. With Holy Week approaching, may our prayers help
    you to the road of full recovery. Good Bless You, Father Steve.

  4. I am praying for you Father Steve, just remeber your God is greater than all you trial and feelings, go deeper and go beyond your feelings to the healing and loving grace of God. Sincerely Patricia Latham

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