Fr. Steve’s updates

But, especially as a parish priest, I found that every person has some unique and fascinating experiences of life and stories to tell.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Because this clinic and hospital is so well known for research and having the latest treatments available, many people arrive after surgeries or treatments elsewhere have not worked fully. Newcomers also arrive because they are in need of specialists. Some of my fellow residents have been battling cancer for many years.

I find myself grateful to my local doctor who found my cancer when he did before it started causing the major problems that so many others have had to deal with. From the beginning, my sarcoma has involved the specialists who frequently deal with that specific disease.

Tonight was pot luck and, just like in the parishes, the tables were filled with scrumptious dishes of great variety. But, the food is secondary to the interesting cast of characters the meal brings together.

One resident I talked to built a 14 ton sailboat by himself! He and his wife have spent several summers sailing to Europe and back – usually 3 weeks just crossing the Atlantic. There’s a man who loves adventure!

But, especially as a parish priest, I found that every person has some unique and fascinating experiences of life and stories to tell.

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. Father Steve..YES ! Correct ! There are so many stories, but who listens..? You do..!
    I hope that one of these days you will put these ideas of yours into a book..!
    You cannot imagine how much we look forward to what you will say each day !
    Ummmm..When you bought the books, did you buy any on the subject of dance..?
    Keep punchin’!
    Mia and Bob

  2. Easter blessings and joy, Fr Steve!

    Those eggs were included in celebration –
    converted from some Roman custom, I was told – and rightly so. Eggs mean new life.
    I hope new life in buds, leaves, baby birds
    you encounter on your daily walks will lift
    your spirits.
    Here in Carolina we have to be careful not
    to hit baby squirrels when driving. They
    are plentiful. Dogwood in full bloom too.

    Healing Spring wishes, Paula

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