Staff update on Fr. Steve

Fr. Steve continues to recover from his surgery with the usual and expected side effects. He was up a few times yesterday. Today, he is taking things easier.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Greetings once again from Fr. Bill!

While I am planning to return to Chamberlain later today or tomorrow morning, Fr. Steve’s parents will remain with him until Tuesday or so. He has more family arriving tomorrow to spend the weekend with him. One of us from his SCJ family will return on Tuesday.

Fr. Steve continues to recover from his surgery with the usual and expected side effects. He was up a few times yesterday. Today, he is taking things easier.  His doctors want him to have more rest before doing too much walking.

Pre-op, Fr. Steve hoped to be in the hospital 5-7 days, but the doctor told him yesterday it would be more like 7-10 days.  We know how our plans change when we are in the hospital, etc!

At times, it is easy to forget Fr. Steve has had very major surgery and requires more recovery time.  He is very willing to do whatever the doctors, nurses and others ask him to do.

All of us deeply appreciate your prayers and thoughts for his recovery.  Please continue to pray for him, his parents and his care team during this special time of recovery.

Fr. Steve and I were with you – students and staff – in prayer during this morning’s graduation ceremonies!

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend, please remember all those who have, or currently are, serving our country.

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.

9 thoughts on “Staff update on Fr. Steve”

  1. Thank you, Father Bill..! Such good news is always welcome. We wait each day to hear of the progress.
    You know, 7 to 10 days is really pretty dang good. We are so happy for him..And it’s all over now..!
    He is a Brave and Holy Man. Best Wishes to his parents..!
    Mia and Bob

    1. Fr. Bill, Thank you for your updates on Fr. Steve. Know that you and all the SCJs are in my prayers. Steve is a dear friend.


  2. Fr. Bill, thanks so much for the updates on Fr. Steve. Prayers continue for him and also for his family. He has such a strong will and positive attitude, I feel confident he will recover. When I had my cancer I just kept telling myself this was another step on the road to wellness again.

    Hope that he recovers quickly and no complications or infections arise!!

    Sending more prayers for healing,

  3. Father Bill,

    Thank you again for the update on Father Steve. May he regain his strength each and every day in the hospital. Our prayers continue for him and his family and all those who assist him during these difficult days.

    I know that his positive attitude that he has always shared with all of us will be a great benefit in the days ahead. Thank the Lord for each and every day that he gains his strength. Thank you again Father Bill
    for relaying Father Steve’s status and the Word of God.

  4. Prayer for Father Steve:



  5. Fr. Bill, Thank you for giving us updates on Fr. Steve’s recovery & surgery. We will continue to pray for his recovery. I had a chance to look at the video of the kids graduating it was very nice. God Bless you Fr.
    Steve our prayers are with you Angie & Kenny

  6. Fr Bill, how very strange life can be!
    i, too, was admitted to the hospital on MONDAY with heart flutter and low pulse rate. The solution was nothing heroic: a pacemaker inserted on Thursday.
    I did not know the exact day of Fr Steve’s
    surgery but i knew it was this week. While
    waiting for my treatment i was praying for
    him and hoping for a good outcome. I just came home today and wish Fr Steve a speedy recovery.
    With prayerful greetings from the sunny South,

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