Even though Summers here in the AZ Desert can reach temperatures in the mid 100’s, we still had many activities going on at the Missions on the Gila River Indian Reservation.
The Sapa Un Catholic Academy is St Francis Mission’s faith- based, Dual Language School for students in kindergarten through the 8th grade located on the Rosebud Reservation.
The accompanying photos show youngsters who participated in a Bible study that was conducted at three Griffin Center sites involving children from six different public housing complexes in East St. Louis, Illinois.
Documents seeking to make Nicholas Black Elk a saint were signed, sealed and delivered to the Vatican recently. Black Elk was a Lakota medicine man and Catholic catechist.
Information and Orientation sessions for the Brother Booker Ashe Lay Ministry Program are held in the summer for the Fall Semester and in the winter for the Spring Semester.
All Saints is nearing the end of the 2018-2019 Black and Indian Grant cycle. Fewer funds were available and expended this quarter for leadership, faith formation and evangelization.
With gracious funding from Black and Indian Mission, Saint Kateri has been able to support its growing ministries, especially its youth ministry. Consequently, our number of volunteers has increased as well.
The St. Peter Claver Catholic School (SPCCS) Class of 2019 stands a little awkwardly, but also joyfully, eagerly and so hopefully. They are ready!