Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day
May 27, 2013

We remember ALL Veterans, 
their service and their sacrifice.

The Sisters began the day by visiting two grave sites of Native American soldiers.

CPL Billy Farris
US Army

Cpl Farris was a student at
 St. Peter Indian Mission School.

He served in Iraq.
Killed in action December 3,2006.

Thank you Cpl Farris.
May you rest in peace.


Private Victor Lucero
US Army

Private Lucero is the brother of Sister Juana Lucero of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.
Thank you Private Lucero.
May you rest in peace.


The Ira Hayes American Legion Post 84
came to the mission for a prayer service
in honor of Cpl Ira Hayes.

Cpl Hayes was one of the six men 
to raise the flag on Iwo Jima.

Cpl Hayes lived just down the road from 
St. Peter Indian Mission.

The soldiers began with a prayer for all veterans
followed by a twenty-one gun salute.

The service was concluded with the playing of Taps.

Each Sister received a gun shell casing from the 
twenty-one gun salute.
These were placed at the grave of 
Private Lucero.

The day came to a close with a 
Memorial Day Dinner!

 Thank you to all you have served and are 
currently serving in the Armed Forces! 

Happy Memorial Day!
God Bless YOU!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Welcome Sister Constansia!!

Sister is studying in Manitowoc, WI,
 at our Motherhouse.  
She stayed with us two weeks 
gaining classroom experience.  
Sister's home is in Tanzania.

Sister received a birthday crown
in gratitude for her time with the children.

Honestly, Sister Constansia worked 
in the classroom, yet, the only pictures captured 
were those of her other experiences here on mission!

Sister enjoying the animals of Bapchule!

Enjoying a game of Hand and Foot!

A serious game...

An experience in driving!
Sister Carol giving instruction!
Too much fun!!

Thank you Sister for coming to visit!!
You are welcome anytime!

We also are grateful for all the beauty 
with which God graces our mission.

 Full Moon in the evening sky.

Wispy cloud formations!

A thirsty Hummingbird!

Bapchule has become a wildlife sanctuary, both healing and raising different animals.  Our newest addition is Quackers who arrived on a bus!  Enjoy the pictures and video!

Take Me Out To The Ball Game...

Thank you to Joe Garagiola and
the Arizona Diamond Backs!

St. Peter Indian Mission School
received monies from the Diamond Backs
per Joe Garagiola as he was honored 
at his last game.

With tickets in hand 
the Sisters enter the stadium.

We are invited onto the field.

Enters Joe Garagiola 
and the Diamond Backs owner,
Ken Kendricks.

An honor presentation of Joe
on the JumboTron.

 Many hugs in gratitude for such great generosity.

Thank you Joe!
Blessings to you in your retirement.

Dedication of 
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Ak-Chin, Arizona
April 22, 2013

The former church building.

Procession into the former church.

"The old has gone....

"...the new is here!"
2 Corinthians 5:17

Mass of Dedication
Presider: Bishop Thomas Olmsted

Blessing of the Altar

"May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice."
Psalm 141:2

Setting of the altar

"This is my body..." 

"Better in one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere."
Psalm 82:10