Our feast of St. Joseph was such a joy. Bishop James S. Wall, along with seven priests from the Gallup area, came to our Home. We had students from Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita along with their chaplain and one of their teachers. Some of the young people sang, while another did a reading, and two of the young men served the bishop during the Mass.
Bishop Wall spoke of St. Joseph as one who was a “righteous man,” a “prayerful man.” And while so many people are “characters,” St. Joseph was “high in character.” Bishop Wall went on to remind us that, because he was prayerful, St. Joseph knew when God was calling him to take Mary into his home and he did not hesitate to do God’s will and not his own.
After Mass, the students took Residents to the dining room, and then had a group picture with the bishop. After pictures were taken, all the priests put on aprons and served the Residents their meal. It was beautiful to see the priests taking the time with those whom they served, to cut up their food for them and make sure they had everything they needed. While the priests were serving, the bishop went to each Resident to give them a gift of candy.
The priests then sat down to their own meal, while Bishop Wall joined the young people.
The young people later led a Bingo game with the Residents. One of the young men called the numbers while others helped the Residents with their bingo cards. St. Joseph must be very happy in seeing our dear Residents so happy, thanks to the students from Wichita.