We had the joy of having Bishop James Wall and several Priests from the Gallup area for our feast of St. Joseph. There was also a group of Students and their Priests from Wichita who were with us for the week for a “Mission Project” and joined us (a couple of them served the Mass along with two servers from Gallup).
The Feast of St. Joseph is very important for the Little Sisters. Our Mother Foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan, had a great love for St. Joseph as the Patron of our Congregation. As he was a great provider for the Holy Family, we have always prayed to St. Joseph for the needs of the Congregation, an in gratitude to our Benefactors for all they do for us. The Mass of St. Joseph is always in thanksgiving for all of our Benefactors.
After a beautiful Mass, the Priests joined us in the dining room to serve our Residents. This has always been a tradition for the Little Sisters, to have the Bishop and Priests serve our Residents on the Feast of St. Joseph. Of course the meal for the feast is always something they enjoy, here in Navajo land they love their chicken, and for dessert, ice cream and pie! You couldn’t get much better!
Many of the Priests have gotten to know Residents and it is always so nice to hear them call them by name. We were privileged to have Priests from Africa and India who have come to help to evangelize here in the Gallup Diocese.