Each year, for the last five years, we have had the joy of having “Prom Night” with the Students from St Michaels High School in Arizona. St Michaels Indian School is well known by many for it was started by St. Katherine Drexel and the Blessed Sacrament Sisters, who minister to the Native Americans and the African Americans in the United States.
“Prom Night” has become our Resident’s favorite activity for the whole year. It is a night of interaction with students from St Michaels High. Each Student is assigned a Resident for the night, they serve them their snacks and supper, and being very attentive by cutting up their food if needed and seeing that they have all that they need.
After eating with their Residents many of them danced with their Residents, some in their wheelchair. At the end of the evening, it seems as if no one wanted to leave the party. One of our Residents, Deacon Aston Bailey, thanked the young people, and told them that he could see that they all gave of themselves that night, in serving the Residents and dancing with them. He told them that this activity was the favorite of all the Residents, and they look forward each year for them to come. He reminded them that we will pray for them, that they continue to give of themselves, for it is Christ that they bring to others when they give of themselves. The young people thanked the Residents, for all had a great time. And the young people truly had a difficult time in leaving.