Feast of Saint Joseph
Because of the transferred feast of Saint Joseph from March 19 to the March 20, our Home ended up having two special celebrations on two consecutive days.
100th Birthday of Katherine Tso
Our Navajo Resident, Katherine Tso, celebrated her 100th birthday on the actual date of the feast of Saint Joseph. Katherine’s dear younger sister Marie Allen, a niece & husband and granddaughter participated, giving Katherine so much joy. A special guest to represent the President and Vice-President from Navajo Nation was also present. She brought with her a beautiful citation and a framed photo of the president and they are now hung in Katherine’s room. Several members of our Staff also took the time to come and celebrate this day with us, and we were even joined by Mother Provincial Julie and Sr. Therese Marie, who were here for a little visit. Sami, our next centenarian in November, was happy to convey her wishes to Katherine. Delicious meals were prepared by our wonderful kitchen staff. A beautiful family spirit permeated the celebration.
Celebration of our wonderful Protector, Saint Joseph
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 we have put on hold the tradition of inviting all our priest-friends to join us for the feast of St. Joseph. We renewed the tradition this year, inviting priests to join us for our Eucharistic celebration and to serve our Residents during their noon meal. This tradition always gives our Residents much joy and makes them feel very special. We are very grateful to the 9 priests, including our chaplain Fr. James Walker and our Resident Priest, Fr. Donald Richardson, who accepted our humble invitation. In the afternoon, a play was performed by our Activity Department depicting the trust the Little Sisters in Saint Joseph following the example of our Mother Saint Jeanne Jugan and highlighting our begging tradition.