The day began with Mass and the Christmas story. Though our Christmas celebration falls a bit later than most, there is no less enthusiasm when the day finally arrives.
We were blessed with delicious holiday treats, wonderful gifts for our students and the joy of each other’s company as we celebrated
At home on the reservation, many of our students may be in situations where they are cold or hungry, but being with their family over the holiday is the most important thing.
So we bundled them up, packed food boxes so they could share a warm holiday meal with their families, and wished them a Merry Christmas.
Many friends go out of their way to make sure our students’ holiday celebration is extra special, with gifts for each student and a little something extra for their Christmas stocking.
Finally, when it seems they cannot wait a moment longer, Sunday arrives! Children race and skip to Our Lady of the Sioux Chapel, hardly able to contain themselves – today is the day!
These are the only presents most students will open, which makes the day even
As we strive to give our students a “normal” life, this is one of many heartfelt blessings your generosity provides.
Pilamaya – thank you – for making our holiday festivities extra special!