Blessings to all! We pray you have had a pleasant month filled with family and blessings. During the month of November, here at St. Joseph Mission School, we celebrated a duality of intentions respective to our identity as a school which upholds our Catholic values, alongside our Native American heritage.
We invite you into prayer with us, to keep Fr. Gerry Steinmetz OFM, Mrs. Louise Amos and their loved ones in your intentions. They passed away in the month of September. Both lived out their vocations to bring the message of Jesus to the children of our communities, and to serve the Lord in love and compassion.
"I always believed that our Catholic beliefs and our cultural traditions are like train tracks - they run parallel though do not cross, they will run side-by-side."
Students gathered in front of our chapel altarcito on Rock your Mocs day.
In the month of November we celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
St Joseph Mission School participated in the worldwide social media event “Rock your Mocs.” This is a positive opportunity to be “united and celebrate tribal individuality by wearing moccasins. We honor our ancestors, and indigenous peoples worldwide, during Rock Your Mocs events and commemorate National Native American Heritage Month.” We loved this opportunity for our students to be able to wear their beautiful dress to celebrate. This year has been especially difficult in the opportunity to be able to celebrate the traditional feast days, with processions and throws, so we wanted for the students to have smaller and safer experiences in the way of a marked day to honor their heritage.
This year’s Annual Report is on the way!
Please keep St Joseph's School in consideration to support us in our mission to serve the communities of Acoma, Laguna and the surrounding Spanish Villages. Our Annual Report has wonderful stories of our past school year as stories of alumni who continue to feel the effects of St. Joseph in their lives. We also share glimpses of the efforts made to keep our school running as well an appeal to support our needs and mission to educate the children of our area.
We invite you to celebrate this last week of the Year of St. Joseph, ending on December 8th. This beloved saint, is not only our Patron but also our Spiritual role-model in caring for the children, and relying on the Lord.
Pax et Bonum,
St. Joseph Mission School
St. Joseph, pray for us.
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Since 1923, St. Joseph Mission School shares the gospel of hope through Faith, Academics, Culture, Environment and Service. Through our Catholic Faith and local traditions we strive to encourage the love of learning, with respect and dignity for all, and help students develop their skills to become courageous leaders in our local communities and beyond.
St. Joseph School
At St. Joseph Mission School we are sharing the gospel hope through Faith, Academics, Culture, Environment, and Service. Through our Catholic Faith we are creating a culture of responsible citizens who are positive contributors to our ethnically diverse rural community.