"In a very Christ-like way, a first responder puts his or her life on the line."
There is scant record of any attempts to bring Christianity to the Apaches since the days of Fray Benavides until the first “inashood” (Blackrobe missionaries) at the turn of the century.
Please remember Fr. Wayne, his family, the friars and the people with whom he ministered so faithfully for over thirty years in the Southwest in your prayers.
For Fr. Pio O'Connor, the hospital, the nursing home, and the sick room are his parish, their ailing residents his sheep.
Thanks to ananonymous donor, teachers - mostly young people serving through Americorps - should be able to move in by the end of the school year.
For 50 years SWIF has funded well drilling, stove and heating installation, support for Native American arts and craftsmen, and scholarships for Catholic schools.
On the reservation, basketball is life.