Monday, December 14, 2015

Dan Snider

Dan Snider, a man of strong faith who was committed to his family and helping others, died on Sunday December 6, 2015. He was a long time member of St. Joseph & Sons, which began with his first trip to Haiti to work at a Catholic school over 10 years ago. His unique skills were put to work as he assisted in building a playground, remodeling their kitchen, rebuilding the science lab and many other projects. There was never a problem on a jobsite that Dan couldn’t solve. His skills were complimented by his sense of humor that always brought a smile to the faces of those around him. 

Over the past 5 years, St. Joseph & Sons has directed its efforts to projects in the Diocese of Rockford and Dan was actively involved.  His contribution as a Joe included projects at many parishes, Bishop Lane Retreat Center, St. Elizabeth Center, and Corpus Christi Monastery of the Poor Clares.  His woodworking and project management skills were a great asset to our team. His active involvement in our monthly meetings and contribution to the discussions during our spiritual development was appreciated by all Joes. Dan and his wife, Sheila, regularly attended our SJ&S celebrations.  Dan was well known for his positive attitude and many talents. 

We will miss him and his contribution to St. Joseph & Sons, but know he will be assisting us from his new position with the Lord and St. Joseph!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December "Thought of the Month"

Our labor here is brief, but the reward is eternal. Do not be disturbed by the clamor of the world, which passes like a shadow. Do not let the false delights of a deceptive world deceive you.

St. Clare of Assisi