Today I spent 12 hours at my kids' school, setting up for our annual fiesta. St. Joseph, as I have said before, is not a wealthy parish. Far from it. Most of our kids come from low-income families and consequently, many are being assisted with their tuition.
But they're good kids. Most will go on to high schools like Mater Dei and Servite, which are outstanding schools. And many will not, not because of lack of qualifications, but simply because their parents cannot afford it. But they will still succeed.
So if you are in the neighborhood of downtown Santa Ana, CA this weekend, consider dropping by St. Joseph School at 608 Civic Center Drive East - can't miss us, the parking lot across the street has got rides and carnies in it. And if you are unable to stay to enjoy some music, food, games, and rides, then bring any unwanted clothes or household items to our rummage sale. I am saddened by the smaller amount donated this year. I'll be in the parish hall - look for la guera running around in a red apron.