Joe Garagiola, a retired and renowned major-league baseball player, wrote Just Play Ball, a book about the game he enjoys, but he was present among the children at St. Peter Indian Mission on Sunday, November 2, 2008, because it is these little ones who are blessed to receive his love.
About 300 individuals watched the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix bless a new learning center. This is not the first time the St. Peter Indian Community has been gifted with Joe Garagiola’s generosity. He is a frequent visitor to school, has been behind many a renovation project and is considered a friend and respected elder by all. Being an author himself, the faithful benefactor, is interested in reading and all aspects of learning for today’s student.
“We have been blessed, and we are celebrating our blessing as the learning center is blessed,” said Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity, Sister Martha Mary Carpenter, OSF, principal of St. Peter Indian Mission School.