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16 March 18, 2016 THE U.P. CATHOLIC www.upcatholic.org Advertisers, for 15 years you've trusted me with your advertising dollars. God bless you! - Deacon Steve Gretzinger Thank you to all the Students, Parents and Faculty of Holy Name Catholic School for your support of Sirvientes de Cristo in its Honduras Mission! CAMP INDEPENDENCE: SUMMER CAMP COUNSELORS AND LIFEGUARDS: MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE! Counselors and Lifeguards needed for Camp Independence, a one-week recreational summer camp for adults with physical disabilities. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, enthusiastic, responsible, and enjoy working with adults. Dates of camp are August 19-27, 2016. Salary, room and board, and a very personally rewarding experience! For information contact : Bay Cliff Health Camp at (906) 345-9314 or baycliff@baycliff.org, or visit us at www.baycliff.org or www.facebook.com/baycliff SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT: COUNSELORS and ACTIVITY INSTRUCTORS are needed for summer camp for children with disabilities. Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Big Bay, MI. Must be enthusiastic, responsible, and love children. Camp dates are June 12 through August 7. Earlier start dates and later end dates are possible. Salary, room and board, and a wonderfully rewarding experience provided. For information contact: Bay Cliff Health Camp at (906) 345-9314 or baycliff@baycliff.org, or visit us at www.baycliff.org or www.facebook.com/baycliff BY JAMIE CARTER THE U.P. CATHOLIC Its a God-given talent. I want to use it for whatever I can and give it back to my Church, said Janet Foster, an avid artist who sketches and paints. She uses her artistic talents as a way to give back to God and her parish of St. Joseph in Ishpem- ing. She recently completed the decorated design on the par- ishs 2016 pascal candle. Fosters work can be seen throughout the parish, includ- ing the liturgical year banners that hang in the sanctuary, paintings of the Stations of the Cross, and various signs throughout the parish, just to name a few. The candle project came at the request of Father Dan Moll, the pastor of St. Joseph Parish. On many pre-decorated can- dles, the Alpha and Omega are not properly placed. Also, most have the four numerals of the year below the cross together, and not between the arms of the cross, stated Father Moll. If a parish is looking to buy a pre-decorated candle to fit these rubrics, there are very few options. The new paschal candle for the year is first lit during the Easter Vigil Mass. According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), The paschal candle is the symbol of the light of Christ, rising in glory, scattering the darkness of our hearts and minds. Choice of size, design and color should be made in relationship to the sanctuary in which it will be placed. Based on the proper rubrics, instead of going with the typical simple paschal candle this year, Father Moll wanted something that was beau- tiful, and would be fitting for use within the sa- cred liturgy. After researching a few designs, he enlisted the talent of Foster, who was honored to take on the task. I told him I would try! stated Foster. I was nervous because I didnt know if my water based paints would stick to the wax. I was relieved when the paints stuck to the small practice candle he gave me. Foster completed the work by freehand paint- ing the design, based on an example given to her by Father Moll, and adding her own artistic lair to it. The design of the front of the paschal candle includes the essential elements of the Alpha and Omega, a cross and the year, with Fosters addition of the image of a lamb. Each time she begins a drawing or painting, Foster is sure to turn to God for guidance, and the painting of the candle was no different. When I start a project, I pray that the Holy Spirit guides my hands. In all my paintings, I cant always remember coming up with how to paint them. God just guides me in what they should look like. Of all of her work, including those hanging around her house, which is her favorite? I cant just pick one, I like them all! Ishpeming artist uses talents to give back to parish JAMIE CARTER THE U.P. CATHOLIC Janet Foster of St. Joseph Parish in Ishpeming holds the 2016 paschal candle for the parish. Foster painted the decorated elements on the candle.

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