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www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC April 14, 2017 15 SUMMER CAMP EMPLOYMENT: COUNSELORS, NURSES, LIFEGUARDS 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 11 through August 6. 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 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 18 - 26, 2017. 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 Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet mark 101 years in the diocese 50 & 25 YEARS AGO BY LARRY CHABOT FROM OUR SUNDAY VISITOR APRIL, 1967 Brother Don Bosco Hewlett expressed his solemn vows at his home parish, St. Mary in Norway. Thanks to the Edward Marenger family of Escanaba, the Francis- can mission in the Philippines has a new tractor. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet marked 101 years in the diocese, beginning with teaching in Hancock in 1866. FROM THE U.P. CATHOLIC APRIL, 1992 Father Edward Wenzel, who served all over the U.P. in his 40 years, retired as pastor at White Pine and Bergland parishes. Editor Chuck Gabel liked the British election season because "Four weeks and it's over!" The war in Yugoslavia has slowed pilgrimages to Medjugorje; only small groups are getting in. Why do we celebrate Easter for 50 days? The following was taken from the website www.foryourmarriage.org. The website offers marriage resources for various stages of mar- riage and family. Most people think of Easter as a single day. Its never had the commercial appeal of Christ- mas, and because it always falls on Sunday, most people dont get an additional day off from work. But for Catholics, Easter isnt just a day, its a whole season. The Easter season stretches all the way to the feast of Pentecost. Lent, which sometimes feels like its stretching on forever, is actually 40 days long. Easter, on the other hand, is all of 50 days long. About these 50 days theologian Nathan Mitchell writes: The great 50 days of Pentecost are not an unwelcome, unrealistic obligation to party on, even if we dont feel like it, but an invitation to explore more deeply the weather of the heart, to awaken our memory of Gods presence and power in our lives, to look more closely at all the rich and varied textures of creation. One way the Church pursues this goal of seeing God present in the world is through the reading of the Acts of the Apostles. At Masses all through the Easter season, the usual practice of reading from the Old Testament is replaced by reading from the Acts of the Apostles. These readings tell the story of the churchs earliest days, and the beginnings of our faiths spreading throughout the ancient world. These stories of heroism, controversies, persecutions and mir- acles all testify to the continued presence of the Risen Christ in the world, through the lives of his disciples, and the actions of the Holy Spirit. All of this should be an encouragement and a sign of hope for us today. Despite war, violence, personal struggles, and an under-performing economy, God has not abandoned us, nor left us to our own devices. The risen savior is still with us. These 50 days of Easter ask us to reflect on his presence, andeven in the face of danger or fearto live with joy. Easter Sunday Prayer God our Father, creator of all, today is the day of Easter joy. This is the morning on which the Lord appeared to men who had begun to lose their hope and opened their eyes to what the scriptures foretold: that first he must die, and then he would rise and ascend into his Father's glorious presence. May the risen Lord breathe on our minds and open our eyes that we may know him in the breaking of bread, and follow him in his risen life. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen. Read more: www.ewtn.com/ Devotionals/prayers/

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