UP Catholic 07 14 2017 E Edition Page 7

www.upcatholic.org THE U.P. CATHOLIC July 14, 2017 7 A couple years ago I was sitting on the side of the bed and would have sworn I saw my father in the dressing table mirror. It was my own reflection. Since then Ive noticed my use of similar phrases and expressions that were picked up from him over the years. Even a longtime family friend noticed this recently. I hadnt talked with him in decades and at the end of our chat he mentioned how my speech reminded him of my dad. A couple of weeks ago, while heading north through the insanity known as I-90/94 in Chicagoduringheavytric, I was thankful that my dad taught me to drive under all sorts of conditions. I was also glad that I picked up some of his... confident driving style that helps cut through these situations. We tend to start resembling those were around, especially those who are influential to us. People will move to the south and after a few years may find themselves saying y'all. My wife and I have lived here in Michigans Upper Peninsula for almost eight years now and occasionally will catch ourselves ending a sentence with 'eh? Im proud of my dad (now that my teenage years are long past) and am glad that people can recognize the influence he has had on me. Im happy to carry that heritage a bit further. When asked how to pray, Jesus taught us the Our Father. We're told that although we start the prayer in that formal way, Jesus really used the word Abba, which is like a child saying Daddy. It's the close, informal address of a small child to his dad. When people are around me, Id like to think that they not only see the influence of my earthly father, but my heavenly father as well. I believe I need to spend more time with both of them. Way of the Cross through Mary's Eyes presented by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton COURTESY OF KELLEY VANLANEN The Way of the Cross through Mary's Eyes is presented by the youth of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bark River. At the start of each station a young Mary talks about how she feels witnessing Jesus going through the Way of the Cross. At the conclusion of each sta- tion, an older Mary talks about the struggles and pain of Jesus and how it should resonate in our hearts as we ponder it. In the photo to the right, Mary holds her lifeless son while one of the students along with her father sings "Mary Did You Know." Father Darryl Pepin is the parish's pastor. 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 GENERAL ELECTRIC APPLIANCES KIRKISH FURNITURE Largest stock in the U.P." Restonic Bedding Televisions - RCA - Hitachi - Toshiba Floor Covering Free Delivery in the U.P. 1-800-535-0258 1200 W. MEMORIAL HOUGHTON, MICHIGAN See our electronics department for more specials. Including Massage Therapy Do I resemble my father? HERE AM I John Fee Read Bishop Doerfler's pastoral letter at http://dioceseofmarquette.org/bishop

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