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A FEW WORDS FROM FATHER TOM
A wealthy man and his son used to collect rare works of art. They had everything from Picasso to Raphael and they would often sit together and admire the great works of art. When the Vietnam War broke out, the son went to war and died in battle while rescuing another soldier. The father grieved deeply for his son. About a month after receiving the news, just before Christmas, there was a knock on his door. A young man stood there with a package in his hands. He said: “Sir, you don’t know me but I am the soldier for whom your son gave his life. He saved many lives that day and he was carrying me to safety when a bullet struck him and he died instantly. He often spoke about you and your love for art.” The young man held out the package and said: “I know this is not much. I’m not a great artist but I think your son would have wanted you to have this.”
The father opened the package. It was a portrait of his son painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured his son. His own eyes welled up. He thanked the young man and offered to pay for the picture. “Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me...it is a gift.” The father hung the portrait over the mantle. Every time someone came to the house, he showed it to them before he would show them any of the other great works of art.
A few months later the man died. There
was a great auction of his paintings. Many influential people came to
bid on them. On the bidding platform sat the portrait of his son. The
auctioneer pounded the gavel. “We will start the bidding with
this picture of the son. Who will bid for this picture?” There
was silence. Then a voice cried out: “We want to see the famous
paintings - skip this one.” But the auctioneer persisted. “Will
someone bid for this picture? Who will start…$100?” The
crowd got angry. “We came not for this painting but for the Van
From the back of the room came a voice of the longtime gardener of the man and the son.”I will give you $10. It is all I can afford.” The crowd cried: “Give it to him for $10. We want the masters. We don’t want the son.” The auctioneer said: “Sold for $10.” A man in the second row said: “Great. Now let’s get on with the auction.”
The auctioneer laid down his gavel and said: “I’m sorry but the auction is over.” “What about the paintings?” they cried. “I’m sorry.” said the auctioneer. “When I was called to conduct this auction, I was told of a secret stipulation in the will. Only the painting of the son would be auctioned. Whoever brought that painting would inherit the entire estate including the paintings. The man who took the son gets everything.”
God gave His son to die on the cross 2000 years ago. Much like the auctioneer, His message today is: “The Son, The Son. Who will take the Son?” Because you see whoever takes the Son gets everything.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. Whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life.” That is love...that it the message of this Easter season which we are celebrating. We have the Son. How blessed are we!
God bless you. Father Tom
OF HOPE AND HEALING
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VOCATIONS : We pray that our parishioners will pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
REFLECTION: They came to know Jesus in the breaking of the bread.
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ST. ANN'S PARISH
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IMPORTANT PARISH NOTICES
CCD & PARKING LOT REMINDER!!
Please exercise extreme caution in our church parking lot while dropping off and picking up children from classes. Please drive slowly in the parking lot and refrain from using cell phones. Children move quickly and your full attention is needed.
REMINDER: The Marshfield Fire Department has requested that our parishioners refrain from parking in front of the church as it prevents their access in times of emergency.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, LECTORS, ALTAR SERVERS
CCD CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER
All children in Grades 1 through 3 must have a parent or another adult accompany them to and from class each week. Parents must sign children out before they are released from their class.