A REVERENT REFLECTION FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

Our American forbears must really think it quite odd,
That in this great Nation we dare Continue reading

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Freedom Is Not Free

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze
A young Marine saluted it, and then
He stood at ease.
I looked at him in uniform
So young, so tall, so proud
With hair cut square and eyes alert
He’d stand out in any crowd.
I thought, how many men like him
Had fallen through the years?
How many died on foreign soil?
How many mothers’ tears?
How many Pilots’ planes shot down?
How many foxholes were soldiers’
graves?
No, Freedom is not free.
I heard the sound of taps one night,
When everything was still.
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.
I wondered just how many time
That taps had meant “Amen”
When a flag had draped a coffin
of a brother or a friend.
I thought of all the children,
Of the mothers and the wives,
Of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.
I thought about a graveyard
at the bottom of the sea
Of unmarked graves in Arlington.
No, Freedom isn’t free!!

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

We would like to begin a new opportunity for parish involvement at Saint Martha Parish. Many parishes have organized Continue reading

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Prayerful Support of Saint Martha Parish

Saint Martha Parish offers its sincere condolence and prayerful support to the friends and family of the Continue reading

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ST. MARY MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE

Sunday June 14th will be the last 5:00 pm Mass for the summer. We will resume this Mass at the start of Religious Education classes in September. Watch the bulletin for updates.

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