Donna Sue Poetry

OUR NEW PARISH CHURCH

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It was noon on All Souls Day

As we gathered for the Mass.

We bowed in adoration

When we knelt upon the grass.

 

Set in that Oklahoma field,

That warm November day,

Was the start of new adventure

When our Priest began to pray.

 

“In nomine Patris, et Filii

Et Spiritus Sancti. Amen”

With the signing of the cross,

The ancient rite began.

 

As incense raised to heaven

The Canon he intoned

He offered up the Sacrifice

For Souls and our new home.

 

Then he gave to us all communion

Food of eternal life.

And though we were unworthy,

We gave thanks to God on high!

 

Then came the close of Holy Mass

With the Ite Missa Est.

As we knelt again upon the ground

Heads bowed for him to bless.

 

He sprinkled in the field that day,

Holy water all around

Then Fr Remski took the spade

And dug and broke first ground.

 

Just east of old St Patrick’s Church

And west of Council Road

We’ll build a temple for our God

And us a Parish home.

 

Donna Sue Leehan Berry

15th of November, 2009

Ground breaking on November 2nd, 2009

 

 

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The church was soon named, Saint Damien of Molokai.


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