“From the time our children are born, our job is to take care of them. Changing diapers, feeding, dressing and caring for them are what parenting means. A newborn can’t even smile at us, yet we are committed to that newborn in a mysterious way, one that even a long night of crying or the worst diaper can’t undo.
Then, with wonder, we see recognition in her now-focusing eyes. A smile on his face and a reaction to our voices. The next few years we spend teaching them potty skills, how to hold our hands crossing the street and keeping them safe from the dangers they don’t yet understand.
At some imperceptible moment, our role changes and we realize we have to allow them some independence. All of the skills we have poured our lives into at every moment of the day, begin to change. We have to let go. …
Read the rest of this article from Creighton University at: http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/CollaborativeMinistry/OrdinaryTime/ParentingAdultChildren.html
2017 Jim McGroaty Service Award Recipient – Zeline Tricia Bartolome (pictured in red dress)
Her Parish life includes being a Choir member and Cantor for the Music Ministry at St. Joseph’s. Her numerous community activities include being a Tutor (Spanish, Math and English) and volunteer at Rosie’s Place Social Justice Summer program.
Zeline will be studying computer science at Brandeis University in the fall. She is joined by the members of the McGroaty family and Holy Name Society.
Please join us in wishing Zeline all the best in her future endeavors.
Your friends in Christ,
The Men of the Holy Name Society
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