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Hi Everyone:

Camelot had us holding hands with King Arthur at a time  when there was no war in Camelot nor snow in Boston.  Fortunately  the snow has left New England but the taste of war has not let up. The Pope continues to speak of  the indifference of many to the suffering of too many more.  Yesterday  we started the 3 day celebration of Saint Isidro the Farmer, Patron of agriculture and the community of Jutiquile.  Last week was  Mothers Day. It is customary to have a mother chosen in each community to be the Mother of the Year and Jutiquile is no different. This year the winner received a basket of food and  a banner designating her new regal status. Welcome to my Camelot and again my thanks to all who help and are not indifferent to our projects and people!

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Thanks also to Holy Family Rockland for the Easter Candle. We used it for 2014 and 2015. It still has a few more years of use in it. If Christ is the Alpha and Omega, what difference does a date on wax really mean.  Here we don´t throw any thing away

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One of our former volunteers Annie Cashore married  Henry Borjas  a few years back. Henry brought their daughter here to celebrate Sunday with his own mother and he joined us at Mass in Jutiquile. They live in Indiana with Sophia a daughter and two sons, Tommy and David. Since schools are in session it was not possible for all to come but it is always nice to have some of  them with us.                                                                                                                             padre3                                                                 

A few weeks back with the generosity of people in Saint Luke’s Texas , we celebrated Mother and Valentine´s Day together. We are always so indebted to this Parish and especially to Charles and Catherine  Rabroker for their dedication to this project that sponsors children in  Nazareth ,the Special Needs School. God Bless all  in Temple Texas.

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As I mentioned last week I was ready and eager to hand over my work at the university to younger hands.  There is more to life than preparing for the Cadillac  limo and the one way ride to the grave?   When my life as a construction planner began in 1998 our two high schools shared land and space  with the university. I don´t believe there is any kitchen big enough for two cooks.    The two high schools  will now be on separate land from the university,  belonging to  the Diocese of Juticalpa and operated by the Olancho Aid Foundation.  I need to read again Pope Francis´s ¨Untying the knots¨ .  Strong walls build strong neighbors. Hopefully it will help our development efforts at the  Olancho Aid Foundation  because some groups see the many buildings constructed by donors and  are under the impression that the university helps pay our bills. Believe me that is not the case. I am not ashamed  to let our benefactors know that ¨ this emperor  has no clothes¨. The first step is looking for water  and then  install more bathroom facilities , motivated  by the increasing enrollment.  We are  close to a river and  it won´t take  long to find our liquid gold………hopefully.

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We had two groups from New Hampshire……. I lost photos of Carol´s group. Ooopppsss!!!!!Also Holy Family Rockland. Thanks again for all you do. Saludos a Mary Roy who after many years ministering in parishes in the Manchester Diocese,  has retired but I hope there might be a way she can stick like glue to Olancho Aid Foundation. I understand there is some significant conversation going on about collaboration and designing parishes for the future in many dioceses.  It is happening all over the place and here we have the need to open and staff new parishes.

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Feeling better, manage the house without the walker and next step is to be a Camelot  gentleman with gold handled cane by my side. Talk with you next week. Speaking of gold ,or lack of, I see that many of you appeared in my ¨Junk Box¨.  If you did not receive last week¬end  edition  let me know or sign in using your e _ mail. Until next Saturday…………God Bless and may Saint Isidro shower us with rain.  I am running out of seeds and need to schedule medical check ups in Boston with a  tomato seed excursion . Best tomato and egg plants in Honduras come from my garden  . Until next Saturday!

Father D

1 Comment on May at last.

  1. Charles Rabroker says:

    Dear Padre
    Thank you for your kind words. Catherine and I appreciate the opportunity you have giver us to help with the children.
    We are very glad you are doing much better.
    God Bless you

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