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Page 6 POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 17, 2012 Two Missed Friends by Bennett Molinari and Richard Molinari One of the long standing traditions associated with Sacred Heart Church in the North End is the rosary group. Members of the group have been meeting for decades every weekday evening at 6:15 and 4:15 on Saturday to recite the rosary together and help maintain the altar and the linens associated with Mass. There is great comfort in the continuity these traditions offer, they help provide a sense of right- ness, a sense of place and hope in a world too often darkened by tragedy. Often, in winter, we would stop by Sacred Heart Church in the evening before head- ing home. The voices of the ladies praying the rosary would greet us the moment we entered the church. It never failed to impress us, how in the dead of winter, on the coldest days, come 6:15 in the evening, the rosary group could be counted on to be at prayer. Angela Rossi was a mem- ber of the group from the ear- liest days of her arrival in the United States from Italy in 1958. As a young woman, Angela was a member of a rosary group in Italy, it was natural, on her arrival in the United States and subse- quently, the North End, that she should seek out a simi- lar group. She found it at Sa- cred Heart church and there she remained a part of the group and the parish 'till her recent passing in July. To know Angela was to know a woman filled with joy, always in good humor, her laughter filled the sac- risty as the rosary group went about their daily rou- tine of selecting linens for the altar, selecting items to be washed, returning newly cleaned and pressed linens and setting the altar for Mass always mindful of the appropriate color and season of the Church year. Angela was a woman of prayer, who never failed to lift your spirits the moment you encountered her. Per- sonally, we enjoyed a little word game, speaking to Angela, we would create Italian sounding words out of English words, concocting all sorts of expressions that Angela would repeat assur- ing us that " those words are not Italian" accompanied by her infectious laughter, laughter that still echoes in the church. Angela was very devoted to Saint Pio and Our Lady of Pompeii. There is a tiny figure of Saint Pio that she donated to the church. We never pass it without thinking of her, and now remembering her in prayer. Angela's irrepressible spirit filled the church with warmth and humor, her passing creates a void that gives witness to how special a person she was. We will especially think of her on those cold winter evenings when her warmth and cheerfulness was always a welcomed bright presence, Angela is missed. Judean Langone, was a friend and a parishioner, who also passed away this July. Like Angela, she is unforgettable, a gentle per- son who would often greet you with a nod, or a quick expression, something to- tally unexpected that would cause you to consider her words and what she was obviously pondering. It was while helping to pre- pare Sacred Heart Church for a Christmas concert many years ago that we came to know Judean. She would climb the stairs to the upper church calling out if we were there, then quickly inspect the job we were doing, always say something flattering and leave. We came to look for- ward to her visits, her wry humor and gentle ways. These were our first encounters with Judean, when later we came to speak with her at length, we dis- covered she had a wonder- ful way with words and was able to reveal in poetry both the depth of her faith and the kindness of her heart. Several beautiful bouquets of flowers were placed in Sacred Heart Church in Judean's memory, attached to one of them was a note that best describes Judean and what those of us who knew her feel, "You will be missed, Angel of God." SUDOKU DIESEL BUS Mechanic Helper Needed in Ashland, MA Great Pay/Benefits APPLY ONLINE www. durhamschoolservices, cam DRIVERS CDL-A Your current 10-20 have you down? Why not Get Home, NEW PAY PACKAGE! 2012 tractors/trailers to boot! 888-406-9046 f NOBILE INSURANCE ALBANO F. PONTE, CEP Financial and Estate Planning Email Phone 617-320-0022 MICHAEL F. NOBILE, CPCU mnobile BOSTON 30 Prince Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-6766 Fax (617) 523-0078 MEDFORD 39 Salem Street Medford, MA 02155 (781) 395-4200 Fax (781) 391-8493 J Many Americans Have the Wrong Opinion of Muslims by David Saliba The Muslim religion belief is Mercy, Peace and Forgiveness. One fifth of the world con- sists of people in the Muslim faith and only a tiny fraction of Muslims are involved in Terror or ille- gal activities. There was a Muslim King named Ibrahim Bin Adham (also known as Abou Ben Adhem). He ruled around the year 750 AD. He was very religious. He loved his people. One night he re- ceived a vision of the Lord asking him to give up his throne. As a result he ab- dicated his throne. He then pursued a course of helping others. As a result he was anointed to be a Saint of the Muslim religion. In the year 1838 an Englishman James Henry Leigh Hunt wrote a poem about this Muslim Saint. I remember this Poem from my High School days. The poem is as follows: ABOU BEN ADHEM Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: -- Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the Presence in the room he said "What writest thou?" -- The vision raised its head, And with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered "The names of those who love the Lord." "And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so," Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, But cheerly still, and said "I pray thee, then, Write me as one that loves his fellow men." The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night it came again with a great wakening light, And showed the names whom love of God had blessed, And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest. Seaport District Becomes Grand Prix Racetrack to Benefit Boston Youth 4 'h Annual Boston PAL Grand Prix Brings Kart Racing to City Streets Boston Police Athletic League (PAL) brings Euro- pean-style kart racing to the streets of Boston with the 4 th Annual Boston PAL Grand Prix on Saturday, Sep- tember 15, 2012 from noon to 4:00 pm. You can watch the race from Seaport Bou- levard between Northern Avenue & Wharf Road. A four-hour team endur- ance race to benefit youth development, participants will feel the power of race engineered, 9 horsepower karts that are capable of speeds in excess of 45 MPH. Race car drivers say that controlling the open seat, no suspension and just "I" off the ground karts feels just like driving a Formula 1 car. Whether you sign up in advance to race or just come out and watcht, the.PAL, Grand Prix is guaranteed to show you a side of Boston's streets you've never seen before! Kart Team Sponsorship: $10,000.00 six drivers and Individual Sponsorship: $I ,750.00. Spots are limited and will sell outl Call 617-699-7099 or visit to register your team or as an individual driver today. PAL is an independent non-profit organization dedi- cated to the positive devel- opment of the youth of Boston. Through PAL, police officers and young people participate in athletic, social and education activities to VOLUNTEERS WANTED! Help serve nutritious meals to needy seniors at the East Boston Social Center 617-533-9215 learn more about each other and their communities. PAL's youth programs help young people develop self- esteem, leadership skills and a sense of belonging, as well as improve school per- formance, resolve conflicts and occupy their out-of- school-time productively. To learn more, please visit www. DIVORCE * CRIMINAL * LAW OFFICES OF FRANK J. CIANO 230 MSGR. 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