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There was a lonely Mission
Where Jesus was adored
They knew His ten commandments
And read His holy word.

They knew His love was tender
They felt His simple call
And every year would render
A testimony in the name of all.

As happens with us humans
In living out our faith
We are deceived by hidden demons
And out temptations they orchestrate.

Original sin still haunts us
And we see things out of kilter
The best laid plans of man and mice
Gives no relief whatever

We call upon the Eucharist
To do what we can’t do
And with the Sacrifice of Christ
Express our faith anew.

The Eucharist comes just once a year
Or maybe twice if necessary
To keep in mind the holy faith
For without it our life is misery

The FIESTA is a clarion call
To us who are all too human
The mysteries that we celebrate
Renews our damaged union

And so we look to God on high
To forgive His wayward people
Who live in a lonely mission
Far from the Church’s steeple.

Columban Fr. Maurice Foley lives in Ireland.

About us

Columban logoThe Columbans are a society of missionaries, including priests and lay people, who minister to people of various cultures as a way of witnessing to the universal love of God.

We go in the name of the Church to announce, by deed and word, the Good News of Jesus Christ.

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Missionary Society of St. Columban
1902 N. Calhoun
St, Columbans, NE 68056
Phone: 877-299-1920
Fax: 402-291-4984