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i, 1993 The .....o -- 'o. C="o"= o' ,.'-. '11 III I page 1 Stars and the IS. s a professional 'er that he first drug and alcohol and saw how it devas- )eth the abusers and "I had a friend Was an alcoholic. I saw with problems overcome. to realize that we decisions that we make in life and I decision to stop I found out who my Were and who my buddies were be- you stop drink- seeing your s." Was reinforced in to stop drinking who told him, "I of a million ways :an Screw up your life drinking, anclI can t of one way that drink- make your life in schools, Fla- Says he has seen four groups of students. There is the non-user, "the person who says NO. This person, who does the hard thing and says no is really the tough guy. This group is the fastest growing group in America today. "The experimenters are in the second group. But you don't have to stand in the middle of the street to find out that you will get hit. That's stupid. Social or recre- ational users are in the third group and in the fourth group are the slaves." Flaherty said when he was a child his mother told him to "tell the whole truth, because anything else is a lie." He be- lieves that many beer com- mercials aren't telling the whole truth. "There is the man on a mountain saying 'it doesn't get any better than this.' Those glamorous com- mercials don't tell the whole truth. They don't show the hurt of drug and alcohol abuse." Instead of turning to drugs and alcohol, he encouraged ary Sisters ; that bring the Word the business of bringing the Word and God's peace. The miles are long, the work is en frustrating, there isn't much of a but, how beautiful the people along are the Glenmary Sisters, and we minister to materially impoverished people of States. We are missionary Sisters who small towns and rural areas of Appalachia and South where Catholics often number less population, and many of the people mPletely unchurched .boft oU.feel the need or desire to do something While brffUrtY and injustice here in the United States gry Peo'n, ging knowledge of Christ to spiritually hun- us p.e, then come.., spend a few days with ., nnd ou if your path should lead to Glenmary. a OpPortunities to about us, and exist during Discernment Which are co- With the Priests and They are held year in DRS. lhtArnboy, NJ, Feb. '93 ^ u, GA, March '93 t. Lottis, MO, April '93 Sister Pat shares a joyful mo- ment with some children i=. For.further information or 'vOrmation regarding travel, contact: Glenrnary Sisters, Vocation Directress P.O. Box 2264/Owensboro. KY 42302 (502) 686-8401 When I took the Lord into my life, he gave me meaning, direc- tion and purpose in my life. It's the greatest choice I ever made. i the students to find "some- thing that makes you feel.. good about yourself. For me it's football." It's also his relationship with God. Flaherty said that relation- ship has grown deeper thanks to a conversation he had with a man in Tampa during the 1985 football season. "Although I grew up be- lieving in God, I did nat know him in a personal way. The way I lived my life showed that. This man talked with me and he told me God really did love me and that he had a plan for my life. "I realized that religion was in my head, but not in my heart, and that night I de- cided to make God a priority in my life. I realized that I had to know God, because you can't love what you don't know. And then I learned that football wasn't the most important thing in my life. "When I took the Lord into Harry Flaherty i Hll my life, he gave me meaning, direction and purpose in my life. It's the greatest choice I ever made." Soon after he became a Dal- las Cowboy, Flaherty joined a bible study for football play- ers. He says he was shocked to see 15 player show up at the first meeting he attended. "I learned that they were try- ing to fill the emptiness in their lives. Here were ball players who looked so suc- cessful, but they had prob- lems I never knew." Flaherty now works with Sports World Ministries. He travels to schools around the country encouraging students to set goals, to avoid drugs and alcohol, and to turn to God. He also encourages them to "take a stand and help some- one out because there is noth- ing better in life than helping someone out. To serve, as Jesus came to serve." Anna Martin dies January 28 Services for Anna Beth Martin, 3, who died of cancer Jan. 28 at her home, were held Feb. 1 at St. Wendel Church, St. Wendel. Anna is survived by her parents, loseph and Janice Martin, two sisters, Milissa and Sarah, and two brothers, Adam and Benjamin, all of St. Wendel. 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