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8 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana --- On The Record--- - How good are teens at friendship? I'LL STAND BY YOU i Oh why you look so sad? / The tears are in your eyes / Come on and come to me / Don't be ashamed to cry / Let me see you through / Because I've seen the dark side too / When the night falls on you / You don't know what to do / Nothing that you confess / Can make me love you less / I'll stand by you By CHARLIE MARTIN CNS COLUMNIST (Refrain): I'll stand by you Won't let anybody hurt you I'll stand by you So if you are mad, get mad / Don't hold it all inside / Come on and talk to me now / What have you got to hide? / I get angry too / But I'm alive without you / When you're standing / At the crossroads / Don't know which path to choose / Let me come along / Because even if you're wrong / I'll stand by you (Repeat refrain) I'll stand by you / Through your darkest hour / And I'll never desert you / And I'll stand by you / And when the night falls on you baby / You're feeling all alone / Wondering on your own / I'll stand by you. i (Written by C. Hynde/B. Steinberg Yr. Kelly Sung by Pretenders Copyright (c) 1994, Sire Records Co./Warner Music UK Ltd. What does it take to be a good friend? Over the years, I have written several times that a genuine friendship is a life treasure. The  Pretenders' latest hit, "I'll Stand By You," de- scribes this type of friendship and prompted me to ask what a good friend is. The song speaks of a person's promise to "stand by you through your darkest hour." Fur- ther, "nothing that you confess can make me love you less." Clearly, this person intends to be a faithful friend through life's ups and downs. As I work with teens, I notice that young people often freely and fully give the gift of friendship. Teens know how to believe in each other and to be there for the sake of a peer. I want to stress how teens can extend their gifts of friendship and make a real difference to people beyond their immediate school or social group. The Gospels tell how Jesus loved his friends. He deeply enjoyed relaxing with them and experienced the blessings of affectionate companionship. However, Jesus also offered his friendless. He did not stop with his t caring friendship to those facing life alone. do this too. For example, you could work with to arrange a system to reach out to teens in soe the world's hurting places. Fortunately, English is one known languages. Start a writing teen in Bosnia, Iraq, Haiti or in some where teens face suffering and fear. Or look closer to home. The harshness teens' lives has led them to prison. From the receive from some of these teens, I hear liness and battle against despair. You could your local law enforcement department to how to write a teen in prison. I have seen the positive effects tee people in prison and in nursing homes. To chat an elderly person for an hour each week can caring into a lonely person's life. These are just some suggestions to thinking. Be creative. Think of ways that give other people the gift of your friendship. (Your comments are always welcome. dress: Charlie Mdrtin, RR 3, Box 182, Rockport, J 47635.) Copyright (c) 1994 by Catholic News ServiCe Advent concert at St. John Church, Vincen Advent Program: St. John the Baptist Church, Vin- cennes, Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m. EST. A nationally broadcast organ- ist, an acclaimed cellist and a premier performing mezzo-so- prano will be featured at St. John Church, Vincennes, Dec. 4. Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Darius Milhaud, Marcel Dupr and Max Reger will be performed, along with congre- gational singing. Among the singers and mu- sicians are Carla Edwards, university organist and associ- ate professor of organ, harpsi- chord and theory at DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.; Eric Edberg, a critically ac- claimed cellist who serves on the faculty of the world-famous Interlochen Arts Camp and l)ePauw University; and Mm  cia Roberts, a mezzo-soprano, who has performed with the San Francisco Chamber or- chestra, the American Sym- phony and on the (ennedy Center's annual Palm Sunday concerts. On the program will be J.S. Bach's Concerto in A Minor after Vivaldi, S. 593, and Christmas Oratorio, S. 248; Cinq Prieres for Voice and Organ by Milhaud; Sonata in A Minor for Cello and Organ, O. 60, by Dupr6; and Reger's Choralfantasie on "Wie sch6n leuchter uns der Morgenstern," Op. 40, No. 1. Congregational hymns in the program are the Advent stan- dard, "O Come, O Come Em- manuel," and "How Lovely shines the Morning Star." St. John Church presents HAMM'S MUSIC The best in musica/instruments and accessos Church Supp and Christian Literature SERVING SCHOOLS IN SOUTHERN INDIANA Wsstlklgt, IN * 254-0643 concerts each year in Advent and Lent, made possible by the Summers Memorial Fund, in honor of Bernie and Katherine Summers. Edwards has performed ex- tensively in the United States and in England, and her per- formances have been broadcast on the nationally syndicated radio program, "Pipedreams." Her masters degree in music is from the University of Al- abama; she is currently work- ing on her doctorate at Indiana University, and is director of "The Young Organists Cooper- ative." Edberg is't frequent concert solist, who has appeared with symphony orchestras in North Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as Fort Wayne and Indianapo- lis. His recital and chamber music performances last sea- son took him to Chicago, Mil- waukee, Tampa, Interlochen and San Diego. He is the prin- cipal cellist of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. Edberg frequently gives master classes and teacher workshops in conjunction with his performances across the country. Roberts earned her degrees from the University of Wiscon- sin and has held teaching posi- tions at DePauw, Clarke Col- legd, Augustana College and the University of Iowa. She has premiered works by FIRS'f" FEDERAL Savings and Loan Association Washington & Loogootee FOR COMPLETE ELECTRICAL SERVICE FISCHER ELECTRIC INC. SCHNELLVILLE, IN 389-2418 Kimball International Jasper, Indiana Chester Biscardi, Gloria Coates, David Ott and James Ure; she is co-founder of the BACH 131 chamber ensemble. Admission is free for the per- formanc., More available from Dottle St. John Church, 1762. ! J:: H ill KREMPP LUMBER CO. BUILDING MATI::FIIAL SUPPLIES & GENERAL CONTRACTING HOMECENTER CONSTRUCTION 4!-1NI JASPER LUMBER CO. 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