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To each ns gxven a bag of tools a book of rules and each must make ere hfe ns flown a stumblmg
block or a steppmg stone These favorlte words of Father Karper take on an added meanmg now as we
leave St Stephen Hngh For lookxng back we begm to reahze the valuable assistance we have recexved from
him m the mouldmg of our l1ves into steppmg stones to he lven
Father Karpers ready asslstance m all of our undertakmgs wnll of course never be forgotten We
appreciate hxs untlrmg efforts to brmg each of us through his mstructlons a httle closer to Christ and
Hrs Blessed Mother
But as we think of Father Karper today the thmg which stands out ln our memorles IS that he has
been a frnend to each of us Perhaps we may forget some of the mmor detanls or
he has done for us But you may be sure that we shall always remember hum as
A day steeped m solemnlty and tradxtnon our Commencement Day' Father
a true frxend
Bachman S T D
graduatnon speaker helped to add a sacred note to this most lmportant occasxon the culmmatlon of
four years of study at St Stephen Hrs frlendly talk remmdmg us of what we
sponsxblhtnes we are now' gomg to face held a deep meamng for each of us
These are two prlests to whom each of us feels deeply mdebted They have mstructed us m the
of our bag of tools and book of rules They have added that final and most lmportant touch to
education and to them we are eternally grateful
are leavmg and the
even some of the thmgs
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nc! X OCU OHZOTZOCU . . .
Time and tide wait for no man . . , to each is given a brief
span of time in which to accomplish .ts best he can that which is
expected of him,
I was given four years . . . millions of precious moments in which
to study und to learn. Four years to prepare nivsell to greet the
world and what it has to otler with the squared shoulders of truth
and a glowing countenance radiant with expectaiicy.
Today. my days of preptirzition :ire over . , mv time for studying
has run out . , . today I must depart from the familiar halls ol' my
beloved Alma Mater. the sheltering .irms of mv second home.
As I slowly and thoughtfully iiiartlied down the aisle ol St.
Stephen Church, gnrbed in the traditioiml white sap and gown, and
carrying a bouquet ot scarlet rose-buds. l recalled mo-at clearly the
words of wisdom that mv dear Nlonsignor :ind the good, patient
Sisters have often whispered in my ear. I .isked my Divine Savior
to bless me and to walk hand-in-hand with me forever down the
aisles of uncertainty and the .avenues of hardships that eventually
will lend nie to eternity.
As I left my place to receive my diploma from IVIonsignor Cverz,
I remembered the hours of study and the days of preparation for the
time when I should be presented this white passport that would
introduce me into my new life of surprises. excitement, and
Finally, as I reluctantly retraced my steps down the middle aisle,
I thought of everyone who helped me to reach this day . . . my
parents whose unseltish denial of pleasures enabled me to tinish my
education in a Catholic school . . . and dear Monsignor who was
always thinking of ways to make the school more pleasant and
modern for me . . , my teachers who sacrificed their personal glory
and desires to give me the splendid Cliristmn training that will
shield me from worldly indifference
Time and tide have not waited for ine . . . so with tears of grati-
tude dimming my eyes and a sense of loneliness piercing my heart.
I shall smile a greeting to the future, made all the brighter because
as a graduate of St. Stephens my heart holds memories of past
happiness and a joyful expectancy tor the future.
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