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S: Best Days of Our Lives!

BC: St. Anne's Youth Group

FC: St. Anne's Youth Group

1: StarFish Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work. One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving live a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up. As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean He came closer still and called out "Good morning May I ask what it is that you are doing?" The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean. I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man. To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die. Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!" At This, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, " It made a difference for that one."

28: Celina Lopez | Look at us now 2011!!! | Patrick Vigil

29: Carlos Gurule | Santana (Lopez) Gurule | Monica Cruz | Rachel Montano | Daniel Lucero | Angel Lucero | David (D.J.) Ochoa | Johana (Ochoa) Zamora | Nicole Fernandez | Becky Montoya | Jesse Lopez | Amanda Maestas | Elaine Chavez | Yvette (Chavez) Duran | Dominic Chavez | Letisha (Torres) Van Valkenburg

30: Tanya Barela | Danielle Martinez | Manuel Macias | Jerrica Armijo | Mario Herrera | Kateri Garica | Amanda (Chavez) Vialpando | Daniel Chavez | Ron Montano | Christina (Lukesh) Strange | George Sanchez | Trisha Sainz | Monique (Chavez) Lovato | Mike Chavez | Carlos Montoya | Natalie Montoya

31: Charles Fernandez | Dolores (Clark) Vallez | Andrea (Torrez) Ortiz | Andrea Baca | Juanita (Saavadra) Hansen | Cathy (Barela) Loya | Stephanie (Hererra) Berg | Angela Chavez | Vincent Montano | Joel Sanite | Monique Hererra | Earl Luckeh

37: Rene (The one that made a difference for us) I believe God brings people into our lives for a reason. And when he created Rene, who knew one man could touch so many? Rene has transformed us and played a major role showing us God's touch. Many of the "youth" he guided will never be the same. We were his starfish. Some may not have had contact with him for years now, but guaranteed, Rene leaves such strong and fond memories. Just his name alone will bring a smile, a thought of God's blessings, and love he shared for us. He would always read the story of the starfish to motivate us to make a difference not even knowing that he did that for each of us. He would always tell us the story of the footprints, not knowing he would leave his in our hearts forever. His favorite song was "What a wonderful world" and request that it be played at his funeral. Why wait for such a time loss when we can pay tribute here and now with him living, with his light still shining on earth! Rene... let it shine and hope you enjoy some moments we all shared together. May it leave you with a big smile, tug at your heart, tear in your eye, and of course your snort! We love you so much and thank you for being part of and changing our lives forever. To the man who left his footprints in our hearts and who showed us what a wonderful world it is especially with him in it. All of Love, Your Starfish

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