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Epilogue




Epilogue
Welcome To St. George's ~ (Reprise)







Epilogue

I pray each night for Jerry.

Two weeks ago, Sue came to St. George's to give her confession and to seek divine absolution for her sins.

I was not prepared for the shocking statements she made in my confessional.


Sue told me that on the night of the accident, she had received a letter from Mary. The letter told of her husband's marital infidelities. She already knew he was cheating, but had been outraged by what the letter disclosed as being public knowledge. She made up her mind to leave him. She packed her clothes into the only vehicle left on the property, Paul's stick shift station wagon. She only knew how to drive an automatic and had never driven this car before that night.

Due to the foul weather, she was having great difficulty keeping the car on the road. Rounding the curve on hilly Trowbridge Road, she encountered the headlights of two vehicles. In trying to steer clear of both, she swerved right only to fishtail on the slick highway. Jerry's pick-up rammed Charlie's SUV as Charlie floored his brakes. Jerry veered into the ditch as Charlie's SUV flipped over the guardrail and onto it's top. Both Jenny and Charlie were thrown from the vehicle as it tumbled down the embankment.

Sue said she stopped the car and looked back at the scene. She was scared that all of them were dead until she saw Jerry emerge from the ditch, staggering around before heading off in the woods. In panic, she returned home.

She asked forgiveness for not testifying on Jerry's behalf. She said as long as he was in jail, no one would come looking for her. There was no damage to the wagon and no proof that she'd been at the scene.

Jerry's conviction was her parole.


Unfortunately, I am bound by the sanctity of the confessional. I cannot divulge her confession. My dilemma is that by not telling what I now know to be the truth, an innocent man has been sentenced for a crime of which he was also a victim.

Jerry was and is an innocent man. I am the only soul in town besides Sue that knows this.

As I said, I pray each night for Jerry.
The whole town does.

My prayers are different. I pray that he and God will be able to forgive me.

St. George's ~ Index

Chant

If you believe, there's life in His love
If you believe, there's life in His love

If you believe, there's life in His love
If you believe, there's life in His love

End of chant

Welcome to St. George’s, the Father's house again
Pull up a hymnal, let your heart sing loud, Amen!!

Blessed Jesus is our Shepherd,
Flocks in His fold are we
He calms the raging waters
And delivers our inner peace

Welcome to St. George’s, the Father's house again
Save lost souls from evil, eternity begins right here

Everlasting life awaits in Heaven
Go and sin no more
In your service of our Lord and Master
Testify while the ages roll!

Welcome to St. George’s, the Father's house again
Redemption in our grasp, revival of Holy Mass
The good news fulfilled right here

Blessed Jesus is our Shepherd,
Flocks in His fold are we
He calms the raging waters
And delivers our inner peace

Welcome to St. George’s, the Father's house again
Pull up a hymnal, let your heart sing loud, Amen!!

Blessed Jesus is our Shepherd,
Flocks in His fold are we
He calms the raging waters
And delivers our inner peace

Welcome to St. George’s, the Father's house again
Welcome to St. George’s, the Father's house again
Welcome to St. George’s, the Father's house again

Chant

If you believe, there's life in His love
If you believe, there's life in His love

If you believe, there's life in His love
If you believe, there's life in His love

End of chant

Spoken

Glory be to the Father,
And to the Son
And to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
Is now, and ever shall be,
World without end. Amen.


Lyrics Copyright 1998-2000 by

W Paul Cary

CARCEN Productions