<TW>Weekend of 31 October and 01 November 2009
- From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 12:03:38 -0500
.=: T H I S W E E K E N D :=. from Father Pat Umberger __________________________________________________ A D E S S E R A F F L E C A L E N D A R S Here's a great way to help Saint Patrick's Parish and have something to look forward to all year long. Our Adesse Raffle Calendars offer a prize every day in 2010 ... from $30 to $500 each day. Prizes total $16,580. No more than 3000 calendars are sold. If you're interested in helping out, just follow the banner link from: www.frpat.com .=: V O L U M E 2 0 0 9 , Number 11-01 :=. .=: T H I S W E E K E N D ' S S C R I P T U R E S :=. The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B. Weekend 31 October and 01 November 2009 .=: R E F L E C T I O N Q U E S T I O N S :-. The Scriptures for this weekend are found here: http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/110109.shtml How are these Scriptures comforting? Challenging? .=: S P I R I T U A L R E F L E C T I O N :=. This weekend we commemorate the Saints. We can recall our own patron Saints and the saints too, in our own families. Here are some Catholic beliefs about the Saints, taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 2683. "The witnesses who have preceded us into the kingdom, [Cf. Heb 12:1 .] especially those whom the Church recognizes as SAINTS, share in the living tradition of prayer by the example of their lives, the transmission of their writings, and their prayer today. They contemplate God, praise him and constantly care for those whom they have left on earth. When they entered into the joy of their Master, they were 'put in charge of many things.' [Cf. Mt 25:21 .] Their intercession is their most exalted service to God's plan. We can and should ask them to intercede for us and for the whole world." 1173. "When the Church keeps the memorials of martyrs and other SAINTS during the annual cycle, she proclaims the Paschal mystery in those 'who have suffered and have been glorified with Christ. She proposes them to the faithful as examples who draw all men to the Father through Christ, and through their merits she begs for God's favors.'[SC 104; cf. SC 108, 111.]" 1195. "By keeping the memorials of the SAINTS - first of all the holy Mother of God, then the apostles, the martyrs, and other SAINTS - on fixed days of the liturgical year, the Church on earth shows that she is united with the liturgy of heaven. She gives glory to Christ for having accomplished his salvation in his glorified members; their example encourages her on her way to the Father." We remember in a special way our deceased family members and friends, especially those who have died this past year. May their souls and the souls of all the Faithful Departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. (c)MMIX Fr. Pat Umberger. This Spiritual Reflection is found each week at the Web Site www.frpat.com. Feel free to link to this page or reproduce them for parish use as long as this credit remains. __________________________________________________ <TW>This Weekend is free, and comes from: Father Pat Umberger, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse in Wisconsin U.S.A. Web Site: www.frpat.com Evangelization (reaching out): www.cmonback.com .=: M A K E A D O N A T I O N ? :=. www.frpat.com/donation.htm .=: F O R W A R D I N G :=. Please leave these credits when doing so. .=: C H A N G E Y O U R S U B S C R I P T I O N :=. Unsubscribe from your old address before you subscribe with your new address. Use this link: www.frpat.com/morningprayer.htm#mp You can also set your account to Vacation Mode there.
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