<US>Merry Christmas!

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 11:02:13 -0600

.=:  U S U A L    S U S P E C T S  :=.
      from Father Pat Umberger      

"Round up the usual suspects"  ~"Casablanca," the movie

M E R R Y    C H R I S T M A S !

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Holy New Year. Visit my
Web Site for my Christmas Card to you and photos of our First Christmas
Mass! You can also download Windows Wallpaper, the cutest you've ever seen!

You may wish to refer our daily Morning Prayer and This Weekend Posts to
those who received new computers for Christmas!


S P E C I A L    T H A N K S

Special thanks to those of you who have sent e-mail Christmas greetings and
made donations to our Web Ministry. Your generosity is inspiring and it
helps with software, cameras and computer equipment, web hosting, bandwidth,
domain names and much more.  Thanks so very much!

S A N T A ' S   L A P

See a vintage picture of my sister and me on Santa's lap.  Follow the
Christmas Page link from:


A   T R E A T

                                     end a quarrel.
                                  Seek out a forgotten
                               friend. Dismiss suspicion,
                             and replace it with trust....
                           Write a love letter. Share some
                         treasure. Give a soft answer.  En-
                       courage youth. Manifest your loyalty in
                      word and deed.  Keep a promise.  Find the
                  time. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen.
                 Apologize if you were wrong.  Try to understand.
               Flout envy.  Examine your demands on others.  Think
            first of someone else.  Appreciate.  Be kind; be gentle
            Laugh a little.  Laugh a little more.  Deserve confidence.
           Take up arms against malice. Decry complacency.  Express your
         gratitude. Kiss the one you love.  Welcome a stranger.  Gladden the
         heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the
                                         Hug your dog.
                                    Speak your love, speak
                                        it again.  Speak
                                           it still once


May God Bless you and those you love, and keep you safe,

Father Pat

      "Be still and know that I am God." ~Psalm 46:10


U S U A L    S U S P E C T S

These are called ?Usual Suspects? posts.  In the movie ?Casablanca? when there 
was a problem the police chief said, ?Round up the usual suspects.?  When 
forwarding inspiring e-mails I found I was sending them to the same people over 
and over again.  The ?Casablanca? quote came to mind and the mail-list took on 
the name ?Usual Suspects.?

The <US>Usual Suspects Group began as a separate e-mail list with..  A post or 
two are sent each week, consisting of inspirational and humorous Stories and 
anecdotes forwarded to me by our members.

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