<MP>Friday, 01 May 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:55:55 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Joseph the Worker  
Apparently in response to the "May Day" celebrations for workers sponsored
by Communists, Pius XII instituted the feast of St. Joseph the Worker in
1955. But the relationship between Joseph and the cause of workers has a
longer history. In a constantly necessary effort to keep Jesus from being
removed from ordinary human life, the Church has from the beginning proudly
emphasized that Jesus was a carpenter, obviously trained by Joseph in both
the satisfactions and the drudgery of that vocation. Humanity is like God
not only in thinking and loving, but also in creating. Whether we make a
table or a cathedral, we are called to bear fruit with our hands and mind,
ultimately for the building up of the Body of Christ.   For more, follow the
link below:

Saint of the Day: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintofDay/ 

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So Ananias went and entered the house; laying his hands on him, he said,
"Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared to you on the
way by which you came, that you may regain your sight and be filled with the
Holy Spirit." Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes and he
regained his sight. He got up and was baptized, and when he had eaten, he
recovered his strength. ~Acts 9:1-20

Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood has eternal life, and I will raise
him on the last day. For my Flesh is true food, and my Blood is true drink.
Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood remains in me and I in him. Just
as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also
the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. 
This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate
and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever."  ~John 6:52-59

Scriptures: http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

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In our First Reading, we see Saul (Paul) ending up blind.  When his eyes
were opened he was able to see how wrong he had been ... in opposing
Christianity, in rounding up and arresting men and women who believed. After
he had recovered his strength, he turned his life completely around and
became a great advocate of Christianity!  And Jesus, in our Gospel, reminds
us that "Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood has eternal life, and I
will raise him on the last day." Paul and so many others found that the
nourishment of the Eucharist would give them all they'd need to persevere in
faith, and move on toward eternal life!

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I pray that I may turn away from my mistakes and unbelief and build up
Christianity through my example.  I pray that I may receive the Eucharist
often and use it's strength to nourish me and give me life!

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We pray for unity in our country and that we may build a Culture of Life. We
pray for the safety of our troops, their safe return and their families at
home.  We pray for a deep and profound respect for life, and for the courage
and willingness to stand up for life. We pray for one another, for those who
have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. Have a
good day!

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

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