<MP>Friday, 02 April 2010

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 20:35:47 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

I R E L A N D    2 0 1 0
$2799 from O'Hare, $2859 from La Crosse
18-28 October 2010 - Map of trip is now at the Web Site BROCHURE & SIGN-UP
For the Itinerary for the trip. Follow the link from www.frpat.com for
details. Brochures are available at the entrances of Saint Pat's Church as
well. Hotels have been chosen and links are at the Web Site. Air Space has
now been reserved from La Crosse, WI and O'Hare Airport in Chicago. It will
be a non-stop flight on American Airlines from O'Hare to Dublin. 18 or fewer
seats from La Crosse are available. If you're interested visit my Web Site
and sign up for informational e-mails.  www.frpat.com

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St. Francis of Paola (1416-1507)
Francis of Paola was a man who deeply loved contemplative solitude and
wished only to be the "least in the household of God." Yet, when the Church
called him to active service in the world, he became a miracle-worker and
influenced the course of nations. After accompanying his parents on a
pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, he began to live as a contemplative hermit in
a remote cave near Paola, on Italy's southern seacoast. Before he was 20, he
received the first followers who had come to imitate his way of life.
Seventeen years later, when his disciples had grown in number, Francis
established a Rule for his austere community and sought Church approval.
This was the founding of the Hermits of St. Francis of Assisi, who were
approved by the Holy See in 1474. In 1492, Francis changed the name of his
community to "Minims" because he wanted them to be known as the least
(minimi) in the household of God. Humility was to be the hallmark of the
brothers as it had been in Francis's personal life. Besides the vows of
poverty, chastity and obedience, Francis enjoined upon his followers the
fourth obligation of a perpetual Lenten fast. He felt that heroic
mortification was necessary as a means for spiritual growth.

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For today's Scriptures, follow this link: http://www.usccb.org/nab/

Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. ~Psalm 31

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to
his mother, "Woman, behold, your son." 
Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother." And from that hour the
disciple took her into his home. ~John 18:1-19:42

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Jesus is crucified. The hopes of so many are dashed.  Surely the Romans and
others in power are the winners. Jesus dies with great humility. "Father,
into your hands I commend my spirit."

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I pray that I may enter into the mystery of Jesus' death for me. He died for
me knowing of my sinfulness and weakness. I pray that I may have the courage
to live my faith and trust in Him my Lord and Savior.

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John asks prayers for a special intention. Vilma asks prayers for a special
intention. Carol asks prayers for a special intention. A member from
Louisiana asks prayers for speedy recovery for a dentist who was seriously
injured in a motorcycle accident. Family  asks for prayers for their sister
who has a serious staph infection.

Fran is asking for prayer for her husband who is having hip surgery on Good
Fri. Judy asks prayers for a special intention. Renee asks for prayers that
her and her boyfriend are healthy physically, spiritually, and mentally, and
that he finds the right job. Danny and Carol ask prayers for several

We pray for people suffering from natural disaster, especially those in
Haiti and Chile. We pray for great respect for life from natural conception
to natural death.  We pray for an end of terrorism and war, for the safety
of our troops and their families at home.

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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