<MP>Friday, 02 February 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 20:44:29 -0600

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     From Father Pat Umberger

B A C K    F R O M    M U N D E L E I N    S E M I N A R Y
I'm back from Mundelein Seminary.  It was a good trip.  Unfortunately
though, their Internet access is filtered and my e-mail wouldn't open up.  I
had sent Morning Prayer ahead of time anyway, so I hope nobody was

D O C T O R S    A T    M A Y O 
More surgery on the horizon.
I had three eye appointments at Mayo Clinic today.  There has been further
bleeding in the eye that had cancer 12 years ago.  The pressure was down
about ten points.  I'll be having further surgery on 13 February to kill
more of the ciliary body and thereby reduce the pressure even further.
Later, another doctor will biopsy the tumor to make sure it is indeed
lifeless.  If it is, then he plans to remove the tumor piece by piece, then
laser the remaining bad veins to reduce likelihood of further bleeding.  I
appreciate your prayers very much.  Don't stop now!

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Presentation of the Lord
In Luke's account, Jesus was welcomed in the temple by two elderly people,
Simeon and the widow Anna. They embody Israel in their patient expectation;
they acknowledge the infant Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah. Early
references to the Roman feast dub it the feast of St. Simeon, the old man
who burst into a song of joy which the Church still sings at day's end.  For
more, click the link below:

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

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Thus says the Lord God: Lo, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way
before me; And suddenly there will come to the temple the LORD whom you
seek, And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.  ~ Malachi 3:1-4

"Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word,
for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in the sight of all
the peoples: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your
people Israel."   ~Luke 2:22-40

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

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Jesus was presented to the Lord in the temple.  His parents encountered two
elderly people, Simeon and Anna there.  They were overwhelmed as they
acknowledged Jesus as the light of the world, the long-awaited Messiah.
Today is also called Candlemas day, reminding us the Jesus is the light of
the world.

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I pray that I may be overwhelmed with expectation as we celebrate the
Presentation of the Lord, this fortieth day after Christmas.  I pray that I
may live in the light of Christ, and by my example, let that light shine
through me.

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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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