<MP>Friday, 03 April 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 16:38:16 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

D O C T O R    V I S I T
I spent yesterday at Mayo.  I had another bone marrow draw from my spine,
blood and urine tests, chest x-ray, fully body x-ray and a PET Scan.  Today
I visited my Doctor.  She says everything is looking really good.  It's
about impossible to see any sign of the disease.  Blood levels are back to
normal.  Even my Creatinine level which measures kidney function is 1.5,
almost back to normal.  She says I can live to be 1000 years old with a
Creatinine level like that. I'm getting stronger day by day and am willing
to walk better and better. I'll resume celebrating Masses for the parish
tomorrow (Friday) morning.  Thanks so much for your prayers on my behalf.  I
appreciate it so much.  And ... don't stop now!

L E N T    P A G E S
Visit my "Lent" page for lots of good information ....  a count-down 'til
Easter, Lenten Reconciliation (including a very portable "Credit Card to
Heaven" to take with you, an Examination of Conscience .... all you'll need
to go to Confession except the sins.  Visit our on-line Stations of the
Cross too, illustrated by the kids of Saint Pat's School.  Our Stations and
Reconciliation aids are available both in English and Spanish.  Follow the
link from: www.frpat.com 

O N - L I N E    S T A T I O N S    O F    T H E     C R O S S
Visit my on-line Stations of the Cross.  I wrote the text for children and
adults alike.  The Stations were illustrated by the children of Saint Pat's
School. They're available in English and Spanish as well. Visit the Stations
every day during Lent.  I think you'll like them a great deal.
Here's the link: www.frpat.com/stations.htm 


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St. Benedict the African (1526-1589) 
Benedict held important posts in the Franciscan Order and gracefully
adjusted to other work when his terms of office were up. His parents were
slaves brought from Africa to Messina, Sicily. Freed at 18, Benedict did
farm work for a wage and soon saved enough to buy a pair of oxen. He was
very proud of those animals. In time he joined a group of hermits around
Palermo and was eventually recognized as their leader. Because these hermits
followed the Rule of St. Francis, Pope Pius IV ordered them to join the
First Order. For more, follow the link below:

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

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But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion: my persecutors will
stumble, they will not triumph. In their failure they will be put to utter
shame, to lasting, unforgettable confusion. ~Jeremiah 20:10-13

If I do not perform my Father's works, do not believe me; but if I perform
them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may
realize and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father."
Then they tried again to arrest him; but he escaped from their power. ~John

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

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It's always great for us to remember that the Lord is with us, like a mighty
champion. Jeremiah and Jesus both knew that in the end persecutors would not
triumph. We can know the same in our lives.  We can turn to the Lord too,
with all our hearts.  We can abandon our sinful ways and turn to the Lord
and others for forgiveness.

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I pray that I may know the Lord's victorious presence with me always.  I
pray that I may turn away from my sin and back to the Lord with all my
heart.  For some good Reconciliation (Confession) resources, here's a link:

.=: W E     P R A Y  :=.

Mother asks prayers for son who has serious nasal polyps and is having
surgery Friday, also prayers for the doctors who are doing the surgery.
Gabriela asks prayers for a special intention. Member asks for prayers for
her family, each having their own set of problems. Kathleen asks prayers for
herself, as she is suffering severe depression and grieving loss of a
brother to suicide.

Pat asks prayers for her daughter who is recovering from pancreatic cancer
surgery. Greg asks prayers for his mom who has serious lung problems.
Trymore is looking for a new job. Renee asks prayers for special intentions.

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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