<MP>Friday, 06 March 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 19:16:32 -0600

.=:  M O R N I N G    P R A Y E R  :=.
     From Father Pat Umberger

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Servant of God Sylvester of Assisi (d. 1240) 
Sylvester was one of the first 12 followers of St. Francis of Assisi and was
the first priest in the Franciscan Order. A descendant of a noble family,
Sylvester once sold Francis stones which were to be used to rebuild a
church. When, a short while later, he saw Francis and Bernard of Quintavalle
distributing Bernard's wealth to the poor, Sylvester complained that he had
been poorly paid for the stones and asked for more money.  For more, follow
the link below:

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

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But if the wicked, turning from the wickedness he has committed, does what
is right and just, he shall preserve his life;
since he has turned away from all the sins that he committed, he shall
surely live, he shall not die. ~Ezra 18:21-28

Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your
brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go
first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your
gift. ~Matthew 5:20-26

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

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Jesus leads us to perfection.  Still, He understands our human weakness and
forgives our sins.  He calls us to turn away from the wickedness we have
committed and do what is right and just.  We are called too, not just to
receive forgiveness from the Lord, but to make peace with those around us. 

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I pray that I may grow in holiness.  I pray that I may humble myself to ask
forgiveness from those I have hurt, and to grant forgiveness to those who
have hurt 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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