<MP>Friday, 11 April 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 20:07:32 -0500

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

P I L G R I M A G E    2 0 0 8
We?ll visit Southern Italy, Assisi, Rome and the Vatican from 10-21 November
2008.  $2699 from Chicago or $2899 from La Crosse, Wisconsin. The brochure
is available in Church or on-line.  Just follow the link from: www.frpat.com

.=: S A I N T    O F    T H E    D A Y :=.

St. Stanislaus (1030-1079)  
Anyone who reads the history of Eastern Europe cannot help but chance on the
name of Stanislaus, the saintly but tragic bishop of Kraków, patron of
Poland. He is remembered with Saints Thomas More and Thomas Becket for
vigorous opposition to the evils of an unjust government. For more, click
the link below:

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

.=: S C R I P T U R E S   F O R   T H E   D A Y :=

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

The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, ?How can this man give us his
Flesh to eat?? Jesus said to them, ?Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat
the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink his Blood, you do not have life within
you. Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood has eternal life, and I will
raise him on the last day. ~ John 6:52-59

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

.=: M E D I T A T I O N    F O R    T H E    D A Y :=.

Wonders never cease.  Saul, the great and fierce persecutor of Christians
becomes blind. When his eyes are opened he sees physically, but also sees
the harm he has done ... and that Jesus truly is the Christ.  He is Baptized
and becomes Paul, the great Apostle to the Gentiles. In our Gospel Jesus
says that unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink His Blood,
you do not have life within you.  It's almost more to take in.  That's why
we're given this wonderful Easter Season, to reflect on these wonders
leisurely, and allow them to sink into our hearts.

.=: P R A Y E R    F O R    T H E    D A Y :=.

I pray that I may always remember that as Jesus forgave Saul, He will
forgive me. I pray that I may use this new chance to praise God and help
others to believe by my example.  I pray that I may always be strengthened
by receiving the Body and Blood of Christ!

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

Toni asks prayers for a family of 10, 3 of which have cancer, mother needs
surgery. Don asks prayers for his family who have addiction, mental and
health issues. Jo Ann requests prayers for healing of her grandson's elbow
and successful surgery for Fr. Pat.

Juanita asks for prays of thanksgiving for her brother's health and for
personal intentions. Carmela asks for prayers and healing for her friend who
is going through Alcohol treatment at a facility in Rockford, IL. Agnes asks
for prayers for successful surgery for Fr. Pat and for blessings to be
bestowed on him and this parish in which I have received many blessings. 

Ann asks prayers for Father Pat, that he may have successful eye surgery,
and that he will come out of it without any setbacks. Helen asks prayers for
successful eye surgery for Father Pat. Mary thanks God for a friend who has
been hired for a new job. Sheila and her husband ask prayers for a deacon
hospitalized with a persistent lung infection.

Betty asks prayers for son's divorce to be resolved fairly for him. Betty,
asks for healing prayers for someone who is dying with complications from
chemotherapy. Valerie requests prayers for her sister diagnosed of liver

Sharon asks prayers for her sister who has died of lung cancer. Lorrie asks
prayers for her uncle who is dying of cancer and kidney failure. Jayne asks
prayers that her husband's memory problem may be medically addressed.

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 

<MP>Morning Prayer is free, and comes from:
Father Pat Umberger, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse
in Wisconsin U.S.A.
Web Site: www.frpat.com
Evangelization (reaching out): www.cmonback.com

.=:  M A K E    A    D O N A T I O N ?  :=.


.=:  F O R W A R D I N G  :=.

Please leave these credits when doing so.

Newly written each day by Father Pat Umberger.  Morning Prayer may not be 
published by others, but is a good resource for preachers and those who attend 
Daily Mass, and those who would like to keep up with the Lectionary Readings 
and are not always able to attend Daily Mass.

.=: C H A N G E  Y O U R  S U B S C R I P T I O N :=.

Unsubscribe from your old address before you subscribe with your
new address.  Use this link:  www.frpat.com/morningprayer.htm#mp

.=: S U B M I T  A  P R A Y E R :=.

Intentions to be included with <MP>Morning Prayer:


Other related posts:

  • » <MP>Friday, 11 April 2008