<MP>Friday, 16 April 2010

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:47:41 -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
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St. Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879)
Bernadette Soubirous was born in 1844, the first child of an extremely poor
miller in the town of Lourdes in southern France. The family was living in
the basement of a dilapidated building when on February 11,1858, the Blessed
Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette in a cave above the banks of the Gave
River near Lourdes. Bernadette, 14 years old, was known as a virtuous girl
though a dull student who had not even made her first Holy Communion. In
poor health, she had suffered from asthma from an early age. There were 18
appearances in all, the final one occurring on the feast of Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel, July 16. Although Bernadette's initial reports provoked skepticism,
her daily visions of "the Lady" brought great crowds of the curious. The
Lady, Bernadette explained, had instructed her to have a chapel built on the
spot of the visions. There the people were to come to wash in and drink of
the water of the spring that had welled up from the very spot where
Bernadette had been instructed to dig.

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

So they left the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they had been
found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name. And all day long,
both at the temple and in their homes, they did not stop teaching and
proclaiming the Christ, Jesus. ~Acts 5:34-42

So the men reclined, about five thousand in number. Then Jesus took the
loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and
also as much of the fish as they wanted. When they had had their fill, he
said to his disciples,
"Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted." So they
collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the
five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat. ~John 6:1-15

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They were honored to be found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the
name. Faith continues to grow and thrive, and many more are added to the
number of believers. Jesus, in our Gospel today, performs the miracle of the
loaves and the fishes.  More than 5,000 are fed with a few fish and loaves
of bread ... and more was left when they finished than when they started.
We need not believe that we don't have enough to share.  When we offer what
we have there will not only be enough, but lots left over as well.

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I pray that I may consider myself honored to stand out from society because
of my belief in Jesus. I pray that I may not hold back from sharing my
gifts, but be confident that what I have will be more than enough.

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Mary asks prayers for the mens' Cursillo that is taking place this weekend,
that the Holy Spirit direct and guide it. A member asks for prayers for
grandson who has a drinking problem. A member requests prayers for her
mother in law who is dying, that she may have a gentle and peaceful

A member requests prayers for her brother and her son who are both looking
for jobs, that God will guide in their search for work, and that they will
not lose faith during this time. A member requests prayers for her cousin
who has an upcoming interview, that she successfully gains employment. Joie
asks prayers for a boy who is 12 years old, and has cancer.

We pray for the victims of the mine explosion and natural disasters. We pray
for those receiving Confirmation and First Communion, especially the second
graders in our CCD Program who will receive First Communion this weekend.

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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