<MP>Friday, 19 June 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:55:44 -0500

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SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS

St. Romuald (950?-1027) 
After a wasted youth, Romuald saw his father kill a relative in a duel over
property. In horror he fled to a monastery near Ravenna in Italy. After
three years some of the monks found him to be uncomfortably holy and eased
him out.
He spent the next 30 years going about Italy, founding monasteries and
hermitages. He longed to give his life to Christ in martyrdom, and got the
pope's permission to preach the gospel in Hungary. But he was struck with
illness as soon as he arrived, and the illness recurred as often as he tried
to proceed.  For more, follow the link below:

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

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I fostered them like one who raises an infant to his cheeks; Yet, though I
stooped to feed my child, they did not know that I was their healer. ~Hosea
11:1, 3-4,8c-9

But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not
break his legs, but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and
immediately blood and water flowed out. ~John 19:31-37

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

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Today is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  We are familiar with
the image of Jesus with His heart exposed.  The sword piercing his heart
reminds us how his heart was pierced by the soldier when he was crucified.
The crown of thorns above his heart recalls his suffering.  And the flame,
his enduring love for us, knowing our weakness and sinfulness.  We can bring
our troubles to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  When we don't know what to do
about a situation in our life we can remember that "Jesus knows."  In time
the answer will come. We can display the image in a place of honor in our
homes and bring our difficulties to Jesus.

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I pray that I may bring my difficulties to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  I
pray that I may have the grace and courage to follow His guidance.

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Rosemary asks prayers for a special intention. Conchi asks prayers for a
special intention. Pam raises praise and thanksgiving to God and to all the
prayers for her brother who landed an employment position. A mother requests
prayers for her daughter who is traveling this week--that she be safe and
make wise decisions.

Jo Ann requests prayers for special intentions for her son and his family.
Peggy asks prayers for a special intention. Irene  asks prayers for a
special intention. Mary asks prayers for her sister who is having problems
with her job because the people she works with as DRE for a Catholic church
aren't very Christian. Chris asks for prayers ... a routine eye exam
discovered a growth on the retina and he is seeing a specialist next week.

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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