<MP>Friday, 21 August 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:46:58 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Pius X (1835-1914)
Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent
reception of Holy Communion, especially by children. The second of 10
children in a poor Italian family, Joseph Sarto became Pius X at 68, one of
the twentieth century's greatest popes. Ever mindful of his humble origin,
he stated, "I was born poor, I lived poor, I will die poor." He was
embarrassed by some of the pomp of the papal court. "Look how they have
dressed me up," he said in tears to an old friend. To another, "It is a
penance to be forced to accept all these practices. They lead me around
surrounded by soldiers like Jesus when he was seized in Gethsemani." 

  For more, follow the link below:

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

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Naomi said, "See now! Your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and her
god. Go back after your sister-in-law!"
But Ruth said, "Do not ask me to abandon or forsake you! For wherever you
go, I will go, wherever you lodge I will lodge,
your people shall be my people, and your God my God." ~Ruth 1:1, 3-6,
14b-16, 22

He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart,
with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the
first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as
yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments."
~Matthew 22:34-40

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

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Love for God seems easy ... until it is connected to love for our neighbor.
Both are necessary according to Jesus in today's Gospel. The whole law and
the prophets depend on these two commandments. 

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I pray that I may truly love.  I pray that my love for God be expressed in
my love for others around me. 

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A member requests prayers for her mother who is mourning the death of a
wonderful companion. A member requests prayers for a dear family friend who
passed away this morning. Ann-Marie asks prayers for a friend to obtain the
funds for her college tuition.

Joanne asks prayers for a four month old baby boy who has a serious brain
disease and is not expected to live. Cheryl asks prayers for the miraculous
healing of a young father of 3 with inoperable, stage 4 brain cancer. Vilma
asks prayers for herself that the gastroscopy test does not show anything

Tammy asks prayers for her family who have been facing financial hardships.
Marilyn requests prayers for her son-in-law that he may find some kind of
employment. A member asks prayers for her husband's health and job situation
and for her son as he begins high school.

Rich asks prayers for several intentions. Mary asks prayers for a special
intention. Alvina asks prayers for a special intention. Jo Ann requests
prayers for special intentions for her son and his family. Miriam asks
prayers for her grandson who is leaving for college.

Kathrin asks prayers for her great-uncle who has been very weak. Neil
requests prayers for his daughter, who long ago left the faith, that she
will receive the graces necessary to return to the Roman Catholic faith.
Helen Ann asks prayers for a special intention. 

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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