<MP>Monday, 12 May 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 May 2008 19:30:43 -0500

.=:  M O R N I N G    P R A Y E R  :=.
     From Father Pat Umberger
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P I L G R I M A G E    2 0 0 8
       Changed Itinerary
We'll visit Southern Italy, Assisi, Rome and the Vatican from 10-22 November
2008.  A new itinerary adds one day to the trip and gives us an extra night
and part of a day in Sorrento. It also allows us to visit Monte Casino (St.
Benedict) and gives us a full free day in Rome.   The new itinerary will be
online as soon as it is approved and priced.
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.=: S A I N T    O F    T H E    D A Y :=.

Sts. Nereus and Achilleus (1st century) 
Devotion to these two saints goes back to the fourth century, though almost
nothing is known of their lives. They were praetorian soldiers of the Roman
army, became Christians and were removed to the island of Terracina, where
they were martyred. Their bodies were buried in a family vault, later known
as the cemetery of Domitilla. Excavations by De Rossi in 1896 resulted in
the discovery of their empty tomb in the underground church built by Pope
Siricius in 390.

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 :=

For the sun comes up with its scorching heat and dries up the grass, its
flower droops, and the beauty of its appearance vanishes. So will the rich
person fade away in the midst of his pursuits. ~James 1:1-11

He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, "Why does this generation
seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation."
Then he left them, got into the boat again, and went off to the other shore.
~Mark 8:11-13

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 :=.

Our First Reading today asks us to delight in our life whether we be of high
or low station. The things we judge others by are usually fleeting and
eventually mean nothing to us. In our Gospel Jesus becomes wary with a
generation that is always looking for a sign.  What is important is faith.
When we have faith we have all we need.  Signs, money, property and prestige
mean little.

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

I pray that I may accept my station in life and be delighted in it.  I pray
that I may put to use the faith given me, and then look forward to the
happiness, peace and fullness of life that I seek.

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

Frank requests prayers for a favorable result on his test on Monday. Barb, a
mother, requests prayers for her son who suffers from severe depression/OCD,
a broken heart, and many rejections that he may find the help he needs to
affirm him in who he is - a wonderful person with much to give.

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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