<MP>Monday, 14 April 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 22:03:17 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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Blessed Peter Gonzalez (d. 1246) 
St. Paul had a conversion experience on the road to Damascus. Many years
later, the same proved true for Peter Gonzalez, who triumphantly rode his
horse into the Spanish city of Astorga in the 13th century to take up an
important post at the cathedral. The animal stumbled and fell, leaving Peter
in the mud and onlookers amused. For more, click the link below:

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

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"If then God gave them the same gift he gave to us when we came to believe
in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to be able to hinder God?" When they
heard this, they stopped objecting and glorified God, saying, "God has then
granted life-giving repentance to the Gentiles too." ~Acts 11:1-18

I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father
knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep. I
have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead,
and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd.
~John 10:11-18

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

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Paul is confronted with and has come to believe that the Resurrection of
Jesus was not just for "insiders," but for the Gentiles as well.  Jesus as
our Good Shepherd says exactly the same thing.  "I have other sheep that do
not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my
voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd."

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I pray that I may not close my mind to those who seem different from me.  I
pray that I may confront the error of my thinking and begin to reach out to
the "Gentiles" of my time.  I pray that I may be a good helper to the Good
Shepherd by extending the invitation of faith to everybody.

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Member Rita asks prayers for the healing of her eye condition and for Fr Pat
concerning his eye surgery. Paula requests prayers for her son who is in
basic training with the Marines and has a knee injury, that he gain strength
from the Sacraments. Member asks prayers for a passing grade on school exams
to be taken next Saturday.

Jerene asks prayers for her parents to be united with her and grandchildren
as a family. Dorothy asks prayers for Father Pat as he anticipates eye
surgery, and for his surgeons as well. Thanks to Fr. Pat for this wonderful
prayer ministry and prayers that God's hands will be on his surgery and

Ron asks prayers for his recovery from gastric by pass surgery which had
complications. Healing from injuries sustained in a Motor Vehicle Accident,
financial resources to pay mortgage, educational costs for my son and all
debt owing. Prays for daughter who is going for a second interview for a
job, that if it is God's will she will get the job.

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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