<MP>Monday, 28 July 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 19:33:20 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

P I L G R I M A G E    2 0 0 8


   Southern Italy, Assisi, Rome and the Vatican
   10-22 November 2008


   Live close to Saint Pat's in Onalaska?
   If you're interested in this Pilgrimage, feel free to come to St. Pat's 
   Church Gathering Space on Wednesday, 30 July at 7 p.m.  I'll answer any 
   questions you might have and hope to show a short video or two.

   Now departing from 3 Cities:  La Crosse, WI, Chicago (ORD) and New York
   *** At least 14 of the 26 seats we're holding from La Crosse have already
been taken.
   Use the NEW BROCHURE ... on-line now at www.frpat.com 
   The new brochure has a picture of Fr. Pat and Sister Joselda on the

.=: S A I N T    O F    T H E    D A Y :=.

St. Leopold Mandic (1887-1942)  
Western Christians who are working for greater dialogue with Orthodox
Christians may be reaping the fruits of Father Leopold's prayers. A native
of Croatia, Leopold joined the Capuchin Franciscans and was ordained several
years later in spite of several health problems. He could not speak loudly
enough to preach publicly. For many years he also suffered from severe
arthritis, poor eyesight and a stomach ailment. Leopold taught patrology,
the study of the Church Fathers, to the clerics of his province for several
years, but he is best known for his work in the confessional, where he
sometimes spent 13-15 hours a day. Several bishops sought out his spiritual
advice.  For more, follow the link below:

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

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Thus says the Lord: So also I will allow the pride of Judah to rot, the
great pride of Jerusalem. This wicked people who refuse to obey my words,
who walk in the stubbornness of their hearts, and follow strange gods to
serve and adore them, shall be like this loincloth which is good for
nothing.  ~Jeremiah 13:1-11

The Kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three
measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened.  ~Matthew

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

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Things that seem so very important to us come to nothing.  We can find that
we spend lots of time and energy on things that are worth little or nothing.
God calls us to Himself and asks us to work for the things that last
forever. Then we can be like the mustard seed that becomes the largest of
plants, or the yeast the leavens the whole batch of bread. And others can be
strengthened in their faith because of the way we invest our time and energy
in things that will last forever.

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I pray that I may not be seduced the this world and spend my time and energy
on things that come to nothing.  I pray that I may work for the things that
last forever, and that through my example, I may encourage others to do the

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

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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