<MP>Saturday, 04 April 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 20:05:19 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

L E N T    P A G E S
Visit my "Lent" page for lots of good information ....  a count-down 'til
Easter, Lenten Reconciliation (including a very portable "Credit Card to
Heaven" to take with you, an Examination of Conscience .... all you'll need
to go to Confession except the sins.  Visit our on-line Stations of the
Cross too, illustrated by the kids of Saint Pat's School.  Our Stations and
Reconciliation aids are available both in English and Spanish.  Follow the
link from: www.frpat.com 

O N - L I N E    S T A T I O N S    O F    T H E     C R O S S
Visit my on-line Stations of the Cross.  I wrote the text for children and
adults alike.  The Stations were illustrated by the children of Saint Pat's
School. They're available in English and Spanish as well. Visit the Stations
every day during Lent.  I think you'll like them a great deal.
Here's the link: www.frpat.com/stations.htm 


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St. Isidore of Seville (560?-636) 

The 76 years of Isidore's life were a time of conflict and growth for the
Church in Spain. The Visigoths had invaded the land a century and a half
earlier and shortly before Isidore's birth they set up their own capital.
They were Arians-Christians who said Christ was not God. Thus Spain was
split in two: One people (Catholic Romans) struggled with another (Arian
Goths). Isidore reunited Spain, making it a center of culture and learning,
a teacher and guide for other European countries whose culture was also
threatened by barbarian invaders.  For more, follow the link below:

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

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My dwelling shall be with them; I will be their God, and they shall be my
people. Thus the nations shall know that it is I, the LORD, who make Israel
holy, when my sanctuary shall be set up among them forever. ~Ezekiel

So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and said,
"What are we going to do? This man is performing many signs. If we leave him
alone, all will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both
our land and our nation." ~John 11:45-56

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

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As Holy Week draws very near we hear of God's covenant.  "I will be their
God, and they shall be my people." And the chief priests and Pharisees in
our Gospel try to figure out how to get rid of Jesus, in order to preserve
their positions and property. God is always faithful to His part of the
covenant.  We can always turn back to God with all our hearts, receive His
forgiveness and the strength and courage to live a new life!

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I pray that I may never forget God's covenant and the forgiveness and peace
He offers me.  I pray that I my think more about what God wants of me than
the things of this world.

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Cherie asks prayers for 4 intentions. Jean requests prayers for her daughter
who is suffering a severe depression. Genny asks prayers for two intentions.

Deanna asks prayers for a special intention. Dolly asks prayer for her niece
to be in good health so she can go back to work soon. Ann asks prayers for
two intentions. Susan requests prayers for her sister who is undergoing
tests for multiple health issues, that God will guide the doctors and free
her from her fears.

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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Father Pat Umberger, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse
in Wisconsin U.S.A.
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