<MP>Saturday, 10 May 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 22:28:26 -0500

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     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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Blessed Damien of Molokai (1840-1889) 
When Joseph de Veuster was born in Tremelo, Belgium, in 1840, few people in
Europe had any firsthand knowledge of leprosy (Hansen's disease). By the
time he died at the age of 49, people all over the world knew about this
disease because of him. They knew that human compassion could soften the
ravages of this disease. For more, click the link below:

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

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I was handed over to the Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem. After trying
my case the Romans wanted to release me, because they found nothing against
me deserving the death penalty. But when the Jews objected, I was obliged to
appeal to Caesar, even though I had no accusation to make against my own
nation. This is the reason, then, I have requested to see you and to speak
with you, for it is on account of the hope of Israel that I wear these
chains." ~Acts 28:16-20, 30-31

It is this disciple who testifies to these things and has written them, and
we know that his testimony is true. There are also many other things that
Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think
the whole world would contain the books that would be written. ~John
21:20-25

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

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Paul continues to suffer persecution and is imprisoned. Still he remains in
chains for two years, yet is able to preach about Jesus and testify to what
he believes to all who come by. Jesus disciple who testifies to the truth
says he doesn't think the whole world would contain the books that would be
written about what Jesus said and did.  Jesus was certainly the center of
the lives of his disciples. They did not let fear get in the way of sharing
the Good News.

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I pray that I may be inspired by learning about the words and works of
Jesus.  I pray that I may not let fear get in my way as I try to accept
God's call to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in word, but more
powerfully in deed.

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

Jackie asks prayers for a special intention. Joan asks prayers for a special
intention. Jean  asks  for prayers for her son that he finds the inner
strength and motivation to successfully deal with his addictions. A member
request prayers for her daughter who is bi-polar and schizophrenic that she
realizes that she must take her medications.

Peter, from NY requests prayer for his sister who has spots on her lung
lining and is producing fluid which must be drained. Frances asks prayers
for a special intention. Nancy from PA requests prayers for the victims of
the cyclone in Myanmar that the military government will change their mind
and allow relief workers into the country so they can administer to the sick
and injured as well as provide food and water.

A member asks prayers for a mother who is 88 with severe back pain. Pray for
all the mothers and fathers for their gift from God and bless the mothers
with a happy mother's day. Jane asks prayers for her sister who damaged a
disk in her back and is in severe pain that she will be pain free soon.

Deb, asks for prayers, for her mother who is having back surgery today.
Alvina asks prayers for personal intentions. Phyllis asks prayers for a
special intention. Melva asks prayers of thanks for her parents who have now
sold their house and moved to a new home. 

Melinda and Nancy request prayers for Uncle who passed away, and his family.
A member asks prayers for a special intention. Marilyn asks prayers for a
special intention. Don asks prayers for his family who have serious
addiction, mental and physical problems. Kathryn asks prayers as she has
surgery for uterine cancer.

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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