<MP>Saturday, 13 June 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 08:53:29 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) 
The gospel call to leave everything and follow Christ was the rule of
Anthony's life. Over and over again God called him to something new in his
plan. Every time Anthony responded with renewed zeal and self-sacrificing to
serve his Lord Jesus more completely. His journey as the servant of God
began as a very young man when he decided to join the Augustinians in
Lisbon, giving up a future of wealth and power to be a servant of God.
Later, when the bodies of the first Franciscan martyrs went through the
Portuguese city where he was stationed, he was again filled with an intense
longing to be one of those closest to Jesus himself: those who die for the
Good News.  For more, follow the link below:

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

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So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We
implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. ~2 Corinthians

Do not swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black.
Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from
the Evil One." ~Matthew 5:33-37

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

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Today we celebrate Satin Anthony of Padua.  His life took many turns he
wouldn't have chosen for himself, but he was completely obedient to God.
His "yes" meant "yes!"  How much better things go for us when we follow
God's call.

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I pray that I may be obedient to God.   I pray that I may not make excuses,
but say "yes" when I receive His call.

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Toni requests prayers for the former TWA flight attendants who are all
losing their jobs with American Airlines again. Barbara asks prayers for a
special intention. Ray requests prayers for his friend who is trying to give
up smoking. 

Irene asks prayers for a special intention. Shannon requests prayers for a
special intention. Jean asks for prayers for her cousin who has lung cancer.

Patrick offers prayers of thanksgiving for a normal outcome of his nuclear
stress test, and for the perseverance to continue with his weight loss.
Cliff gives thanks for the favorable result to his heart catherization on
Tuesday. Mary Kay asks prayers for her sister who is being put into hospice
today, that she and family be blessed with strengthen, deep hope, peace and

A member asks for prayers for her 19 year old daughter who is having colon
problems. Nancy from PA requests prayers for her best friend who is in a
rehab hospital for physical and occupational therapy to try and recuperate
from paralysis stemming from transverse myelitis, that God will extend His
Healing powers to her. Gloria asks prayers for 12 year old granddaughter who
is abused, and in a dangerous situation.

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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