<MP>Saturday, 17 May 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 19:24:05 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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

   Now departing from 3 Cities:  La Crosse, WI, Chicago (ORD) and New York
   Due to an American Airlines Schedule change we've added a day to the
Pilgrimage, so now it's 13 days!
   Only a $50 Price increase from Chicago or JFK in New York ($2749) before
02 August
   La Crosse price stays the same ($2899) before 02 August
   *** 9 of the 26 seats we're holding from La Crosse have already been
   It may be possible to get more seats from La Crosse, but price would have
to be negotiated.
   Now flying from JFK in New York as well, for our East Coast and Canadian
   Remember, it has been taking up to 3 months to get a passport
   More interest has been shown in this trip than any other ... we've been
registering people almost daily
We'll visit Southern Italy, Assisi, Rome and the Vatican from 10-21 November
2008. A NEW BROCHURE is available now, since it was necessary to add a day
to the itinerary due to a schedule change at American Airlines.  We'll add
some free time at Sorrento and spend another night there.  We'll have the
chance to visit Monte Cassino (St. Benedict) too, and will be able to enjoy
a free day in Rome.  There will be one more dinner on our own ... but the
price change is negligible ... just $50 more from Chicago and now from JFK
in New York and no change at all from La Crosse (benefiting from a $50
priced reduction in the flight from La Crosse and Chicago. So, it's  $2749
from Chicago or $2899 from La Crosse, Wisconsin. The NEW BROCHURE is
available on-line right now.  Please destroy any old brochures.  The NEW
BROCHURE has a photo of Sister Joselda and I on the cover, so you can keep
them separate.  For Saint Patrick Onalaska parishioners wee should have
printed brochures available in Church this weekend.  Just follow the link
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St. Paschal Baylon (1540-1592) 
In Paschal's lifetime the Spanish empire in the New World was at the height
of its power, though France and England were soon to reduce its influence.
The 16th century has been called the Golden Age of the Church in Spain, for
it gave birth to Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, John
of the Cross, Peter of Alcantara, Francis Solano and Salvator of Horta.

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

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For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed
and has been tamed by the human species,
but no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly
poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father,
and with it we curse men who are made in the likeness of God. From the same
mouth come blessing and cursing. ~Jsmes 3:1-10

Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by
themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became
dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah
appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus.
~Mark 9:2-13

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

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The way we use our mouths betrays our values. Through speech we can easily
lead astray our children and grandchildren.  Through careless words we can
discourage those attracted to faith. Our gossip and criticism can tear
others down.  On the other hand our kind and holy words can foster respect
as we set a worthy example for those around us to follow. The words of Jesus
disciples are sometimes hasty and judgmental, willing to deny the suffering
an pain he is called to go through.  Yet he has patience with them.  Their
words of faith will keep the message on track, and many continue to come to
belief.  We are Jesus' disciples these days.  May our words be holy as we
lead those around us in the way they should go.

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I pray that I may always watch my speech.  I pray that my speech may not
bring scandal, but blessing.  I pray that the example I set for others will
lead them always closer to God.  

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Stephen asks prayers that God watches over his son while in the armed forces
and guides him toward a deep understanding of faith. G asks prayers for
special intention - financial release - health. Stan from Memphis requests
prayers for a fellow Cursillista, that his trip to Lourdes will result in a
miracle healing of cancer.

Alvina asks prayers for a special intention. Justine asks prayers that God
will bless her with a second child. Carol asks prayers for a special
intention. Marilynn requests prayers for a special intention.

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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