<MP>Saturday, 19 April 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 20:50:44 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

P I L G R I M A G E    2 0 0 8
We'll visit Southern Italy, Assisi, Rome and the Vatican from 10-21 November
2008.  $2699 from Chicago or $2899 from La Crosse, Wisconsin. The brochure
is available in Church or on-line.  Just follow the link from: www.frpat.com

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Blessed Luchesio and Buonadonna (d.1260) 
Luchesio and his wife Buonadonna wanted to follow St. Francis as a married
couple. Thus they set in motion the Secular Franciscan Order. Luchesio and
Buonadonna lived in Poggibonzi where he was a greedy merchant. Meeting
Francis-probably in 1213-changed his life. He began to perform many works of
charity. For more, follow the link below:

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

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Both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the
word of God be spoken to you first, but since you reject it and condemn
yourselves as unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles."  ~Acts

Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I
do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father.
~John 14:7-14

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

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Sometimes we figure out who is more worthy, and who should draw close to
God.  Yet, in order for that closeness to develop, the person needs to be
open to this relationship.  Jesus' disciples learned that when the "chosen
ones" were closed, that the Holy Spirit opened the door of faith to the
Gentiles.  Jesus combats a lack of understanding by telling us that "whoever
believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than
these."  The door of faith is open to us.  We have the choice to open it ...
or to close it.

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I pray that I may keep the door of faith open, that the Lord may come to me
and transform me from the inside out.  I pray that I may believe, and the
strive to do the works of Jesus.  I pray that God's Kingdom may be stronger
because of Jesus working through me.

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Loretta requests prayers for Fr. Pat and his surgeon(s) as he undergoes eye
surgery and for Fr. Pat's speedy recovery. Dolly asks prayer for her two
special intentions. Helen asks prayers for two special intentions. 

Rebecca requests prayers and the intercession of St. Joseph as my husband
and I are in the process of buying our first home. Dorothy asks prayers for
her husband who is having a hard time with his chemo treatments. Ann asks
special prayers for Fr. Pat, for his Eye Surgery; and for her Sister, who is
having blood problems. Joyce asks prayers for her daughter who is undergoing

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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