<MP>Saturday, 19 July 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:15:46 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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Servant of God Francis Garces and Companions (c. 1781) 
Government interference in the missions and landgrabbing sparked the Indian
uprising which cost these friars their lives.
A contemporary of the American Revolution and of Blessed Junipero Serra,
Francisco Garcés was born in 1738 in Spain, where he joined the Franciscans.
After ordination in 1763, he was sent to Mexico. Five years later he was
assigned to San Xavier del Bac near Tucson, one of several missions the
Jesuits had founded in Arizona and New Mexico before being expelled in 1767
from all territories controlled by the Catholic king of Spain. In Arizona,
Francisco worked among the Papago, Yuma, Pima and Apache Native Americans.
His missionary travels took him to the Grand Canyon and to California.  For
more, follow the link below:

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

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Woe to those who plan iniquity, and work out evil on their couches; In the
morning light they accomplish it when it lies within their power. They covet
fields, and seize them; houses, and they take them; They cheat an owner of
his house, a man of his inheritance.  ~Micah 2:1-5

He will not contend or cry out, nor will anyone hear his voice in the
streets. A bruised reed he will not break, a smoldering wick he will not
quench, until he brings justice to victory. And in his name the Gentiles
will hope. ~Matthew 12:14-21

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

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Original sin runs rampant in our world.  It can seem normal for us to get as
much as we can, even at the expense of others.  We can become callous as we
take from those who have the least. Yet God calls us to live and act justly.
Jesus comes to us as someone so gentle that "a bruised reed he will not
break, a smoldering wick he will not quench, until he brings justice to

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I pray that I may not buy into the values of the world, scheming to get more
even at the expense of the weakest and poorest.  I pray that I may follow in
the footsteps of Jesus Himself, working ever so gently for the justice that
can lead to lasting peace.

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

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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