<MP>Saturday, 20 September 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 21:15:35 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions (1821-1846) 
This first native Korean priest was the son of Korean converts. His father,
Ignatius Kim, was martyred during the persecution of 1839 and was beatified
in 1925. After Baptism at the age of 15, Andrew traveled 1,300 miles to the
seminary in Macao, China. After six years he managed to return to his
country through Manchuria. That same year he crossed the Yellow Sea to
Shanghai and was ordained a priest. Back home again, he was assigned to
arrange for more missionaries to enter by a water route that would elude the
border patrol. He was arrested, tortured and finally beheaded at the Han
River near Seoul, the capital.  For more, follow the link below:

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

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Brothers and sisters: Someone may say, "How are the dead raised? With what
kind of body will they come back?" ~1 Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49

But as for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they
have heard the word, embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear
fruit through perseverance." ~Luke 8:4-15

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

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Jesus often spoke in parables in order to help people understand things that
were difficult to understand. It is good for us to understand how easy it is
for us to hear the word of God, then have it snatched away from us by the
devil ... anything that quickly distracts us from it and seems more
important. We can easily be distracted by temptations, anxieties, riches and
the "pleasures" of life as well. But how wonderful it is when we hear God's
word and embrace it no matter what, that we may bear good fruit!

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I pray that I may not be distracted from listening to the word of God by
temptations, anxieties, riches and the "pleasures" of life.  I pray that I
may embrace God's word that I may bear good fruit.

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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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