<MP>Saturday, 22 May 2010

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 22:51:26 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

I R E L A N D    2 0 1 0
$2799 from O'Hare, $2859 from La Crosse
18-28 October 2010 - Map of trip is now at the Web Site BROCHURE & SIGN-UP
For the Itinerary for the trip. Follow the link from www.frpat.com for
details. Brochures are available at the entrances of Saint Pat's Church as
well. Hotels have been chosen and links are at the Web Site. Air Space has
now been reserved from La Crosse, WI and O'Hare Airport in Chicago. It will
be a non-stop flight on American Airlines from O'Hare to Dublin. 18 or fewer
seats from La Crosse are available. If you're interested visit my Web Site
and sign up for informational e-mails.  www.frpat.com

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St. Rita of Cascia (1381-1457)
Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rita of Cascia was a wife, mother, widow and
member of a religious community. Her holiness was reflected in each phase of
her life. Born at Roccaporena in central Italy, Rita wanted to become a nun
but was pressured at a young age into marrying a harsh and cruel man. During
her 18-year marriage, she bore and raised two sons. After her husband was
killed in a brawl and her sons had died, Rita tried to join the Augustinian
nuns in Cascia. Unsuccessful at first because she was a widow, Rita
eventually succeeded. Over the years, her austerity, prayerfulness and
charity became legendary. When she developed wounds on her forehead, people
quickly associated them with the wounds from Christ's crown of thorns. She
meditated frequently on Christ's passion. Her care for the sick nuns was
especially loving. She also counseled lay people who came to her monastery.

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For today's Scriptures, follow this link: http://www.usccb.org/nab/

He remained for two full years in his lodgings. He received all who came to
him, and with complete assurance and without hindrance he proclaimed the
Kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ. ~Acts 28:16-20, 30-31

It is this disciple who testifies to these things and has written them, and
we know that his testimony is true. There are also many other things that
Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think
the whole world would contain the books that would be written. ~John

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What awesome work Paul did.  What awesome work Jesus did. We open ourselves
to the coming of the Holy Spirit to help us carry on this important work,
and to build the Church that is born on Pentecost.

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I pray that I may open myself to receive the Holy Spirit.  I pray that I may
continue the important work of building up the Body of Christ on earth, the

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Pam asks prayers for her husband who was wrongfully terminated, that the
Lord open hearts and minds so truth and justice win over evil. Beverly asks
prayers for a special intention. JoVeta asks prayers for a special

We pray for people suffering from natural disaster, especially those in
Haiti and Chile. We pray for great respect for life from natural conception
to natural death.  We pray for an end of terrorism and war, for the safety
of our troops and their families at home.

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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