<MP>Saturday, 27 September 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:33:39 -0500

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St. Vincent de Paul (1580?-1660) 
The deathbed confession of a dying servant opened Vincent's eyes to the
crying spiritual needs of the peasantry of France. This seems to have been a
crucial moment in the life of the man from a small farm in Gascony, France,
who had become a priest with little more ambition than to have a comfortable
life.  For more, follow the link below:

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

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Follow the ways of your heart, the vision of your eyes; Yet understand that
as regards all this God will bring you to judgment. Ward off grief from your
heart and put away trouble from your presence, though the dawn of youth is
fleeting. ~Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:8

Jesus said to his disciples, ?Pay attention to what I am telling you. The
Son of Man is to be handed over to men.? But they did not understand this
saying; its meaning was hidden from them so that they should not understand
it, and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.  ~Luke 9:43b-45

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

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As we observer the Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul today, we consider
someone who became a priest in order to have a comfortable life. He was
struck by the plight of galley slaves and the poor, worked first in smaller
towns and villages and eventually established confraternities to help the
poor in each parish. He organized the rich women in parish to collect funds,
built hospitals, ransomed more than 1200 galley slaves and conducted
retreats for the clergy, was a pioneer in training the clergy and
instrumental in establishing seminaries. According to the heart of Jesus, he
devoted himself to the needs of his time, particularly those of the poor.

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I pray that I may live my life according to the heart of Jesus, noticing the
needs of those around me and responding to them in whatever way I can.  I
pray that I may be generous with the gifts God has given me that I may use
them to give glory to Him.

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Jo Ann requests prayers for special intentions for her son and his family.
Karen asks prayers for her sister who is having an MRI done Oct. 1 to see if
a tumor is cancerous, and if it's removable. Rosemarie asks prayers for a
special intention. Mary requests prayers for a friend who has pneumonia and
cancer and can't have treatments until the pneumonia is cured. Toni asks
prayers for a special intention.

A member requests prayers for a special intention for her son and his
family. Jane asks prayers for her mom who has nerve inflammation in her leg
and is in severe pain; help the doctors resolve this issue soon. Nancy prays
that she and her family may always remember that God is never wrong and
never late.

Greg asks prayers for a special intention. Narie-Thérèse asks prayers for a
special intention. Mary requests for prayers for a friend whose cancer of
the peritoneum and omentum has recurred and she has to undergo a number of
chemotherapy. Dorothy asks for prayers that the Holy Spirit will guide a
couple in making a very serious decision. Susan requests prayers of
thanksgiving that Fr. Pat has returned to health well enough to share all of
our prayer requests and asks God's continued blessings on him.

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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