<MP>Sunday, 07 September 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2008 19:22:46 -0500

.=:  M O R N I N G    P R A Y E R  :=.
     From Father Pat Umberger

P I L G R I M A G E    2 0 0 8

   Southern Italy, Assisi, Rome and the Vatican
   Only ELEVEN seats remain, FOUR from La Crosse.
   10-22 November 2008

   Assisi, Rome, the Vatican, Orvieto, Loreto, Lanciano,
   Sorrento, Capri, the Blue Grotto, Amalfi, Pompeii, 
   Montecassino, Mt St. Angelo, San Giovanni Rotondo,
   the Wednesday audience with Pope Benedict XVI and more!

   Imagine yourself spending a couple days on the Mediterranean at
   Sorrento, taking the boat to the Isle of Capri and visiting the
   Blue Grotto there.  Imagine being at an audience with Pope 
   Benedict XIV, visiting the Sistine Chapel, Saint Peter's Basilica,
   the tomb of St. Peter himself, the home of Padre Pio, the 
   Eucharistic Miracles at Orvieto and Lanciano, Assisi, the home
   of Saint Francis and more!!!

   Departing from 3 Cities:  La Crosse, WI, Chicago (ORD) and New York (JFK)
   Use the brochure ... on-line now at www.frpat.com \

F A M I L Y    F U N    F E S T

St. Pat's annual Fall Fun Fest is October 11th. There will be food, and fun
for people of all ages.  Studebaker 7 will provide entertainment from 7 p.m.
to 10:30 p.m. There are also Raffle Tickets available.  1-4th Prizes are
$1,000, 5th prize is $500, 6-10th prizes are $100. If you live close to us,
why not join us.  Or, perhaps you'd like to help us by purchasing some
raffle tickets.  You can learn more at: www.stpatz.com 

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Blessed Frederick Ozanam (1813-1853) 
A man convinced of the inestimable worth of each human being, Frederick
served the poor of Paris well and drew others into serving the poor of the
world. Through the St. Vincent de Paul Society, his work continues to the
present day.  For more, follow the link below:

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

.=: S C R I P T U R E S   F O R   T H E   D A Y :=

But if you warn the wicked, trying to turn him from his way, and he refuses
to turn from his way, he shall die for his guilt, but you shall save
yourself. ~Ezekiel 33:7-9

Jesus said to his disciples: "If your brother sins against you, go and tell
him his fault between you and him alone. 
If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. If he does not listen,
take one or two others along with you,
so that 'every fact may be established on the testimony of two or three
witnesses.' ~Matthew 18:15-20

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

.=: M E D I T A T I O N    F O R    T H E    D A Y :=.

When we are hurt by another, or when we harbor a resentment it is best for
us to go to that person and try to work things out. We'll often find that
the hurt was unintentional, or if it was intentional that the person is
unscathed by it and really doesn't care. It's more common for us to feel
hurt for a long period of time, and then perhaps share the hurt with lots of
other people who are uninvolved. That leads nowhere good. If we follow the
advice of Jesus we can first try to work it out with the one who hurt us.
If that fails we can call a couple others in, or even take it to the Church.
If even that doesn't work we don't need to continue to be treated like a
doormat, but can treat the person as a Gentile or a tax collector.  And we
have done our part.  We can then pray for the person who hurt us, that they
may have all the good things in life we'd like to have, and that they'll
never have to hurt another again.

.=: P R A Y E R    F O R    T H E    D A Y :=.

I pray that I may follow Jesus advice when I am hurt, and go first to the
person who hurt me.  I pray that, if nothing works, that I can let go of my
resentment and distance myself from that person.  I pray that I may be
forgiving of others and, when I need to, acknowledge my own guilt and make
peace with those I have hurt.

.=: 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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