<MP>Sunday, 16 May 2010

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 18:41:27 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

T H I R T Y    Y E A R S
Thirty years ago, on 16 May 1980 I was Ordained a priest. Some of us will
gather to celebrate today.  Please keep me in your prayers, along with the
people of my Parish, Aquinas Middle School and the people of the many
parishes I've served the past 30 years.  Immaculate Heart of Mary, West
Allis, WI as a Deacon, St. Mary in Burlington, St. Mary (Central) High
School/Burlington, St. James/La Crosse, St. Patrick/Mauston, St.
Jerome/Wonewoc, St. Teresa/Union Center, St. Patrick/Elroy, St.
Bronislava/Plover, Holy Family/Arcadia, St. John/Whitehall, St. Ansgar,
Blair, St. Patrick/Onalaska, Aquinas Middle School/La Crosse.

P E N T E C O S T    N O V E N A
Started on Friday, 14 May!
A novena is made up of nine days of prayers for a special cause.  The Novena
in honor of the Holy Spirit is the most ancient of all Novenas.  It was the
first one ever prayed.  It recalls the period of nine days where Jesus sent
his apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit at
Pentecost. This wonderful Novena is addressed to the Holy Spirit and can be
a powerful way for us to prepare to receive the light, strength and courage
we need. So, let's pray this wonderful Novena, beginning on the Friday after
Ascension Thursday, this year on the 14th of May, even when, like this year
in the United States, the celebration of Holy Thursday is transferred to the
next Sunday.  Come Holy Spirit, Come!  Follow the banner link from:

I R E L A N D    2 0 1 0
$2799 from O'Hare, $2859 from La Crosse
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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
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St. Margaret of Cortona (1247-1297)
Margaret was born of farming parents in Laviano, Tuscany. Her mother died
when Margaret was seven; life with her stepmother was so difficult that
Margaret moved out. For nine years she lived with Arsenio, though they were
not married, and she bore him a son. In those years, she had doubts about
her situation. Somewhat like St. Augustine she prayed for purity-but not
just yet. One day she was waiting for Arsenio and was instead met by his
dog. The animal led Margaret into the forest where she found Arsenio
murdered. This crime shocked Margaret into a life of penance. She and her
son returned to Laviano, where she was not well received by her stepmother.
They then went to Cortona, where her son eventually became a friar.

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

They said, "Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky?
This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the
same way as you have seen him going into heaven." ~Acts 1:1-11

You are witnesses of these things. And behold I am sending the promise of my
Father upon you; but stay in the city 
until you are clothed with power from on high." ~Luke 24:46-53

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Jesus returns to the Father.  His disciples are reminded not to look up into
the sky, but to busy themselves continuing the work He began.  Our job as
His disciples is to do the same.

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I pray that I may not look up into the sky during difficult times.  I pray
that I may know the Lord's presence with me and that He is with me to help
me to carry out His work.

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A member asks prayers for an unborn baby and the parents concern. Bettye ask
prayers for two intentions. A member requests prayers for her husband, that
his health will improve.

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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