<MP>Sunday, 19 July 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 21:24:41 -0500

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

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Servant of God Francis Garces and Companions (c. 1781) 
Government interference in the missions and landgrabbing sparked the Indian
uprising which cost these friars their lives.
A contemporary of the American Revolution and of Blessed Junipero Serra,
Francisco Garcés was born in 1738 in Spain, where he joined the Franciscans.
After ordination in 1763, he was sent to Mexico. Five years later he was
assigned to San Xavier del Bac near Tucson, one of several missions the
Jesuits had founded in Arizona and New Mexico before being expelled in 1767
from all territories controlled by the Catholic king of Spain. In Arizona,
Francisco worked among the Papago, Yuma, Pima and Apache Native Americans.
His missionary travels took him to the Grand Canyon and to California.  For
more, follow the link below:

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

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I will appoint shepherds for them who will shepherd them so that they need
no longer fear and tremble; and none shall be missing, says the LORD.
~Jeremiah 23:1-6

When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity
for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach
them many things. ~Mark 6:30-34

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

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Jesus is our good shepherd.  He looked after the crowds even though he was
exhausted.  May we always look for good shepherds ... and BE good shepherds
as well.

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I pray that I may always look for good mentors and examples in my life.  I
pray that I may look out for the needs of others, even when I am tired

.=: 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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