<MP>Sunday, 21 February 2010

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 16:57:15 -0600

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     From Father Pat Umberger

L E N T    A T  F R .    P A T ' S    P L A C E
My Lent page at my Web Site is up and running. You'll find materials on
Reconciliation, an Examination of Conscience and even a Credit Card to
Heaven.  Lenten regulations are there too, along with a complete schedule of
Services and Activities.  Be sure to visit our ON-LINE STATIONS OF THE
CROSS.  I've written them for children and adults alike.  They've been newly
illustrated by students of our own Saint Patrick's School and are available
in English and Spanish as well. Just follow the link from: www.frpat.com 

I R E L A N D    2 0 1 0
Our Ireland Pilgrimage is on for 18-28 October 2010!, 799 from Chicago (ORD)
and $2859 from LSE (La Crosse).  The brochure is now at my Web Site and
copies are available in the back of Church. I hope you can join us on this
wonderful Pilgrimage! We'll stay in 4 Star Hotels and better.  Links to
Hotels are at the Web Site as well.  All admissions, breakfasts and dinners
are included this time. And it will be possible to leave from La Crosse.  21
La Crosse seats are available.  We'll visit Galway, St. Patrick's Mountain,
the Dingle Peninsula, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, Blarney, the Cliffs of
Moher, Bunratty Castle (where we'll stay overnight), Cork, Wicklow, the Rock
of Cashel, Dublin, and much more. In Dublin we'll stay at the venerable
Gresham Hotel, Bishop Treacy's favorite hotel in Dublin. Of course we'll
have Mass every day while we're in Ireland. If you're interested visit my
Web Site to download the Brochure and sign up for informational e-mails.
www.frpat.com  If you'd like me to mail you a brochure, just send me an
e-mail:  frpat@xxxxxxxxx If you're on Facebook, become a friend of Ireland
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     From Father Pat Umberger

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St. Peter Damian (1007-1072)
Maybe because he was orphaned and had been treated shabbily by one of his
brothers, Peter Damian was very good to the poor. It was the ordinary thing
for him to have a poor person or two with him at table and he liked to
minister personally to their needs. Peter escaped poverty and the neglect of
his own brother when his other brother, who was archpriest of Ravenna, took
him under his wing. His brother sent him to good schools and Peter became a
professor. Already in those days Peter was very strict with himself. He wore
a hair shirt under his clothes, fasted rigorously and spent many hours in
prayer. Soon, he decided to leave his teaching and give himself completely
to prayer with the Benedictines of the reform of St. Romuald at Fonte
Avellana. They lived two monks to a hermitage. Peter was so eager to pray
and slept so little that he soon suffered from severe insomnia. He found he
had to use some prudence in taking care of himself. When he was not praying,
he studied the Bible.  

For more, follow the link below:
Saint of the Day: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintofDay/ 

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Therefore, I have now brought you the firstfruits of the products of the
soil which you, O LORD, have given me. And having set them before the Lord,
your God, you shall bow down in his presence. ~Deuteronomy 26:4-10

Jesus said to him in reply, "It also says, You shall not put the Lord, your
God, to the test." When the devil had finished every temptation, he departed
from him for a time. ~Luke 4:1-13

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

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Out of gratitude we make an honest return to God for our many blessings
through responsible stewardship. We are also aware of the many ways we are
tempted to do wrong.  We need to rely upon the Lord at these times and
receive His help that we might resist temptation and follow His call.

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I pray that I may be a responsible steward.  I pray that I may use God's
strength to help me resist temptation to do wrong and follow the path He has
set out for me.

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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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