<MP>Sunday 24 February 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 20:59:18 -0600

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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Blessed Luke Belludi (1200-c. 1285) 
In 1220, St. Anthony was preaching conversion to the inhabitants of Padua
when a young nobleman, Luke Belludi, came up to him and humbly asked to
receive the habit of the followers of St. Francis. Anthony liked the
talented, well-educated Luke and personally recommended him to St. Francis,
who then received him into the Franciscan Order.

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

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In those days, in their thirst for water, the people grumbled against Moses,
saying, "Why did you ever make us leave Egypt? Was it just to have us die
here of thirst with our children and our livestock?"  ~ Exodus 17:3-7

Many more began to believe in him because of his word, and they said to the
woman, "We no longer believe because of your word; for we have heard for
ourselves, and we know that this is truly the savior of the world."  ~ John
4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42

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

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The people of Israel grumbled against Moses.  Whenever God blessed them they
became dissatisfied and grumbled even more.  In our Gospel Jesus meets the
woman at the well.  He enters into a dialogue with her with great respect,
and she comes to faith, even believing He is the Messiah. We can be more
satisfied with what God has given us.  We can believe too, that God will
strengthen our faith if we listen to is Word and follow His way.

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I pray that I may not grumble, but be more grateful.  I pray that my faith
may be strengthened by listening to God's word and following His way.

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A member asks prayers for her sister who likely has been diagnosed with
cancer. Jan asks for prayers for her good friends family who are coping with
the sudden loss of their son-in-law. My granddaughter has completed her
chemo treatments for cervical cancer, that she will be cancer free.

Linda requests prayers for our Parish Mission that begins today for seven
nights, for the candidates, team and speakers and also that it  will bring a
renewal of Christian Spirit to the parish. Leila is ask for prayers for her
granddaughter who is out of control and needs to follow God. A friend who is
in a stressful situation , having suicidal thoughts who  needs God's
direction, peace and love in his life.

Rose asks for prayers for a friend who is very distraught over the loss of
her cat, that she may find peace. Mom asking prayers for daughter who is
having two interviews next week for a job, I ask prays that God will be with
her and that  His will be done, and also her condo has sold and she has to
move, I pray that God will find her a place to live that she can afford.

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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