<MP>Sunday, 26 July 2009

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:46:20 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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Sts. Joachim and Ann  
In the Scriptures, Matthew and Luke furnish a legal family history of Jesus,
tracing ancestry to show that Jesus is the culmination of great promises.
Not only is his mother's family neglected, we also know nothing factual
about them except that they existed. Even the names Joachim and Ann come
from a legendary source written more than a century after Jesus died. The
heroism and holiness of these people, however, is inferred from the whole
family atmosphere around Mary in the Scriptures. Whether we rely on the
legends about Mary's childhood or make guesses from the information in the
Bible, we see in her a fulfillment of many generations of prayerful persons,
herself steeped in the religious traditions of her people.  For more, follow
the link below:

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

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Elisha insisted, "Give it to the people to eat." "For thus says the LORD,
'They shall eat and there shall be some left over.'" And when they had
eaten, there was some left over, as the LORD had said. ~2 Kings 4:42-44

When they had had their fill, he said to his disciples, "Gather the
fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted." 
So they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from
the five barley loaves that had been more than they could eat. ~John 6:1-15

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

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God is exceedingly generous with His people. And the most generous one in
our Gospel today is the little boy who offered his lunch, having no idea
that it wouldn't be enough. And what was left over was more than they had
begun with. We too are called to be generous ... thinking of the needs of
others and responding to those needs.

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I pray that I may think of others.  I pray that I may generously share what
I have with those who need help.

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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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