<MP>Thursday, 01 May 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 19:21:28 -0500

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     From Father Pat Umberger

P I L G R I M A G E    2 0 0 8
We'll visit Southern Italy, Assisi, Rome and the Vatican from 10-21 November
2008.  $2699 from Chicago or $2899 from La Crosse, Wisconsin. The brochure
is available in Church or on-line.  Just follow the link from: www.frpat.com

D O I N G    B E T T E R
I'm doing much better these days.  The pain of surgery is mostly gone now,
and I find that it's much easier to see and read than it was before.  I'm
wearing a simple bandage patch, not because it looks to terrible, but
because it could be a bit jarring to children to see what looks like a
completely red eye.  The plastic "marker" has been in place since surgery
and the eyelid is now comfortable enough to open itself when the other eye
is open.  So, it's much easier to wear a bandage than to remember to
consciously keep the eye closed.  Thanks so much for your precious prayerful
support.  I received literally thousands of e-mails of care and support and
regret that I don't have the time to answer each one.  But I'm very
grateful.  Keep the prayers coming, and know that you're very much in my
thoughts and prayers as well!


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St. Joseph the Worker, the Patron Saint of the Diocese of La Crosse 
Apparently in response to the "May Day" celebrations for workers sponsored
by Communists, Pius XII instituted the feast of St. Joseph the Worker in
1955. But the relationship between Joseph and the cause of workers has a
longer history. In a constantly necessary effort to keep Jesus from being
removed from ordinary human life, the Church has from the beginning proudly
emphasized that Jesus was a carpenter, obviously trained by Joseph in both
the satisfactions and the drudgery of that vocation. Humanity is like God
not only in thinking and loving, but also in creating. Whether we make a
table or a cathedral, we are called to bear fruit with our hands and mind,
ultimately for the building up of the Body of Christ. For more, click the
link below:

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

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When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began to occupy
himself totally with preaching the word, testifying to the Jews that the
Christ was Jesus. When they opposed him and reviled him, he shook out his
garments and said to them,
"Your blood be on your heads! I am clear of responsibility. From now on I
will go to the Gentiles." ~Acts 18:1-8

"What does this mean that he is saying to us, 'A little while and you will
not see me, and again a little while and you will see me,' and 'Because I am
going to the Father'?" So they said, "What is this 'little while' of which
he speaks?
We do not know what he means." John 16:16-20

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

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Paul and his companions did all they could to convince the Jews and Greeks
that Jesus was the Christ.  His words fell mostly on deaf ears, so he
devoted himself to the Gentiles. In our Gospel Jesus' own disciples don't
understand what he means when he says He is going to the Father.  All are in
need of enlightenment.  And the Advocate, the Spirit, is on the way to help!

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I pray that, when I hear about Jesus and His call to me, that this call not
fall on my own deaf ears.  I pray that I may relax in my lack of
understanding and let it be sufficient to know that Jesus is with me always,
and that the Holy Spirit will enlighten me and give me strength and courage!

.=: 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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