<MP>Thursday, 01 November 2007

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 17:21:17 -0500

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     from Father Pat Umberger

T H E   O C C U L T

The Church is very wary of the Occult, including fortune-telling, Ouija
Boards, etc.  Learn more about it at our Web Site.  Follow the "November"
link from: www.frpat.com

T H E    C A T H O L I C    C H U R C H    A N D    C R E M A T I O N
Learn what the Catholic Church teaches about cremation.  Follow the link
from:  www.frpat.com

W E   P R A Y   F O R   T H E  D E A D

In November we celebrate the Feast of All Souls and we pray for the dead.
They remain part of us in the Communion of Saints.  We help them through our
prayers and they help us from their place in Heaven.  For more information
including lots of prayers and resources, visit our Web Sites.  Follow the
"November" banner link from: www.frpat.com 

M E X I C A N   D A Y   OF   T H E   D E A D
Dia de los Muertos is the Mexican Day of the Dead.  For more about this
interesting Mexican Feast and some pictures of altars used on this day,
visit our Web Site.  The many images of skeletons, etc. can be confusing
when we visit Mexico.  This page helps us understand what it's all about!
Follow the "November" link from: www.frpat.com/

S E N D    Y O U R    P R A Y E R   I N T E N T I O N S
We'll pray for your Intentions in the Holy Land!

We'll be happy to take your prayer intentions with us to the Holy Land and
pray for you and your intentions at our daily Masses and at the many
Churches and Holy Site's we'll visit.  Just follow the link from
www.frpat.com to send your Intention with us!

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     From Father Pat Umberger

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Feast of All Saints
The earliest observance was a commemoration of "all the martyrs" in the
fourth-century. After waves of invaders plundered the catacombs, Pope
Boniface IV gathered 28 wagonloads of bones and reenterred them beneath the
Pantheon, a Roman temple dedicated to the Gods. This was a Spring feast.
Nobody seems to know why the Western Church came to celebrate the feast in
November, but it seemed to happen in the 9th Century.

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

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"These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have
washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb."
~Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14

"Beloved, we are God's children now; what we shall be has not yet been
revealed."  ~First John 3:1-3

"Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind
of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your
reward will be great in heaven."  ~Matthew 5:1-12a

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

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We cane easily relegate Saints to windows, statues and niches ... as those
who are removed from ourselves but very holy. But God calls all of us to be
saints. As we strive to follow God's call and do His will, we grow more and
more saintly through God's grace!

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I pray that I may hear God's call to me, that I should strive to live a
saintly live.  I pray that my life may be worthy to be imitated by those
around 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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